International Workshop on East Asian Investment in Latin America and Energy Transition in the 21st Century

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What roles do Latin American countries and East Asian investments play in the global production of minerals and energy? What particular phenomenon do we observe in comparison between Latin America and other regions such as Southeast Asia? How the energy transition does and will affect the roles of Latin America and East Asian investment?

These questions represent paramount issues and burgeoning cross-regional research agenda. They also echo growing attention from academia and practitioners to changing global political economy landscape in the recent past. To tackle these questions, we gather scholars from Latin America, Asia, and Europe. We believe the topic involves crucial benchmark issues, including the global energy transition, national and local issues surrounding resource extraction in Latin America, and the increasing involvement of East Asian countries.  

The workshop is organized into two integrated sessions. Registration is required for each session. Please register through this form ( by the deadline: Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022.


The first session

Nov 12, 10:00-12:00 am

@ Kobe University Rokko campus + online

A panel session at the annual conference of the Japan Society of Social Science on Latin America (JSLA)

Moderator: Isamu Okada (GSID, Nagoya University)


Lorenzo Pellegrini (International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam) Summary Note

Leonardo Guzman (Santo Tomas University) Summary Note

Julie delos Reyes (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University) Summary Note


Michiko Iizuka (National Graduate Institue for Policy Studies)

Jojo Nem Singh (International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam)


The second session

Nov 15, 13:00-15:00 pm

@ Nagoya University, GSID building, Lecture room no.3 + online

ModeratorIsamu Okada (GSID, Nagoya University)


Jojo Nem Singh (International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Ray Asada (JICA Ogata Research Institute) Summary Note

Olga Castillo (Pontifical Javeriana University) Summary Note

Guanie Lim (National Graduate Institue for Policy Studies) Summary Note


Eliza Massi (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Embassy of Brazil in London)

Carlos Mendez (Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University)


Contact: Isamu Okada, Professor at GSID, Nagoya University,