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

June 20, 2013 // 8:45am1:00pm
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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
(Read Feinberg's paper here)

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
(Read Robledo's paper here)

Cynthia Sanborn, Universidad del Pacífico, “Peru’s Economic Boom and the Asian Connection
(Read Sanborn's paper here)

Gonzalo Paz, George Washington University, “Argentina's Growing Links with Asia”
(Read Paz's paper here)

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”  
(Read Abdenur's paper here)

Mauricio Reina, Fedesarrollo, “Colombia and Asia:Trying to Catch Up
(Read Reina's paper here)

Enrique Dussel, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, “Mexico and the Asian Challenge, 2000-2012
(Read Dussel's paper here)

Discussant:  Louis Goodman, American University

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


***Please note that all papers presented at this conference and provided on this page are in draft form, and should not be cited without written permission from the author.

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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