Rethinking the Present and Future of Latin America and The Caribbean

Live streaming June 11, 2020

Latin American and Caribbean countries are facing one of the most complex crises of recent times. The region’s governments have intervened economically with countercyclical measures aimed at minimizing the social and economic effects produced by the necessary containment measures.

conference's bites
Introduction and Welcoming remarks
Keynote address by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Luis Carranza
Luis Carranza Former Executive President of CAF – development bank of Latin America

(Peru) is the former Executive President of CAF-Development Bank of Latin America- from 2017 to March 2021, and Minister of Economy and Finance from 2006 to 2009. He was Chief Economist for Latin America and Emerging Markets at BBVA in Spain, and consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank.  

Alicia Bárcena
Alicia Bárcena Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

(Mexico) is the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL). She has previously served as under-secretary general for management at headquarters in New York, director of ECLAC’s Environment and Human Settlements Division, and coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Sustainable Development Program of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 

Joseph E. Stiglitz
Joseph E. Stiglitz Columbia University and Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics

He is a graduate of Amherst College and has a Ph.D. from MIT. He became a full professor at Yale and was recipient of the John Bates Clark Award. He has taught at Princeton, Stanford, and MIT. He was Drummond Professor of Political Economy and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. In 2001, he received the Nobel Prize in Economics for his market analysis with asymmetrical information, and was a lead author of the 1995 Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is now University Professor at Columbia University, where he is also the co-founder and Co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He is also the Chief Economist at the Roosevelt Institute.


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Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias Former president, Inter-American Development Bank

He has studies in Economics and Administration at the University of the Republic of Uruguay and specialization studies in the United States and France. He held the positions of President of the Central Bank of Uruguay in 1967 and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay (1985-1988). He was Executive Secretary of ECLAC (1972-1985) and Secretary General of the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Energy Sources that took place in Nairobi, Kenya (1981). He was elected president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for the first time in March 1988 and re-elected in 1993, 1998 and 2003, ending his administration in 2005. In 2004 he was elected as Ibero-American Secretary General, a position he held until 2014. received numerous national and international distinctions and awards, including the Prince of Asturias Award, the Grand Cross of Isabel la Católica, as well as the highest decorations from Latin American, European and Asian countries; he was also invested by S.M. the King of Spain, as a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. He has been awarded an honorary doctorate by a large number of universities in the world. He currently chairs the Astur Foundation and is a member of numerous academic and institutional councils.

Ángel Gurría
Ángel Gurría OECD Secretary-General

He was appointed Secretary-General of the OECD on June 1, 2006, and is currently serving his third five-year term. He has firmly established the OECD as a pillar of the global economic governance architecture that includes the G20, G7 and APEC, and a benchmark in the design and implementation of better policies for better lives. He had a distinguished career in public service in Mexico, including positions as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance and Public Credit.

Andrea Bernal
Andrea Bernal News Anchor and reporter, NTN24

Ecuadorian journalist holding more than 20 years of experience in broadcast journalism and a Master’s degree in Political Management from the George Washington University. Has also worked as a correspondent of the Ecuadorian network, Ecuavisa, in Washington, D.C. She also directs her own opinion show, “Zoom a la Noticia”.

session's video
Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
Keynote address by Joseph E. Stiglitz
Panel - Keys to rethink the present and future of Latin America
Closing Remarks - Rethink the present and future of Latin America