Visit of Lawrence Pratt, INCAE Business School in Costa Rica
- Released on Feb 03, 2010
Dr. Lawrence Pratt, Director of the Latin American Center for Competitiveness and Sustainable Development at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica visited Texas A&M University on February 2, 2010. INCAE is the leading business school in Latin American and will be a key partner in the region. It was founded in 1964 by Harvard Business School and USAID. The purpose of Dr. Pratt’s visit was to meet with several departments at Texas A&M to discuss potential collaboration with INCAE and other institutions throughout the region. He met with Dr. Julian Gaspar, Director, Center for International Business Studies, to discuss partnering on a grant for an International Business Center. In addition, he met with Drs. Richard Woodward, David Matarrita Cascante, and Tazim Jamal from the College of Agriculture to discuss a potential symposium on climate change to be held at the Soltis Center for Research and Education. He met with Drs. Rick Giardino, Ron Kaiser and Martyn Gunn to discuss a possible water management research program in Central America that would emphasize the critical water situation in El Salvador. Dr. Roger Norton of the Latin American Programs Office, who has worked closely with Dr. Pratt in the past, accompanied him in his discussions here.