The Agenda, Speakers and Venue

Hosting Four Panel Sessions lead by experts in the Latin American region. The 2018 Speaker line-up is now available.

Speaker Line-Up

 

This year's line-up includes ambassadors, politicians, and professionals from international organisations such as PADF, ISUOG and the UN. Most sessions are presented by three high-profile speakers with an expertise in the Latin American region, each approaching their topic with a specific perspective: local, national or international. Scroll down or use the navigation buttons to explore the list of the confirmed speakers for the 2018 Latin American Forum. 

Session I 

13th of February | Time: 14:00 - 15:30

The link between gender equality and education and their implications for the future of Latin America as a Region.

 

Local 

Perspective

National 

Perspective

International

Perspective

Liza Mantilla

Director Disaster Management of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF).

Gabriela Alvarez Minte

International Consultant at UN Women. Former Program Specialist for the Latin American and Caribean section at UN women.

 

Gesù Antonio Báez

International Development Coordinator for the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG)

 

Tarcilla Rivera was unfortunately denied a UK VISA and will no longer be able to speak at the 2018 Forum.

Session II 

13th of February | Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Working in different sectors of Development as a woman in Latin America:  Personal Experiences and insights.

 

Lucila Crexell

National Senator for the Province of Neuquén in Argentina.

Liza Mantilla

Director Disaster Management of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF).

 

Gabriela Alvarez Minte

International Consultant at UN Women. Former Program Specialist for the Latin American and Caribean section at UN women.

 

Tarcilla Rivera was unfortunately denied a UK VISA and will no longer be able to speak at the 2018 Forum.

Session III 

14th of February | Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Corruption in relation to economic inequality and its effect on development in Latin America.

 

Local 

Perspective

National 

Perspective

International

Perspective

Omar Loera-Gonzalez 

Ph.D Researcher at the University of Edinburgh.

 

Fernando López Fabregat

Ambassador of Uruguay to the United Kingdom.

 

Mark de Barros

Legal Analyst for the Anti-Corruption Division of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

 

Session IV 

14th of February | Time: 13:30 - 15:30

Renewable energy with a potential focus on collaboration in the region, progress made and what this means for Latin America and its economic inequality.

 

Local 

Perspective

National 

Perspective

International

Perspective

Lucila Crexell

National Senator for the Province of Neuquén in Argentina.

Monica Araya

Founder & Director of Nivela and of Costa Rica Limpia.

 

Judith Alazraque Cherni

Research Fellow and Lecturer at Imperial College London.

 

Session V 

14th of February | Time: 16:00 - 17:30

Opportunities in Latin America: internships, volunteering and jobs.

Juan Santelices

Managing Director of Fair
Business Alliance.

Carolina Arriagada Peters

Managing Director for Cities & Collaboration.

 

Ana Elena González-Treviño

Professor of English Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

 

Assistant Director University of Edinburgh Careers Service.

 

Steve Norman