Mariana Costa, CEO of Laboratoria, was selected as one of the “Future 50” project leaders by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Roberto Teixeira da Costa, president and founder of the Arbitrage Chamber of the São Paulo Market and founding chair of the Brazilian Securities Commission (CBM), has published an e-book titled O Brasil tem medo do mundo? Ou mundo tem medo do Brasil? or “Is Brazil afraid of the world? Or is the world afraid of Brazil?”
Nora Lustig, founding director of Tulane University’s Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQI), is leading a new project in CEQI titled “Measuring Fiscal Equity in the Post-Covid-19 World.” The project has been awarded almost $1.2 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Amna Nawaz from PBS NewsHour was promoted from senior national correspondent to chief correspondent, and she will also serve as the NewsHour’s White House correspondent.
Sylvia Escovar, former president and CEO of Organización Terpel S.A., was appointed as chairman of the Board of Directors for GeoPark, a leading independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and growth platforms in Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Ecuador.
Rebeca Grynspan will be appointed as the next secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) under UN Secretary General António Guterres.
Valeria Luiselli, Mexican award-winning author and professor at Bard College, won the €100,000 DUBLIN literary award for her novel, Lost Children Archive.
The Inter-American Dialogue mourns the loss of William Friend, who died in Reston, VA. He was 86.
Christiana Figueres, former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, will be receiving an honorary degree from Smith College in Massachusetts.
Julissa Reynoso, chief of staff for the First Lady and former US ambassador to Uruguay, will be the co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council in the Biden administration.
Dialogue members Susana Malcorra and Rebeca Grynspan are participating in a thought leadership series titled “Women’s Voices for an Equal Future.” The series is organized by the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and the Group of Women Leaders Voices for Change and Inclusion (GWL-Voices).
Rebeca Grynspan, secretary general of SEGIB, was appointed by the G-20 to the High Level Independent Panel (HLIP) on financing the global pandemic preparedness and response.
Roberta Jacobson, former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, will join the National Security Council under US President Joe Biden to oversee issues related to the US southern border.
Julissa Reynoso, partner at the law firm Winston & Strawn, is set to become the chief of staff for the future First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, when President-elect Joe Biden assumes office on January 20, 2021.
Luis Miguel Castilla, former minister of finance and economy of Peru, has published a new book titled “La oportunidad del siglo: Reformas económicas para un país más próspero y justo,” or “The opportunity of the century: Economic reforms for a more prosperous and just country.”