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Help celebrate the launch of Australian-Latin American Relations, a new book edited by Elizabeth Kath.
This interdisciplinary book ventures into the new space of Australian-Latin American relations, exploring multiple dimensions of this rapidly changing landscape within a global context. Until recently, Australia and Latin America were considered irrelevant to one another. The prevailing perception in Australia had been that Latin America was too remote, disconnected, and politically irrelevant to warrant serious scholarly or public attention. In recent years, this perception has rapidly changed, with Australian universities seeking to attract Latin American students, new diplomatic relations emerging, investment in mining and other business sectors expanding, and a growing fascination in Australia with Latin American food, music, dance and other forms of popular culture. These rapid developments can only properly be understood within the context of broader global transformations underway, including shifts in power relations between the “Global North” and “Global South”, the rise of key Latin American economies, major technological developments, and ever-increasing global interconnectivity.
The book will be launched by the Honourable Telmo Languiller, Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, and long time champion of strengthening Australia’s relations with Latin American countries.
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Getting thereVenue: Building 16 (Storey Hall), Level 7, Conference Rooms 1 and 2,336–348 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria
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