Experts discuss the tools, techniques, and implications of China and Russia's rapidly accelerating efforts in the region. ... Play Video
Jessica Ludwig, Research and Conferences Officer, International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy
Frank O. Mora, Director, Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University
Christopher Walker, Vice President for Studies and Analysis, National Endowment for Democracy
Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)
Why is sharp power a more accurate descriptor of Chinese and Russian engagment in Latin America? How does the nature of each country's influence in the region differ? Experts discuss the implications of each country's motivations and methods of engagement in the region, from social media to foreign direct investment.
The business community is preparing policy proposals, from investment to infrastructure, to present to the G20 in Argentina. ... Play Video
Carolina Castro, Executive Sherpa, B20 Argentina
Fernando Landa, Policy Sherpa, B20 Argentina
As Argentina prepares to assume the G20 presidency in 2018, the businnes community, known as the B20, is readying a set of concrete policy proposals to present before next year's meeting, from energy to cybersecurity and more. In a presentation at AS/COA on October 18, Carolina Castro and Fernando Landa outlined the goals of the business forum and ways for more companies and members to get involved in discussions, and get past "the skepticism of this just being another forum," said Landa.