7th Annual LAM Forum: Challenges in Latin America: Democracy and Development

Friday, May 10, 2019
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Assembly Hall

Friday, May 10, 2019

9:00AM – 5:00PM

Assembly Hall

The LAM Policy Forum provides an opportunity for renowned practitioners and world-class policy leaders to discuss Latin American policy issues with Harris School students and leading academic researchers in the Chicago area. In past years, the event has hosted relevant policymakers and leaders, such as former Latin American Presidents, current and former ministers, Latin American ambassadors to the US, and policy experts.

This year,  the Forum will cover three main topics:

Macroeconomic Stability: Key to Development:
Andrés Neumeyer (Argentina), former chief economist of the central bank of Argentina
Eduardo Cavallo (Argentina), Principal Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank
Mauricio Cárdenas (Colombia), former Minister of Finance for Colombia and current Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs from Columbia University
Moderator: Fernando Álvarez (Argentina), The Saieh Family Professor in Economics and the University of Chicago College .

Public-Private Partnerships: Economy, Politics, and Social Development:
Gaston Asteciano (Argentina), PPPs director in IDB/ MPA – Columbia
Glaucia Calp (Colombia), Fitch Ratings- Latin America Group Head – Global Infrastructure and Project Finance
Santiago Peña (Paraguay), Bank Manager/Former Minister of Finance/Former presidential candidate – SIPA Columbia
Moderator: Alicia Menendez (Argentina), Research Associate (Associate Professor) at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics

New Goverments, New Politics? Understanding the Expectations:
José Luis Espert (Argentina), Argentinian presidential candidate
Jazmín Gustale (Paraguay), Innovation and Competitiveness coordinator for the office of the president
Adrián Gallardo (Mexico), Public Policy, public finance, and government affairs consultant
Moderator: Yalinda María González (Brazil), Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration


This event is free and open to the public with registration. Register here.


This event is cosponsored by International House, Latin American Matters, the Pearson Institute for The Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at the University of Chicago, Colombians at UChicago, the University of Chicago Harris Public Policy School, the Graduate Council at the University of Chicago, the University of Chicago Mexican Association, the Center of Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago, Student Government, and the Organization of Latin American Students.

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