Georgetown Engages Latin America

With its academic strengths, Washington, D.C., location, Jesuit values, and regional networks, Georgetown is a leading U.S. university engaged in Latin America. Faculty and students across research and teaching programs engage critical challenges facing the region, including economic growth and innovation, governance and the rule of law, social and cultural cohesion, and hemispheric relations.


Professor Irfan Nooruddin giving a lecture.

Latin America Student Fellows Program

The student fellows program gives a select group of undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to conduct research and support events and programs related to the initiative’s core themes. 

Professor Jenny Guardado

The Future of U.S. & Mexican Relations with Professor Jenny Guardado

Jenny Guardado, Assistant Professor at the Center for Latin American Studies, discusses the future of U.S.-Mexico relations after AMLO's election.

John Bailey, Professor Emeritus of Government

The Future of U.S. & Mexican Relations with Professor John Bailey

Dr. John Bailey, Professor Emeritus of Government affiliated with the Center for Latin American Studies, discusses the future of U.S.-Mexico relations after AMLO's election.

Professor Ernst in Georgetown University

Professor Ernst Awarded Georgetown University's Patrick Healy Award 2018

President DeGioia awarded the Patrick Healy Award 2018 to LALP executive director Professor Ricardo Ernst during this year's John Carroll Weekend in Seattle on April 14, 2018. Congratulations and thank you, Professor Ernst, for your leadership!

GCL 2018 Graduation

Georgetown University's GCL Class 2018 Graduation

The graduation took place at the Riggs Library last March 29. Thirty-four participants from 19 countries graduated from this 10-week program that empowers emerging leaders to become agents of change in Latin America. Welcome to the GCL Network!

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"Governability in Latin American Countries in a Globalized World"

Read the most recent issue of the Journal of Globalization, Competitiveness and Governability (GGG) on the governability of Latin American countries, edited by Professor Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J., and our very own executive director Prof. Ernst.

Global Builders volunteers and American embassy staff gather for a Volunteer Day in Bolivia

Georgetown Student Founded and Manages Housing Nonprofit in Bolivia

Carlos Aramayo (SCS’19) is the cofounder and fundraising director of the Fuller Center for Housing Bolivia, a nonprofit organization that builds low-cost homes for those most in need in Bolivia.

David Smolansky poses in his former office

David Smolansky Granted 2018 GCL Impact Award

Smolansky’s efforts for the defense of democracy and human rights have inspired many in Venezuela and around the world. They are a clear example of GCL's mission to generate positive change with a multiplier effect in the region.

The 2018 Global Competitiveness Leadership class poses for the camera

Georgetown University Welcomes the 2018 GCL Class

Georgetown University is happy to welcome 34 young leaders from 19 Ibero-American countries to the 2018 Global Competitiveness Leadership Program (GCL).