China’s Role in a Changing Latin America


The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to invite you to join us on November 14 from 9:00am to 10:30am for an in-depth discussion of the numerous political and economic forces that that will underpin Chinese engagement with the Latin American and the Caribbean region in the coming years. Chinese companies and officials have closely monitored political and economic developments in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela, many of which have already affected bilateral engagement in important ways. How will China adapt to Latin America’s evolving political landscape? Which economic sectors, clusters, and sub-regions will be of interest to Chinese actors in the coming years? How will China’s own political and economic environment affect future engagement? 

Carol Wise, Professor of at the University of Southern California, Benjamin Creutzfeldt, Resident Postdoctoral Fellow for China-Latin America-U.S. Affairs at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, and Evan Ellis, Professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, will examine China’s evolving relationship with the Latin American and Caribbean region. Our panelists are all contributors to The Political Economy of China-Latin America Relations in the New Millennium: Brave New World, a new volume co-edited by Margaret Myers of the Inter-American Dialogue and Carol Wise.

The event will be held in English.


  • Carol Wise, Professor, University of Southern California
  • Benjamin Creutzfeldt, Resident Postdoctoral Fellow for China-Latin America-U.S. Affairs. Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute
  • Evan Ellis, Professor of Latin American Studies, U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute


  • Margaret Myers, Director of the Latin America and the World program, Inter-American Dialogue