Eye on the Economy: "Lessons from Latin America"

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia One South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

The World Affairs Council presents the first in its Eye on the Economy series, featuring: 

Mr. Weitzman contends that, over the past ten years, most of South America has been turning away from Western-style globalization and towards more resource nationalism. Previously impoverished Latin American states such as Peru and Bolivia have found willing partners in the emerging economic powers of China and India, as well as Russia and Iran, causing commodity prices to surge and cash to flow into the continent. In addition, many South American countries have ramped up social spending to meet the needs of the poor and the indigenous, causing poverty levels to drop. Brazil embodies the continent’s new economic paradigm and Larry Rohter joins the discussion to detail its meteoric rise from a debtor nation to one of the world’s fastest growing economies.   

Schedule of Events: 

  • 5:30 PM: Registration and wine reception
  • 6:00 PM: Program
  • 7:15 PM: Adjournment and book signing

Event Admission Options:

  • Members
    • Program and reception: $18 or lecture pass
  • General Public
    • Program and reception: $28
  • Full-time students with valid ID
    • Program only: $10
International Commerce
Economic Development
International Trade
International Exchange
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Central America/Carribean
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American (United States)
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South America
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