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Sustainability and Internationalization in Latin America and the Caribbean: Perspectives, Practices and Opportunities

Thursday, May 30, 2024
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. CDT
New Orleans, Louisiana

NAFSA welcomes you to join us as the 2024 Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Forum on May 30 in New Orleans, a special Signature Program included with registration for the NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo. No additional registration or fee required to attend!

Latin America and Caribbean universities offer a wide scenario of opportunities for the development of innovative initiatives that contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, intercultural dialogue and inclusion, and engagement with local communities. These “glocal” initiatives nurturing local and global engagement characterize the internationalization strategies of many Latin American and Caribbean institutions. The 2024 NAFSA LAC Forum features a panel of experts from the region presenting examples of sustainability initiatives and opportunities for collaboration with the region. Country and region networking roundtables allow attendees time to discuss prospects and possible joint actions for engagement.


Brigitte Baptiste

Brigitte Baptiste
Universidad EAN
Brigitte Baptiste currently serves as Rector of Universidad Ean, a higher education institution focused on sustainable entrepreneurship. She is a Colombian biologist graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, with a Master's Degree in Conservation and Tropical Development from the...

Jorge Burgos-Muñoz

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Universidad Católica del Maule
Jorge Burgos-Muñoz has spent more than 14 years in the field of management in Higher Education, both in universities and in government administration, in the area of student services, project management, community outreach and international relations. By profession an Electronic Civil Engineer and...

Patricia Montaño Salinas

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Tecnológico de Monterrey
Patricia Montaño's professional career has developed between Information Technology Management and Internationalization. During her 31 years at Tecnológico de Monterrey, she has collaborated in academics as well as in administrative posts always related to the international development of the...

Sandra Guarín Tarquino

Sandra Guarín Tarquino
Universidad Antonio Nariño (UAN); Latin American Initiative for the Internationalization of Higher Education (INILAT)
Sandra Guarín Tarquino has twenty years of experience in internationalization of higher education, international cooperation, leadership of partnerships and networks, glocal stakeholder connections, and project and grant management. She is co-founder of the Latin American Initiative for the...

Join NAFSA's Latin America and Caribbean Special Interest Group

Continue to engage with international educators who share an interest in this region by joining NAFSA's Latin America and Caribbean Special Interest Group (LACSIG).   A free NAFSA account is needed for joining and posting to the network.