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Great Expectations: What It's Like to Be 18 in Latin America Today

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

August 2, 2017


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What is it like to be on the cusp of adulthood in Latin America today? The first generation to grow up in a continent where the middle class outnumbers the poor, today’s young are on average better educated than their parents. They also have much higher aspirations—but will they be able to reach them? What hurdles stand in their way, and what can be done to overcome them?

Americas Quarterly magazine has convened a panel of experts, young people, and entrepreneurs to discuss this generation’s opportunities, dreams, and the challenges that hold them back. The event will be held with the support of Citi Foundation. A networking lunch will follow the discussion.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru @ppkamigo


  • Brandee McHale, President, Citi Foundation; Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi @BrandeeMcHale
  • Carlos Montalván, Corporate Talent Manager, Grupo Intercorp @montalvanca
  • Diego Olcese, CEO and Founder, Crehana @DiegoOlcese
  • Fernando Tamayo, CEO and Founder, Yaqua @Yaqua_pe
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator) @BrazilBrian

*Additional panelists to be confirmed.

Registration: This event is complimentary for all registrants.
Prior registration is required.

Join the discussion: #JóvenesdeHoy | @ASCOA @AmerQuarterly

Event Information: Leani García | | 1-212-277-8380
Cancellation: Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1.

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