Margaret Myers is one of Global American’s 2018 New Generation of Public Intellectuals


More than a decade ago, before China’s growing influence in the Western Hemisphere was widely recognized, Margaret Myers began to study Sino-Latin American relations. Today, as the director of the Latin America and the World Program at the Inter-American Dialogue, she is one of the leading experts in Chinese-Latin American relations in the hemisphere.

Upon assuming her current position in 2011, Myers established the Dialogue’s China and Latin America Working Group, which convenes experts on China’s growing presence in Latin America and the Caribbean, and developed the China-Latin America Finance Database, the only publicly available source of empirical data on Chinese state lending to Latin America, in cooperation with Boston University’s Global Economic Governance Initiative (GEGI).

Myers is also a published author whose work has been featured in the Economist, Financial Times, and the New York Times.

Nominated as one of Global Americans’ 2018 New Generation of Public Intellectuals, our team had a chance to speak to Myers, learn about her career path and experience in the think tank community, her current projects and her view on the future of Latin American dynamics with China and the United States.