CALAS

Conferences

In addition to its research fellowships, CALAS invites scholars to present research results at international conferencies organized or co-ordinized at different venues.

Currently, the following call for propopals are open:

1. Platform for Dialogue: “Learning from and during the pandemic: Bridging the educational divides in Latin America”", Guadalajara, México, August 26 to 28, 2021

The aim of this platform for dialogue is to promote the exchange of analyses being carried out on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis on education systems worldwide, with special emphasis on the situation in Latin America and the Caribbean. This should lead to discuss creative proposals, emanating from initiatives that emerged during the health contingency, which try to defy the structural educational deficiencies, mitigate disparities, and improve the overall level of education in the region, while also, from within schools, strengthen democratic, social, solidary conviviality.

The call is aimed at applicants from the Social Sciences and Humanities who can contribute to the topics exposed both in empirical and theoretical and methodological terms. It is open until February 28, 2021. The conditions can be consulted here.

2. Platform for Dialogue: "Chile half a century after Allende: the struggle for democracy and the Constituent Assembly", San Jose, Costa Rica, September 2-3, 2021

September 4, 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the electoral triumph of the Unidad Popular (UP) in Chile. It was an event of extraordinary repercussion in Latin America and globally. With the inauguration of Salvador Allende, a process of ambitious and original political reform began in Chile within the framework of other projects that had similar objectives to those of the UP. Looking back to that bifurcation of history that meant the "Chilean case" is a particularly relevant exercise for the analysis of Latin America. This platform seeks to systematize these efforts and analyze them within the framework of the new regional reality.

The call is aimed at applicants from the Social Sciences and Humanities who can contribute to the topics exposed both in empirical and theoretical and methodological terms. It is open until April 30, 2021. The conditions can be consulted here.

3. Platform for Dialogue "Crises of democracy in Latin America: exploring challenges and alternatives", Guadalajara, Mexico, November 25 to 27, 2021

Democracy as a political regime is experiencing a global crisis. The generalized diagnosis points towards an institutional failure in the organization of life in common in our contemporary societies, linked with growing demands of economic welfare, recognition and inclusion, justice and security. In this context, and despite its national particularities, countries in the Latin American region share a common denominator: the questioning of liberal-democratic regimes and the moral bankruptcy of the prevailing economic system in each case. This platform is an invitation to deepen our understanding regarding the nature and meaning of democratic deficits in the region, to revisit the analytic categories with which we operate, and to collectively think about the existing and desirable alternatives to the current state of democracies.

The call has open until May 9, 2021. The conditions can be consulted here.