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Geography Colloquium: Tom Narins

Friday, February 3, 2017
12:20pm – 1:15pm

Storrs Campus
AUST 434

The Lure of Chinese State Capitalism in Latin America: Influence, Investments and Imports

Tom Narins is an Assistant Professor of Geography with research interests in Chinese-Latin American economic and political relations, Political Geography and International Political Economy. By empirically demonstrating China's economic interests in Latin America over the past two decades, his work investigates China's geopolitical logic and considers the country's broader goals beyond its territorial borders. His research questions China's presumed dominance as the new international power player in the developing world. It also highlights the fact that China's broader integration with Latin America, while growing, is still constrained by three geo-economic factors: the increasing strength (and weakness) of key Latin American governments; historically strong Latin American ties to the U.S. and Europe; and the competitive realities of the expansionary plans of emerging regional economies such as Chile and Brazil. Tom's current research focuses on the contemporary political geography of Chinese trade and investment in Latin America.

Contact:

Scott Stephenson [stephenson@uconn.edu]

Geography Department (primary), Asian American Studies Institute, el Instituto, History Department, UConn Master Calendar

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