Center for Latin American Studies 
UM's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) 


Wednesday April 18, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

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Newman Alumni Center 
University of Miami
6200 San Amaro Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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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.

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

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)