Dartmouth's Latin American Community Explores Innovation



President Sian Leah Beilock, several Dartmouth trustees, and senior administrators met with Latin American thought leaders in Peru last week to explore ways the university can expand its community and impact in the region.

Over three days of thought-provoking discussions in Lima, President Beilock spelled out her vision for a globally engaged Dartmouth, with a particular focus on advancing collaboration and driving innovation to address many of the world's most urgent challenges. Discussions probed several pressing topics, including how wide-impacting forces such as artificial intelligence will drive opportunities in Latin America, the potential for digital technology to improve mental health in the region, and of the role of human-centered design in developing more enduring and empathetic solutions.

"Latin America is a region in which promising Dartmouth partnerships and research are experiencing rapid growth," said President Beilock as she opened a series of panel discussions Saturday. "Today is both a celebration and an exploration of the capabilities of our community, and I can't wait to see where it will lead." Read more.