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Find a series of conversations and online training programs recorded the home office of the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) a community equity building organization. Founded in 1979, NHI , a private, nonprofit organization has been devoted to designing learning experiences for high achieving, high ability youth who aspire to play community leadership roles in the future. With a member network of over 80,000 NHI Podcast network features content that explore individual NHI learning experiences and events but also conversations with alumni and community on a variety of themes. For more information visit www.nationalhispanicinstitute.org
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Jan 5, 2018

Julio Cotto, NHI Senior Vice President, and 1997 New Mexico LDZ alumnus, interviews Ernesto Nieto, NHI President and Founder, about his motivations and vision in starting the Institute. They also discuss the goals and learning impact of each experience from Great Debate, to the LDZ, to the CWS. They also highlight the unique lesson of each program and how they are relevant to today and the immediate future. Ernesto also gives highlights of what students and families can expect in 2018 including a snapshot of the alumni faculty. 

For more information on NHI, visit https://www.nationalhispanicinstitute.org 

Jan 2, 2018

After an intense 2017, Ernesto Nieto, NHI President and Founder, sits down with NHI Senior Vice President, Julio Cotto, to reflect on the tumultuous 2017 while looking forward to 2018. They take a close look at the state of the Latino community, particularly in the United States. They also look forward to continued challenges and looming opportunities in the new year. This episode was recorded at Esther's Hall at the National Hispanic Institute on Friday, December 29th, 2017.

May 9, 2017

Ernesto Nieto, NHI President and Founder, discusses new social trends and realities with Karla Martinez, NHI alumna and Director of Six Day Great Debates, and Julio Cotto, NHI alumnus and Senior Vice President. For more information, visit http://www.nationalhispanicinstitute.org

May 9, 2017

In this conversation from NHI's home office, the mock trial topic for the 2017 Great Debate is discussed. Julio Cotto, NHI alumnus and Senior Vice President, interviews Ernesto Nieto, NHI President and Founder. For more information on NHI, visit www.nationalhispanicinstitute.org

May 9, 2017

NHI President and Founder, Ernesto Nieto, and Julio Cotto, NHI alumnus and Senior Vice President discuss the Extemporaneous Speaking topic in preparation for the 2017 Great Debate sessions. For more information on NHI visit www.nationalhispanicinstitute.org

May 9, 2017

Ernesto Nieto, President and Founder of the National Hispanic Institute, and Julio Cotto, NHI alumnus and Senior Vice President discuss the Oratory topic for the 2017 NHI Great Debate sessions. For more information on NHI visit www.nationalhispanicinstitute.org.

May 9, 2017

Ernesto Nieto, President and Founder of the National Hispanic Institute, is joined by Julio Cotto, NHI Alumnus and Senior Vice President to discuss the 2017 Great Debate Topic for Cross Examination. 

May 9, 2017

At the home office in Maxwell, Texas, NHI President and Founder Ernesto Nieto, and alumnus and Senior Vice President Julio Cotto discuss the event of Extemporaneous Speaking. One of the events featured annually at NHI's Great Debate leadership experiences, the event of "Extemp" requires quick thinking. They discuss how to prepare for the competition. For more information on the National Hispanic Institute visit http://www.nationalhispanicinstitute.org

May 8, 2017

A brief conversation recorded at the home office of the National Hispanic Institute in Maxwell, Texas featuring President and Founder Ernesto Nieto and alumnus and Senior Vice President Julio Cotto. Throughout the talk, Ernesto and Julio explore the purpose, meaning, and structure of the mock trial competition as it is conducted at the NHI Great Debate learning experience in the summer. For more information on NHI, visit http://www.nationalhispanicinstitute.org

May 8, 2017

A brief conversation with NHI President and Founder Ernesto Nieto and Julio Cotto, NHI alumnus and Senior Vice President recorded at the home office in Maxwell, Texas. Throughout the brief talk, they explore the description and meaning of cross examination debate as of of the essential learning games of NHI's Great Debate learning experience. For more information on the 

May 5, 2017

A brief conversation with NHI President and Founder Ernesto Nieto and NHI alumnus and Senior Vice President Julio Cotto about the summer game of "Oratory". "Oratory" is a part of NHI's Great Debate learning experience, part of the annual summer leadership academy of programs that develop future community leaders. In this conversation Ernesto discusses the history of the event and its importance in the development of leaders. For more information on NHI visit www.nationalhispanicinstitute.org.

May 5, 2017

A brief conversation recorded at the home office of the National Hispanic Institute in Maxwell, Texas with President and Founder Ernesto Nieto and alumnus and Senior Vice President Julio Cotto. The conversation explores the background for this year's Great Debate theme and its importance as a tool for advancing student analysis and communications. The Great Debate is a summer learning experience of the National Hispanic Institute for college bound 9th graders focused on advancing the communications skills of future community leaders. More information can be found at http://www.nationalhispanicinstitute.org

Oct 27, 2016

National Hispanic Institute team members Julio Cotto and Karla Martinez interview NHI President and Founder Ernesto Nieto on the eve of his 76th birthday. In preparation for a celebration on the grounds of the Institute, Ernesto shares stories of getting the organization started while sharing his belief of the future leadership's biggest challenges and opportunities. He recounts stories of establishing this leadership organization driven and led by youth. This episode was recorded at the NHI home office in Maxwell, Texas October 5th, 2016.

Oct 5, 2016

In this conversation, Ernesto Nieto interview two members of the NHI staff regarding the influences on their college choice, the challenges of navigating the admissions process, the adjustment to college life, and advice they share to current high school students and families preparing for the next step. The conversation features Julio Cotto, NHI's LDZ director who is a graduate of Boston University and NHI Midwest initiatives lead Karla Martinez who is an alumna of the University of Chicago. This conversation was recorded in September 23rd, 2017 at the Schawe Mansion at the National Hispanic Institute in Maxwell, Texas.

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