MIT in Latin America 2020-2021 Summary Report

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MISSION STATEMENT MSLAO ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS

As I write this letter, I am pleased to say that I am currently flying north to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to welcome a cohort of students from Latin America. They will be spending the next two weeks at MIT Sloan to have the physical immersion experience that we have all eagerly awaited. The past two years have been tumultuous, marked by disruption and uncertainty. The new ways in which students learned and businesses operated proved challenging for the MIT Sloan Latin America Office (MSLAO). Having faculty and researchers from MIT travel to Latin America and alumni, academics, and business leaders come to campus was no longer viable. The MSLAO quickly reinvented the model or, more specifically, the method by which interactions and the sharing of knowledge were delivered. The Office continued to carry out its mission and connect the Institute with the region and vice versa. Led by our dedicated Faculty Director, Advisory Council, and Global Programs staff, we found new ways to engage the public and bring people together, expanding our activities and audience.

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LAST TWO YEARS: OVERVIEW

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KNOWLEDGE CREATION

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MSLAO SEED FUNDS

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EVENTS & WEBINARS

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The MSLAO demonstrated that the foundations of the Office and international education are strong. Learnings from the global crisis will be used to help strengthen our growing network and build a more dynamic and flexible future.

MEDIA & HIGHLIGHTS

With much hope and excitement for the year to come,

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LOOKING AHEAD

Lee Ullmann Senior Director


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the MIT Sloan Latin America Office (MSLAO) is to develop and nurture meaningful relationships that will advance research, education, and collaborative activities throughout Latin America. On behalf of MIT Sloan and the Institute, the MSLAO works to support the creation and transfer of knowledge and the advancement of management education and practices in the region. To fulfill the mission of the MSLAO, the Senior Director, under the guidance of the Faculty Director, the Assistant Dean of MIT Sloan Global Programs, and the Advisory Council, develops regional programming; promotes mutually beneficial collaborations with regional leaders; stewards existing relationships; creates new bonds with universities, companies, and government agencies throughout the region; and is responsible for the financial and administrative oversight of the Office.

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Piero Solari Chairperson Executive Director, Megeve Investments

José De Gregorio Dean, Facultad de Economía y Negocios, Universidad de Chile

We are honored to have the support of the MSLAO Advisory Council, which has grown in membership and diversity in recent years.

Juan Pablo Armas Vice Chairperson Director and Business Strategy Consultant

Marcelo Larraguibel Partner, Virtus Partners

Gabriella Antici Partner and CIO, Ace Gestão Global Ltda. David Capodilupo Assistant Dean, MIT Sloan Global Programs Vittorio Corbo President, Vittorio Corbo & Associates

Roberto Murchison General Manager, Grupo Murchison

Hans Lin Head of Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Luis Llanos Founder, Westgate Energy Andrónico Luksic Chairman, Quiñenco S.A.

Clarisa Estol Director, Biomakers S.A.

Elisa Mofarrej Vice President and Board Member, Cia Mofarrej de Empreendimentos

Rodolfo Henrique Fischer CEO, Associação Anna Laura

Carlos Muñoz Director, Clínica Ensenada

Adriana Noreña Vice President, Google Spanish Speaking Latin America Gustavo Pierini Founder and Director, Gradus Management Consultants Roberto Rigobon Faculty Director and Professor, MIT Sloan Mauricio Salgar Managing Director, Advent International Jeff Swiryn Advisor to the Chairman, Quiñenco S.A. Italo Zunino Chairman and CEO, Virutas de Maderas S.A.

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LAST TWO YEARS Over the last two years, the MSLAO, with support from MIT Sloan’s Global Programs, endeavored to keep our expansive network engaged in our mission to share knowledge and research in Latin America despite the challenge of being physically distanced from alumni, partners, students, and our audience in the region. The Office supported and organized dozens of virtual events with the most relevant thought leaders from across MIT Sloan, MIT, and Latin America. Topics ranged from economics to healthcare policy, election statistics to sustainability, and cyber security to cancer research.

