Brandeis International Business School

The Latin America Initiative: Building Global Partnerships

The Latin America Initiative at Brandeis IBS seeks to be part of efforts to build alliances in the region across business, academia and government.

About the Institute

Members of the Brandeis and Brandeis IBS Latino community hosting the Latin Table at the Global Bazaar.

Members of the Brandeis and Brandeis IBS Latino community hosting the Latin Table at the Global Bazaar.

Brandeis IBS Hassenfeld Immersion Fellows traveled to the Panama Canal in the summer of 2017.

Brandeis IBS Hassenfeld Immersion Fellows traveled to the Panama Canal in the summer of 2017.

Students showcase elements of Latin American culture at the school's annual Global Gala, a celebration of international diversity and collaboration.

Students showcase elements of Latin American culture at the school's annual Global Gala, a celebration of international diversity and collaboration.

The Latin America Initiative focuses on increasing awareness of the region's economy, business opportunities and cultural significance and building partnerships with leading universities and corporations in the region. It strengthens the on-campus Latin American community and paves the way for professional opportunities for students and alumni alike. The Initiative also aims to sustain those overseas connections through continued involvement and donations from alumni.

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Get Involved

We encourage our community to support the Latin America Initiative and the future of our students' global education. You can direct your financial contributions to the Latin America Initiative Fund through the Brandeis IBS secure online giving page.

There are also many other ways to contribute to the Latin America Initiative, including:

Spread the News About Brandeis IBS

Our Latin American students often wish to share news about their school with their communities back home.

Connecting Our Communities

Alumni are eager to connect with other graduates in the region.

Build Ties With Our School

Employers with offices in Latin America may want to pursue a partnership with Brandeis IBS.

Regional Expertise, Research and Events

The Latin America Initiative familiarizes students with Latin American current affairs and economic issues through:

  • Fostering the global connections of Brandeis IBS’s faculty
  • Bringing high-profile speakers from Latin America to share their experiences and perspectives with our students
  • Organizing on-campus cultural celebrations for students

Through these efforts, we provide our students with a first-hand interaction with Latin America that reflects Brandeis IBS's vision of global exposure.

Faculty Spotlight: Aldo Musacchio

Professor Aldo Musacchio is an Associate Professor, Director of the MA program and the Director of the Brazil Initiative at Brandeis IBS. His teaching examines the challenges and opportunities afforded to firms in emerging and frontier markets. His research focuses on the internationalization strategies of state-owned enterprises and the innovation behavior of large multinationals with government financial support.

In his book, Reinventing State Capitalism: Leviathan in Business, Brazil and Beyond (Harvard Press, 2014), he and his coauthor Sergio G. Lazzarini study the corporate governance reforms of state-owned enterprises around the world, and look into the pitfalls of such reforms. Professor Musacchio consults for multilateral agencies such as the OECD and Interamerican Development Bank. Before joining the faculty at Brandeis IBS, he taught at Harvard Business School as part of the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit (BGIE).

In 2012, he won the Manuel Esponosa Yglesias Prize for his research on foreign banks in Mexico (together with Stephen Haber). In 2007, he was selected as one of the "30 most promising professionals in their thirties" by Mexican business magazine Expansion. During his spare time, Musacchio is a member of the board of trustees of LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas.