Thursday 21 March 2013, 6.00-9.00pm, The BOX, Tower Three, 5th Floor
Keynote Speaker: H.E. Mr Mauricio Rodriguez;
Roundtable Speakers: Mike Reid, Dr Gian Luca Giardini, Alexis Yong;
Chair: Dr Francisco Panizza
The Alianza Pacifico is an ambitious integration initiative between Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico, which was formally launched in June 2012. It aims to achieve the free flow of goods, investments, services and people among its members. All member countries have open economies and are committed to expanding trade relations, particularly with Asia. Amongst the Alianza's most innovative initiatives is the creation of a joint university system and a joint stock exchange among the member countries. The bloc has been heralded as the most promising integration effort Latin America of recent times, but will require sustained political will in order to move forward.
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H.E. Mr Mauricio Rodriguez is Ambassador of Colombia to the United Kingdom.
Dr Francisco Panizza is Head of the LSE IDEAS Latin American International Affairs Programme and Reader in the Department of Government, LSE.
The BOX, 5th Floor, Tower 3, London School of Economics. Map.