60+ NEARLY

VIRTUAL EVENTS IN 2020 AND 2021

180,000

EVENT PARTICIPANTS FROM

75+

EVENT PARTICIPANTS FROM ALL

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PARTICIPANTS WORLDWIDE

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CONTINENTS

FACULTY AND RESEARCHERS INVOLVED FROM ACROSS MIT & MIT SLOAN

$200,000+

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COUNTRIES

INVESTED IN REGIONAL RESEARCH


KNOWLEDGE CREATION

The MSLAO encourages and supports research, teaching, and knowledge-sharing opportunities in Latin America for MIT and MIT Sloan faculty and researchers. The Office is expanding the Institute’s reputation as a thought leader by facilitating research collaborations with scholars based in academic institutions across the region. The MSLAO focuses on projects that can be replicated in order to create impact in more than one country. Over the last two years, the Office funded projects in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Peru.

100K LATAM

Táchira Project The MSLAO, in conjunction with MIT Bootcamps, assisted in the Táchira Project’s Synergy Entrepreneurship Program, a training program focused on entrepreneurship, innovation, and the orange economy. The program was designed for entrepreneurs with an initial early-stage idea located in the Venezuelan Andes region. A total of 185 Venezuelan ventures were pre-incubated in the first virtual component. Of these, 60 ventures were introduced to the bootcamp-style incubation process.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The 100k LATAM, in collaboration with the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA), is one of the MSLAO’s largest and most important regional events. The entrepreneurship competition, now in its fourth year, continues to expand across Latin America. In 2020 and 2021, the competition was conducted almost entirely online. The only exception was the finale which took place in Buenos Aires. The competition has grown in number of projects (+1,900 startups), participating countries (+16), and expert interest (+800 applications for judges). The winners in the three categories, Launch, Accelerate, and Pitch have hailed from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru. We look forward to another year of exciting startups and ideas from across the region.


PARTNER PROGRAMS

Universidad de Chile Data Analytics Certificate Program The joint Universidad de Chile and MIT Sloan Data Analytics Certificate Program continued with its second and third student cohorts. In January 2022, both cohorts came to MIT for a two-week period to learn from a variety of MIT and MIT Sloan faculty. The topics included finance, operations research, and urban mobility, to name a few. Since the majority of classes in Santiago, Chile, were taught virtually, it was wonderful to welcome the students to campus and expose them to the MIT ecosystem. Universidad de Chile Data Analytics Certificate graduates at MIT Sloan

Universidad del Pacífico Data Analytics and Business Innovation Program

Universidad del Pacífico campus in Lima, Peru

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In 2021, MIT Sloan Global Programs signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Universidad del Pacífico creating MIT Sloan’s first partnership with a university in Peru. Universidad del Pacífico’s Executive MBA program will provide additional education to managers in Peru and the Andean region with a Data Analytics and Business Innovation Certificate designed in partnership with MIT Sloan. Better trained managers are vital to the Peruvian economy, accelerating growth and promoting shared prosperity for all sectors. The program will start in the third quarter of 2022, and MIT faculty will travel to Peru in 2023.


In April of 2020, the MSLAO facilitated the transportation and delivery of two emergency ventilators to the Chilean Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation. The prototypes were designed and fabricated in record time by a team of scientists from MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering (Alex Slocum and Nevan Hanumara). The e-vents provide a safe, inexpensive mechanical ventilator option that can be manufactured locally and quickly.

MIT-designed emergency ventilator prototype

Science Diplomacy Workshop In the summer of 2021, the MSLAO hosted a one-week virtual Science Diplomacy Workshop in conjunction with the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile and the Chilean Embassy in Washington, D.C. The workshop provided information as well as useful tools for navigating science and technology-based innovation through a public policy lens in both Chile and the United States. The sessions were led by experts from both countries, including faculty from MIT. This event brought together scientists, diplomats, academics, and members of the public sector from five Western Hemisphere countries.

