My classes had the opportunity to ask the President of Chile some questions by way of an intermediate, who was guest at a lunch attended by Ms. Bachelet in the wake of the General Assembly of the United Nations on September. We posed for pictures support our questions.
Our GLS 101 class on Globalization asked:
‘Do you consider ever growing international economic and financial connections an opportunity for or a challenge to Chile’s political and economic structure?’
Her Excellency Answers:” Clearly an Opportunity! Strong Pacific Alliance, Excellent Trade Platform, which might lead to further democratic reform in the region. I see Chile as a bridge to and a port for other countries.”
Our GLS 102 class on Comparative Government and Politics asked:
‘What do you regard the most important factors that have added to Chile’s political stability and economic progress since 1990 vis-à-vis other countries in South America?’
Her Excellency Answers: “Open Economy, Free Trade, Credible Politics, Reforms, Energy Calendar.”