Graduate Student & Alumni Conference on Latin America

April 29th, 2015

The Observatory on Latin America invites you to  the second annual New School Graduate Student & Alumni Conference on Latin America!

The conference aims to showcase exemplary graduate student and alumni work that responds to critical questions related to Latin America in order to inspire dialogue between students and alumni across The New School.

The speakers were selected among a pool of applicants as their work best demonstrates advanced research and understanding. Three of today's panelists will be selected by The New School jury to receive a prize. The awards will be presented at the end of the event.

A special thank you to the jury:

Carlos Texeira
Associate Professor
Parsons School of Design Strategies

Christopher London
Assistant Professor
Milano School

Nidhi Sirivas
Chair or Management Programs
Milano School

 

Wednesday April 29th, 2015
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Hirshon Suite | The New School

55 West 13
th St., New York, NY

The event will be in English and is, free and open to the public
Seating is limited, reservations are required
RSVP by April 27th at gradconference.eventbrite.com

 

Program Schedule
INTRODUCTION
10:00 - 10:30

WELCOME REMARKS
Dean Michelle DePass
Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
 
INTRODUCTION
Director Michael Cohen
Observatory on Latin America

LATIN AMERICAN DATABASE
Cristina Handal Gonzalez
Observatory on Latin America


Panel 1: ALTERNATIVE DEVELOPMENT MODELS
10:30 - 11:30
15 minute student presentations and 15 minutes Q&A

Christopher G. Crews
NSSR Politics
Sumak Kawsay, Pachamama & Cosmopolitics: Indigenous Struggles & the Rights of Mother Earth in Bolivia and Ecuador

Laura Wainer
Milano GPIA
Development & Social Conflict in Latin America

Rebecca Hollender
Milano Public and Urban Policy PhD
Capitalizing on Public Discourse in Bolivia: Evo Morales & 21St Century Capitalism


BREAK
11:30 - 11:45
Coffee and tea provided for conference participants


Panel 2: INCLUSION IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT
11:45 - 12:45
15 minute student presentations and 15 minutes Q&A

Meagan Mszyco
Milano GPIA
Envisioning a New Rurality: Youth Inclusion & Participation in the Colombian Countryside

Larissa Yuri Ushizima
Milano GPIA
Territories of Citizenship in Rio Grande do Sul: Understanding the Territorial Approach to Rural Development in Brazil

Louise Lindblom
Milano GPIA
Promoting Inclusive Growth Through Stevia: Evidence from Paraguay


LUNCH BREAK
12:45 – 1:15


Panel 3: URBAN SPATIAL ORDER AND POWER
1:15 - 2:15
15 minute student presentations and 15 minutes Q&A

Valentina Abufhele
NSSR Sociology
The Production of Gray Spaces of Informality: Squatter Settlements in Santiago de Chile

Adam Thalenfeld
Milano Urban Policy
Mending Medellin: the Power of Spatial Logistics to Foster Healthy Social Systems

Andrea Marpillero-Colomina & Thomas E. Bassett
Milano Public and Urban Policy PhD
Rolling out Transsantiago: How Cultural & Political Paradigms Bred Chaos in Chile's Transportation Mega Project
 
BREAK
2:15 - 2:30
 
Panel 4: EXPLORATIONS IN EDUCATION POLICIES
2:30 - 3:30
15 minute student presentations and 15 minutes Q&A

Radford Lathan
Milano GPIA
Creating New Education Policies in Santiago, Chile

Ricardo Dutra Gonçalves
Parsons Transdisciplinary Design Studies
Dreamspaces: Empowering Youthworkers, Teachers & Parents to Influence a Learning System

Frederico Menino Bindi de Oliveira
NSSR Sociology
Governing Knowledge: Governmentality, Citizenship & Higher Education Policy in Brazil members?
 
CLOSING
3:30 - 4:00
Concluding Remarks & Awards

Director Michael Cohen
Observatory on Latin America

 

Thank you for joining us at the Graduate Student & Alumni Conference on Latin America!

 

This event is possible thanks to the generous support of the Julien J Studley Foundation.

 

The conference aims to showcase exemplary graduate student and alumni work that responds to critical questions related to Latin America in order to inspire dialogue between students and alumni across The New School.

The speakers were selected among a pool of applicants as their work best demonstrates advanced research and understanding. Three of today's panelists will be selected by The New School jury to receive a prize. The awards will be presented at the end of the event.

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