Chilean Ambassador to the U.S., Alfonso Silva Navarro, who participated in the Science Diplomacy Workshop

Aprendo Creando

Teacher and students experimenting with new tools

Aprendo Creando (Learning by Making) is a teacher training program for educators who want to create a Maker culture in their schools. This program is a collaboration between the MIT Edgerton Center and the Fundación Mustakis in Chile. In this style of education, teachers coach their students to experiment, to move past failure, to think creatively and critically, and to take charge of their own learning. Staff from the MIT Edgerton Center developed the curriculum and taught the program remotely throughout 2021. Across Chile, 21 teachers in eight schools completed the program. Thanks to a donation from Sodimac, each school received starter tools for a makerspace, such as 3D printers, vinyl/craft cutters, and shop tools. They also received training to use all the exciting tools.

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PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Emergency-Ventilators (E-Vents)


MSLAO SEED FUNDS 2 0 2 0

In 2020, the MSLAO received a record number of applications for seed funding. The following six projects from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Peru were awarded seed funds from the MSLAO for research starting in 2021:

1 Mercedes Balcells-Camps

2 Moshe Ben-Akiva

3 Natalie Artzi

Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)

PROJECT “Study to measure, monitor and manage major anxiety and depression disorders in chronic disease with mobile remote measurement technology in a minority-focused population”

PROJECT “Microdata of emotions for the analysis of public transport systems”

PROJECT “Accessible point-ofcare device for early detection and monitoring of cancer”

COUNTRY Chile

COUNTRY Mexico

COUNTRY Brazil

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David Rand

Alex Slocum

John Fernandez

PROJECT “Fighting Online COVID-19

PROJECT “Small Modular Device for Invasive Sargassum Cleanup in the Caribbean”

Chemical Engineering

MIT Sloan

Misinformation in Latin America” COUNTRY Argentina, Brazil, and

Mexico

MIT Mechanical Engineering

COUNTRY Dominican Republic and the Caribbean

MIT Urban Studies and Planning

Bradley Olsen

PROJECT “An Amazonian Institute of Technology to Promote Conservation and Sustainable Development” COUNTRY Brazil, Colombia, and Peru

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2 0 2 1

The following six projects from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru were awarded seed funds from the MSLAO for research starting in 2022:

1 Joseph Doyle

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Nevan Hanumara

MIT Sloan

MIT Mechanical Engineering

PROJECT “Legal Aid in Child Welfare: Evidence from an Experimental Design of ‘Mi Abogado’”

PROJECT “Emerging Market Health Tech Innovation Workshop”

COUNTRY Chile

COUNTRY Peru

Isabella Loaiza Mohsen Bahrami Alex “Sandy” Pentland MIT Media Lab

PROJECT “Estimating Informal Income and Purchase Patterns in Colombia” COUNTRY Colombia

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Esteban Moro

Scott Odell

PROJECT “Unequal socio-economic

PROJECT

MIT Sociotechnical Systems Research Center

MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative “Climate change and min-

impact and recovery of COVID19 in Mexico”

ing in Chile: Hydrosocial relations over desalination and glaciers”

COUNTRY Mexico

COUNTRY Chile

Ben Ross Schneider

MIT Political Science

PROJECT REPAL (RED DE ECONOMIA POLITICA DE AMERICA LATINA) Conference 2022 COUNTRY Argentina

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EVENTS & WEBINARS 2020 6 APR

“Welfare Costs of Catastrophes: Lost Consumption and Lost Lives” Robert Pindyck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb49bheRxgo

20 APR

“La economia de COVID-19” | Part 1 of 4 webinars in “Conversaciones sobre COVID-19” Roberto Rigobon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj1KXd-Uq6w

22 APR

“¿Qué deben hacer los países emergentes?” | Part 2 of 4 webinars in “Conversaciones sobre COVID-19” Roberto Rigobon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIqKZEm8oz4

