Carlos Vives talking with other panelists


In collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies and other Georgetown University schools and departments, the Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) sponsors public dialogues that bring together leaders from government, business, civil society, and academia to address core themes of governance and the rule of law, economic growth and innovation, and social and cultural inclusion in Latin America.

Featured Events

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The President of Microsoft Latin America, Mr. Cesar Cernuda, will chat with MSB Dean Almeida and Professor Ricardo Ernst about the digital transformation opportunities in Latin America, and how to thrive in the era of AI.

Embassy of Cuba in Washington DC

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.

Protests in Guatemala

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.

Nicaraguans protesting

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

Person holding the Venezuelan flag

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.