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Georgetown supports interdisciplinary research and teaching on Latin America around four critical challenges facing the region: governance and the rule of law, economic growth and innovation, social and cultural inclusion, and sustainability and the environment.

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Georgetown Journal of International Law

The Georgetown Journal of International Law covers a diverse range of material in the fields of public international law, private international law, transnational law, foreign relations law, and comparative law.

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Georgetown Immigration Law Journal

The Georgetown Immigration Law Journal is a scholarly publication that is dedicated to the advancement of legal knowledge in the field of immigration law by exploring and critically analyzing international and domestic events.

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The institute offers grants (up to $25,000) designed to network Georgetown faculty and experts outside the university on topics related to the institute's themes: governance and the rule of law, economic growth and innovation, social and cultural inclusion, and the environment and sustainability. The fall application is now closed.

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Ricardo Ernst

Ricardo Ernst, Baratta Chair in Global Business in the McDonough School of Business, co-published From Me to We: How Shared Value Can Turn Companies Into Engines of Change, which discusses shared value within the context of business and society, competitiveness, and globalization.

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Alvaro Santos of Georgetown Law's Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas co-authored the report "Trade, Economy, and Work" (in collaboration with Chris Wilson of the Wilson Center and other experts), which offers policy recommendations for U.S.-Mexican economic relations in…

Michael Reed-Hurtado

CLAS Professor Michael Reed-Hurtado published a piece on the 6,402 civilians killed and falsely passed off as combatants by the Colombian military during civil conflicts between 2002 and 2008. The article examines the path forward and the difficulties of obtaining justice for those killed.

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Designed by faculty and students in the Center for Latin American Studies, the map shares developments throughout the region during this time of pandemic in the areas of governance and the rule of law, economic growth and innovation, and social and cultural inclusion.

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Professor Patricia Biermayr-Jenzano shares her research on the effects of obesity in Latin America in a new paper (in Spanish) for the International Food Policy Research Institute. There is concrete evidence of the existence of a significant gender gap, with women being affected in a higher and…