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Beyond Neoliberalism – New Social and Economic Policies in Latin America

Morales and Chavez
  • When: February 29, 2012
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Dunton Tower
  • Room: 2017 - Arts Faculty Lounge
  • Cost: Free
  • Event contact: Lana Keon
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  • Phone contact: (613) 520-3741

A symposium In celebration of Laura Macdonald’s Faculty of Public Affairs Research Achievement Award

Note: capacity is limited, please RSVP to attend this event at your earliest convenience.


10:00 – 10:15 Opening – Dean André Plourde, Faculty of Public Affairs – TBC

10:15 – 10:45 “Neo-Structuralism and Post-Neoliberalism in the Americas: State of the Debates”
Laura Macdonald (Carleton University, Political Science)

10:45 – 12:15 New Left Regimes and New Economic policies
* Susan Spronk (University of Ottawa, School of Globalization and International Development) – “Venezuela under Chavez: 21st Century ‘Social Democracy’”
* Silvia Garcia (Carleton University, School of Public Policy and Administration) – Business groups in Brazil
* Kathryn Hochstetler (University of Waterloo, Balsillie School of International Affairs) – “The Return of the Develop mental State in South America: What Place for the Environment?”

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 New Left Regimes and New Social Policies
* Cristina Rojas and Rianne Mahon (Carleton, Political Science) and (Wilfrid Laurier University, Balsillie School of International Affairs) – “Travelling policy ideas, contrasting interpretations: the World Bank and ECLAC”
• Debora Lopreite and Laura Macdonald (Carleton, Political Science) “Gender and Latin American Welfare Regimes: Early Childhood Education and Care Policies in Argentina and Mexico”
• Silvina Danesi (Carleton, Political Science) – “Balancing Economic and Political Objectives: Latin American Integration in the 2000s”

2:30 – 4:00 Canada and the New Latin America
• Pablo Heidrich (North South Institute) – “Canadian foreign policy toward Latin America: Stealth policy or Good Business Sense”
• Andrea Carrion (Carleton University, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies) – “Canadian
investments in urban projects: the case of the new Quito International Airport”
• Jean Daudelin (Carleton, NPSIA)) – “Beyond the Brazilian mirage: Where Canada is really heading.”

4:00 – 5:00 Reception