Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Nora Lustig meets with Jury for Premio Vidanta to discuss the Fundación Vidanta Award

September 18th, 2013

Nora Lustig, Professor of Latin American Economics at Tulane University and CIPR Senior Research Associate, met with the Jury for Premio Vidanta in Rivieria Maya, Mexico on September 6th in order to choose institutions that deserve awards for the year 2013. The jury consisted of Carmelo Angulo (Ambassador of Spain in Mexico), Rebeca Grynspan (Associate Administrator at UNDP), Jose Luis Machinea (former head of Central Bank in Argentina and former Executive General of UNECLAC), Luis Mayra (former Chilean Ambassador to Mexico), Billie Miller (former Prime Minister of Barbados), and Julio Sanguinetti (former President of Uruguay).

The award was created with the objective of recognizing and supporting outstanding work, individual or collective, done in Latin America and the Caribbean, to reduce poverty and inequality and combat discrimination. It also works to disseminate these efforts and share best practices; influence decision-making about public policy; build awareness and mobilize public opinion about key themes related to poverty, inequality, and discrimination in Latin America and the Caribbean; and encourage philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.

For more information about this organization and the award, please refer to the Fundación Vidanta website here.