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Past Event

New Global Challenges for Panama's Canal

Michael Conniff and Gene Bigler’s new book, Modern Panama: From Occupation to Crossroads of the Americas, documents the economic and global business success this small Central American country has had in managing the Panama Canal since it took over in 2000. A vigorous democracy, increasingly open economy, respect for technology and commitment to international cooperation has already supported expansion of the canal and creation of a new logistics hub for the hemisphere. As new leaders of the country and the Canal Authority began their work in 2019, they are confronting serious new challenges from climate change, international market uncertainties, stagnating and uneven national growth, corruption and political fragmentation.

MLF Organizer
Norma Walden

MLF: International Relations

In association with the Foreign Service Association of Northern California

April 6, 2020

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Boardroom
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Michael Conniff

Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University

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Gene Bigler

International Consultant


11:30 a.m. check-in
noon program
1 p.m. book signing