Interntional Course


International Course on Latin America and the Caribbean: Institutions and Processes Facing world challenges

The Course:

This International Course is an Executive Seminar aimed at executive training and internationalization and cooperation in the Global South, between the South American University Institute -IUSUR- of Uruguay and several Universities, Institutes and Academic Centers of Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Europe. The International Course aims to enable students, professors, researchers and managers from the Global South to get a better understanding of institutions and processes that take place in the current geographical, cultural and political area of the Latin America and the Caribbean Community of Nations - CELAC, in the context of global challenges brought by globalization. The participants shall fulfill a study visit to Montevideo and Buenos Aires (and / or Porto Alegre), over a period of fifteen days. This visit will have as it main activity the participation in the International Course on Institutions and Processes in Latin America and the Caribbean.     The course was designed as a Global South approach to reflect about Latin America and the Caribbean as a region, their integration processes, their culture, their global challenges, their political institutions, their insertion in the global order, and their synergies with other regional processes, such as the Americans, Europeans, Africans and Asians.

Objectives of the International Course

  1. Offer participants the opportunity to discuss theoretical and policy perspectives on the global challenges of the emerging world

  2. Understand the political, institutional, economic, social and international structure of Latin America in recent decades.

  3. To know the processes of regional and interregional integration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  4. Interact with some academic and institutional elites within CELAC, in two or three MERCOSUR countries.

Oriented to:

  • University graduates, postgraduate students, teachers and researchers.

  • Managers of intitutions linked with social and economic development processes. Civil servants and private managers.

  • Members of the Third Sector, Business men , Entrepreneurs, Labour union activists and Journalists.

Organization of the Course and languages.

The course is taught in Spanish, Portuguese, English and French, depending on the specific need of a given group of participants.

A series of extracurricular and support activities are planned, including visits to the headquarters of national, regional and international organizations based in Montevideo.

The curricular activities will take place in the mornings, in a very intense regime, while complementary activities shall take place in afternoon hours.

Length of the program: 12 days of eight hours per day: 96 hours (6 credits), 60 hours of programmed activity (4 credits).

Total academic load, 150 hours, 10 credits.


Unit 1. State, politics, political parties and institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Unit 2. Regional and global economy and development processes in LAC.

Unit 3. Regional and interregional integration processes - from LAFTA to CELAC -1960-2015.

Unit 4. Higher education, innovation and internationalization

Unit 5. Latin American culture - from the baroque to the 21st century

12 days = 120 h


The Seminar methodology requires active participation of the students, integrating their own expositions and those of the teachers as well as lectures and debates in the classroom, based on learning materials of the Course.

During the weekend, a trip will be made to one of the important cities of the region (Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, or Porto Alegre, capital of the State of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil) thus giving continuity to the study visit.


Evaluation and learning assesment 


The final evaluation concept results of attributing 30% to the attendance of at least than 75% of the classes; 40% to participation during the course; 30% to a final integrator job.


The faculty staff of the course is composed by prestigious Latin American and Caribbean teachers, researchers and decision makers, the most of them well known researchers, holding PhD degrees and/or relevant positions at Government, International Organizations, Business and Society.


Dr. Enrique Martínez Larrechea -

Celular phone: +(598) 99- 627 964

Dra. Marialva Moog Pinto –

Celular phone: +(5551) 995553055

NEXT START – July 2017