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Latin America and Caribbean Centre

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Latin America and Caribbean Centre
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)207 955 6770

Email LACC@lse.ac.uk


Opened in January 2016 to serve as a focal point for the LSE’s research and public engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, the Centre builds upon the School’s long and important relationship with the region. 


The Latin America and Caribbean Centre will welcome Juan Pablo Newman Aguilar, CFO to PEMEX, March 23 2017

Mr Newman will present a talk entitled 'Reforming the Mexican oil sector' on March 23, 2017. Mr Newman has been Chief Financial Officer of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) since January 2016. Previously, Mr Newman served as CFO in Nacional Financier, and as deputy director of Risk Management of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit in Mexico. Mr Newman is an LSE alumnus, and holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics and a master's in Operational Research. The event will take place at the Wolfson Theatre in the LSE New Academic Building and will be chaired by LACC Director, Professor Gareth A Jones. 

To register, please visit the event page here.




LSE-Stanford Conference on Long Range Development in Latin America,  May 11-12 2017

The Latin America and Caribbean Centre, with the support of the LSE Annual Fund, and led by Jean-Paul Faguet  and Alberto Diaz-Cayeros will co-sponsor the first LSE-Stanford conference on Long Range Development in Latin America at Stanford University in May 2017.  The multi-disciplinary conference will probe into the institutional, political and economic drivers of long-run development patterns in Latin America and beyond. This conference will mark the start of a series of annual conferences, including the 2018 conference at the LSE and the 2019 at Universidad de los Andes in Bogota.


The Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) supports the research of faculty from nearly every department across the School whose research is principally focussed on or relevant to the region.

Research expertise covers themes on which Latin America and the Caribbean has been at the forefront of the social sciences and humanities such as democratisation, citizenship and human rights, decentralisation and governance, violence, inequality and inclusionary initiatives for women, indigenous groups and youth.

LSE research offers distinctive insights to state-building, nationalism and economic policy during the nineteenth century, and to the understanding of revolutionary movements, authoritarianism and Cold War geopolitics during the twentieth. Faculty have provided leading-edge research on economic liberalisation, innovation and property rights, fiscal reform, new financial instruments, risk assessments and regulation, as well as drug policies, urban planning and design, and the effects of climate change.

More information about LACC here.