Reaching Across the Pacific: Latin America and Asia in the New Century

June 20, 2013 // 8:45am1:00pm
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An installment of the Latin American Program's Reports on the Americas series based on scholarship presented at this seminar is now available:


8:45 a.m.:  Welcome and Introduction
Cynthia Arnson, Director, Latin American Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
8:55 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.:  Keynote Address:
The Honorable Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank (Keynote)
9:35 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.  Panel I:   Setting the Scene
Richard Feinberg, University of California, San Diego, “Latin American—Asian Trade Flows: No Turning Back
ModeratorJorge Heine, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfred Laurier University, Canada
10:10 a.m. –11:35 a.m.  Panel II:  Reaching Out to Asia—Is it All About Primary Commodities?
Marcos Robledo, Diego Portales University, “Chile and the Promise of FTAs with Asia
Cynthia Sanborn, Universidad del Pacífico, “Peru’s Economic Boom and the Asian Connection
Gonzalo Paz, George Washington University, “Argentina's Growing Links with Asia”
Discussant:   Ariel Armony, University of Miami
11:35 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.  Panel III:   Reaching out to Asia—The Challenges of Diversification
Adriana Abdenur, BRICS Policy Center, Rio de Janeiro, “Brazil's Trade with Asia: Key Drivers and Challenges Ahead
Mauricio Reina, Fedesarrollo, “Colombia and Asia:Trying to Catch Up
Enrique Dussel, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, “Mexico and the Asian Challenge, 2000-2012
Discussant:  Louis Goodman, American University

Special thanks to the Vidanta Foundation for their support in making this event possible.


***Please do not site the draft papers found below. Instead, find a final sersion of these publications in the report Reaching Across the Pacific: Latin America and Asia in the New Centry (Wilson Center, 2014).***

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
Event Speakers List: 
  • President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Richard Feinberg // Former Public Policy Scholar
    Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego
  • Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy, Universidad Diego Portales
  • Universidad del Pacífico
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