As we embark on a new and exciting era for Georgetown University’s engagement with Latin America, I am pleased to share with you the first annual report of Georgetown University’s Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) highlighting our continuous engagement with the region.
At the Latin American Board, and more recently at the Latin America Leadership Program, we have been working tirelessly for more than a decade, with Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business as our primary academic partner, to connect and empower a new generation of socially responsible leaders to become positive agents of change in the region. Now, more than ever, we are seeing the fruits of our efforts through the growing reach of our programs and the transformational and transnational impact of our alumni’s many initiatives.
Our flagship programs—Global Competitiveness Leadership (GCL) and Innovation and Leadership in Government (ILG)—and our tailor-made programs have become a reference for change-makers in the region. So far we have welcomed to Georgetown 461 GCL alumni spanning 22 countries and 115 ILG alumni from over 17 countries, who have helped lead substantial change in their own sectors by providing innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in their communities. In addition to our programs, LALP continues its focus on the region by being the catalyst for major public dialogues on campus, in collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies in the School of Foreign Service, as part of Georgetown University’s global engagement.
On behalf of Georgetown University, I would like to express our deepest appreciation to our esteemed Latin American Board and GCL Advisory Committee members and to all our sponsors, partners, and friends for their valuable and continued support as we enter this new era for Georgetown University and Latin America.
With my warmest regards,
Ricardo Ernst, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Latin America Leadership Program
Managing Director, Latin American Board