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This project explores Latin America as part of the West.

Diverging from most conceptions of the West today, which explicitly exclude the region, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Alexander Görlach sees Latin America as an essential part of what is considered to be the Western hemisphere: marked with a shared past, shared enlightenment, and the reciprocal reception of its philosophy, languages, political system, and religious and ethical beliefs.

The project will feature interviews with politicians, writers, academics, and public intellectuals of Latin America in an effort to learn about their perceptions of the West and how to unify the two parts of this hemisphere.