Vecinos Lecture Series

As part of our public outreach to the Houston community and beyond, the Latin America Initiative has initiated the Vecinos (Neighbors) Lecture Series, a speaker series addressing a variety of important topics related to Latin America. World-renowned writer Carlos Fuentes formally launched this series at the Baker Institute in April 2008, discussing what “A New Deal” between Latin American and the United States should include in the context of contemporary realities. Themes for the series include security and the rule of law, social entrepreneurship as a means for change, energy policies and outlooks, new economic and political regionalism, and trade relations.