27 APR

¿Cuáles son las alternativas para la recuperación de la normalidad? | Part 3 of 4 webinars in “Conversaciones sobre COVID-19” Roberto Rigobon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jAT9BnIwjA

29 APR

“Cómo COVID-19 va a cambiar intercambio internacional” | Part 4 of 4 webinars in “Conversaciones sobre COVID-19” Roberto Rigobon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEO5R-YROHA

14 MAY

“Innovating for Sustainability” Jason Jay and Adriana Quirós https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UkijKpeThw

15 MAY

“El colapso del precio del petróleo y sus consecuencias para América Latina” | Part 1 of 2 webinars in “Conversaciones COVID-LATAM” Roberto Rigobon and Francisco Monaldi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zE2aL_tK6g

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22 MAY

“El choque COVID-19 y la respuesta del gobierno en América Latina” | Part 2 of 2 webinars in “Conversaciones COVID-LATAM” Roberto Rigobon and Ricardo Villasmil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvD1w52ViVo

26 MAY

“What Every Manager Should Know About Cybersecurity” Stuart Madnick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCqaF-HM3BQ

29 MAY

“COVID: Consecuencias macroeconomicas en Costa Rica” Roberto Rigobon and Laura Alfaro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_H_iiC1k7s&t=87s

4 JUN

“LATAM: Las secuelas de la crisis del COVID” Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, Carmen Reinhart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6LPWmlmsXI&t=1569s

12 JUN

“Los países andinos después de covid: situation fiscal, coyuntura social y crecimiento económico” Roberto Rigobon and Osmel Manzano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFK_0HM_nm8

16 JUN

“Liderando en Tiempos de Disrupción” Otto Scharmer https://tv.emol.com/detail/20200615120458574/charla-liderando-en-tiempos-de-disrupcion-de-otto-scharmer

18 JUN

“Admitted MBAs Networking Webinar” Rod Garcia, Lee Ullmann, MIT LATAM Club Presidents 18 JUN

“México, del bajo crecimiento a la pandemia: Lecciones para la region” Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, Santiago Levy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_BMO7D3pls


19 JUN

“Public policy issues for the adoption of artificial intelligence in Latin America and the world” Roberto Rigobon and Luis Videgaray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oakRPLrv6ek

19–21 JUN

“Latin America vs COVID-19 Hackathon” https://covid19challenge.mit.edu

30 JUN

“Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing Electricity, the Linchpin of the Energy Transition” Néstor Sepúlveda with World Energy Council Chile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8v2TNokox8

2 JUL

“The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty” Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, Daron Acemoglu

30 JUL

“The Fiscal Side of Covid” Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, Olivier Blanchard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAQKJNxmlMo

11 AUG

“Entrepreneurship in Challenging Times: Antifragility and Resilience in LATAM” Lee Ullmann , Bill Aulet, Travis Hunter, Dina Sherif, Fernanda de Velsasco, André Bernardes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KFrKESy0EQ

13 AUG

“Vaccine Nationalism and the Future of Trade” Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, Chad Bown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfRYwnWfP3o

19 AUG

“What goes into deciding whether to welcome back students?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TILftfz_V_w

Ezra Zuckerman Sivan

13 JUL

20 AUG

“Innovating without Hangups” Luis Perez-Breva https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GTYmF0zn9E&t=4s

15 JUL

“Covid: Una visión macroeconómica” Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, Iván Werning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjd94ZP06qo

23 JUL

“Transportation systems future trends” David Keith with Inter-American Development Bank 29 JUL

“Battling the Pandemic with Data and Learning”

“Cambio Global” Lee Ullmann with Mustakis Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYxM0UFm_Fc&feature=youtu.be

3 SEP

“Economics for the Common Good after Covid” Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, Jean Tirole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40dSjWhWDII

