Tulane University Presidential Symposium Series “Democracy Interrupted: Public (Mis)Trust in the Modern Latin American State” – March 31, 2005 The Presidential Symposium Steering Committee of the Tulane University Stone Center for Latin American Studies has gathered analysts and observers of Latin America from a variety of backgrounds to address the relationship between the decline in public trust of the state with the dual processes of political liberalization (democratization) and neoliberal economic reform. Speakers: Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development, and former senior associate and director of the Economic Reform Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, executive vice-president of the Inter-American Development Bank, and director of the Policy Research Department at the World Bank. Arturo Valenzuela, director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University and special assistant to the President and senior director for Western Hemisphere Affairs at the National Security Council in the second Clinton Administration. During Clinton’s first term he was deputy assistant secretary for Inter-American Affairs in the Department of State. Eugenio RaÃºl Zaffaroni, director of the department of Penal Law and Criminology at the National University of Buenos Aires and Minister of the Supreme Court of Argentina.