Virtual Dialogues Seminar “Education, Skills, and Innovation for Development in Latin America ” Tuesday, May 5th at 12:30 pm Room 311 of the Social Sciences Building in the School for Government and Public Policy

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Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:30

Virtual Dialogues Seminar “Education, Skills, and Innovation for Development in Latin America ”

Tuesday, May 5th at 12:30 pm

Room 311 of the Social Sciences Building in the School for Government and Public Policy

This Virtual Dialogues seminar will focus on the roles of education, skills, and innovation and their necessity for ensuring development in Latin America.  Latin America’s economic growth fell to less than 1.5% in 2014 and is a signal of a slowdown of the dramatic growth experienced in the the first part of the 21st century. The latest OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) Latin American Outlook argues that the  key to promoting equitable economic growth and development lies in focusing on education and the production of skilled workers.  The discussion will be centered on assessing the role education, skills, and innovation in latin America and the strategies necessary to foster economic security in the region.

Our diverse panel features:
 

  • Dr. Carlos Alsua, senior lecturer at the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship and holds experience from in four continents in a mix of public and private sector posts.

  • Dr. Jeff Dayton-Johnson, Vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. He has served as a senior economic at the OECD and head of the Americas desk.

  • Dr. Angel Melguizo is a senior economist at the OECD and current head of the Latin American and Caribbean unit at the OECD.

The report can downloaded at: http://www.latameconomy.org/en/outlook/

 

This event is organized by the Center for Latin American Studies and Asuntos del Sur think tank with the generous support and participation of the Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry, Eller College of Business and partner institutions. For more information see attached flyer or contact Colin Deeds,colind@email.arizona.edu or call 626-7242.

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