Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

45th Annual Conference of the Society for Latin American Studies

26 March 2009 - 27 March 2009 | Conference

University of Leeds, SLAS 2009

Note: The conference has now taken place - some details remain here for your reference.

SLAS 2010 will be held at the University of Bristol.

(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.

The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) and the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies are jointly organising the conference. This year, it will take place on a Thursday and Friday, and end 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 that represent 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?

If you have any questions please email slas2009@leeds.ac.uk.

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