The Hoover Institution hosted a public panel discussion "Latin America In An Emerging World" on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST.

Foreign policy starts in the neighborhood. Mexico, Central America, and South America are at the tail-end of decades of rapid workforce growth, a period during which migration was central to their relationships with the United States. The panel will address how a tighter labor supply, alongside new means of production, will affect the economic development of our southern neighbors. It will also consider whether the public transparency offered by new forms of communications can improve governance, and with it, growth. What can domestic governments across the region—and the United States—do to help take advantage of these emerging transformational opportunities while avoiding potential pitfalls?

Moderated by Pedro Aspe, Former Secretary of Finance of Mexico

Expected Panelists:

  • Richard Aitkenhead, former minister of economics and minister of public finance of Guatemala
  • Silvia Giorguli, president of El Colegio de México
  • Claudia Masferrer León, assistant professor and coordinator of the Seminar on Migration, Inequality and Public Policy at El Colegio de México
  • Ernesto Silva, distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and former president of the Unión Demócrata Independiente (UDI) party in Chile
  • Ben Sywulka, founder of and former director of the Private Competitiveness Council of Guatemala

This event is open to the general public and part of a series led by George P. Shultz whose intention is to learn from our changing world, to map our governance options in response, and to help structure a variety of efforts going forward. 

To find out more about this lecture series, click here.


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