From July 26 to September 27, 2023, the alumni network of the Innovation and Leadership in Government Program (ILG), with the support of the Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) of Georgetown University, organized a series of webinars on Technology and Economy to share knowledge and learn together with experts on these topics.
The program consisted of three webinars whose purpose was to understand the impact that new technologies have on the day-to-day as well as on the future of the region. Panelists covered topics of artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, and internalization from a public lense.
July 26 at 5 pm (EST/time)
Webinar 1: "Artificial Intelligence: Economic Implications for Public Administration"- We will learn about the potential of AI to generate growth through an increase in the general productivity of economies and the state's role in equitable distribution.
August 30 at 5 pm (EST/time)
Webinar 2: "Macroeconomics and growth in Latin America: Perspectives in a troubled world" - We will address the challenges of economic policy in Latin America with references to specific countries in the region.
September 27 at 5 pm (EST/time)
Webinar 3: How to adequately design internationalization policies- We will learn about the recent trajectory of the world economy, its implications for global value chains, and how Latin America can be strategically involved in the international arena.
Professor Ricardo Ernst, Baratta Chair in Global Business and Executive Director of the Latin America Leadership Program, Georgetown University.
Mauricio Garita, ILG 2021, Guatemala. He is a Doctor from the Pontifical University of Salamanca. Professor at the Francisco Marroquín University and researcher at the Universidad del Istmo. His focus is on digital asset finance.
Lucas Pussetto, Special Guest. Argentinian. Professor of Economics at the IAE Business School, professor of Economics and Thematic Investments at the same institution. He is a consultant to various private and public organizations in Argentina and other countries in the region.