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The Dialogue’s long-term global trends program aims to increase Latin America’s exposure to the growing global trends network. In cooperation with the Inter-American Development Bank, the Dialogue’s initiative will provide governments, banks and corporations, universities and think tanks, and other institutions in Latin America fresh, continuing access to vital information and analyses on relevant trends and future scenarios that are available outside the region, and strengthen the region’s own capacity to conduct and disseminate similar studies.

An increasing number of government agencies, think tanks, policy research centers, and major corporations and banks in the US, Europe, and Asia are focusing attention on long-term global trends, which they believe will shape and constrain world political, economic, social, and security developments in the coming period. There is now a growing recognition that it is crucial for governments, multilateral organizations, and private institutions to understand these trends and their likely impact in order to formulate effective, forward-looking national governance strategies to meet future challenges and opportunities.



Latin America in a Changing World

March 31, 2014

The second newsletter of the Dialogue's Global Trends and Latin America's Future Initiative identifies key challenges and opportunities for Latin America and discusses the relationship between global trends and education policy. More Publications


Sergio BitarNon-Resident Senior Fellow

Peter HakimPresident Emeritus
Caitlin Reilly, Program Assistant
Caroline Gomez, Intern



Latin America in a Changing World by Global Trends and Latin America's Future Initiative, March 31, 2014

Why and How Latin America Should Think About the Future by Sergio Bitar, November 27, 2013

The Americas in Motion: Looking Ahead by the Inter-American Dialogue, April 2013.

The World of 2030: Risks and Opportunities for Latin America by Sergio Bitar, March 26, 2013

Las Tendencias Globales y el Chile Futuro, by Sergio Bitar, featured in Pensando a Chile del año 2030, Notas de un Ciclo de Conferencias, Ed. Luis A. Riveros, Editorial Occidente, 2012.

Latin America and the United States: Looking Towards 2020 by Sergio Bitar, September 7, 2011

Debate: Chile's Reform Agenda June 11, 2014

Conferencia: Tendencias Globales y el Futuro de América Latina  May 13, 2014

IV Conferencia Internacional RIBEI May 9, 2014

Book Launch and Panel: Tendencias Globales y el Futuro de América Latina May 7, 2014

Latinoamerica 2030: A Discussion of How Latin America will Change in the Next Two Decades April 5, 2013

Forum of the Future: Sharing Ideas to Construct Our Future March 28, 2014

Global Trends 2030: Challanges for Latin America March 25, 2013

Post-Chávez Era: Prospects for Venezuela March 19, 2013

Global Trends and the Future of Latin America December 6, 2011 

Reflexiones sobre América Latina 2015-2025. Integración, autonomía y liderazgo, by Sergio Bitar, Fundación por la Democracia, February 9, 2015

Pensar el futuro para gobernar mejor, by Sergio Bitar, Mensaje, January-February 2015

Bitar y el silencio de los lúcidos
, by Lenka Carvallo, Caras, June 5, 2014

Farol alto/ farol baixobasta by Celso Lafer, May 18, 2014

No basta con la prospectiva, es necesario ligarlo a las políticas públicas, afirmó Sergio Bitar Interview with Sergio Bitar, Gestión, April 21, 2014

Está probado que el avance tecnológico genera más desigualdad Interview with Sergio Bitar, by Cecilia Niezen, El Comercio, April 6, 2014

World Trends and the Future of Arab Latin-American Relations by Sergio Bitar, Arab-Latinamerican Forum, December 17, 2012

A New Vision for Mexico 2042: Achieving Prosperity for All by Alexandra Solano, Centennial Group International, April 3, 2012

Chile 2025 by Sergio Bitar, El Mostrador, 2012.

El juicio de la haya: Escenarios y agenda de futuro by Sergio Bitar, Revista Mensaje, December 11, 2012

Política exterior de Chile Hacia África by Sergio Bitar, El Mercurio, September 27, 2012

La Elección Presidencial 2013 y la Visión de Chile by Sergio Bitar, Infolatam, 2012.

Development vs. Conservation: Global Trends in the Battle Over Ecuador´s Yasuní Rainforest by Scott Odell, New Security Beat, September 9, 2013