May 24, 2009

InteRDom Announces 2009 Summer Seminars

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The internship program InteRDom, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), is pleased to announce its 2009 Summer Seminars. Summer seminars are open to the public and represent an excellent opportunity for cultural exchange, gathering students from the Dominican Republic, the United States and Haiti. Persons interested in attending the summer seminars should send an email to:

Doing Business in Latin America

Guest Speaker:
Jean Michel Lobet, World Bank Program, Doing Business Program

Date: June 30 and July 1, 2009

Time: 6 p.m. -8 p.m.

Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) Headquarters, Santo Domingo.

This year, for the first time, the Dominican Republic forms part of a group of ten countries recognized for comprehensive commercial reforms and regulations. The country has made advancements in four of the areas examined in The World Bank Report Doing Business,including tax reforms. The results achieved by the Dominican Republic reflect positive tendencies observed throughout the Caribbean.

This seminar will examine the keys behind economic development in the Dominican Republic and will provide participants with tools with which to analyze the social and political phenomenon that impact the lives of people in the Dominican Republic. Participants will be provided with materials that will allow them to assess the country’s advancements and devise proposals for further advancement in this area.

About the speaker: Jean Michel Lobet joined the project Doing Business in October, 2006. Prior to working for The World Bank, he carried out work in the area of legal reform with various international organizations in Washington, DC.

Civil Rights in the Dominican Republic

Guest Speaker:
Henry Molina, Escuela Nacional de la Judicatura

Dates: July 15 and 22, 2009

Time: 6 p.m. -8 p.m.

Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo  (FUNGLODE) Headquarters, Santo Domingo

The objective of this seminar is to examine in detail the matter of civil rights in the Dominican Republic. Discussion will be oriented around fundamental rights: what they consist of, and how to employ and interpret them. The seminar will also analyze how civil rights are perceived and incorporated in various countries, in particular their importance within legal systems and national and international mechanisms of demand.

About the speaker: Henry Molina is the Director of Escuela Nacional de la Judicatura de la República Dominicana and Coordinator of the project E-justicia, an initiative of the Iberoamerican Judicial Summit (Cumbre Judicial Iberoamericana). He is also a Professor of Constitutional Law at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE).

Those interested in participating in the seminars should send an email (Judith Calabria)