About the Program

Georgetown University’s Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) aims to 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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A Conversation with Ambassador Krishna Raj Urs (SFS'80) | U.S. and Peru Relations

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) are honored to welcome H.E. Ambassador Krishna Raj Urs, who will shed light on U.S. policy in Peru and on his experiences as a U.S. diplomat.

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Professor Ernst Awarded Georgetown University's Patrick Healy Award 2018

LALP Executive Director Professor Ricardo Ernst was awarded the Patrick Healy Award 2018 by President DeGioia during this year's John Carroll Weekend in Seattle on April 14, 2018. Congratulations and thank you, Professor Ernst, for your leadership!

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Georgetown University's GCL Class 2018 Graduation

The graduation took place at the Riggs Library last March 29. Thirty-four participants from 19 countries graduated from this 10-week program that empowers emerging leaders to become strong agents of change in Latin America. Welcome to the GCL…

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"Governability in Latin American Countries in a Globalized World"

Read the most recent issue of the Journal of Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability (GGG) on the governability of Latin American countries, edited by Professor Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., and our very own executive director Prof. Ernst.

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Venezuela: Charting the Future

Venezuela is in the midst of an unprecedented crisis, both political and economic. At this event scholars, policymakers, business leaders, and civil society representatives addressed the challenges facing Venezuela and discussed potential solutions.

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David Smolansky Granted 2018 GCL Impact Award

Smolansky’s efforts for the defense of democracy and human rights have inspired many in Venezuela and around the world. They are a clear example of GCL's mission to generate positive change with a multiplier effect in the region.

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Georgetown University Welcomes the 2018 GCL Class

Georgetown University is happy to welcome 34 young leaders from 19 Ibero-American countries to the 2018 Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (GCL).