Johns Hopkins SAIS to host "Latin America and the Asian Giants: Evolving Ties with China and India" on Nov. 16, 2016


"Latin America and the Asian Giants: Evolving Ties with China and India," will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). The panel discussion is around the book, Latin America and the Asian Giants, edited by Johns Hopkins SAIS faculty Dr. Riordan Roett and Dr. Guadalupe Paz.


Latin America’s pivot to Asia now includes growing political and economic relations, not only with China, but also with India. In the years since China adopted a "going global" strategy to promote its overseas investment, expand export markets, and gain much-needed access to natural resources, Sino-Latin American relations have both deepened and broadened at an unexpectedly rapid pace.

In recent years, relations have become far more nuanced and multifaceted than ever before.  India, a relatively new player, has slowly strengthened its ties with Latin America. As one of Asia’s largest markets, it offers parallels to the Chinese case. Will Indo-Latin American ties follow a similar path? To what extent these changing dynamics will redefine Latin America’s relations with India is a question of increasing relevance for policymakers.  The panel will assess critical policy areas driving the relationship between these two Asian giants and Latin America.

Dr. Francisco González
Senior Associate Professor of Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Dr. Mauricio Mesquita Moreira
Principal Economic Advisor of Integration and Trade Sector at Inter-American Development Bank

Dr. R. Evan Ellis

Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute

Dr. Robert Devlin
Professorial Lecturer of Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS


Dr. Riordan Roett
Professor and Director of Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Time and Date

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney-Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036


The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can send RSVPs with their name and media outlet to

Media Contacts 
John McGeoch (for agenda inquiries)
Program Coordinator
Latin American Studies Program

Stacy A. Anderson (for logistic inquiries)
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
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