China's Global Rise: Implications for the Americas
Launch of Americas Quarterly Winter 2012 Issue cohosted by the Americas Society and the Peterson Institute for International Economics
Christopher Sabatini, Americas Quarterly and Americas Society/Council of the Americas
Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty, President, McLarty Associates
Theodore H. Moran, Peterson Institute
Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute
Kimberly Ann Elliott, Center for Global Development
Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute
Inés Bustillo, United Nations ECLAC Washington Office
Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
February 15, 2012
The Americas Society and the Peterson Institute for International Economics cohosted the launch of the Winter 2012 issue of Americas Quarterly, "China's Global Rise: Implications for the Americas," on February 15, 2012. Christopher Sabatini, Americas Quarterly and Americas Society/Council of the Americas, introduced the event, followed by a keynote address by Thomas F. McLarty, III, President, McLarty Associates.
The event included a presentation of original Peterson Institute research on Chinese foreign direct investment in mining in Latin America and a panel discussion offering new perspectives on the China–Latin America relationship. Panel participants discussed the impact of China's economic rise on Latin American politics and US relations, how China's growing presence in Latin America affects US political and economic interests, and whether Chinese mining companies are complying with labor and environmental standards.