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Category: Featured News, The Americas

Title: Event Series – The Americas: Building the Future Together

Date Published: June 3, 2020

A Webinar Series produced by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Latin American Leadership Program

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting the world in unprecedented ways, stretching thin the resources of both the public and private sectors, and exposing the long-standing tensions and growing edges of political and economic models. Latin America, in particular, has seen much of its hard-earned recent growth and democratization called into question, and the countries in the region have responded with widely differing policy measures. This webinar series seeks to uncover trends and divergences across the region, aiming to uncover opportunities and best practices that can foster future growth and inclusion in the Americas.

The Americas: Building the Future Together: Fostering Growth and Innovation
Webinar 1 on the Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis to Latin America: What are the opportunities for the Region? (May 27, 2020)
This webinar seeks to understand the opportunities for innovation that this disruptive moment may offer. In particular, it gathers experts to assess how the business and government sectors might seize this moment to foster growth and innovation for Latin America. It looks closely at the roles played by different industries, commodities, and financial markets in the region, and how their realignment might unleash new opportunities.

The Americas: Building the Future Together: Fostering Governance and the Rule of Law
Webinar 2 on the Political Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis in Latin America: What are the opportunities and challenges for the region? (June 18, 2020)
This webinar examines how the political status quo has been disrupted in the region, especially as governments seek to provide adequate health care, business and employment support, and security. It gives special emphasis to the ways that efforts to respond to the pandemic are affecting larger trends of democratic governance, corruption and its alleviation, and citizen participation and protest.

The Americas: Building the Future Together: Fostering Social and Cultural Inclusion
Webinar 3 on the Social and Cultural Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis in Latin America: What are the opportunities and challenges for the region? (July 9, 2020)
This webinar examines how societies and cultures across Latin America have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. It emphasizes the challenges that social movements and indigenous groups have faced, in terms of health, economic stability, and social inclusion, as well as the creative ways that groups have organized and expressed themselves through democratic participation, popular mobilization, and artistic expression.

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