The Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America and the World program, in cooperation with Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue, invites applications for this year’s China and Latin America Young Scholars Program. The Program aims to engage Latin American and Chinese students and young professionals in high-level discussion on the China-Latin America relationship, and to encourage collaborative thinking on a variety of timely policy issues.


Young Scholars should be available to attend a high-level meeting on US-China-Latin America relations in Mexico City, Mexico on November 2, 2017. Transport and accommodation for this meeting will be provided by the Inter-American Dialogue and IPD.

Young Scholars will serve as rapporteurs during four meeting sessions, on topics ranging from China-Mexico relations to Asia-Pacific trade. Following the meeting, Young Scholars will produce reports on meeting findings, including content from the participant discussions, as well as independent research on meeting themes. The reports will be consolidated and published by the Inter-American Dialogue.


Young Scholars Program applicants should:

  • Be 35 years old or younger
  • Have professional proficiency in two languages: English, and either Spanish, Portuguese, or Chinese
  • Be actively pursuing or have a graduate or professional degree in political science, economics, international relations, or another field relevant to China studies, Latin American studies, or Sino-Latin American relations
  • Possess a proven record of scholarly research and publications

How to Apply

Eligible candidates should submit their CV/resume, two (2) letters of recommendation, and an academic writing sample to by September 10, 2017. All materials should be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Short-listed candidates will be contacted to arrange a phone interview.