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The Belt and Road in Latin America | Views from the Region

November 4 and 5, 2020

On November 4th and 5th, CEBRI and the US-based Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) held the workshop "The Belt and Road in Latin America: Views From the Region". The event is part of an initiative supported by the Ford Foundation to explore the evolution and impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on economic, social and political development in Latin America. The discussions addressed issues related to development finance, digital governance and the relationship between media and civil society. The event saw three papers being developed, which will be published shortly by CEBRI and CRF.

The meeting brought together around 30 experts from the United States, Brazil and other Latin American countries who discussed the growing China-Latin America relationship. CEBRI's President, José Pio Borges, and CEBRI's CEO, Julia Dias Leite, were present at the event.

Date:

November 4 and 5, 2020

Language:

Portuguese and English

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On November 4th and 5th, CEBRI and the US-based Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) held the workshop "The Belt and Road in Latin America: Views From the Region". The event is part of an initiative supported by the Ford Foundation to explore the evolution and impact of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on economic, social and political development in Latin America. The discussions addressed issues related to development finance, digital governance and the relationship between media and civil society. The event saw three papers being developed, which will be published shortly by CEBRI and CRF.

The meeting brought together around 30 experts from the United States, Brazil and other Latin American countries who discussed the growing China-Latin America relationship. CEBRI's President, José Pio Borges, and CEBRI's CEO, Julia Dias Leite, were present at the event.

Opening and Moderation

José Pio Borges
Chairman of the Brazilian Center for International Relations’ Board of Trustees

Former President of the Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES).

Julia Dias Leite
CEO at CEBRI

Julia Dias Leite is the CEO of the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI), Brazil’s main foreign affairs think tank, as well as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Piemonte Holding. She has led some of the most important independent foreign affairs institutions in Brazil, convening a vast network of companies, government offices, and organizations in Brazil and abroad. She previously served as Executive Secretary of the China-Brazil Business Council, where she consolidated the Council’s position as the primary binational institute dedicated to establishing a dialogue between China and Brazil on trade, financial, and governmental matters. Julia was also a Resident Researcher at the Council of the Americas in New York and a Non-Resident Fellow at the Asia & Latin America Program of the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington. She earned her law degree from the Cândido Mendes University in Brazil and holds a Master’s degree in Business Management. Julia is married to Alessandro Lombardi, has three children and is a documentary photographer.

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