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Partners of the Americas invites you to explore the dynamic HEP 2018 program! 

Familiarize yourself with our esteemed keynote speakers, panelists, and moderators, and review our interactive conference format of over 50 sessions, workshops and trainings, as well as significant time and activities for networking and partnership building.  

Select your preferred language below to download the draft HEP 2018 Event Program.

English Program PDF
Spanish Program PDF
Our Keynote Speaker:

Adriana Gaviria Duque Executive Director, Fulbright Commission in Colombia

PhD. Public and Urban Policy. The New School University (USA) Master in Cooperation and Development. Universidad de Barcelona (Spain) B.S. Anthropology. Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) B.S. Economy. Universidad de los Andes (Colombia)

Adriana Gaviria Duque has been the Executive Director of the Fulbright Commission in Colombia since 2015, where she previously worked from 2012 to 2013. She is also part of the community of Fulbright Scholars, having received the J. William Fulbright Scholarship for her PhD. in Public and Urban Policy at The New School University in New York. She is the first Colombian Woman and Fulbright Scholar to hold the position of Executive Director of the Commission in Colombia.

Dr. Gaviria Duque has deep experience with Colombian government entities. She worked as Chief of the International Affairs and Cooperation Office of the Ministry of Culture (2013-2015) and held the same position at the Ministry of Education (2005-2008). She was also the Advisor to the General Consul of Colombia in New York in the areas of entrepreneurship and micro businesses (2010-2011).

Prior to that, Dr. Gaviria Duque worked with the private sector in micro-finance in her positions at ACCION USA in New York and the NGO “Un Sol Mon” from the “Banco Caixa Catalunya” in Spain.