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Panama: consolidating democracy, growth and human development

LSE Global South Unit public lecture

Date: Wednesday 2 March 2016
Time: 1-2pm
Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker:  Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado
Chair: Dr Alvaro Mendez

Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, Vice-President and Foreign Minister of Panama, will discuss her nation’s role as a geo-strategic gateway in the Americas. Her talk will focus primarily on Panama’s transformation into a world-class services economy, and the new responsibilities derived from this evolution as the country asserts its place in tackling international corruption and financial criminality, mitigating the effects of climate change, and channeling foreign aid and humanitarian assistance.

Panama's Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado (@IsabelStMalo), has over 20 years of experience in consulting, development and implementation of public policies in Latin America. Following her election as Vice-President and her appointment as foreign minister, she became the first woman to hold both positions in the history of her country. She was the Alternate Ambassador from Panama to the United Nations in New York for 15 years and worked with the United Nations Development Program, as Country Manager for Panama.

Alvaro Mendez is the co-founder of the LSE Global South Unit. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the LSE; Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Regent’s University London; Research Associate, University of Bristol; and a former editor of Millennium-Journal of International Studies at the LSE.

The Global South Unit (@LSE_Globalsouth) is a research and teaching initiative based in the International Relations Department of the LSE. It is a decentralised ideas hub aimed at investigating the changing role of the South in shaping the global order. 

The event is organised in co-operation with the LSE Students' Union Latin American Student Society (@latamlse). 

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEPanama

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