LALP News, Summer 2019
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From the Executive Director
Summertime if finally here, and so is GCL ApplyTime! Georgetown University's Latin America Leadership Program (LALP) is now accepting applications for the 14th edition of its Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (GCL), which will be held from January 27, 2020 through April 2, 2020.The GCL program recruits highly qualified candidates and empowers them to become future agents of change in Latin America in order to promote competitiveness, progress, regional integration and the insertion of the region into the global agenda. Please help us spread the word among young regional leaders who may benefit from this program. The GCL 2020 Call for Applications will close on August 12th.

Additionally, this summer we will be reviewing applications for the sixth edition of our Innovation and Leadership in Government Program (ILG), which will take place at Georgetown University from September 16 - October 4, 2019. Over these five years, we have welcomed to Georgetown 115 alumni from over 17 Latin American countries who have helped lead substantial change in their own sectors by providing innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in their communities. We will be sharing with you more updates about our ILG 2019 cohort in the coming newsletters.

I am also pleased to announce the release of my new book, in collaboration with Jerry Haar, titled Globalization, Competitiveness, and Governability: The Three Disruptive Forces of Business in the 21st Century . I hope readers will find in this book an explanation of how globalization, competitiveness, and governability define the context of global business.

Our GCL and ILG alumni continue to pay it forward by applying their experience and knowledge learned during their time at Georgetown to positively transform the region through their many initiatives. I kindly invite you to have a look at our summer 2019 newsletter for updates on our programs, and learn about some of the incredible impact of our alumni in the region. For additional questions, please check our bilingual website lalp.georgetown,edu or email us at

Thank you for your continued support to our programs.

See you all in the fall!
Ricardo Ernst, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Latin America Leadership Program 
Managing Director, Latin American Board 
Call for Applications Now Open for GCL 2020
Global Competitiveness Leadership (GCL) includes multidisciplinary academic courses taught by Georgetown University's professors, visiting professors and high-profile speakers, as well as live case studies, visits to important institutions, team-building activities, and the development of business plans for GCL impact projects. The implementation of these projects support LALP’s mission of leadership in action and produces a multiplier effect, which expands the GCL impact throughout the region.
OMNIA IV Conference: Fighting Corruption in Latin America
The annual OMNIA Conference brings together Latin American student associations from different public policy schools in the United States. OMNIA IV was organized by the Latin American Policy Association (LAPA) of Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and welcomed policy experts and students to discuss one of the most pressing issues in the region: "Corruption". The 2-day conference was held at Georgetown University (Carn Barn) on April 5th and 6th 2019,
Globalization, Competitiveness, and Governability: The Three Disruptive Forces of Business in the 21st Century 
by Professor Ricardo Ernst and Jerry Haar
Professor Ernst's new book argues that three powerful symbiotic forces (globalization, competitiveness, and governability) are disrupting business in the 21st century, resulting in an impact on the economic and business environment far greater than the effects of any of these three individually. This book will be released on July 11, 2019.
Replicating the GCL Experience in Uruguay
In May and June 2019, the second edition of “Programa Líderes de Impacto Global” (PLIG) was held in Montevideo Uruguay, a project led by Felipe Paullier, GCL 2017 alumnus based on his experience at Georgetown University's Global Competitiveness Leadership Program.
Lorena Gomez (GCL 2019, Colombia), Best Radio Story for "On the Banks of Sangoyaco"
Lorena Gomez, GCL 2019 from Colombia, received the Best Radio Story Award for "On the Banks of the Sangoyaco", a co-production with Joaquin Uribe, which retells the 2017 Mocoa avalanche and its aftermath.
Marcel Van Hattem (GCL 2009, Brazil) Awarded the Order of Rio Branco
GCL 2009 alum, Federal Deputy Marcel van Hattem (NOVO-RS) was awarded the Order of Rio Branco with the rank of Grand Officer, being the only Gaucho congressman to receive the Order on this occasion.
"Elefantes en Tarija" by Waldemar Peralta (ILG 2017, Bolivia)
ILG 2017 alum Waldemar Peralta recently published his book " Elefantes en Tarija " in which he applies some of the tools he learned during the Innovation & Leadership in Government Program (ILG) of Georgetown University's Latin America Leadership Program.
Kindle version of "LIDEROAMERICA, Lessons on Leadership in Latin America" 
" LIDEROAMERICA, Lessons on Leadership in Latin America ", a project by GCL 2018 Alumni Bryan Avendaño (Colombia), Gabriela Vallejo (Ecuador), Manuel Carranza (El Salvador), and Alvaro Gonzalez (Venezuela) is now available in Kindle format. 
Innovating in Civil Society Workshop
by GCL 2019 Alumni
Last May, GCL 2019 alumni Paula Mosera (Uruguay), Gustavo Rodriguez (Mexico), and Francisco Abad (Ecuador) successfully implemented the social entrepreneurship workshop titled “Innovating in Civil Society” in Tampico, Mexico. The workshop was organized by Fundación Fleishman and GT Global.
ILG Alumni Annual Reunion / Reunión Anual Red ILG
The 5th ILG Alumni Reunion will take place in
Santiago de Cali, Colombia from September 11-13, 2019 .
This year's theme will be
" Migration Crisis in Latin America: Roads to Change" " Crisis Migratoria en América Latina: Caminos hacia el Cambio ".

ILG Alumni will receive further information on this year's agenda shortly. GCL alumni are also invited to attend all public events. Interested alumni should reach out to Adolfo Arguello, President, and Edgar Polanco, Vice-President of the ILG Alumni Network for more information
ILG 2019: September 16- October 4, 2019
Since the launch of its pilot program in 2014, Georgetown University’s Innovation and Leadership in Government Program (ILG) has been equipping Latin American public managers with analytical frameworks and tools to develop and implement innovative public policies, while providing them with leadership development opportunities to effectively promote new ideas and programs in their respective government entities.
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