Preliminary Program

Check the agenda for the Latin America Education Conference here!

*Agenda subject to changes


Askwith Hall

9:00 – 9:15AM

Askwith Hall – Longfellow

Opening remarks

Ned Strong (Executive Director, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies)

9:15 – 10:15AM

Askwith Hall – Longfellow

Keynote presentation

Emiliana Vegas (Chief of Education Division, Inter-American Development Bank)

10:15 – 11:30AM

Askwith Hall – Longfellow

Panel: The role of innovation and NGOs in expanding educational opportunities

  • Dina Buchbinder Auron (President and Founder, Education for Sharing)
  • Miguel Lopez (President, Organization for Youth Empowerment)
  • Carla Mayumi (Director and Co-founder, Talk Inc.)
11:30 – 11:45AM Break
11:45AM – 1:00PM

Askwith Hall – Longfellow

Presentation: Enacting change at the policy level: Recent experiences from Latin America

  • Gina Parody (Former Minister of Education of Colombia)
1:00 – 2:15PM Lunch (not provided)
2:15 – 3:30PM

*Concurrent panels

Longfellow 319       ________

Longfellow 320

Panel: Recent evidence from impact evaluations on educational outcomes

  • Rita Almeida (Senior Economist, World Bank)
  • Felipe Barrera-Osorio (Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education)
  • Stephanie Majerowicz (Doctoral candidate, Harvard Kennedy School)
Video screening and commentary: “The beginning of life”

  • Pedro Hartung (Harvard Law School)
3:30 – 3:45PM Break
3:45 – 5:00PM

*Concurrent panels

Longfellow 319        ________
Longfellow 320

Panel: Fighting for equality, dignity and reproductive rights in Latin America

  • Catalina Martinez (Regional Director, Center for Reproductive Rights)
  • Nana Queiroz (Director and Founder, AzMina)
  • Gabi Oliveira (Youtuber, DePretas)
Panel: Teaching and teaching quality in Latin America

  • Leidy Cabrera (Regional Director, Teach for Mexico)
  • Eleonora Villegas-Reimers (Associate Professor, Wheelock College)
5:00 – 5:15PM Break
5:15 – 6:15PM

Askwith Hall – Longfellow

Final panel: Challenges in the evaluation of education in Latin America: National and international perspectives

  • Silvia Montoya (Director, UNESCO Institute of Statistics)
  • Harvey Sánchez (Executive Director, INEVAL Ecuador)
6:15 – 6:30PM

Askwith Hall – Longfellow

Closing remarks