Depending on the nature of the final Brexit deal, the UK may have the capability to negotiate its own free trade deals. Countries across Latin America and the Caribbean have expressed interest in these potential new trading opportunities. A truly global Britain will have to engage more with the rest of the world - the potential for greater engagement is there to be seized, the question then becomes how.
This event, co-hosted by the British Foreign Policy Group and LSE looks at what shape these engagements and trade relations could take. Building on the BFPG’s event on Latin America last year and subsequent report (Revitalising UK-Latin America Engagement post-Brexit), the panel will analyse the opportunities available and address some key questions: Do we need to see a change in regional priorities? What changes is Brexit likely to bring about in UK-Latin America and Caribbean Relations? How can the UK address the ‘Attractiveness Gap’- the disparity in attractiveness between Latin America and the UK? And can Brexit open up future possibilities of increased trade and further engagement as part of a ‘Global Britain’ strategy?
This event is co-hosted by the British Foreign Policy Group and the Latin America and Caribbean Centre.
Joanna Crellin (@JoannaCrellin) is Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean. Jo is also British Consul-General in São Paulo, a role she has held since February 2015. Jo is an LSE Alumni and an MSc in Politics and Economic Development in Latin America.
Dr Christine Côté
Dr Christine Côté has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles across business, government and academia focused in the areas of international trade, investment and global strategy. Dr. Côté is currently a Senior Lecturer in Practice in the Department of Management at the LSE. Before entering academia, Dr. Côté worked as an international trade negotiator with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada representing Canada in negotiations at the WTO, the OECD and on bilateral trade and investment agreements.
Dr Jan Kleinheisterkamp
Jan Kleinheisterkamp (@LSELaw) is an Associate Professor of Law at LSE, where he teaches international commercial arbitration and contracts. Jan's focus on on the legal problems relating to the international dimension of trade, such as investment treaty law and issues of law and development with a special focus on Latin America.
Professor Francisco Panizza
Francisco Panizza (@LSEGovernment )was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he studied law. He has an MA and a PhD in Politics from the University of Essex. From 1991 to 1995 he was a researcher in the Research Department of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. He joined the Department of Government in 1995. He is the co-editor of Routledge Series Conceptualizing Comparative Politics.
Chair – Dr Stephen Woolcock
Stephen Woolcock (@LSEIRDept) ia an Associate Professor of International Relations and head of the International Trade Policy Unit at LSE. Before joining the LSE he worked on trade and EU policy at Chatham House and for the private sector. His ongoing research has been on the regulation of integrating markets, especially in the context of preferential and multilateral trade and investment agreements.