9 SEP

“Productividad: una oportunidad para Latinoamérica” Gustavo Pierini and Marcelo Larraguibel https://mit.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1bbsIBn-QwSm_JjbxcVgzQ

Leo Celi with Instituto para el Desarrollo Empresarial de la Argentina

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17 SEP

“América Latina y la persistencia de la desigualdad” Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, Nora Lustig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLC4BHwyhig

17 SEP

“En-ROADS Climate Workshop en Español” Lee Ullmann and Eduardo Fracassi 21/23 SEP

“Seu negócio online. Aprenda com quem sabe!” Shari Loessberg, Luis Perez-Breva , MIT & MIT Sloan Club of Brazil 29 SEP

“COVID and Political Misinformation on Social Media” David Rand with Instituto Chileno de Administración Racional de Empresas 2 OCT

“The Third Pillar and the Covid Crisis”

28 OCT

“VC in Turbulent Times: Lessons and Perspectives” Shari Loessberg, Moises Swirski, Alicia Chong Rodriguez, Hernán Fernández, Allen Taylor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRn9sEUxOBw

29 OCT

“Perspectivas de la economía mundial” Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, Gita Gopinath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59So7k4btjQ

12 NOV

“Cierre Premio Actitud 2020” Nevan Hanumara with Everis Chile 26 NOV

“19 Covid Lessons and a Social Contract for Resilience” Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, Markus Brunnermeier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pKRSZ-b-R8

18 DEC

“Future of Work”

Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, Raghuram Rajan

Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, David Autor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-SCqCI6550

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrMKhZcINqQ&t=1s

10 OCT

“Innovación Tecnológica como Moto de Cambio: Miradas Colaborativas” Aditi Gupta with Everis Chile 14 OCT

“Making Better Decisions for the Energy Transition” Bob Armstrong with World Energy Council Chile https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9-pTj0tClo

14 OCT

“Qué país queremos ser” Otto Scharmer with Instituto para el Desarrollo Empresarial de la Argentina 15 OCT

“Good Economics for Hard-er Times: A conversation for Latin America”

2021 7 JAN

“El mundo que viene: Desafíos para las organizaciones” Roberto Rigobon and Nicolas Majluf 11 MAR

“Sustainability and the Caribbean: A Solution to Sargassum Seaweed Invasions” Alex Slocum, Andrés Bisonó León, Luke Gray https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCGirsePDcc

29 MAR

“The New Developments in Artificial Intelligence Applied to the Healthcare Industry”

Esther Duflo, Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio

Rosalind Picard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b57ltOA7PUQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZT3J02ZxZ0

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27 APR

“The U.S. Presidential Election: Some Statistics and Thoughts”

12–16 JUL

“Science Diplomacy in Chile & the United States” Workshop

Arnold Barnett

Lee Ullmann , John Sterman, William Bonvillian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koHJuLIaYPY&list=PLA9TxMQrZvELJ4I2FjCFkyYa3XEr009kv

29 JUL

13 MAY

“Understanding the interface of vascular and mental health: from nano and microscale to tissues, organs and patients” Mercedes Balcells-Camps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDcl4iq211k&list=PLA9TxMQrZvELJ4I2FjCFkyYa3XEr009kv

18 MAY

“Innovar como una práctica para sobrevivir a la incertidumbre, a las malas ideas y al estar equivocado” | Talk 1 of 3 sessions in CIO Academy Latin America Program Luis Perez-Breva 26/27 MAY

“Biodiversity and cities: urban perspectives for a biodiverse world” John Fernandez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0RjvBAHrZA

2 JUN

“Beautiful Patterns: Teaching Students Computational Thinking” Abel Sanchez https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPk1NJ1ZKfY

24 JUN

“Data & AI Summit 2021” Lee Ullmann and Miguel Paredes 24 JUN

“Leading from the middle” panel Experiencia IDEA Management 2021 Leigh Hafrey with Instituto para el Desarrollo Empresarial de la Argentina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41DoFNveMhc

