Brazil and Latin America

Nardone Family Seminar Series

Made possible by a gift from David R. Nardone, this seminar series brings scholars and practitioners to Northeastern University to share insights on emerging markets.

Turning Around a Family Business in Brazil

Michael Ceitlin, chairman and CEO of Mundial S/A, shared lessons learned from his experience taking over his family's business, leading the company's turnaround, and operating in Brazil's business landscape.

Human Resource Management Practices and Innovation among Colombian Firms

Pedro Mendi, Professor at Universidad de Navarra, discussed his paper that takes a closer look at the way firms combine human resources from different departments by analyzing firm-level data obtained from a series of innovation surveys conducted in Colombia by DANE.

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Consumer Citizens: Credit, Crisis, and the Emerging Middle Classes in Mexico, 1970s-2000s

Louise E. Walker, Professor of History at Northeastern University, presented her research on the political and economic programs, and discuss the history of Mexico's emerging middle classes. This seminar was based on the book she co-authored “Latin America's Middle Class.”

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra

Innovating for the Middle of the Pyramid in Emerging Countries

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, Professor of International Business and Strategy at Northeastern University, and Miguel A. Montoya, Tenure Professor at Tecnológico de Monterrey, discussed their recent co-authored book “Innovating for the Middle of the Pyramid in Emerging Countries.”

BRASA Summit

The Center for Emerging Markets co-sponsored the student-organized BRASA Summit on October 11-12, 2019, the largest undergraduate student conference in the world. An entrepreneurial team of Northeastern University students – Daniel Sneyers, Eric Halpern, Amanda Coelho, and Cristiano Sgarbi – won the competition to host the 2019 BRASA conference, which explored the future of the economy, politics, and technology in Brazil. There were over 500 Brazilian students in attendance.  Read more.

Symposium: Thriving in Volatile Emerging Markets

The Center for Emerging Markets hosted experts from a range of academic and professional sectors during its seventh annual Center for Emerging Mar­kets Symposium, for a discussion on effective strategies in the face of market volatility in emerging economies. Read more.

Comments on Latin America

Lourdes Casanova, Director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Cornell University

Report from Brazil

Albert Carvalho, former President of Procter & Gamble, Brazil and CEM's Advisory Board member