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

About the current state and future directions of the Asia-Latin America relations.

Date & Time

Jun. 20, 2013
8:45am – 1:00pm ET


5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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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 (Keynote9:35 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).***


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Latin America Program

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