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Chinese and Russian Influence in Latin America

Tue, Mar 29, 2016, 4:00pm - 6:30pm

You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of

Chinese and Russian Influence in Latin America

Dr. R. Evan Ellis
Senior Associate, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Tuesday, March 29
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
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During this presentation, Dr. Ellis will discuss the influence of both China and Russia in Latin America – and the strategic implications for the United States.

Evan EllisDr. R. Evan Ellis is an analyst of Latin American economic, political, and security issues at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.  He focuses on Latin America’s relationships with China and other external actors, including India, Russia, and Iran. He is an associate professor of Latin American studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute (SSI), and he has previously served as a professor with the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ellis has authored over 70 works, including China in Latin America: The Whats and Wherefores (Lynne Rienner, 2009), The Strategic Dimension of Chinese Engagement with Latin America (Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, 2013), and articles in national security, finance, and technical journals. He has presented his work in a broad range of business and government forums in 25 countries on 4 continents. He has discussed his work regarding China and other external actors in Latin America on a number of radio and television programs, including CNN International, CNN En Español, Voice of America, and Radio Marti, and has testified on Chinese activities in Latin America before the U.S. Congress. He is also cited regularly in the print media in both the United States and Latin America, including in the Washington Times, Bloomberg, America Economia, DEF, and InfoBAE. Dr. Ellis holds a Ph.D. in political science with a specialization in comparative politics from Purdue University.