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Social Entrepreneuship 360º LSE-Santander workshop series

The Innovation Co-creation Lab, the Latin America and Caribbean Centre and LSE Generate hosted Social Entrepreneurship 360° on November 23rd. The series, sponsored by Santander, launched with a reception opened by Professor Julia Black, LSE's Pro-Director of Research. The first workshop of the series brought together five successful social entrepreneurs at different stages of development who explained their journey, their business models, their failures and lessons learned, and shared their ‘golden nuggets’ for success. 

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LSE Colombian Alumni Association IV Annual Meeting in Bogotá

The LSE Alumni Association of Colombia held its fourth annual meeting at the British Ambassadorial Residence in Bogotá. During the event, which included a video of LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik thanking LSE Alumni in Colombia and H.E Dr Peter Tibber,  awards were presented to various LSE Alumni in recognition of their excellent service. A special award honored Mr Luis Carlos Sarmiento for his longstanding support to Colfuturo and the scholarships that have benefited nearly 2,500 Colombian students.

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‘Experiencias internacionales de crecimiento y desarrollo: Retos y Opportunidades para Cuba en el Nuevo Escenario Internacional’
6-7 July 2017, Universidad de la Habana Cuba

The Global South Unit and the Latin America and Caribbean Centre in collaboration with the University of Havana are organising an academic workshop on Cuba’s re-positioning in the international arena. The workshop will take place on 6-7 July 2017 at the University of La Havana, Cuba, and it is hoped to be the first of a series of events with a follow-up in London next year.

The first workshop aims to look into how changes to Cuba’s international position will impact the country in the future, by examining the developments that are taking place domestically – the death of Fidel Castro, economic restructuring process - and internationally - rapprochement with the West, but not the US, greater ‘opening’ to market economics. Academics and observers have long disagreed on their view of Cuba’s international position, with some considering it ‘US-centric’ and others valuing more Cuba’s sustained diplomatic relations with other countries in the Americas. The seminar will explore how Cuba is re-positioning itself, at what pace changes may take place, and the impact on Cuba and the region.