Latin America 2060: Development

Throughout its history, Latin America has produced vigorous ideas, but many of its emerging social [...]and cultural movements are not yet well structured. To that end, Boston University’s Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future paired up with the Latin American Studies program to analyze what social, economic, political, and cultural patterns are most likely to emerge in Latin America over the next 50 years.

The task force convened over two days in November 2010, with the first panel focusing on development issues. Ann Helwege, a BU professor of international relations, examined the rapid development of Latin America, while Kevin Gallagher, also a BU professor of international relations, spoke about what ramifications China’s rise for economic development has in Latin America. Ramon Espinasa, a Georgetown professor of economics and consultant for the InterAmerican Development Bank, looked at development issues from an energy perspective, and Dylon Robbins, a BU assistant professor of Spanish, observed ways in which cultural narratives frame development in Latin America.

Hosted by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, in conjunction with the BU Latin American Studies program, on November 18, 2010.

Tags: pardee center, future, ann helwege, latin america, kevin gallagher, ramon espinasa, dylon robbins

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