The U.S.-China Rivalry: Implications for EU-LAC Relations
Graphics: Mateusz Józwiak

in cooperation with


The Argentine Council for Foreign Relations (CARI) – Argentina,

The Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) – Brazil,

The Mexican Council for Foreign Affairs (COMEXI) – Mexico





are pleased to invite to an online conference co-financed by

the EU-LAC Foundation





The Paths to an Enhanced EU-LAC Partnership in the context of the U.S.-China Rivalry


The conference is organised within the framework of the project “The U.S.-China Rivalry: Implications for EU-LAC Relations” elaborated by PISM in partnership with its Latin American think-tank partners: CARI, COMEXI, and FGV.
The project has been awarded a co-financing grant by the EU-LAC Foundation.


Wednesday, 27 October 2021

15:00-17:00 (CEST–Poland)

08:00-10:00 (Mexico)

10:00-12:00 (Argentina and Brazil)

Live streaming available on PISM YouTube channel

Language: English (no translation)


15:00-15:10   Welcome remarks

  • Sławomir Dębski, Director of PISM
  • Adrián Bonilla, Director of the EU-LAC Foundation (online)

15:10-15:30   Opening speech

  • Claudia Gintersdorfer, Head of Americas Regional Division, the European External Action Service (online)

15:30-17:00   Panel discussion

Topics for discussion: What is the impact of the U.S.-China competition on the EU and LAC? How can the risks of the rivalry be mitigated and advantages uncovered as it relates to the bi-regional partnership? In which specific areas can the EU and LAC enhance cooperation in the global context of the COVID-19 pandemic and other situations?

  • Ambassador Ricardo Lagorio, Secretary General of CARI (online)
  • Guadalupe González Chávez, Consultant, Columnist of El Heraldo de México, Academic Professor, COMEXI associate (online)
  • Pedro Brites, Adjunct Professor at FGV (online)
  • Bartłomiej Znojek, Latin America analyst at PISM

    Chair: Patrycja Sasnal, Head of Research (PISM)



Those wishing to participate are kindly invited to join the livestream via PISM YouTube channel: