Professor Casanova named one of 50 Most Influential Intellectuals in Iberoamerica in 2015


Professor Casanova named one of 50 Most Influential Intellectuals in Iberoamerica in 2015inline-block

Professor Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the Emerging Markets Institute at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, was named one of the 50 Most Influential Intellectuals in Iberoamerica for the second year in a row by the online publication esglobal. In December of last year, she was selected for the list, which comprises outstanding intellectuals in their field of study, from the countries in the Americas that are former colonies of Spain and Portugal.

This year’s list was prepared for esglobal in association with the communications firm Llorente & Cuenca. It is one of the most diverse to date, includes two Nobel Prize winners and “continues to celebrate writers and journalists, but there are also people from the world of cinema, music, anthropology, fine arts, business and ecology.”

“My award recognizes the growing importance of Latin American economies and businesses,” said Professor Casanova. “It is again a true privilege to share the recognition with so many distinguished leaders whom I admire.”

Born in Spain and educated in the United States and Spain, Professor Casanova specializes in international business with a focus on Latin America and multinationals from emerging markets. She is co-author of: ‘The Political Economy of an Emerging Global Power: In Search of the Brazil Dream,’ 2014, coauthor of ‘Innovalatino, Fostering Innovation in Latin America,’ 2011 and author of ‘Global Latinas: Latin America’s emerging multinationals,’ 2009.

Esglobal was formerly the publisher of the magazine Foreign Policy en español and is edited by the Madrid-based think-tank FRIDE, the Foundation for International Relations and Foreign Dialogue. Those selected are experts in the fields of economics, history, literature, journalism, art, activism and sociology, from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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