Armony presents at Yale University conference on China in Latin America

How is China’s growing presence in Latin America affecting U.S.-Latin American relations? Does the future hold more divisions, with Mexico and Central America and their economies more compatible with the U.S. versus South America and the Southern Cone economies more compatible with China? What determines anti-Chinese attitudes across Latin America? And how are changing political scenarios in Brazil, Argentina, and other countries impacting economic influence and public perception of China and the U.S. in specific regions?

Dr. Ariel Armony, the University of Pittsburgh’s vice provost for global affairs, discussed these and other topics as a key panelist in a Yale University conference this week, China, Latin America and Cuba: A View from the Past to the Future. Armony presented “How China’s National Ambitions Landed in Latin America and What This Means for the U.S.” in a panel at the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies (CLAIS) event.

Armony is a renowned scholar on the role of China in Latin America. His publications include, Building Development for a New Era: China’s
Infrastructure Projects in Latin America and the Caribbean
 co-authored with Enrique Dussel Peters and Shoujun Cui.

Armony presented at the opening panel with Cui of Renmin University and Adrian Hearn of the University of Melbourne.

Armony leads Pitt’s University Center for International Studies and serves as professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in addition to serving as vice provost for global affairs. Before arriving at Pitt, Armony led the University of Miami’s Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas. He has been a Fulbright scholar, Rockefeller Foundation scholar, and residential fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Yale’s MacMillan Center hosted the CLAIS conference on the university’s campus on September 26, 2019.