Margaret Myers is a senior advisor to the Latin America program at USIP. She also director of the Asia and Latin America program at the Inter-American Dialogue and adjunct researcher with the Núcleo Milenio sobre los Impactos de China en América Latina.

Myers joined USIP after 12 years of work on Asian engagement with Latin America at the Inter-American Dialogue. Before arriving at the Dialogue, Myers worked as a Latin America analyst and China analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense, during which time she was deployed with the U.S. Navy in support of the multinational Partnership of the Americas training exercise.

Myers has also worked as a senior China analyst for Science Applications International Corporation; as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank; as a faculty member at Georgetown University, The George Washington University, and Johns Hopkins University; and as a mentor for the Indian Foreign Policy Research Institute’s School of Foreign Policy.

She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and conducted her graduate work at The George Washington University, Zhejiang University of Technology, and the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. Myers was a Council on Foreign Relations term member. She was also the recipient of a Freeman fellowship for China studies, a Fulbright specialist grant to research China-Colombia relations in Bogotá, and a Woodrow Wilson Center fellowship to write a forthcoming book on China-Latin America relations.

Myers has published numerous articles on Chinese leadership dynamics, international capital flows, Chinese agricultural policy, and Asia-Latin America relations, among other topics. She’s co-edited two volumes, “The Political Economy of China-Latin America Relations” and “The Changing Currents of Trans-Pacific Integration: China, the TPP, and Beyond.”

Myers has testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Senate Finance and Foreign Relations Committees, and the U.S.-China Security and Economic Commission on the China-Latin America relationship.

She is also regularly featured in major domestic and international media, including the Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, El Comercio, El País, Folha de São Paulo, CNN en Español, and BBC. In 2018, she was identified by Global Americans as part of the “new generation of public intellectuals.”

Publications By Margaret

China-Colombia Relations are Growing, if Slowly

China-Colombia Relations are Growing, if Slowly

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s visit to Beijing in October amounted to a notable — if quite small — step forward for China and Colombia, building on growing trade and other ties, while also laying the groundwork for cooperation on issues, such as media and security, which China has promoted across the region.

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