Global Attitudes: Challenges for the Next Administration
The panelists will discuss issues facing the next U.S. president based on the findings of the Pew Global Attitudes survey, including the global image of the United States, views of its foreign policies, and changing public opinion about threats to the world.
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe was hailed for his plan to demobilize the country’s paramilitaries, but observers warn the groups are reforming under a different guise.
A Colombian incursion into Ecuador sparks a regional diplomatic crisis at a time of increased arms spending across South America.
Francisco R. Rodriguez, an expert on Venezuelan affairs, says the show of force by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after the Colombian incursion into Ecuador is an attempt to bolster his declining popularity at home.