Latin American Policy Forum

Lecture Series

May 1, 2015


International House Assembly Hall, Home Room, Tiffin Board Room, Coulter Lounge

The 3rd Latin American Policy Forum is organized by Latin American Matters (LAM), a student organization at the Harris School of Public Policy, which aims to improve the position of the University of Chicago in Latin America, and to bring the policy debate from Latin American to our university community. This year's topic: 21st Century Challenges for Development in Latin America. All panels will be conducted in English.


Felipe Calderón, Former President of Mexico (2006-2012)
James Robinson, Harvard University. Coauthor of Why Nations Fail. Appointed University Professor, University of Chicago.
Daniel Diermeier, Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy
Fernando Aportela, Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit (Mexico)
Harald Beyer, Former minister of Education, director of the Center for Public Studies (Chile)
Alberto Carrasquilla, Former minister of Finance and Public Credit (Colombia)
Luis Miguel Castilla, Former minister of Economy and Finance, Ambassador of Peru to the United States (Peru)
Ramón Espinasa, Lead Oil and Gas Specialist, Energy Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (Venezuela)
Eugenio Figueroa, Associated Professor, Universidad de Chile. Director of CENMA. (Chile)
Aldo Flores, Secretary General, International Energy Forum (Mexico)
Juan Jose Guerra, Secretary of Environment and National Resources (Mexico)
Alicia Menéndez, Associate Professor, Harris School of Public Policy (Argentina)
Alejandro Murat, General Director of Infonavit (Mexico)

Free and open to the public. Please register online.

Sponsored by the International House Global Voices Lecture Series, the Harris School of Public Policy, Center for Latin American Studies, the Organization for Latin American Students, and Latin America Matters.