Latin American Program | Wilson Center

Innovation in Emerging Markets


Wednesday, November 30, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Innovation is sweeping the globe at breakneck speed, and emerging markets are where tremendous growth and opportunity reside for the present and the future. This discussion will delve into the forces and drivers that shape innovation in emerging markets and explore the private sector roles and public policies that make for successful outcomes.


Jerry Haar*
Public Policy Fellow, Latin American Program
Professor of Business, Florida International University

Ricardo Ernst*
Professor of Operations and Global Logistics, Georgetown University

*Haar and Ernst are co-editors of Innovation in Emerging Markets (Palgrave, 2016).


Alexis Bonnell
Chief of Applied Innovation & Acceleration, USAID Global Development Lab

Stephen Ezell
Vice President of Global Innovation Policy, The Information Technology & Innovation Fund

Susana García-Robles
Venture Capital Team Leader, Advisor on Innovation and Strategy, Multilateral Investment Fund, Inter-American Development Bank


Cynthia J. Arnson
Director, Latin American Program

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