The Annenberg-Dreier Commission at Sunnylands and the Americas Society/Council of the Americas present a special symposium to celebrate the publication of the Spring 2013 issue of Americas Quarterly: Latin America Goes Global: Implications for U.S.
Brazil aspires to become a global player; Mexico and Pacific Rim countries—along with the U.S.—are looking to build a pan-Pacific trade bloc; relations between the ALBA countries and countries such as Iran are challenging the norms developed by Western powers after World War II; and Latin American companies have become global private sector leaders. How do we understand these shifting, complex developments and their impact on relations within the hemisphere, on multilateral institutions and decision making, and on the broader world system?
Join policymakers and scholars to discuss the new trade and investment relations and their impact on diplomacy, the effect of these changes on the weight and reform of multilateral institutions and political blocs, and how the U.S. should respond.
The half-day symposium will be held at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles and examine shifting economic and diplomatic dynamics between Latin America and the rest of world and the implications for U.S. policy toward the region and globally.