About the Latin America Leadership 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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Embassy of Cuba in Washington DC

Realities and Challenges of U.S.-Cuban Relations

LALP and CLAS present a dialogue at Georgetown University on the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S.-Cuba relationship, the impact of diplomacy on the relationship's trajectory, and recent developments.






Nayib Bukele

El Salvador 2019: Perspectives from Presidential Candidate Nayib Bukele

Nayib Bukele, presidential candidate, will share his perspectives on El Salvador’s most pressing challenges, his vision for the country’s future, and his personal trajectory which led him to run for the highest political office in El Salvador.


Aprendojugando.com team

Aprendojugando.com, Closing the Literacy Gap in Latin America Through Games

Kenneth Gent (GCL 2014, Chile), Carolina Escallon (GCL 2015, Colombia), and Andres Aramayo (GCL 2015, Bolivia) collaborate to promote significant learning and skills development in order to close the literacy gap in Latin America. 


Chicas en Tecnologia Co-founders

Chicas en Tecnologia, a GCL Project that is Transforming Latin America

Melina Masnatta (GCL 2017) and Sofia Contreras (GCL 2016) work at closing the gender gap in technology by inspiring, training, and mentoring the next generation of women leaders in technology and lead social impact in the region. 


Venezuelan marching towards Peru through the streets of Tulcan. Ecuador, after crossing Colombia. LUIS ROBAYO AFP

Rescuing Venezuela: The Role of the International Community

Georgetown Latin America Leadership Program and the Center for Latin American Studies sponsored a discussion on the role of the international community in regards to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.


A Schwarzman Scholars Class

A GCL 2017 is the First Brazilian Woman to be Named a Schwarzman Scholar

Isabela Christo (GCL 2017) is the first Brazilian woman ever to be awarded the highly competitive Schwarzman Scholarship for global leaders to pursue a master's degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing.


Protests in Guatemala

The Effect of Corruption in Central America

According to Transparency International’s Corruption Index, 62 percent of people in Central America believe corruption is on the rise. Ambassador Todd Robinson (SFS'85) led a discussion on the economic and societal costs of corruption.


Manuel Laredo

Manuel Laredo (GCL 2016, Bolivia) Recognized as One of the 25 Most Important Leaders of Bolivia in 2018 by the New Economy Group

Manuel Laredo (GCL 2016, Bolivia), general manager and founder of Mamut, was recognized as one of the most important leaders in Bolivia for his business leadership.

Woman with baby in the market

Hunger and Malnutrition Lessons from Latin America

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Latin America Program presented their research aimed at finding ways to improve the outlook of vulnerable populations in Latin America.