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CLAI to Welcome Mexican Students Into Minerva Program



CLAI Director James Ferrer Jr. and graduates from the spring 2009 Minerva program.


GWSB’s Center for Latin American Issues (CLAI) will open its flagship Minerva training program to students from Mexico starting in the spring 2011 semester.

Thanks to a $90,000 grant from Mexico’s leading bank, BBVA Bancomer, an initial group of government officials and civil servants from Mexico will be able to participate in the semester-long program, which teaches participants the theory, principles and management of a modern national market economy.

The Minerva program, originally designed for Brazilian civil servants, has served more than 400 participants during its 16 years in operation. Today, its graduates can be found at the most senior levels of federal government ministries in Brazil and in a number of Brazilian state and municipal governments. Because of the significant contribution that Minerva graduates have made to develop Brazil, CLAI decided to open the program to public sector officials from other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

CLAI Director James Ferrer Jr. and Ray Marin, CLAI associate director, in early July met with Mexican leaders from government, business and academia. They hope to develop long-term partnerships with Mexican universities and other institutions to work together on CLAI programs. The collaboration would include professional development certificate programs for business and government managers and academic forums on public policy issues.

Posted by gwsb on July 28, 2010 | Filed under: GWSB News.

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