Event Date Event Time Registration Deadline Registration
June 2, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Registration Closed

International Higher Education Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean

NAFSA welcomes you to join us at the Latin America and Caribbean Forum 2021, a special Signature Program included with registration for the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo.

The 2021 Latin America and Caribbean Forum provides the opportunity to hear higher education leaders from throughout the region provide insights on international education in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as effective strategies to engage in the region. Participants will have a unique networking opportunity through country/region-specific breakouts.


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...

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...

Camilo Forero, MPA

Camilo Forero
Partners of the Americas
Camilo Forero is the deputy chief of party for the Partners of the Americas’ Juntos Aprendemos project. This project focuses on improving the quality of education for children and youth, increasing access to quality education, and strengthening community engagement in educational opportunities in...

Althea Gordon, MA

Althea Gordon
The University of the West Indies
Althea Gordon is the senior assistant registrar in the International Students Office at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus in Jamaica. A position she has held since August 1, 2008 managing mobility partnerships, the recruitment of international students and the preparation of bids...

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...

NAFSA thanks the University of Missouri for sponsoring the 2021 Latin America and Caribbean Forum.

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