APEC Summit Highlights with Heine

Amb. Jorge Heine

Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Interim Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, was featured in a special edition of “The Heat,” providing extensive coverage during the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting.

The 30th APEC Economic Leaders Meeting, which took place November 11 – 17, 2023, brought together leaders from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies, including Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden.

The meeting holds significant importance as it marks the first time the two leaders have met since November of the previous year. Professor Heine participated in a panel discussion alongside distinguished experts, sharing insights on the potential impact of the talks between President Xi Jinping and President Biden. The discussions ranged from trade relations to the broader cooperation between China and the United States.

As the APEC Summit unfolded in San Francisco, the world closely watched how these two influential leaders navigate bilateral discussions, with hopes for positive outcomes that could contribute to the stability and collaboration between the two largest economies. The APEC meetings also included a major gathering of CEOs and business leaders, providing a platform for discussions on economic cooperation, resilience, sustainability, and innovation.

Professor Heine’s expertise and contribution to the panel underscore the Pardee School’s commitment to fostering a deeper understanding of global affairs.  The interview can be watched here.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007), and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his faculty profile.