You can find recordings, helpfully indexed, of 2013-14 faculty workshops at www.youtube.com/PennDCC, including the opening event – "Healthcare as a Social Right," featuring Jack Geiger, Dorothy Roberts, and Jeffrey Goldhagen.
News & Events
Sep 12, 2014
FORMER BOLIVIAN PRESIDENT CARLOS MESA is in a unique position to grapple with Latin America’s alternatives for regional development. He is a longtime print and television journalist with a deep knowledge of the history of his nation and the region. As president, Mesa sought to balance economic growth, spurred by the discovery of natural gas reserves in Bolivia, with the needs of the poor and the rights of indigenous peoples. As the opening speaker for Penn DCC's 2014-15 series on the theme, "Post-Neoliberal Latin America," Mesa will help chart a course between right and left; between neoliberal capitalism and resurgent socialism; between the interests of Latin America's diverse nations and that of the region as a whole; and between the claims of the past and the possibilities for the future. [Reception to follow.]
Oct 2, 2014
EVELYNE HUBER PRESENTS her ongoing work, conducted with John Stephens, investigating the links between social investment, human capital and social inequality in Latin America.
Nov 6, 2014
THIS WORKSHOP presents two papers that examine the political and economic forces impelling Latin America beyond neoliberal policies.
Dec 4, 2014
THIS WORKSHOP PRESENTS two papers that examine the resurgence of democracy in the region and its effects.
Feb 12, 2015
THIS WORKSHOP PRESENTS two papers that examine the causes, effects and remedies of violence in a region so often torn by civil war.
Mar 19, 2015
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.
May 8, 2015
AS 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).