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Regionalism in Latin America, Lecture by Prof. Olivier Dabène

February 6th, 2012
5:00 PM

Regionalism in Latin America: the current stage of flexibility and pragmatism

Latin America‘€™s rich history in the realm of regional integration dates back to the 1950s. Despite the existence of several regional groupings in Central America, the Caribbean and the Southern cone, levels of intra-regional trade have been low and institutionalization weak, limiting opportunities between regions. The last decade, however, is showing progress.

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research invites you to a lecture by Professor Olivier Dabène, Director of the Political Science Department at the Paris Institute of Political Studies and President of the Political Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean, on REGIONALISM IN LATIN AMERICA, the current stage of flexibility and pragmatism.

Recent initiatives, including the Venezuelan-sponsored Bolivarian Alliance of the Americas (ALBA), the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), show an evolution of regional agreements toward flexibility and pragmatism. Will the new endeavors between regions prove compatible? Dabène will argue UNASUR may be the most promising regional integration project because of the decisive Brazilian leadership it enjoys.

Olivier Dabène is professor of political science at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) and senior researcher at the Center for International Studies and Research (CERI, Sciences Po). He is also the President of the Political Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean (www.opalc.org). and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Montréal (Canada). His latest book in English is titled The Politics of Regional Integration in Latin America (N.Y., Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

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Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

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This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.