Gallagher in BBC on China’s Energy Investments in S. America


Kevin Gallagher, Professor of Global Development Policy and Director of the Global Development Policy Center at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently interviewed for an article on China’s investments in the energy sector in South America. 

Gallagher was quoted in a March 26, 2018 article in BBC Mundo entitled “Why China Makes Huge Investments In the Electricity Sector In South America And What Are the Benefits (And The Risks) For The Region.

From the translated text of the article:

“Chinese companies are diversifying into infrastructure in general and energy in particular,” says Kevin Gallagher, director of the Center for Global Development Policy at Boston University and an expert on China-Latin America relations to BBC World.

“Chinese companies in the energy sector are at the forefront ,” said Gallagher, “it is not clear that (…) they have incorporated the necessary environmental and social risk management systems.”

Gallagher served on the U.S. Department of State’s Investment Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and the International Investment Division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.  He has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at the Paul Nitze School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico; Tsinghua University in China; and the Center for State and Society in Argentina. You can follow him on Twitter @KevinPGallagher.