About the Program

Georgetown University’s Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) aims to connect and empower a new generation of socially responsible, innovative, and ethical Latin American leaders, active in the public and private sectors and civil society. 

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Carlos Vives in Santa Marta

Tras La Perla, Carlos Vives' Social Impact Project

Carlos Vives presents Tras la Perla, his not-for-profit initiative that aims to revive and empower Pescaito, one of the most vulnerable neighborhoods in his native Colombian city of Santa Marta. Join us on Sept. 24.

Nicaraguans protesting

Analysis on the Crisis in Nicaragua

Over 400 unarmed Nicaraguans have been killed by police and paramilitary forces since April 2018. Ambassador John Feeley will examine this critical situation with veteran journalists and human rights and pro-democracy activists.




Participants of the ILG 2018 Cohort

Georgetown Welcomes ILG 2018 Class

LALP welcomes 23 public managers from Argentina, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela, who will develop innovative public policy proposals for our region.




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Universia and Georgetown University GCG Journal Volume 12 Number 2

Georgetown University's GCG quarterly journal features innovative proposals to help improve the competitiveness and governability of  Ibero-American companies and countries in a globalized world. Read the latest issue here.


Antigua, Guatemala

Celebrating Annual GCL Alumni Reunion in Antigua, Guatemala

The GCL Alumni Network will celebrate their annual reunion in Antigua, Guatemala from October 29-31, 2018.  This year's reunion is also open to ILG alumni. Program agenda will be announced shortly. Register here.




Georgetown University

Annual Innovation and Leadership in Government Alumni Reunion Comes to D.C.

The ILG Alumni Network will celebrate their annual reunion at Georgetown University from September 26 to 28, 2018. This year's reunion is also open to interested GCL alumni. Program agenda will be announced shortly. Register here.

GCL 2017 Alumnus Launches Global Impact Leadership Program in Montevideo

GCL 2017 Alumnus Launches Global Impact Leadership Program in Montevideo

LALP executive director Professor Ernst opened the first edition of the Program of Global Impact Leadership (PLIG 2018), a project of GCL2017 alumnus from Uruguay and GCL Seal recipient Felipe Paullier.

Professor Ernst and the President of Honduras

LALP Executive Director Invited by the President of Honduras and CEAL

LALP executive director Ricardo Ernst was invited by the Business Council of Latin America (CEAL) and the president of Honduras to address the council and discuss some of the governability challenges facing the region.

Juan Sebastian Rozo Rengifo

ILG 2017 Alumnus Named Colombia's Minister of ICT

On April 26, 2018, Juan Sebastián Rozo Rengifo (ILG 2017 alum) was commissioned as minister of information and communication technologies (MINTIC) of Colombia.  Previously, he served as vice-minister of connectivity and digitalization.