R. Evan Ellis- New Developments with Chinese Engagement in Latin AMerica

Date:  -
Location:  First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Maps & Directions

R. Evan Ellis will address Chinese activities in Latin America and their implications for the US and the region, including his experience with the topic while serving on the State Department Policy Planning Staff, his work with the Army on the topic, and his recently published book.  He will address PRC strategic objectives and its approach in the context of its broader global engagement, including bilateral and multilateral engagement.  He will address patterns in specific economic sectors, Chinese infrastructure, energy, technology, space, and military engagement as specialty topics.  He will examine the PRC-Taiwan diplomatic struggle in Latin America, the mutually reinforcing relationship between authoritarian populism and Chinese engagement in the region, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and recommendations for US policymakers.