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 President, CAF – development bank of Latin America

Is the president of CAF-the Development Bank of Latin America. He served as minister of economy and finance from 2006 to 2008 and from January to December of 2009. He previously served as the head of Latin America and emerging markets for BBVA and as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank. 

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

She holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University. She has worked as a professor and researcher at UNAM.

She was Undersecretary of the Environment and general director of Mexico's National Institute of Fisheries. She was founding director of the Earth Council in Costa Rica and coordinator of UNEP. She later served as Director of ECLAC's Environment and Human Settlements Division.

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.


*Photo credits: Anton Korinek

Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias Former secretary general, Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and former president, Inter-American Development Bank

Iglesias graduated from the Uruguay’s Universidad de la República in economics and business administration. He was appointed as the first president of the Central Bank of Uruguay and served as Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Energy Sources and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay. He was President of the IDB and served as the first Ibero-American Secretary General. At present, he is in charge of the Latin American Chair of the Comillas Pontificia University-ICADE, he holds the presidency of the Productivity and Competitiveness Council and is the Director of the “Pensamiento Iberoamericano” magazine.

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