Join us for this up close look at how you can benefit from engaging with the Organization of American States (OAS) System, particularly through the PanAmerican Institute for Geography and History. As the world’s oldest regional organization, the OAS was established in order to achieve among its member states "an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence." Today, the OAS brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere. OAS uses a four-pronged approach: democracy, human rights, security, and development. Specialized intergovernmental organizations established by multilateral agreements have specific functions with respect to technical and scientific matters of common interest to the American states. Among them, the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH) offers technical cooperation, provides training at research centers, issues publications, and organizes technical meetings in the fields of cartography, geography, history, and geophysics. PAIGH works through it's headquarters in Mexico City both across National Sections representing each member country, and across multi-national disciplinary Commissions. Our panel will include high level representation of these organizations, the Secretary General of OAS, Luis Leonardo Almagro Lemes (invited), the PAIGH Secretary General, Cesar Rodriguez Tomeo, United States National Section President Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop, Census Bureau, and the PAIGH's hemisphere-wide Geography Commission President, Dr. Patricia Solis. In addition, US National Section geography representatives will relate the benefits of engagement with PAIGH for geographic research in Latin America.
|Panelist||Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop U.S. Bureau Of the Census||20|
|Panelist||Luis Leonardo Almagro Lemes Organization of American States||20|
|Panelist||Cesar Rodriguez Tomeo Institute Panamericano De Geografía E Historia||20|
|Panelist||David Salisbury University Of Richmond||20|
|Discussant||Patricia Solís Arizona State University||20|
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