Mayor of Baranquilla, Elsa Noguera De la Espriella, Leads Panel at Equitable Society Conference
This two-day conference focused on economic growth, education and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Latin America is one of the fastest growing regions of the world, but it is also the region that is the most unequal in distribution of income. With the growth of the regional economy and with the expansion of global communications, transportation and international trade, the potential for expanding the benefits of globalization to all of its inhabitants has never been greater. Corporations and states must lead to innovate and develop human capital to create sustainable job and economic growth for all.
There has been a marked effort to collaborate and share best practices with hemispheric partners as a means to collectively improve the quality of life for our citizens, produce a highly-skilled workforce and labor pool, and create business climates conducive to healthy commercial development that helps the vast majority of the population and provides for consumers who can afford to purchase goods. This international conference facilitated a robust dialogue and substantive exchange of ideas on these topics which will eventually feed into the upcoming Sixth Summit of the Americas scheduled to be held in Cartagena, Colombia on April 14-15, 2012.
Speakers included: Vice President of the Dominican Republic Rafael Alburquerque, Secretary General of the Organization of American States Jose Miguel Insulza, and Undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Commerce Francisco Sanchez.
- May 23, 5pm-7:30pm: Foreign Service Oral Assessment (FSOA) Information Session
- May 23, All day: PLEN Women and International Policy Seminar
- May 24, All day: PLEN Women and International Policy Seminar
- May 29, 2:30pm-3:30pm: Fulbright Webinar: Meet Some Alumni
- Jun 6, 6pm-9pm: Network after Work
- Jun 20, 5pm-7:30pm: Foreign Service Oral Assessment (FSOA) Info Session
- Jul 31, 5pm-7:30pm: Foreign Service Oral Assessment (FSOA) Info Session