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International Conference on Latin America at Georgetown University


The conference will feature a series of panels including leaders from government, academia, NGOs and the private sector. Speakers will include:

  • Rafael Alburquerque, vice president of the Dominican Republic;
  • Jose Miguel Insulza, secretary general of the Organization of American States; and
  • Francisco Sanchez, undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Georgetown University, with the support of the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State, is hosting the "Making Latin America and the Caribbean a More Equitable Society: Education, Economic Growth and Corporate Social Responsibility" conference on March 12 and 13. This international conference will bring together leaders throughout the Western Hemisphere to share strategies and jointly design a road map to use economic development to aid in creating prosperity in the region. 
Participants include government officials, thought-leaders from academic institutions, pioneers in the business community and representatives from civil society and international organizations.
For more information and a conference agenda:

Day 1: Monday, March 12 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:15 p.m.

Day 2: Tuesday, March 13 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Gaston Hall, 3rd Floor Healy Hall
Georgetown University
37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20057
The Center for Latin American Studies (Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service)
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
U.S. International Trade Administration
COVERAGE: Please note that not all sessions are open to the media and some sessions may be in Spanish (with translation offered). Members of the media interested in attending must RSVP to Rob Mathis at 202-687-4328 or to get details on coverage and access. Press will need to present valid credentials on campus.
Rob Mathis


Georgetown University37th and O Streets, N.W., Washington D.C. 20057(202) 687.0100

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