Faculty Project: Teleconference Series in Argentina
Bolivia, Chile, Peru: Exploring Opportunities for Multual Gain
DRCLAS, with support from the Corporación Andina de Fomento, organized at Harvard University two week-long seminars to bring together Bolivian, Chilean, and Peruvian leaders from government, opposition, business, media and civil society to better understand the differing perspectives among the three countries and explore opportunities for mutual gain.
Participating Harvard faculty: Thomas Cummins, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian and Colonial Art History; Roger Fisher, Samuel Williston Professor of Law, Emeritus, Jorge I Dominguez, Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs; John Coatsworth, Monroe Gutman Professor of Latin American Affairs; Merilee Grindle, Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, KSG, and Michael Watkins, Harvard Business School, Steve Reifenberg, project coordinator.
Collaborating Institutions: Corporación Andina de Fomento (CAF)
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