CLAS: Center for Latin American Studies

Upcoming Events

  Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Asia and Latin America: Setting the Agenda
Discussing the new dynamics of the relationship between Asia and Latin America and setting a framework for studying the interaction between the regions in the coming decade.
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center, UM

Launching the Asia-Latin America Working Group at the University of Miami.

Registration required at:


This event is free and open to the public.

Morning Schedule

8:30-9:00 Check-in and coffee service

9:00-9:15 Welcome remarks

Session I: Asia and Latin America as Subject and Object of Globalization

Joseph S. Tulchin, Harvard University
Latin America, Asia, and Hemispheric Politics
Julia Strauss, University of London
Latin America and Asia: Globalization Trumps Power Politics
Osvaldo Rosales, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America, Asia Pacific, and the 21st Century Global Economy
Maria Herminia Tavares de Almeida, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Global Markets, Strategic Alliances, and the New Powerbrokers
Laura Gomez-Mera, University of Miami
Asia, Latin America, and Global Networks: A Perspective from Human Trafficking

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

Session II: Comparative Perspectives

Deborah Brautigam, American University
China, the Developing World, and the Global Aid Architecture
Enrique Dussel Peters, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Latin America, Mexico, and China: Economic Conditions and Challenges
Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute for International Economics
East Asia and Latin America: Comparative Approaches in Regional Integration
Hongbo Sun, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, P.R. China
Asia, Latin America, and Energy Policy: A View from China
Vladimir Rouvinski, Universidad Icesi, Colombia
Asia-Latin America Interactions from a Sub-National Perspective

Afternoon Schedule

12:30-1:45 Networking Luncheon

Session III: Empirical Research

Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente, University of Cambridge
Chinese Resource Extraction in Latin America
Johanna Andrea Parra, Universidad Icesi, Colombia
Goods and Traders in the General Sociology of Business
Matthew Ferchen, Tsinghua University, P.R. China
Informality in China and Latin America
Daniel Suman, University of Miami
China and Latin America: Environmental Perspectives
June Teufel Dreyer, University of Miami
Asia and Latin America: Military and Security Issues

3:15-3:30 Coffee Break

Session IV: Connecting Research Agendas and Defining a New Field of Inquiry

Ariel Armony, University of Miami
Cynthia Arnson, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

5:00 Adjourn

In partnership with:
- The Miami Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Supporting Sponsors:
- University of Miami School of Law
- University of Miami Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER)

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