Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and Influence

Mural "Presencia de América Latina" de Jorge González Camarena

Latin America Confronts the United States: Asymmetry and Influence

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Venue: 
Pavilion Room, St Antony's College
Speaker(s): 
Dr Tom Long (Reading)
Convenor: 
Dr Halbert Jones
Series: 
North American Studies Seminar Series

Drawing on research in six countries, Dr Tom Long offers a new perspective on US-Latin American relations. His analysis provides in-depth explorations of key moments in post-World War II inter-American relations - including the watershed shift in US-Mexican relations spurred by the negotiation of NAFTA. He examines how Latin American leaders formulated their goals, crafted strategies to change US policies, and achieved influence under asymmetry - and why they sometimes failed to do so.