• El quinto piso 13
    Alexis Sossa

    In the past months, a series of bomb explosions have taken place in Chile. The explosion at the subway station ‘Escuela Militar’ caused the most damage, in material and psychological sense. These sad and abominable acts, which are causing casualties and the destruction of property, also have social and political consequences. The bombs are generating an atmosphere of fear and insecurity. They also come in the middle of a debate on the Chile Terrorism Act, scheduled for reform in the coming months. Evidently, Chile needs to generate a clear definition of what terrorism is, but it should be careful not to create a coercive tool for heavy-handed
    oppression, since undoubtedly, these are isolated terrorist acts. Chile remains a safe and stable country. Nevertheless, some considerations should be made regarding these acts and, in my opinion, especially about the concept of violence.
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  • 14 November, 15:30h
    CEDLA Lecture
    Business groups, politics and development in Central America

    Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo

  • 28 November 2014, 9-18h
    CEDLA Jubilee Seminar: BRAZIL AS INNOVATOR

  • UvA REC C, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166,
    Room C1.03

    In recent years, Brazil has built a reputation of innovator in fields of democratic politics, social development, and sustainability. Internationally renowned scholars will critically examine some of these initiatives and discuss their outcomes so far and the challenges ahead. We welcome people from academic, governmental, private, and NGO interested in Brazil. +INFO

    Free admission! Please register at secretariat@cedla.nl

  • CALL FOR PAPERS

    'The Political Economy of the Extractive Imperative in Latin America: Reducing poverty and inequality vs. ensuring inclusion and sustainability' ISS and
    Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation invite paper submissions for the upcoming international meeting on ‘The Political Economy of the Extractive
    Imperative in Latin America: Reducing
    poverty and inequality vs. ensuring inclusion and sustainability?’

    Our aim is to bring together scholars working in various disciplines and traditions to critically reflect on the changes taking place in Latin America. Interested participants should send a 250-word abstract, paper title, full address and brief bio to eximperative@gmail.com by 1 December 2014. +INFO