The Latin America and Caribbean Centre and the LSE SU Colombian, Chilean, Peruvian, Mexican and Latin American Societies are delighted to co-host a roundtable discussion entitled "The Pacific Alliance: lessons and challenges of integration in a changing world." This roundtable will bring together Ambassadors of Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico, the four Pacific Alliance member-states, and Mr Enrique Garcia Rodriguez, former Executive President of CAF Development Bank of Latin America, to discuss regional integration, the lessons learned and the upcoming challenges, followed by a questions and answers session with participation from audience. Dr Álvaro Méndez, Co-Director of LSE Global South Unit, will chair the event.
Information about the speakers:
H.E. Mr Nestor Osorio Londoño has been Ambassador of Colombia to the UK since February 2014;
H.E Mr Rolando Drago Rodríguez has been Ambassador of Chile to the UK since 2014;H.E. Mrs Susana de la Puente-Wiese is Ambassador of Peru to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. She is also the Permanent Representative of Peru to the International Maritime Organization and to the International Coffee Organization;
H.E Mr Julian Ventura, Ambassador of Mexico to the UK since March 2017. He also serves as Mexico’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization, the International Mobile Satellite Organization, International Coffee Organization, the International Sugar Organization, the International Whaling Commission and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (FIDAC for its Spanish acronym);
Enrique Garcia Rodriguez is Bolivian economist and most recently former Executive President of CAF Development Bank of Latin America. Previously, he served as Minister of Planning and Coordination as well as Head of the Economic and Social Cabinet in Bolivia between 1989 and 1991 and in this capacity acted on behalf of his country as Governor at the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group and the Financial Fund Plata Basin, and member of the Development Committee of the IBRD and the IMF.