Hispano-American Leaders Seminar 2020


Program Description

Place of Delivery: Fisher Colloquium, 4th floor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington DC

Georgetown University Latin America Leadership Program (LALP)

The Latin American Leadership Program (LALP) is aimed at training new generations of leaders from across the region who work in the public, private and civil society organizations.

Through its programs in Latin America and Washington, DC the LALP creates deeper links between the region and the mission of the university to form and serve the common good. The LALP works closely with the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and with professors and programs throughout the university in fulfilling its mission.

Georgetown University is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience in which the next generation of citizens is prepared to lead and improve our planet. We are a community of students, teachers, alumni and professionals of great experience and we want to apply our knowledge, research and service to the challenges that the real world addresses.

Established in 1789, Georgetown is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the country and is based in Washington DC, a city where the most important events of international politics and trade converge. While much has changed in 200 years, we still have the mission of preparing and educating leaders, whether for companies, governments or nonprofit organizations.

Hispanic American College (HAC)

HAC is an international firm of public affairs, international relations and university training. Our clients are business, political and institutional from the United States, Europe and Latin America. Founded in 2015 in the United States, our firm has its own offices in New York, Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Murcia and Buenos Aires where we offer strategic consulting services, corporate events, university training and political relations with the administration.


Hispanic American Leadership Seminar


LALP and HAC have developed the Hispanic-American Leadership Seminar 2020, a one-day seminar, which will take place at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington DC on April 27, 2020 . This program has the following objectives:

  • Explore the challenges and opportunities to do business between the United States and Spain.
  • Understand the practical complexities of what globalization is and how it affects the business environment, regardless of its economic, political or social situation.
  • Explain how the regulations and geopolitical forces that shape global business environments and create opportunities in the context of global business.
  • Understand how innovation acts as a constant source of improvement in our society.
  • Promote leadership skills, personal development and the creation of networks of high value contacts.

Program Design and Development

The program has been designed by LALP and HAC so that it is relevant and effective for the target audience. It includes lectures from professors at Georgetown University, as well as presentations by leaders and experts from Washington DC and discussions with personalities of maximum interest from various sectors.

This seminar is part of the Hispanic-American Washington Summit 2020, an event organized by HAC and that will include other activities managed exclusively by this organization, such as networking sessions and guided visits to emblematic buildings and institutions in Washington.


Topics covered in the program include (subject to change):

  • Doing business in the United States
  • Commercial relations between the United States, Spain and Latin America.
  • Globalization, competitiveness and governance
  • Innovation
  • Circular Economy and Climate Change
  • Non-commercial forces and strategies
  • Leadership


The benefits of the program include:

  • Assistance to scheduled seminars
  • Welcome bag with detailed session information
  • Lunch and breaks
  • Networking
  • Seminar Attendance Certificate

Guest Experts

  • Ricardo Ernst. He is the Baratta Chair in Global Business and co-director of the Global Logistics Research program at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
  • Brooks Holtom. Professor and Senior Associate Dean at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
  • Gonzalo Garcia Executive, entrepreneur and Spanish entrepreneur who has led for more than 17 years multiple internationalization projects of companies from different sectors.
  • Kathleen Kennedy Eldest daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ether Kennedy. Kathleen is also the first granddaughter of Rose Kennedy and Joseph P. Kennedy and niece of President JFK.
  • Jesus M. Linares. Doctor in Quantum Physics from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), fellow of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC).
  • Michael Lopez Joy. Michael López-Alegría has more than thirty-five years of experience in the fields of aviation and space with the US Navy, NASA and the private sector.
  • Ray Cazorla Businessman, philanthropist and advisor to various governments. Founder and CEO of Hispanic-American College, Founder of the New York Summit, Founder and President of the Inspiring Committed Leaders Foundation.
  • Javier Rupérez. He has been Ambassador of Spain to the United States, NATO and the CSCE. He has been Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Director of the Counter-Terrorist Committee of the Security Council.
  • Teresa Valcarce Social activist and lobbyist, Spanish and American citizen who was decorated in 2017 with the order of the Spanish Civil Merit Order.
Last updated December 2019

About the School

HAC Leadership & Management es una firma internacional de asuntos públicos, relaciones internacionales y formación ejecutiva. Nuestros clientes son del ámbito empresarial, político e institucional ... Read More

HAC Leadership & Management es una firma internacional de asuntos públicos, relaciones internacionales y formación ejecutiva. Nuestros clientes son del ámbito empresarial, político e institucional provenientes de Estados Unidos de América, Europa y América Latina. Fundada en el 2015 en Estados Unidos, Nuestra firma tiene sede principal en la ciudad de Nueva York y oficinas en Madrid, Buenos Aires y Washington D.C donde ofrecemos servicios de consultoría estratégica, eventos corporativos, formación ejecutiva y relaciones políticas con la administración. Read less
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