Festival Gala en Teatro del Lago

The Teatro del Lago will host their Festival Gala this coming November 2-5 in Frutillar, Chile.  G50 member and president of Fundacion Teatro de Lago, Nicola Schiess, invites you to this weekend full of incredible arts and culture events and performances.  To attend or for more information please email Teatro del Lago. You don't want to miss out on this exclusive and awe-inspiring festival. 

Concurrent Sessions Opening Soon

The G50 Annual Meeting is just two months away. Even though the registration period has closed, stay tuned for instructions to register for your concurrent sessions. And our full program will be published one month prior to the meeting. We look forward to sharing it with you!  

Open English Junior

Open English, the main online language school in Latin America, just announced the launch of Open English Junior, a new platform to teach English to kids ages 8-14. "Helping kids learn with a methodology like Open English Junior is an investment in their future. For Open English, this is a new way of democratizing access to high-quality education without letting go of the human element," said CEO, Andrés Moreno.

The New Dictators

Referendums, elections, legislative projects... they are all terms that we associate with democracy. But we are now seeing a worrying tendency: the democratic tools are being transformed in tools for concentrating power and limiting civilians' freedom.  Andrea Kendall-Taylor reveals why personalism is booming and how this threatens democracy at at global level. 

Efecto Naím, 31 July 2017

Organized Crime: Latin America's Plague

Latin America is the world's most deadly region. Eight of the ten most violent countries are Latin American. And even though the region only represents 8% of the world population, 37% of homicides occur in the region. Steven Dudley, the co-founder and co-director of InSight Crime, a journalistic organization dedicated to the investigation of organized crime in Latin America, speaks to Moisés Naím about this plague. 

Efecto Naím, 24 July 2017

Everybody Lies

We lie to pollsters, to our family members, to Facebook...but not to Google. Discover the surprises that our searches in that white box of the Internet can reveal.  

Efecto Naím, 17 July 2017

Exporting Retirees

They don't move from poor countries to rich ones. They don't look for better jobs. And they don't send remittances. The foreigners that retire in Latin America break all stereotypes about immigrants. 

Efecto Naím, 10 July 2017

¿Es inevitable una guerra entre EEUU y China?

The history of the past 500 years shows a striking trend: whenever a nation has risen to compete with the dominant power, the result has most often been war. 

El País, 8 July 2017

The fight to save the world's most successful political idea

Western democracy became the world's most successful political idea. But this ideal is under threat today. Moisés Naím talks to Bill Emmott, former editor in chief of The Economist and author of a new book, The Fate of the West, which argues that the fight is not yet lost. 

Efecto Naím, 3 July 2017

Moisés Naím and Jaime Bayly

Jaime Bayly is irreverent and irresistible. His humor, his intelligence, and his total contempt for privacy (of others...and his own) have transformed him in one of the most famous and controversial people of Latin America. In this unfiltered conversation with Moisés Naím, he talks about his career, the mistakes he has made and his difficult relationship with the people he loves the most.   

Efecto Naím, 26 June 2017

The World Poverty Clock

Every second, one person escapes poverty. 
Homi Kharas,  this week's guest, wants everyone to understand the battle against extreme poverty...and what countries are losing. For this reason, he created the world poverty clock.

Efecto Naím, 19 June 2017. 

Cinco Ideas que Trump Mató

Trump ended the idea that corruption and nepotism at the highest level of government only flourished in dictatorships.

El País, 17 June 2017

The Flip Side of Euro-Atlantic Integration

Javier Solana, former Secretary-General of NATO, warns of the fragility of the EU. "The looming British exit from the EU has reminded us of something fundamental that had been hidden until now: the EU’s tendency to expand is not irreversible, and the EU’s continued existence as a political entity cannot, and should not, be taken for granted." Read his full article here

Britain en Marche?

Bill Emmott, former editor-in-chief of The Economist writes about the importance of remaking the established British political parties. "We live in a politically turbulent age. Parties barely a year old have recently swept to power in France and in the huge metropolitan area of Tokyo. A party less than five years old is leading opinion polls in Italy. A political neophyte is sitting in the White House, to the profound discomfort of establishment Republicans and Democrats. So where will the political earth shake next? The answer could be – indeed, should be – the United Kingdom." Read his full column here.

A New Europe Defense Industry

Dr. Christian Mölling, deputy director of the German Council on Foreign Relations writes about the impact that a new fighter aircraft will have on Europe's defense industry. "Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel took the Franco-German defense partnership to a new level with their announcement on July 13 to jointly develop the next generation European fighter aircraft – the biggest armament project imaginable in Europe at the moment." Read his take here

In Favor of a Fuzzy Brexit

In a New York Times editorial, David Goodhart, founder of Prospect magazine and recent author of The Road to Somewhere, argues for a constructively ambiguous Brexit. "There is a sense of drift and stalemate about British politics today...But this stalemate between the country's two  dominant 'values' blocs may turn out to be benign. Britons excel at constructive ambiguity, or 'muddling through,' and a constructive ambiguous Brexit may be exactly what Britain and Europe need." Read the full article here

Stop denigrating the public intellectual

The famed Turkish novelist, Elif Shafak, warns against complacency and self-consciousness and urges western thinkers to speak out. "Intellectuals should be bold and loud and yes, offensive. It is high time to stop denigrating the term. At least out of respect for those people who pay a heavy price in other parts of the world just to be a public intellectual." Read her full article here

N26 to Provide Credit

N26, a digital only challenger bank, has expanded its range of consumer loans through a partnership with auxmoney, an online lender serving continental Europe. As with all other products of N26, customers can access credit with just a few clicks directly on the N26. "We see a strong trend towards platforms with multiple vendors. Through this partnership, we combine the advantages of a platform with excellent user experience," says Valentin Staff, founder and CEO of N26. Read more here

How Donald Trump Redefined the "West"

Author of the new book After EuropeIvan Krastev discusses his interpretation of President Trump's speech in Warsaw in July by comparing it to "an old joke from the Cold War era: Two trains pull into Warsaw's Central Station - the westbound Moscow-Paris express and the return train from Paris heading in the opposite direction. A Frenchman peers out of the eastbound train, looks at the city and thinks, 'My Lord, Moscow is every bit as gray as I expected!' A Russian on the westbound train takes a quick look around and exclaims, 'Ah, que c'est beau, Paris!'" Read his full article here