A Look Ahead – Week of September 9-13

Sep 6, 2013

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced the following upcoming Committee events:

Tuesday, September 10

Subcommittee Hearing: Challenges to Democracy in the Western Hemisphere

3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Panel I

Mr. Ávaro Uribe Vélez
Senior Fellow
Bipartisan Policy Center
(Former President of the Republic of Colombia)

Panel II

Hector E. Schamis, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Center for Latin American Studies
Georgetown University

Mr. Carlos Lauría
Senior Coordinator
Americas Program
Committee to Protect Journalists

Cynthia J. Arnson, Ph.D.
Director
Latin America Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Chairman Salmon on the hearing: “A liberalized economic system where citizens are empowered to innovate, pursue their dreams, and decide how best to provide for their families is the bestrecipe for strengthening democratic institutions and the rule of law in theWestern Hemisphere. This hearing will explore how and why we have seen an erosion of this democracy in Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Bolivia and Argentina.  We will be honored to hear from former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and our panel of expert witnesses, who are uniquely qualified to discuss the state of democracy in our hemisphere and what can be done to encourage the opening of markets and opportunity and expansion of democratic principles.” 

 

Tuesday, September 10

Subcommittee Hearing: India's Missing Girls

3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10 in 2200 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Matthew J. Connelly, Ph.D.
Professor
Columbia University

Sabu George, Ph.D.
Independent researcher

Ms. Jill McElya
Vice President
Invisible Girl Project

  

Thursday, September 12

Subcommittee Hearing: The Troubling Path Ahead for U.S.-Zimbabwe Relations

12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12 in 2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman

Invited witnesses include:

Panel I

Shannon Smith, Ph.D.
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of African Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Mr. Todd Amani
Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator
Bureau for Africa
U.S. Agency for International Development

Panel II

Mr. Arthur Gwagwa
International Advocacy Coordinator              
Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum

  

***See www.foreignaffairs.house.gov for updates. 

***Coverage note:  All Foreign Affairs Committee proceedings are webcast live at www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/live-video-feed.

 

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