Global Destinies of Latin America

Presentation

This research chair considers globalisation from the point of view of a region that is, in many respects, a laboratory: Latin America. It studies the economic, social, cultural and political effects of Latin America's globalisation, as well as the challenges this represents for regional integration and democracy on the continent. Since the financial crisis of 2008, globalisation has been marked by the slow economic recovery in the United States and by the relative failure of austerity policies in Europe. Major geopolitical changes are taking shape and regional conflicts are escalating in various parts of the globe. Given this environment, Latin America has, up until now, managed fairly well: it has demonstrated unprecedented resilience, achieved satisfactory levels of growth, and reduced its levels of poverty. It is once again making a positive contribution to globalisation.

Activity

- Participation in the colloquium for the 50th anniversary of the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, May 2013, Paris, "Une autre globalisation est-elle possible ?" (Is another kind of globalisation possible?).

- Monthly seminar "Destins mondiaux de l’Amérique latine" (Global destinies of Latin America) (2014-2015, 2015-2016), organised by Y. Le Bot.

June 2015, "Sorties de la violence et droits humains" (Human rights and ending violence), M-Ch. Doran.

- Conference "Violence, mémoire, commissions de la vérité" (Violence, remembrance, truth commissions) and the round table "Colombie, sortir enfin de la violence" (Colombia, free from violence at last) with G. Sánchez Gómez, J-M Blanquer, D. Pécaut and Y. Le Bot, March 2014.

- "Déclin d’un paradigme, construction d’un paradigme : Recherche indigène au 21e siècle" (Decline of a paradigm, construction of a paradigm: Indigenous research in the 21st century), June 2014.

- Working meeting “Où en est l’Amérique latine dans le contexte d’une “mondialisation morose?” (Where does America Latin stand in the context of 'lacklustre globalisation'?"), January 2015.

 

Thèmes de recherche