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 1, 2014
The first decade of the twenty-first century has been widely hailed as a new dawn for Latin America, putting an end to the dominance of neoliberal policies in the region’s politics. This was signaled by the election of such leftist leaders as Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva in Brazil – and their successors – and the success of indigenous politicians in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. DCC is devoting 2013-14 to a regional theme, “Post-Neoliberal Latin America,” that highlights the importance of these developments not only for Latin America but for the world. The Program welcomes both empirical and normative scholarship, focused comparatively or on particular nations, regions, or communities, that explores the recent transformations in Latin America; the changing nature of its politics; the impact of political developments on civic and social inclusion; the continuing legacies of mass violence and civil war; the prospects and consequences of regional integration; the changing role of Latin America in the global political economy; and the scope and durability of the post-neoliberal turn.
Sep 11, 2014
Class of 1949 Auditorium, Houston Hall
OPENING EVENT. Join Penn DCC in welcoming the former president of Bolivia to discuss his accounts of Latin America's past and his vision for the region's future.
Oct 2, 2014
THIS WORKSHOP PRESENTS two papers that examine the resurgence of democracy in the region and its effects.
Nov 6, 2014
THIS WORKSHOP presents two papers that examine the political and economic forces impelling Latin America beyond neoliberal policies.
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).