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February 2020

Seminar · A Green New Deal to Latin America: Challenges to Brazil

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wolff Conference Room, 6 East 16th Street
New York, NY United States
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This seminar will discuss the political and economic challenges to implement a Green New Deal in Latin America and in the US.

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March 2020

Research presentation · Sociotechnical Explorer: Digital Territorial Demands in Buenos Aires

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 716, 66 W 12th Street
New York, NY United States
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This text presents and discusses the scope of a set of visual tools, created to interpret complex data about territorial conflicts publicized by civil society through webs, blogs, and YouTube. We focus on demands sparked by problems in urban public and private space, infrastructure and environment, associated with hydric basins, sub-basins, and states of vulnerability and risk. These demands are mostly made visible by neighbors’ associations, alternative local media, NGOs, political associations, and individuals.

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It’s not $30.00 pesos, it’s 30 years

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room A712, Orozco Room, The New School, 66 W 12th St
New York, NY 10011 United States
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An analysis of protest graphics and graffiti in Santiago, Chile, as a way to understand the country's current crisis.

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April 2020

Second global and virtual forum | City and coronavirus: policy impacts

April 16 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The main objective of this Second Global Forum is to debate the main impacts of the policies proposed to face the COVID-19 pandemic and their evaluation in the city environment.

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Call and webinar · Cities and COVID-19: New Directions for Urban Research and Public Policies

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on April 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

Call to present a discussion note and invites for webinar.

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Call and webinar · Cities and COVID-19: New Directions for Urban Research and Public Policies

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on April 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

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May 2020

ONLINE · Global Access to Vaccines: the Politics of Negotiations and the Global South

May 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

When a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is developed, will it be a “peoples vaccine” produced in time and scale, affordably priced, and available for all countries and all people?

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July 2020

ONLINE | Launch of CDP Paper – National Reports on the 2030 Agenda: What do they (not) reveal?

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

The event will present the key findings of an overview content analysis of 2019 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP).

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September 2020

ONLINE · Why Local Public Health Systems Play a Critical Role in Controlling the Spread of COVID-19

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This panel will highlight the role of local public health systems, particularly the challenges in Africa and Latin America, and the US.

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October 2020

International Course · State, Politics and Democracy in Latin America

October 19

A free online course aimed at militants and social activists, public officials, teachers, university students, researchers, trade unionists, leaders of political and non-governmental organizations, press workers and anyone interested in the challenges of democracy in America Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Since 2006, we have hosted more than 150 events with over 6,000 attendees. This agenda has helped OLA become a recognized platform for the dissemination and discussion of Latin American ideas to an international audience in New York, as well as an active collaborator with universities and civil society organizations across the region.


Latin America on the Move

Events and public debates in New York in which Latin American leaders offer their views about the processes of social change in their countries and the region.


Site for multi-disciplinary and trans-national research and practice in issues of social and urban development.


Fosters reflection and knowledge about new urban practices that go beyond disciplinary silos by focusing on integral solutions that tackle economic, social and environmental issues jointly.

Cuba Program

Platform for research and academic engagement with the processes of economic, social and environmental change underway in Cuba.


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