LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Innovation cooperation to advance digital and sustainable development in Latin America”
November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
About the presentation: Latin American countries are quite far from the technology frontier, and they may not be aware of the extent to which they lag. Evidence shows that technology development, adoption, and use, is a key driver of long-term growth through its positive impact on productivity, jobs, and economic resilience. It is essential that Latin American countries make an effort to participate in the new technological cycle, to bridging the technological divide, and not be, once again, left behind. Without this effort to develop innovations, absorb and diffuse technology, it will be practically impossible to sustain growth, reduce poverty and social inequalities and open a cycle of prosperity.
About the presenter: Tinker Visiting Professor of Sociology, Glauco Arbix, is Full Professor of Sociology at the University of São Paulo (USP), head of Humanities area of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and coordinator of the Observatory for Innovation, at the Institute of Advanced Studies (USP). He was former president of the Brazilian Agency for Innovation (FINEP, 2011-2015) and of the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA, 2003-2006). At the Brazilian Government, he was general coordinator of the Strategic Unit (2003-2006, an advisory board to the President of the Republic). Member of the United Nations Development Program’s International Advisory Group (2006-2009), and of the Brazilian National Council of Science and Technology (2007-2010). He was Tinker Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, visiting scholar at the MIT (2010, U.S.), research fellow at Columbia University (2009, U.S.), at the UC-Berkeley (2007, U.S.), and at The London School of Economics (2002).
Please note that while this lecture will be given live, in person in 206 Ingraham Hall, you have the option of viewing it remotely via Zoom. Please pre-register to attend via Zoom HERE.