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Navigating the China-U.S. Divide: A Challenge for Latin America

AS/COA hosted a conversation on the evolving bilateral relationship and how it impacts Latin American countries.

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Overview

The growing divide between Washington and Beijing presents both challenges and opportunities for Latin America. How should the region’s companies, governments, and actors behave in an increasingly bipolar world? Top thinkers will explore the ramifications for trade, geopolitics, and business.

Panelists

  • Martha Bárcena, former Ambassador of Mexico to the United States @Martha_Barcena
  • Felipe Larraín, former Minister of Finance of Chile and Professor of Economics at Universidad Católica de Chile @felipelarrain
  • Luis Fernando Mejía, Executive Director, Fedesarrollo, Colombia @LuisFerMejia 
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President, Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @BrazilBrian (moderator)

The program will be livestreamed on this page at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, November 17. Registration is not required to watch.

You can also watch this event on Twitter and YouTube.

Event Information: Please contact Emilie Sweigart at esweigart@as-coa.org

Press Inquiries: Please contact mediarelations@as-coa.org

Speakers

Martha Bárcena
Former Ambassador of Mexico to the United States

Ambassador Martha Bárcena Coqui is the former Mexican ambassador to the United States, a position she held from December 2018 to February 2021. Bárcena joined the Mexican Foreign Service in 1979, and since then she has held different positions at the foreign ministry, including...

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Felipe Larraín
Former Minister of Finance of Chile and Professor of Economics at Universidad Católica de Chile

Felipe Larraín is currently a tenured professor at the Universidad Católica de Chile and a member of the executive board of the Center of Economic and Social Policies (CLAPES UC), which he directed between 2014 and 2018. He served as Chile's finance minister from 2010 to 2014...

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Luis Fernando Mejía
Executive Director, Fedesarrollo, Colombia

Luis Fernando Mejía is the executive director of Fedesarrollo, the Colombian think tank. He was the deputy minister and minister of planning of Colombia from 2014 to 2018. During his tenure, the Ministry of Planning led the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals...

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Brian Winter
Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly and Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author, analyst, and speaker, he has been living and breathing Latin American politics for the past 20 years. Winter spent a decade...

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