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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.

This event will be held in Spanish.

Check out AQ's new youth issue.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru @ppkamigo

Panelists:

  • Álvaro Henzler, CEO and Co-Founder, Mosaico Laboratorio Creativo @alvarohenzler
  • 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
  • Alejandra Puente, Journalist @aleja_puente
  • Erika Rosario Salluca, General Manager and Founder, Las Chicas del Raspado
  • Fernando Tamayo, CEO and Co-Founder, Yaqua @Yaqua_pe
  • Paola Velarde del Carpio, Director of Research and Development, Secretaría Nacional de la Juventud @senaju     
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator) @BrazilBrian

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

Event Information: Leani García | lgarcia@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8380
Press: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Cancellation: Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1.

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Agenda

Baje la agenda en español.

8:30 – 9 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 – 9:20 a.m.  Keynote Address

  •  Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru

9:20 – 10:30 a.m.   Getting Ahead: Access to Education and Decent Jobs

  • Brandee McHale, President, Citi Foundation; Director, Corporate Citizenship, Citi
  • Carlos Montalván, Corporate Talent Manager, Grupo Intercorp
  • Paola Velarde del Carpio, Director of Research and Development, Secretaría Nacional de la Juventud
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, AS/COA (moderator)

10:30 – 11 a.m.   Coffee Break
11 – 12 p.m.   18 in Latin America: Where Do We Go from Here?

  • Sabrina Martina, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, featured in AQ
  • Lesly Reynoso, Lima, Peru, featured in AQ
  • Alejandra Puente, Journalist (moderator)

12 – 1 p.m.   Creating Opportunities: Fostering Entrepreneurship

  • Diego Olcese, CEO and Founder, Crehana
  • Erika Salluca, General Manager and Founder, Las Chicas del Raspado
  • Fernando Tamayo, CEO and Co-Founder, Yaqua
  • Álvaro Henzler, CEO and Co-Founder, Mosaico Laboratorio Creativo (moderator)

1 – 2 p.m.   Networking Lunch