President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship

Public Lecture by Paulo Alas Rossi and María Sofía Bernat, 2017-2018 PNK Fellows

November 15th, 2017 | The New School · New York

María Sofía Bernat (Argentina) and Paulo Alas Rossi (Brazil) will present their work at The New School: An Ethnography of Displacement: Resettlement of the Poor in Argentina (Bernat) and Struggling with the Housing Market: Bringing Social Housing Back to City Centers in Brazil (Alas Rossi). 

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Latin America on the Move

Transgressive Citizenship and the Struggle for Social Justice: The Right to the City in São Paulo 

October 5th, 2017 | The New School ∙ New York

Book presentation by the author Lucy Earle: This book analyses the struggle for social justice in São Paulo, Brazil. It takes the wave of protests that began in the city in 2013 as a starting point and grounds them in the history of social movement mobilization in urban Brazil. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork with a federation of housing movements, this work demonstrates the ongoing relevance of the concept of the right to the city for social movements of the urban poor...

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Design and Development

Michael Cohen - Urban Economy in the New Millennium


September 2017 | UN-Habitat worldwide · Global Urban Lectures

This lecture belongs to season 2 of the Global Urban Lectures produced by UNI – UN-Habitat's partnership with universities worldwide. In this lecture Michael Cohen illustrates data about economic growth that demonstrate how cities act as engines of national economic development. Due to agglomeration economies, approximately 80 percent from global GDP is coming out of urban-based economic activities; 600 urban centers generate about 60 percent of global GDP....

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Welcome to OLA

Michael-A_48Welcoming remarks by Michael Cohen, Director of the Observatory on Latin America and the International Affairs Program of The New School.

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