45th Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies
University of Leeds. 26 March 2009 - 27 March 2009.
Conference theme: (Re)Invasions and Inventions: Latin America Confronts the 21st Century
The Society of Latin American Studies (SLAS) is holding its annual conference at the University of Leeds. It is being jointly organised by the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) and the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. This year it will take place on a Thursday and Friday, ending with a conference dinner on Friday night.
The theme chosen for this year's conference is (Re) Invasions and Inventions: Latin America Confronts the 21st Century, around which panels are welcome to organise, if they so wish:
In the last 200 years, Latin America has experienced wars of independence, dictatorship, guerrilla warfare and structural adjustment policies and is now emerging as an increasingly dominant economic region with lively, if singular democratic systems representing a wider range of class and ethnic stakeholders than ever before. But as the region confronts a changing global scenario, having to deal with the rise of ethnic politics, the global credit crunch, the rise of China, the rise in commodity prices and the new alignment of hostile superpowers, how sustainable are these new institutions to meeting the challenges of the 21st Century?
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