Mercosur At 20: Southern Cone Politics & Economics

Marking the anniversary of MERCOSUR, a seminar at St Antony’s College in Oxford offers an thorough insight into the current affairs in the realm of politics and economics in the Southern Cone.

Twenty years ago, on 27th March 1991, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay signed the Treaty of Asunción, constituting the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR). Despite uneven growth and frequent setbacks, MERCOSUR has become the most ambitious integration attempt in the region, deepening economic interactions between the member countries and influencing the political agenda in the Southern Cone and beyond.

The twentieth anniversary of the Treaty constitutes an excellent opportunity to evaluate the evolution of Mercosur from a multidisciplinary perspective and discuss its central challenges. Speakers will explore the political evolution of the agreement, its economic impact and the way it has contributed to shape the region’s external agenda. The changes that each of the four founding countries has experienced will constitute the background to these discussions.

Convenors: Timothy Power and Diego Sánchez-Ancochea

Please see here for more information about the event, and to register to attend the event, please email


Friday 11th March 2011
The Latin American Centre
University of Oxford
St Antony’s College, Oxford, OX2 6JF

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