GLOBALIZATION AND LATIN AMERICA
The University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy hosts "The Impact of Globalization on Latin America: Case Studies of Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru." Features panelists Murillo de Aragão, president of Arko Advice Pesquisas Brasilia; Mauricio Reina, research associate for Fedesarollo in Colombia; and Alfredo Thorne, principal Thorne Capital in Peru. 8-8:15 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:15-10 a.m. discussion. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Venetian room, Coral Gables. Free for academics and students with ID. $30 others. Details: (305) 284-3707 or www.miami.edu/chp.
AUCTION AND FUNDRAISER
The University of Miami School of Architecture Fall 2011 event series presents the annual "AIAS Silent Auction" by the American Institute of Architecture Students including books, artwork, antiques and memorabilia. 6-10:30 p.m. Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center Glasgow Hall and Korach Gallery, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.arc.miami.edu.
The Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba hosts a "Tropical Night" auction and dinner benefiting Ladies in White, FLAMUR, Prisoners of Conscience and civil activists within Cuba. Featuring a musical performance by "Los 3 de Habana." 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, treetop ballroom, Watson Island. $150 per person. $1,500 table of 10. Details: (305) 592-7768 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.canf.org.
The international three-day conference "Only Sustainable" features topics Investing in Sustainable Projects, Clean Technologies and Innovation, Regulation and Legal Perspective, and Financing Renewable Energy in the Americas. The conference brings together over 40 panelists from the Americas and Europe to discuss current opportunities in the Americas' clean and renewable energy industry. Keynote speakers include Ronald A. Brisè, Florida public service commissioner; Adam Putnam, Florida commissioner department of agriculture and biomass; Francisco Xavier Salazar, chairman of the energy regulatory commission in Mexico; and Eduardo Padrón, president of Miami Dade College. Times vary. Ends Nov. 9. Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. One-day conference $115-$425. Three-days conference $795. Details: (305) 395-6562 or email@example.com or www.onlysustainable.org.
The University of Miami School of Architecture Fall 2011 event series hosts "On Style," a panel discussion and debate by members of the School of Architecture faculty followed by a reception and the "DawnTown" exhibition. 6 p.m. panel. 7:30 p.m. reception and exhibit. Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center Glasgow Hall and Korach Gallery, 1215 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables. Free. Details: www.arc.miami.edu.
The Deering Estate at Cutler presents a free lecture on the second Thursday of each month. This month "The Florida East Coast Railway: For More Than 110 Years America's Speedway to Sunshine" is given by Seth Bramson. Mr. Bramson has lived in the Miami area since 1946 and is a historian of transportation to, from and within Florida. He is company historian of the Florida East Coast Railway and author of "Speedway to Sunshine: the Story of the Florida East Coast Railway," as well as other books all relating to South Florida and Florida transportation history. 7 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., visitor center auditorium, Palmetto Bay. Details: www.deeringestate.org.