I was pleased to invite into the Virtual Studio former Chilean Ambassador Jorge Heine to discuss, first, the state of politics in Chile following the September 4th rejection of the proposed constitution and then to assess the impact on this rejection on the current government of Gabriel Boric of the Left in Chile. Finally, I wanted to assess the state of politics currently in Latin America.
Jorge is currently a research professor at Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and a non-resident Wilson Center Global Fellow at The Wilson Center in Washington D.C., Jorge Heine is a lawyer, IR scholar and diplomat with a special interest in the international politics of the Global South
Jorge has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a cabinet minister in a past Chilean Government. Jorge was CIGI Professor of Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, from 2007 to 2017, and a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
He has published some seventeen books, including most recently Latin American Politics in the New World Order: The Active Non-Alignment Option (Anthem, forthcoming), the 21st Century Democracy Promotion in the Americas (with B. Weiffen, Routledge, 2015); the Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy (with A. Cooper and R.Thakur, Oxford University Press, 2013,2015); and The Dark Side of Globalization (with R.Thakur, UN University Press, 2011), and some 100 journal articles and book chapters.
So, come join Jorge Heine and I in the Virtual Studio as we explore the current state of politics in Chile and the wider Latin American scene.