The Zambrano Foundation has announced The First Annual Democracy Symposium in The...

The Zambrano Foundation has announced The First Annual Democracy Symposium in The Americas 2012

More than 350 organizations from over the World will attend. H.E. Dr. Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica, will be one of the speakers. Dr. Gene Sharp, twice nominee of the Nobel peace Prize, author and founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, will be awarded with the Distinguished Lifetime Democracy Award.


AVENTURA, Fla. and NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Zambrano Foundation, Inc. has announced The First Annual Democracy in The Americas Symposium 2012. The symposium will take place on November 15 and 16 at the Alumni Center, University of Miami, Florida.

The Zambrano Foundation was incorporated mainly to support programs that educate the new generations on advocacy, leadership and values. The symposium will provide the opportunity to discuss the best practices in the Americas, consequently to increase democracy values. Specifically, the Foundation develops, promotes, as well as empowers innovative social and educational programs where deprived societies of their legal rights can strengthen democracy, economic development and equality.

Mr. Jose Zambrano, Chairman, The Zambrano Foundation, said: this is the first time ever that an event like this, with the impact it will generate, takes place in South of Florida. I am pleased to the outcome received so far.

Democracy in the Americas 2012 will feature approximately 350 representatives from organizations worldwide, including leaders in government, business, NGOs and academic institutions. Presenters have been secured from prestigious institutions such as The Organization of American States, Freedom House, The Albert Einstein Institution, Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey-Mexico, Sustainatopia, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, CODERE, The Latin-American Industrial Association, The Hispanic Federation, Sul America S.A., CEAL among others.

Dr. Gene Sharp, a twice nominee to the Noble Peace Prize, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, and author of well-known strategic nonviolent struggle, will be awarded with the “Distinguished Lifetime Democracy Award.” I am deeply honored by the Zambrano Foundation’s Distinguished Lifetime Democracy Award. This Award is in recognition of the breakthrough on the knowledge that people can wield great power for good causes by the nonviolent assertion of their rights,” Dr. Gene Sharp quoted.

WPBT2 and Vme TV Channels are sponsoring the event. They will be airing the symposium’s spots during the U.S. Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates, as well as during the Hispanic Heritage month programming. Other partners include Nova Southeastern University, Zambrano Family, Ltd., the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Industrial Latin American Association, Dialogues in Democracy organization, PMA, JetBlue, CLC, Latin Leaders magazine, SBA airlines, Fundacion CiGob, Hispanic CREO, GBS among others.

Among the topics to be discussed are:

  • Dialogues in Democracy related to prosperity, security, health and social innovation.
  • The impact of digital technology and leadership.
  • Education and values for the new generation citizen responsibility, corporate and public welfare.

To attend Democracy in the Americas, visit or call 305-682-9386

Contact: Andres E. Rodriguez

(212) 223-0874

(917) 319-7216

SOURCE Zambrano Foundation, Inc.

The Zambrano Foundation has announced The First Annual Democracy Symposium in The Americas 2012