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CONFERENCE | PARAGUAY: A 30-YEAR OLD DEMOCRACY, PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES
April 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Luis Ortiz, Susana Sottoli and Javier Uriarte
Over the last 30 years, democracy as a social project in Paraguay became the focus of important efforts from all social and political actors. The relation between market freedom and social equality has been the source of heated debates in the process of reforming the different sectors of the country, notably, the educational system, the economic structure, and the government’s institutional design. Standing between two South American giants (Brazil and Argentina), Paraguay is a lesser known country. This event is a unique opportunity to gain familiarity with this country beyond its mere political history, through the eyes and ideas of experts and Paraguayan intellectuals. The set of speakers offer a glimpse into the social foundation of Paraguayan political institutions, the collective actions of different social actors, the multiple historical and cultural mediations, as well as the inevitable social contradictions that pose obstacles to the construction of the democratic regime in Paraguay.
Michael Cohen, OLA Co-Director and SGPIA Professor on International Affairs, The New School
Julio Cesar Arriola, Permanent Representative of Paraguay to the United Nations. (TBD)
Luis Ortiz, PhD Sociology from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), OLA Visiting Fellow (2018-2019)
Susana Sottoli, PhD in Political Science from Heildelberg University, UNICEF Deputy Director- Program Division at New York UN Headquarters
Javier Uriarte, PhD in Latin American Literature from New York University (NYU). Assistant Professor at Stony Brook University (SUNY)
WEDNESDAY April 10th, 2019
3:00pm – 5:00pm
66 West 12th Street, Room A712, Orozco Room
The New School, New York
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The event will be in English
Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations are required
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