2011 Journalists & Editors Workshop Overview

LACC’s 29th Annual Journalists & Editors Workshop brought together prominent journalists and scholars from the US, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, El Salvador, France, and China to examine Latin America's energy future. Panels focused on the region's energy powerhouses, Central America and the Caribbean's energy needs, geo-politics and conflict, nuclear and non-conventional renewable energy and energy development and security.

The Workshop featured a special address on Latin America's energy profile by former Minister of the Presidency of Chile, Genaro Arriagada.

Panelists included Peter Hakim, Inter-American Dialogue; Isabel Clemente, Revista Epoca; Gustavo Coronel, Petroleumworld; Duncan Wood, Center for Strategic and International Studies & ITAM; David Adams, Poder Magazine; Eduardo del Valle, Private Consultant; Simin Yu, Snyder and Associates; Roberto Dobles, Former Minister of Environment of Costa Rica; Ismael Antonio Sanchez, Universidad Centroamericana Jose Simeon Canas, El Salvador; Patricia Vasquez, Independent Energy Expert; Alexandre Meira da Rosa, InterAmerican Development Bank; Leida Mercado, United Nations Development Programme; Sallie Hughes, University of Miami; Jorge Zanelli, Centro de Estudios Cientificos de Chile; Deborah Lynn Bleviss, Johns Hopkins University and Jorge Pinon, Anthony Maingot, Olga Nazario and George Philippidis from Florida International University.

Presented by the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University in partnership with the Center for Latin American Studies at University of Miami and co-sponsored by:

  • LACC US Department of Education Title VI Grant
  • Exxon-Mobil InterAmerica
  • TAM Brazilian Airlines
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University
  • International Media Center at Florida International University
  • Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies at Florida International University

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