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Pan American Day 2017: U.S. Challenges And Opportunities In Latin America Today

Tuesday April 25, 2017 11:45AM - 1:30PM

The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
http://www.unionleague.org/

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The Pan American Association of Philadelphia is delighted to announce the 2017 Pan American Day and Annual Scholarship Luncheon featuring a keynote address by Dr. Christopher Sabatini of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Since its founding in 1940, the Association has been dedicated to promoting cultural, educational and economic activities to increase understanding and cooperation among the peoples of the Americas.

The Association also is committed to providing financial support to area college and university students pursuing Latin American studies. This year, the Association is again conducting a competitive process to award three major scholarships to returning students and will recognize graduating students in Latin American Studies. We welcome your support for these efforts.

The Pan American Association is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to advancing the concept of “Panamericanismo” among the residents of the Greater Philadelphia region. Today, the Philadelphia region is home to more than 500,000 residents who trace their roots to Latin America and the need for greater cultural understanding expressed by our founders has become much more relevant. We eagerly await your attendance at our April luncheon!

 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Christopher Sabatini, Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs

Christopher Sabatini is a lecturer of international relations and policy at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, the founder and executive director of the new research non-profit, Global Americans and the editor of its news and opinion website www.LatinAmericaGoesGlobal.org. With support from the National Endowment for Democracy and the Ford Foundation, Global Americans conducts research on social inclusion and foreign policy and democracy and human rights.  In September 2015 he was recognized as the best professor at SIPA.

From 2005 to 2014 he was the senior director of policy at the Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and the founder and editor-in-chief of the hemispheric policy magazine Americas Quarterly (AQ). At the AS/COA, Dr. Sabatini chaired the organization’s Rule of Law working group, which published a report on rule of law in the hemisphere entitled Rule of Law, Economic Growth and Prosperity (also available in Spanish). He also chaired the AS/COA Cuba Working Group. In 2007, Dr. Sabatini launched AQ and maintained a regular blog on policy in the Americas on the magazine’s website (www.americasquarterly.org). From 1997 to 2005, Dr. Sabatini was the Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Na-tional Endowment for Democracy. From 1995 to 1997 he was a Diplomacy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, working at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for Democracy and Governance. He has served as an advisor to the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for Interna-tional Development. He has published numerous articles on Latin America, U.S. foreign policy, democratization, and economic development in the region. He has testified multiple times before the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and is a regular contributor to Foreign Affairs and ForeignPolicy.com, most recently published an article on the decline of Venezuela and Brazil’s foreign policy ambitions titled “The Sad Death of the Latin American Left.”  Dr. Sabatini regularly provides interviews for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, The Miami Herald, CNN, The Washington Post, and CNN en Español, and is a regular contributor to NTN24’s TV news program Efecto Naim. He has a Ph.D. in Government from the University of Virginia.

 

Scholarships

The Scholarships of the Pan American Association of Philadelphia are intended to encourage and reward area college students for their academic achievement, community service, and engagement with Latin America.

Over the years, the Association has increased its support for the program and now awards nearly $20,000 in scholarships annually, distributed over four awards.

Scholarships are awarded to students of Latin American or related studies, with superior academic performance, and demonstrated experience related to Latin America.

Learn more about our Scholarships

 

Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Exelon

 

Silver Sponsor

 

Bronze Sponsor

Sponsorship

Gold Sponsor
$6,000
Reserved luncheon table (10 seats) and prominent mention in all advertising of the event, including the Luncheon Program. Poster with logo to be displayed at the podium. Logo to be included in the invitation to the event if received before deadline. Logo to be posted on Pan American website advertising the event. Opportunity to make remarks and to distribute appropriate materials.

Silver Sponsor
$3,000
Reserved luncheon table (10 seats) and mention in all advertising of the event including the Luncheon Program. Logo to be included in the invitation to the event if received before the deadline. Logo to be posted on Pan American website advertising the event.

Bronze Sponsor
$1,500
Reserved luncheon table (10 seats) and mention in all advertising of the event including the Luncheon Program. Logo to be posted on Pan American website advertising the event.

Table Sponsor
$ 700
Reserved luncheon table for ten - Sponsors are requested to consider seating a student honoree and a faculty mentor at their tables.

Sponsors will be mentioned in all advertising of the event including the Luncheon Program.

For more sponsorship opportunities please contact contact Denise Kuczweski at denise.kuczewski@exeloncorp.com or 215-841-6844 

 

 

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