August 20, 2015

Economist Takatoshi Ito, a professor of international and public affairs at SIPA and associate director for research at Columbia University’s Center on Japanese Economy and Business, visited Santiago, Chile, this week to participate in a series of events.

On August 17, Ito took part in a roundtable discussion of the economic and financial outlook for Japan, the United States, and Chile hosted by Columbia Global Centers | Latin America in Santiago and the Fundación Chilena del Pacífico.

On August 18, Ito received an honorary doctorate from the Universidad de Chile. "Being here today paying homage to you is really a joy,” said University Rector Sergio Diaz in giving the award.* (Read the university’s Spanish-language account of the award ceremony.)

On August 19, Ito took part in a seminar on trade and finance in the Asia-Pacific region, hosted by the School of Economics and Business at Universidad de Chile.

* translated from Spanish via Google Translate

photograph courtesy Universidad de Chile