FGV hosts 2013 Latin American Think Tanks Meeting

10 July 2013

FGV's Latin American Center for Public Policy (CLPP) and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program of the University of Pennsylvania (TTCSP) will hold, between today and Friday, July 10-12, the 2013 Latin American Think Tanks Meeting. The goal is to promote, among leading knowledge producing institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean, a debate on positive ways to contribute to the region's socioeconomic transformation process.Today, starting from 7:30 p.m., a welcome dinner will take place with the Brazilian Ambassador, Marcos Azambuja, at the Copacabana Palace Hotel. Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., the opening session at FGV's headquarters will include the presence of FGV's president, Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, and the program director of the University of Pennsylvania, James McGann.During the three-day conference, representatives of think tanks from countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, among others, will discuss issues related to economics, politics and international cooperation. CLPP's director, Marlos Lima, FGV's international director, Bianor Cavalcanti, and the professor at the School of Social Sciences (CPDOC), Elena Lazarou, will also attend the event.For Marlos Lima, the event encourages integration among the institutions. It is a unique opportunity for research centers to improve the quality of public decision making in Latin America and establish a common language and stronger working ties, he says.It is important to bear in mind that the International Relations Department of the University of Pennsylvania produces an annual ranking of top think tanks in the world. In 2013, for the fourth consecutive year, FGV was among the Top 30.For more information and a complete schedule of the meeting, click here (website in Spanish).Click here to read, in English, about FGV's role as a Think Tank.