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REPAL

Red de Economía Política de América Latina
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REPAL is a new network of researchers (institutionally affiliated with universities in Latin America, North America, and Europe) interested in promoting and giving greater visibility to new studies in the political economy of Latin America. In thematic terms, it is interested in analyzing the interaction among economic, political, and social processes. REPAL is particularly concerned with how the findings of such analyses further our understanding of development models, the socio-political institutions that sustain them, and the practical problems they face. In methodological terms, REPAL seeks to promote research that is empirically grounded and sensitive to context and that leads to new forms of description, concept formation, causal inference, and theoretical innovations that challenge the conventional wisdom on socially relevant phenomenon in the region. With respect to methods of research and analysis, REPAL’s approach is open and eclectic, based on a simple premise that the methods should be selected as a function of the problem to be studied rather than the reverse. Institutionally, REPAL is a network open to the research community and structured around the promotion of diverse, plural debate on the political economy of Latin America.

Sixth Annual Conference
to be held at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, May 13th and 14th, 2019
hosted by the Center for Inter-American and Policy Research. Local program committee: Eduardo Silva and Ludovico Feoli

REPAL steering committee: Ben Schneider (MIT), Chair, Juan Pablo Luna (PUC-Chile), Paula Munoz (Universidad del Pacífico, Lima), Vicky Murillo (Columbia University), Alison Post (Berkeley) Eduardo Silva (Tulane University), Kathryn Hochstetler (LSE)

Conference format: 30 minute individual sessions (12 minute presentations with 15 minutes of discussion) in three parallel tracks. Papers should be submitted two weeks before the conference at the latest and will be posted in a website accessible to conference participants. Participants are expected to read the papers in advance to enrich the discussion at the conference. Whereas the conference format provides for intense and fruitful exchange among participants, it also constraints the available number of slots for paper-givers. The selection process is therefore extremely competitive.

To join the REPAL mailing list, please send us an e-mail: repalconference@gmail.com

Fifth Annual Conference
Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, June 14th and 15th, 2018
Laura Wills Otero chaired the local organizing committee. It included the presentation of 45 papers and 3 book manuscripts.

Fourth Annual Conference
Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Perú, April 27th and 28th, 2017
It included the presentation of 49 papers and 5 book manuscripts.

Third Annual Conference
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, June 10th and 11th, 2016

For information on the Latin American Political Economy Scholarship Conference where Repal was initially discussed, click here.

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The Latin American Library's Annual Open House

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The Latin American Library will be hosting its annual open house event on Friday, September 21. This annual event will welcome back faculty, students, staff, and friends from the New Orleans community. The event will include a talk by Colombian visual artist Erika Diettes, an exhibit of recent acquisitions, a book sale, and as always much more!

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Madeline White via email (mwhite7@tulane.edu) or by phone at (504) 865-5681.

Equity speaker series to host panel on navigating immigrant relations in the current political climate

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The Center for Academic Equity at Tulane University is proud to present Border Li(n)es: Excluding, Extracting, and Expelling Immigrants in the Southern U.S. on September 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM as part of the Equity Speaker Series.

Following a summer of turbulent immigration relations in the United States, the Fall 2018 Equity Speaker Panel will focus on immigration on our Southern border and will feature specialists whose experiences vary from grassroots to professorial work. Panelists will include Josiah Heyman, Director of the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, Ronald Martinez, New Orleans immigrant activist and spokesperson for the Congress of Day Laborers, Hiroko Kusuda, Clinical Professor and Director of Immigration Law at the Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice at Loyola, and Laila Hlass, Clinical Professor of Law at Tulane Law School and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

These four distinguished speakers will share the stage of Freeman Auditorium to discuss the drastic variation in immigrant relations across the national, regional, and local spaces and ways that members of American society may become engaged in or change the now toxic and polarized political climate. This inaugural discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

See also Tulane New Wave for more information and a description of the event.




Cover photo from CNN story What the US-Mexico border looks like before Trump’s wall.