“Globalization is here to stay!” Executive Director of @GeorgetownLatAm Professor @Ernstr_97 talks about how Latin American countries can navigate globalization through competitiveness and governability, the topic of his upcoming book.
AN OPINION PIECE BY DR. JOHN BAILEY Mexico’s general election on July 1 came off quite well. After 50 years of following Mexican politics and seeing all sorts of election turmoil, this was no foregone conclusion.
AN OPINION PIECE BY JOHN TUTINO Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) won the election as President of Mexico, with allied majorities in the Senate and Chamber of Deputies. When inaugurated he will be in position to move an agenda—a rarity in a world of fragmented power. So what does he seek?
Professor Monica Arruda de Almeida was mentioned in a recent Portafolio article, where she explains why Lula won’t be a candidate in Brazil’s upcoming October presidential elections.
On April 19th, 2018, the Center for Latin American Studies co-sponsored an event with the Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas (CAROLAS) to discuss Matías Romero y el oficio diplomático: 1837-1898, a book published by Dr. Sergio Silva Castañeda and Dr. Graciela Márquez.
The recent peace deal in Colombia brought the oldest ongoing armed conflict in the Americas to a close. But there are significant challenges in implementing the agreement, according to Ofelia Castillo and Sandra Bermudez, two Colombian women who participated in the peace process between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (FARC). Castillo and Bermudez spoke at a Georgetown event sponsored by the Georgetown Conflict Resolution Program, in collaboration with GIWPS and the Center for Latin American Studies on April 17, 2018.
This past April 5th, 6th, and 7th, the School of Foreign Service LatAm Council and Center for Latin American Studies hosted the 5th Annual Latin American Film Festival, featuring three fantastic Central American documentaries. The Film Festival attracted between 75 and 170 excited attendees each night over course of the three-day event, with representatives from the Georgetown, policymaking, and the greater-Washington academic communities.
The Center for Latin American Studies and the Latin America Leadership Program welcomed Former Governor Luis Fortuño to the Hilltop. Mr. Fortuño shared his perspectives on the current and future challenges the island faces, particularly in light of the catastrophic damages caused by Hurricane Maria in October of 2017.
On Tuesday March 13th, CLAS hosted Professor Pedro Reina Pérez for a discussion of the relationship between Puerto Rico and the United States entitled “From Foraker to María: the Porto Rico Experiments”.
On March 1, 2018, Georgetown’s own Eric Gettig, Ph.D. graduate and current lecturer, presented an overview of his current project: a historical review of Cuba’s relationship with oil, or lack thereof. Set against the backdrop of a photograph of Cuba’s first oil well, “this is the story of the absence of a resource,” he said, launching into a compelling argument that will soon be published as a book.
SFS Professor Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State (1997-2001), President Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico (1994-2000), and Strobe Talbott, former Deputy Secretary of State (1994-2001), gathered at the Clinton 25 Symposium to discuss the foreign policy of SFS graduate, President Bill Clinton, at the event’s “Vision for the World” panel.