Providing a unique opportunity for renowned academics and researchers to discuss the future relations between the Chinese and Latin American regions, the University of Chicago will host its first China & Latin America Forum on Friday, May 19th at International House.

At this critical juncture in history, with changing American and Chinese policies towards Latin America, top experts in the economic and foreign policy fields come together to explore two issues including the interwoven future of the Chinese and Latine American economies as well as the politics of China in the Latin American region in the Xi era.


Registration & Breakfast

Welcome Speeches

Panel A – The Interwoven Future of the Chinese & Latin American Economies

-Dr. Carol Wise, professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, author of Dragonomics: The Rise of China in Latin America

-Dr. Lourdes Casanova, senior lecturer of management and the academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute at the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University

Moderated by Dr. Dain Borges, Faculty Director for Master of Arts Programs at the University of Chicago's Division of Social Sciences

Coffee Break

Panel B – The Politics of China in the Latin American Region – Xi’s “New Era”

-Ted Piccone J.D., senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy and Latin America Initiative in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings Institute

-Dr. Stephen B. Kaplan, assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University

-Dr. Benjamin Creutzfeldt, resident postdoctoral fellow on Sino-Latin American-U.S. Affairs with the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute at John Hopkins University.

Moderated by Dr. Xiaoyu Pu, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Nevada, Reno, focusing on Chinese foreign relations.

Ending Remarks

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This event is sponsored by The Organization of Latin American Students, The Center for East Asian Studies, The Center for Latin American Studies, The Chinese Undergraduate Student Association, The Graduate Council, The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Government, The Asian Policy Forum at The Harris School, and The International House Global Voices Program.