Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC/CEPAL), will explore the future of Latin America and the Caribbean in a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Socio Economic Outlook of Latin America and the Caribbean
Thursday, Sept. 26
5 p.m.
Tognino Hall, Duane Library, Rose Hill Campus

Before working at the ECLAC/CEPAL, Bárcena served as the as the Under-Secretary-General for Management at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. She also was Chef de Cabinet and Deputy Chef de Cabinet to the former Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.

Alicia Bárcena Courtesy of Wikipedia

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the Fordham community to hear and meet an influential member of the Latin American and international community, Alicia Bárcena,” said Dewis Shallcross, the representative for the Latin American and Latin Studies Institute (LALSI) Graduate Student Association.

The ECLAC/CEPAL, headquartered in Santiago, Chile, is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the economic development of Latin America and reinforcing its economic ties around the globe.

“This is the first time that Bárcena will be visiting our campus and we at LALSI would like to open this opportunity to those outside our own department,” Shallcross said.

The event is sponsored by LALSI. For more information and to RSVP, call LALSI’s office at (718) 817-4792 or email [email protected] with “Barcena” in the subject line.