UCL Institute of the Americas


The International Political Economy of Chinese-Latin American Relations

11 January 2023, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

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This panel discussion will examine how political economy, political ecology, trade relations, and global finance are changing Chinese-Latin American relations. After opening statements and conversation, the panellists will invite questions and discussion from the audience. 

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About the Speakers

Professor Carol Wise

Professor of Political Science and International Relations at School of International Relations at the University of Southern California

Professor Wise specializes in international political economy and development, with an emphasis on Latin America and Pacific Asia. She has written widely on trade integration, exchange rate crises, institutional reform, and the political economy of market restructuring in the region. Wise just completed a book-length project---Dragonomics: How Latin America is Maximizing (or Missing Out) on China's International Development Strategy (Yale University Press, 2020)---which analyses the rapid and remarkable ties that have developed between China and Latin America since the 1990s.

Professor Kevin P. Gallagher

Director of the Boston University Global Development Policy Center | Interim Dean of the Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies | Professor of Global Development Policy-Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University

Gallagher serves as co-chair on the T20 Indonesia Task Force on International Finance and Economic Recovery to the G20, the Chair’s Council of the United States Export Import Bank on China Competition and as the international chair of the ‘Greening the BRI Task Force’ of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). He is also a member of the Task Force on Climate, Development and the International Monetary Fund. He is the author or co-author of seven books, with his latest being ‘The Case for New Bretton Woods‘ with Richard Kozul-Wright.

Professor Gustavo Oliveira

Assistant Professor at Clark University

Oliveira is a human-environment geographer whose research focuses on Chinese finance and investment in Brazilian agribusiness and infrastructure. He also studies critical geopolitics and the global political ecology of soy, pesticides, biofuels, land struggles, agroecology and food sovereignty, and environmental governance. A member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s Science Panel for the Amazon, Oliveira is also co-principal investigator of a USDA-funded project on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on U.S. food supply chains. His current book project is Brazil, China, and the Global Land Grab

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