Jose B. Collazo
Southeast Asia Analyst and an Associate at RiverPeak Group
Jul 03 , 2018
Blockbuster film Black Panther might offer up an unintentional message for China’s urban leaders: there need not be a default setting for what urbanization looks and feels like. Cities everywhere, including in China, will continue to grow, but they can do so by embracing their rich pasts while building a vibrant, unique, and inclusive future.
Jan 23 , 2017
Enter the Rooster, exit the Monkey. As 2017 begins, Curtis S. Chin and Jose B. Collazo take look at who’s in, and who’s out in Asia—from an outgoing U.S. president and a pivot and partnership that were not to be to a tough-talking leader.
Oct 31 , 2016
Curtis S. Chin and Jose B. Collazo detail the challenge of stolen art and artifacts from Asian countries, outlining the ways the U.S. and China can cooperate to prevent illicit trade and promote the return of stolen antiquities. They emphasize educating the public on the importance of protecting Asia’s culture and history, strengthening and enforcing government laws on the issue, and calling upon the region’s museums, private galleries, and art dealers to help prevent illicit trade through cooperative transnational enforcement, and new technology to track an artifact’s provenance. The importance of tracking the art trade is made particularly important as private wealth has increased. Along with growing interest in collecting have come renewed concerns over connections to “blood antiquities” and illicit trade.