Director Erick Langer welcomes CLAS Advisory Board
On behalf of the Center for Latin American Studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, I am proud to present the founding members of the CLAS Advisory Board. These leaders from both the private and public sector will contribute to expanding the resources available to CLAS students as well as attracting other global leaders to engage with the Center. We look forward to a dynamic and ongoing collaboration!
Erick D. Langer, Ph.D.
Professor of History
Director, Center for Latin American Studies
Jorge Argüello (1st row, left) is the Argentine Ambassador to the United States since January 2012. Before that, he was the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations, as well as a prominent member of the Argentine Federal Congress.
Henry Cuellar (1st row, center) is the Democratic Representative of the 28th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. He is head of the Colombia Caucus and is interested in border issues and economic development in Latin America. Rep. Cuellar is a graduate of Georgetown University and also has a Law degree from Texas A&M and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Leonel Fernández (1st row, right) is the former President of the Dominican Republic who held the presidency for three periods (1996-2000, 2004-2008, 2008-2012). Mr. Fernandez is the chairman and current president of the political party “Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (PLD)”. He is also the president and founder of Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE), a non-profit organization that focuses on education and development.
Enrique García (2nd row, left) is President and CEO of CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, a multilateral financial institution with 18 member countries that is committed to promoting sustainable development and regional integration.
Ninfa Salinas Sada (2nd row, center) is a Mexican senator, representing Mexico’s Green Environmentalist Party (Partido Verde Ecologista de México). She began her second period in the Mexican Congress in 2012, having served a three-year term as a member of the Lower House (Chamber of Deputies). She is one of the youngest women in history to have served in Congress. Her political focus is on the environment, in line with the statutes of Mexico’s Green Party. Despite her young age, she chairs the Environmental and Natural Resources Committee of the Senate. She is also a member of the Justice, Energy, and North American Foreign Relations committees. She applies a pragmatic approach to legislating, using managerial skills that she has developed in the private sector, where her studies in marketing led her to launch the i-Latina advertising agency to oversee all marketing campaigns for Mexico’s Grupo Salinas, which operates in 10 countries throughout the world with 80,000 employees.
- Mar 21, All day: Catholicism in the Americas
- Apr 11, 5pm: Redes: Exploration of Mexico and Music, Revolution Era