6 JUL

“Synergy Bootcamp” Roberto Rigobon with Táchira Program

“LATAM 2050 por DBOX Radio” Lee Ullmann with Universidad del Desarrollo 18 AUG

“Digital Transformation, what services will be left standing” | Talk 2 of 3 sessions in CIO Academy Latin America Program Abel Sanchez 30 SEP

“Perspectivas político económicas de América Latina” Roberto Rigobon, José De Gregorio, Laura Alfaro, Moisés Naim https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8roSVUXuIMg&list=PLA9TxMQrZvELJ4I2FjCFkyYa3XEr009kv

19 OCT

“Understanding and Reducing Misinformation Online: Learnings for LATAM” David Rand https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA9TxMQrZvELJ4I2FjCFkyYa3XEr009kv

9 NOV

“Early Cancer Detection and Monitoring: Developing Accessible & Accurate Diagnostics for LATAM” Natalie Artzi 18 NOV

“Organizational behavior and the importance of merit: How managers understand and apply merit at work” | Talk 3 of 3 sessions in CIO Academy Latin America Program Emilio Castilla 24 NOV

“Finale 100K LATAM” Andrew McAfee with Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires https://100klatam.org/

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2020/21 MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS Hold

TOP FIVE COUNTRIES FOR PRESS MENTIONS IN LATIN AMERICA

365 469 121 124

BRAZIL

ARGENTINA

Media coverage for MIT and MIT Sloan in Latin America has continued to grow year over year in the region. Mentions include a diverse range of faculty and research topics.

TOTAL CLIPS 2020 : 1019 2021 : 1181

MEXICO

53 64

346 287

COLOMBIA

52 122

CHILE

News Headline Highlights COLOMBIA | 1.28.2020

MEXICO | 6.13.2020

ARGENTINA | 9.19.2020

3 emprendimientos colombianos seleccionados para trabajar con el G-Lab del MIT

Invita el MIT a CONALEP NL al hackatón virtual Challenge: Latin America vs COVID-19

Todo lo que hay que saber de “100K LATAM”, el concurso del ITBA y MIT para emprendedores

BRAZIL | 12.31.2020

CHILE | 5.24.2021

Nova geração de líderes precisa ter espírito de fundadores, diz professor do MIT

Daron Acemoglu: “Construir la confianza social al redactar la Constitución sería el éxito más espectacular para Chile”

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Media exposure in the region has expanded due to the efforts of Paul Denning, Jennifer Burgos, and Joe Higgins from MIT Sloan’s Office of Communications.


LOOKING AHEAD We are simultaneously optimistic and realistic about the challenges that lie ahead for the region. Latin America was the developing region most affected by the pandemic — and will be slow to recover. The MSLAO is well-positioned to help address some of the most critical issues with the support of MIT and MIT Sloan faculty research and problem solving. The Office aims to expand and develop programming that can be delivered in more than one country in order to create broad and lasting impact.

“It’s in our DNA to take on difficult problems. Instead of running away from them, our faculty, students, and staff tend to run toward them. The pandemic created enormous challenges in Latin America, such as weak fiscal conditions, debilitated social conditions, and an even more polarized political system. This is where MIT can help. The MSLAO and MIT alumni are the conduits to find solutions. It’s time to use our ‘minds and hands’ and start working for our region.” ROBERTO RIGOBON MSLAO Faculty Director

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“Reflecting on the accomplishments of the MIT Sloan Latin America Office over the last two years makes me look forward with optimism. There are many things that we can, and will, accomplish together in areas such as sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth in the region.” KATHY HAWKES Associate Dean, MIT Sloan

Roberto Rigobon Faculty Director and Professor David Capodilupo Assistant Dean

Lee Ullmann Senior Director Jacqueline Taylor Associate Director

Latin America Office MIT Sloan School of Management San Sebastian 2909, oficina 4 Las Condes, Santiago, Chile