First Seminar on Hemispheric Affairs:

The Effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on the Western Hemisphere 

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1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 1C

Washington, D.C. 20036

Date of Seminar: Thursday July 28, 2016

Deadline for Abstract Submissions: Friday July 15, 2016 (Closed)

Event Details:

The independent research and information organization, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA), is excited to announce its First Seminar on Hemispheric Affairs: The Effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on the Western Hemisphere. COHA invites undergraduates, interns, graduate students, early career professionals, and interested individuals to attend to the presentations at our seminar event.

The seminar will focus on 5 proposed tracks: migration, environmental issues, economics, international relations, and human rights. Each of our presenters will give a 15-minute presentation on these topics. Selected and revised papers presented in the event will be published in COHA’s publication, the Washington Report on the Hemisphere.

The seminar will serve as a platform for discussion, exchange of ideas, and constructive criticism in an energetic and multicultural environment.

The seminar will feature three keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Kent Kiltgaard, Professor of Economics at Wells College in Aurora, New York (via video conference)
  • Dr. Salvador Peniche, Professor of Economics at University of Guadalajara, Mexico (via video conference)
  • Clément Doleac, Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington D.C.

Instructions for Attendees:

  • The event is open to the general public. Register to attend the seminar or any further information inquiry please e-mail

About COHA:

Founded in 1975 by its director, Larry Birns, COHA promotes the common interests of the hemisphere, raises visibility of regional affairs, and stresses the importance of the inter-American relationship, as well as encourages the implementation of rational and constructive U.S. policies towards Latin America. For more information, please visit our website: