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International Higher Education Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean

The 2020 Latin America and Caribbean Forum will highlight innovative international higher education practices in Latin America and the Caribbean. The higher education innovation panel will address questions such as, how are public-private partnerships coming together and with what impact? How are governments and the private sector working together with higher education institutions to tackle the employment gap in Latin America and the Caribbean? What role does technical education play in addressing the future needs of the students and countries?

Emiliana Vegas, EdD

Emiliana Vegas
Emiliana Vegas joined Brookings as senior fellow and co-director of the Center for Universal Education in August 2019. Prior, Vegas served as the chief of the Education Division at the Inter-American Development Bank. Vegas worked at The World Bank in Washington, D.C., from 2001 to 2012, where she...

Frederico Lamego de Teixeira Soares

Frederico Lamego
Brazilian Industrial Social Services (SESI), Brazil’s National Service for Industrial Training (SENAI), Institute Euvaldo Lodi (IEL)
A PhD candidate in international relations at University of Brasilia, Frederico Lamego holds an MBA in business strategy from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and a degree in international business strategy and economic policy from the London School of Economics. Previously, he served as a consultant...

Alejandra María Vilalta y Perdomo, PhD

Alejandra María Vilalta y Perdomo
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Alejandra María Vilalta y Perdomo is a senior member of the Tecnológico de Monterrey Educational System, a leading private university in Mexico with 26 campuses, where she is director of international development/global initiatives at the Vice Rectory for International Affairs. Vilalta y Perdomo...

Maria Leonor Alves Maia, PhD

Maria Leonor Alves Maia
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazilian Association for International Education
Maria Leonor Alves Maia is the president of the Brazilian Association for International Education – FAUBAI and full professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil. Since 2012 she has been active in the field of internationalization of Higher...

Marcela Wolff-Lopez

marcela wolff
Marcela has served as the director, business development – Latin America at ICEF since September 2018. Her key goal is to build institutional capacity among educators in that region to increase their participation in the global student market. Between 2008 and 2018, Wolff was the head of...

NAFSA thanks the University of Missouri for sponsoring the 2020 Latin America and Caribbean Forum.

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