Andrés Velasco

Andrés Velasco

Faculty Project: Teleconference Series in Argentina
Faculty Project: Chile: el país que viene

Teleconference Series in Argentina

The DRCLAS Regional Office created a series of teleconference opportunities in 2003 for Argentine corporate, agricultural, education and political leaders with the participation of Harvard faculty in multidisciplinary topics of interest such as politics, sustainable development, education and economy. The initiative was the brainchild of Harvard Biology Professor Otto Solbrig and Gustavo Grobocopatel, the head of biotechnology group Los Grobo. The series took place on the first Tuesday of each month. Each seminar began with the presentation by a Harvard professor, followed by an exchange of ideas with the Argentine audience at multiple sites throughout Argentina and Uruguay. The talks included different issues related to Latin America as: political relations between Latin America and the United States, institutional development, civic education, democratic participation, and economic growth in Latin America. Faculty are currently working on a new series of teleconferences to take place during 2006.

Participating Harvard faculty: Otto Solbrig, Bussey Professor of Biology, Emeritus, Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology; John Coatsworth, Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs; Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies;Jorge I. Domínguez, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs; Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of International Education, Graduate School of Education; and Andrés Velasco, Sumitomo Professor of International Finance and Development, Kennedy School of Government

Collaborating Institutions: Group Los Grobo, Argentina, Harvard Club of Argentina

Chile: el país que viene

A long weekend series of dialogues organized by Kennedy School of Government Professor Andrés Velasco and supported by DRCLAS Regional Office,  with senior Chilean policy makers and academics from across the political spectrum to discuss new ideas related to strategies for economic growth, regulatory reform, housing and urban development, environmental policy, and educational reform in Chile. This work builds on an initial meeting " Chile: El País que Viene " that was held in Cambridge in February 2002 with two subsequent meetings in Valle Nevada in Feb 2003 and Feb 2004.

Participating Harvard faculty: Andrés Velasco, Professor of Development, KSG, Jose Gómez-Ibañez, Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, HGSD/KSG; Ricardo Hausmann, Professor of the Practice of Economic Development, KSG

Collaborating Institutions: DRCLAS, Center for International Development, Harvard; Expansiva, Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP), Chile

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