5 Events

Miners walk near the Toromocho copper project of the Chinese company Chinalco in Morococha, Peru, July 19, 2008. Chinese trade with Latin America has grown more than tenfold since 2000.

AP Photo

Seminar - Open to the Public

The Dragon in the Room: China and the Future of Latin American Industrialization

Wed., Feb. 9, 2011 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

China's growing appetite for primary products, and the ability of Latin America to supply that demand, has played a role in restoring growth in Latin America, both in the run-up to the global financial crisis and in its aftermath. However, China is simultaneously out-competing Latin American manufacturers in world markets. China is rapidly building the technological capabilities necessary for industrial development, whereas Latin American technology innovation and sophistication lags considerably.


Seminar - Open to the Public

Fostering Knowledge Sharing in Resource Management and Adaptation to Global Change in Brazil

Fri., Nov. 20, 2009 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Participatory methodologies used to develop a "hybrid" knowledge base, combining local and scientific knowledge, reflect an effort to understand the complexity of the land management decision-making to promote and protect multifunctional land uses. This is part of continuing South-South efforts between Latin America and Africa to develop land quality monitoring systems that strengthen local environmental/agricultural institutions and communities with tools that support local decision-making in natural resource management and promote sustainable land use in agricultural landscapes.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Biofuel Production, Poverty Reduction and Private Sector Engagement: What Can We Learn from the Brazilian Experience?

Tue., Apr. 15, 2008 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

This talk will present the key factors that lead to the development of the Brazilian ethanol and biodiesel industries. Three on-going small scale projects have been analyzed from a rural development perspective to compare their socio-economic benefits in relation to large scale projects. Preliminary analysis have tried to identify alternative partnership structures between the private sector and rural communities.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come-first served basis.