The lecture will discuss whether new Asian connections can help Latin America break away from the boom and bust cycle which plagued it ever since its Asian- origin inhabitants were "discovered" 520 years ago by Europeans. These Europeans thought that they had discovered a direct route to Asia and its riches. This boom and bust cycle had, at the end of the 20th century, left Latin America as the region which had made the least per capita economic progress over the previous 100 years, hardly a profile of a region likely to be a stable engine of growth for the world's economy.
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Prof. Louis Goodman, Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; Professor and Emeritus Dean, School of International Service, American University
- Thursday, 26 January 2012
- 5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-4
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road