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Observatory on Latin America (OLA), The New School and Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO)

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Latin America – United States  |  Dialogue of Knowledge

25th and 26th MAY 2016, The New School, New York

The CLACSO-OLA/The New School Symposium is proposed as a space where researchers and research groups from Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada can gather to share, discuss and create forms of articulations between their projects. The Symposium will have two types of activities: Working Groups (WG) and Special Panels (SP).
The WGs aim to create a space where researchers from all over the continent can meet and discuss about a set of specific subjects. The WGs are not thought for paper presentations, but to allow each researcher or research group to present their line of work, give contributions and inputs, as well as to share references of their productions and institutional partnerships. The Symposium CLACSO-OLA/The New School hopes that, through the participation in the WG, researchers and research groups from the whole continent will be able to interact and establish working arrangements and bonds of academic cooperation.
The researchers and research groups interested in participating may register in one of the thematic WG. There will be a coordinator for each WG. The participants will have 10 minutes to give a general presentation of their research project.
In the event that many members of a research team would like to participate in the same WG, the total time of presentation for all of them may not exceed 20 minutes. All WG will give the opportunity so the participants can then exchange and debate about the projects presented.
The Scientific Committee of Symposium will assign the participants registered into each WG, considering the information provided in the registration process and the number of proposals submitted.
The participants of the Symposium will receive an attendance certificate issued by CACSO and the New School University. The registration and participation in all activities of the Symposium will be free of charge. We encourage you to submit your registration only if you are sure to present at the Symposium. Certificates shall not be granted to people who did not attend the WG meetings.
Three Special Panels (SP) will be carried out during the Symposium. Each SP will count with the presence of prominent international specialists. The composition of the SPs shall be informed in the next few days.
All activities will be carried out at the New School University in New York City.
Spanish, Portuguese and English will be the official languages of the Symposium.



New York City, 25th and 26th of may 2016


• Saskia Sassen | Columbia University, United States
• Sacha Llorenti Soliz |
United Nations´s Ambassador of Bolivia
• Michael Cohen |
OLA/The New School, United States
• Pablo Gentili |
CLACSO, Brazil
• William Milberg |
The New School, United States
• Rosa Campoalegre |
CIPS, Cuba
• Rafael Hernandez |
American Studies Center, Cuba
• Casandra Castorena Sanchez |
UNAM, Mexico
• Adrián Bonilla |
FLACSO, Costa Rica
• Maribel Aponte |
University of Puerto Rico
• Branko Milanovic |
City University of New York, United States
• Alejandro Grimson |
UNSAM, Argentina
• Cecilia Nahón |
Former Ambassador of Argentina in United States
• Margarita Gutman |
OLA/The New School, United States
• Gioconda Herrera |
FLACSO, Ecuador
• Fernanda Saforcada |
CLACSO, Argentina
• Thomas Kruse |
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, United States
• Fabiola Berdiel |
The New School, United States
• Peter M. Ward |
University of Texas, United States


Group 1 – United States and Latin American relations | Group 2 – Cities and urban policy | Group 3 – Migrations | Group 4 – Development, politic and economic relations | Group 5 –Citizen Security | Group 6 – Human Rights, justice and peace | Group 7 – Inequality and poverty studies | Group 8 – Regional integration processes | Group 9 – Educational policy | Group 10 – Gender studies | Group 11 – Environment & Society | Group 12 – Labor Studies | Group 13 – Cultural Studies | Group 14 – Science, innovation and society | Group 15 –Communication and policy | Group 16 – State and public policy | Group 17 – Youth and childhoods | Group 18 – Cuba | Group 19 – Conflict and social mobilization | Group 20 – Other subjects

Free registration
More information and registration: here



Symposium Venue
The New School
University Center
63 fifth Avenue, New York
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Download Special Panels Agenda:
here (pdf)


This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION

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