Next Pardee House Seminar (Feb 29): China’s New Five Year Plan: Implications for Latin America

China's New Five Year PlanThe Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future will hold a Pardee House Seminar on Wednesday,  February 29, 2012 titled “China’s New Five Year Plan: Implications for Latin America”. The seminar will feature Margret Myers, (Director of China and Latin American program, Inter-American Dialogue), Dr. Edward Cunningham, (Department of Geography and Environment, BU ), and will be moderated by Pardee Faculty Fellow, Dr. Kevin Gallagher, (International Relations, BU). The session is co-sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Study of Asia (BUCSA) and BU’s Latin American Studies program.

Margret Myers is director of the China and Latin America program at the Inter-American Dialogue. She received a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and conducted her graduate work at The George Washington University and the Johns Hopkins University – Nanjing University Center for Chinese-American Studies. Prior to arriving at the Dialogue, she worked as a China analyst and a Latin America analyst  for the U.S. government, which required her to travel throughout Latin America and East Asia. She also previously served as a Spanish and Chinese teacher for Virginia Public Schools.

Edward Cunningham is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography and Environment at BU. He specializes in China’s Political Economy,  Energy policy & Governance, Comparative Business/Government Relations, and Industrial Competitiveness & the Environment. He is currently working to assess the impact of governance decentralization on the environmental sustainability and productivity of energy markets, particularly in China and Indonesia.

Kevin P. Gallagher is a Pardee Faculty Fellow and an Associate Professor at the department of International Relations at BU. Gallagher is the Faculty Coordinator for Boston University’s Global Development Policy Program and is a research associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. He is author of The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization (with Roberto Porzecanski).

The Seminar will be held at Pardee House, 67 Bay State Road, on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 (Lunch will be available from 11.30am, seminar starts at 12.00pm). Please RSVP to by Friday, February 24. Seating is limited to 30 participants.