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China’s Internationalized Development Strategy: What this Means for Latin America

A joint conference sponsored by the USC Center for International Studies and The Young Initiative on the Global Economy at Occidental College.

August 28, 2017 10:00am to August 29, 2017 5:00pm
August 28, USC

1:30–3:30 Session I (Social Sciences Building, SOS B40)

Moderator: Clayton Dube

China’s Internationalized Development Strategy
     Shoujun Cui (Renmin University, Beijing)
     Benjamin Creutzfeldt (Johns Hopkins University)

The Politics (and Anti-Politics) of Chinese Agribusiness Investment
     Gustavo Oliveira (Swarthmore College)
     Xu Siyuan (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Is Chinese Infrastructure Investment Really the Next Big Thing?
     Leonardo Stanley (CEDES, Buenos Aires)
     Victoria Chonn Ching

3:30–3:45 Break

3:45–6:00 Session II (Social Sciences Building, SOS B40)

Moderator: Brett Sheehan

Latin America in China’s New Reform Era
     Margaret Myers (Inter-American Dialogue)
     Di Dongsheng (Renmin University, Beijing)

China’s Economic Relations with LAC: Soft Power, Hard Power, or Smart Power?
     Carol Wise (USC)
     Nicolás Albertoni (USC)

China’s ‘Strategic Partners’ in Latin America: Energy Politics
     Yanran Xu (Renmin University, Beijing)


August 29, Occidental College

10:00–12:00 Session III (Johnson Hall)

Moderator: Sanjeev Khagram

What Difference Do Diplomatic Relations Make? Chinese Development and Diplomacy Politics
     Monica DeHart (University of Puget Sound)

Sources of Development Bank Finance for Big Extractive Projects: Does it Matter? 
     Kevin Gallagher (Boston University)
     Rebecca Ray (U-Mass, Amherst)

Trump’s Jettisoning of the Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Might This Mean for ASEAN? 
     Sigfrido Burgos Cáceres (Independent Scholar)
     Sophal Ear (Occidental College)

12:00–1:30 Public Forum: Finessing the China Relationship in the Trump Age (McKinnon Global Forum)

Moderator: Sanjeev Khagram

Panelists: Shoujun Cui, Monica DeHart, Gustavo Oliveira, Leonardo Stanley

1:30–2:30 Lunch

2:30–5:00 Writers’ Workshop (Johnson Hall)

Discussion and planning for paper completion and publication as a special issue of a refereed journal.

Contact Information 

For more information on the sessions held at USC, contact cis@dornsife.usc. For the sessions held at Oxy, contact Chamnan Lim at: