CIPR | Center For Inter-American Policy & Research

Tulane University

Open Forum on Political and Economic Challenges to Latin America's Left Turn

April 12th, 2016
4:00 PM

Location
100A Jones Hall, Greenleaf Conference Room

A dozen different Latin American countries have elected a left-of-center president since the late 1990s, and many of these presidents and their parties have achieved multiple re-elections. In recent years, however, these governments have confronted new political and economic challenges, ranging from the end of the commodity boom to corruption scandals, social protest, and the rise of new conservative challengers. This workshop and public symposium will explore these challenges and assess their implications for the region’s leftist governments and their reformist legacies.

This open forum will feature a discussion by Cathy Conaghan (Professor of Political Science, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada), Aaron Schneider (Professor of International Studies, University of Denver, Colorado), Eric Hershberg (Director of Latin American and Latino Studies, American University, Washington, DC.), Maria Pilar Garcia (Professor of Political Science, Universidad Simón Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela), Kenneth Roberts (Cornell University and Tulane Visiting Richard E. Greenleaf Scholar), and Eduardo Silva (Professor of Political Science, Tulane University).

Contact CIPR, cipr@tulane.edu for more information or see the attached flyer.

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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.