Spring 2013 AQ Issue Launch in Los Angeles


May 28, 2013


On Tuesday, May 28, Americas Quarterly launched its Spring 2013 issue, "Latin America Goes Global," at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.  The new AQ focuses on Latin America’s increasing global role and the ways that countries in the hemisphere are asserting their new economic and diplomatic influence in the world.

During a half-day symposium, policymakers and experts explored these ideas and other key topics examined in the new AQ, including the future of U.S. power in the hemisphere, the role of emerging blocs like UNASUR, IBSA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the region, the impact of new trade and investment on diplomacy, and how the U.S. should respond to changing hemispheric dynamics. The new issue also looks at the stagnation in U.S. scholarship on Latin America, and one of the enduring myths about Latin America's relationship with the United States—the region's supposed anti-Americanism.

Former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo presented a luncheon keynote address. Other panelists included authors from the recent AQ, including Andy Baker (Gringo Stay Here!), Mariano Bertucci (Latin America Has Moved On: U.S. Scholarship Hasn't, Daniel Kurtz-Phelan (What is IBSA Anyway?) and Jeffrey Schott (The Next Big Thing? The Trans-Pacific Partnership & Latin America).

Watch a video of the second panel below.

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