Latin American Board

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"Created in 2006 to strengthen Georgetown University’s relationships with Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, Georgetown University’s Latin America Board (LAB) draws on the University’s academic strengths in international business and global competitiveness, to cultivate partnerships in Latin America, Spain and Portugal through strategic, results-oriented projects and initiatives.

"The Latin American Board serves as an Advisory Board to the President and the Provost at Georgetown University and is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of the Region’s most influential business and political leaders.

"The Board’s main activities center on its flagship project, the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program, which accepts about 35 young leaders from the Ibero-American Region to participate in a 12-week in-residence program at Georgetown University. The program draws on interdisciplinary faculty from across departments at Georgetown, as well as expert leaders from the Region." [1]

According to Cole Stangler: "The Board’s main activity is the Global Competitiveness Leadership Program, which brings 35 to 40 students from Spain, Portugal and Latin America to Georgetown for a four-month certificate program in “Global Leadership.” GCL aims to train future political, business and social leaders affecting change in Latin America. The program has brought in speakers such as the philosopher Francis Fukuyama, famously aggressive Cuban embargo-supporter Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R. – FL), conservative Peruvian writer Álvaro Vargas Llosa, and Aznar himself. The program’s syllabus, guest speakers and visits suggest an aggressively pro-business vision of development and governance...

"Rosa Rodriguez, who served as associate director for the Board and academic coordinator for GCL from 2006 to early 2009, was also serving at the time as a representative to the United States for SUMATE, a self-described “pro-democracy non-governmental organization.”" [2]

Executive Board

Accessed March 2011: [3]



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  1. About, Latin American Board, accessed March 27, 2011.
  2. Cole Stangler, "Georgetown’s Latin American Board: Training the new face of the right," counterpointmagazine, March 25, 2011.
  3. Executive Board, Latin American Board, accessed March 27, 2011.