Events & Workshops
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
3440 Market Street, Suite 300 (Political Science Dept.)
Chad D. Frazier (History, Georgetown University): "A School for Citizens, Not Just Civil Servants: The U.S. Colonial State and the Early Years of the University of Puerto Rico, 1903-1917" (PDF)
Daniel Moak (Political Science, University of Pennsylvania): "The Liberal Roots of the Punitive Education State" (PDF)
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Co-sponsored by the Penn Latin American and Latino Studies Program.THIS PAPER EXAMINES the politics of Chavista-era Venezuela both through a pluralist lens, which emphasizes the increasingly repressive measures instituted by the government, and a Neo-Marxist lens, which emphasizes the social inequality often downplayed by the opposition.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pmSAMUEL DAVIS (Temple University History) and KEVIN WAITE (Penn History). Discussant: SARAH RODRIGUEZ (Penn History).
Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Co-sponsored by the Penn Latin American and Latino Studies Program.
THIS WORKSHOP PRESENTS two papers that examine the causes, effects and remedies of violence in a region so often torn by civil war.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pmALEXANDRA WIKTOREK SARLO (Penn Political Science) and THOMAS BRINKERHOFF (Penn History). Discussant: MASON MOSELEY (Penn DCC Postdoctoral Fellow).
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pmMELANIE NEWPORT (Temple University History) and ELLEN DONNELLY (Penn Political Science).
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Co-sponsored by the Penn Latin American and Latino Studies Program.THIS WORKSHOP PRESENTS two papers that examine the transnational connections that tie the region together, as well as those that bind it to the global economy.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pmMEIR WALTERS (Georgetown University, Dept. of Government) and BASAK TARAKTAS (Penn Political Science). Discussant: IAN HARTSHORN (Penn Political Science).
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pmSMITA GHOSH (Penn History) and OSMAN BALKAN (Penn Political Science).
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pmAS THE CULMINATION OF our year-long examination of the transformations sweeping through Latin America, international scholars gather to discuss the implications for democracy, stable governance and popular wellbeing in the region. Panelists include Sandra Botero (University of Notre Dame Dept. of Political Science), George Ciccariello-Maher (Drexel University Dept. of History and Politics), Roberto Gargarella (University Torcuato Di Tella Law School), Juliet Hooker (University of Texas at Austin Dept. of Government), Thamy Pogrebinschi (WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Democracy and Democratization Research Unit), Nancy Postero (UC-San Diego Dept. of Anthropology), Philippe Schmitter (European University Institute, Political and Social Sciences), and Gisela Zaremberg (FLACSO México).