May 14th, 2013 · The New School · New York

ola2013 may southamericaregionalism poster01 draft01 bluelight blue Observatory on Latin America (OLA), The New School

A Bridge to (or a Shield from) an Uncertain Global Order?

Panel Discussion by:
Francisco Carrion
Professor, Director of the Office of International Academic Relations, Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, FLACSO-Ecuador
Carlos Espinosa
Professor of History, Program Director of Research, FLACSO-Ecuador
Ernesto Vivares
Professor of Research, Coordinator of International Academic Relations, FLACSO- Ecuador

Michael Cohen 
Director, Observatory on Latin America
Director, Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs (SGPIA),
The New School for Public Engagement

In times of crisis and global instability, regionalism emerges as both a bridge and shield between developing countries and global uncertainty. Since the Summit of the Americas in 2004, South America has developed a new regional identity, which does not fit with current conceptions of regionalism in North America, Europe, or Asia.

Contrary to Northern experience, South America’s new regionalism challenges existing assumptions of the international political economy of development and complements the nation states’ responses to globalization. This new regionalism reflects the heterogeneous economic, social and political configurations of social forces and political order, which are unique to South America.

Faculty from FLACSO-Ecuador discussed these issues and presented their new book, Toward a political economy of the New South American Regionalism (London: Ashgate, 2013). This book is an in depth study of the contours and strategic areas of development of South American regionalism. Ten scholars from different international academic centers analyze and discuss the major dimensions of development, regionalism, social change, conflict and security of the New South American Regionalism and the changing world order.

Tuesday May 14th, 2013 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm

55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Hirshon Suite, The New School
New York City, NY
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This program is supported by the JULIEN J. STUDLEY FOUNDATION 


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