Latin American Studies Center conference: Buen Vivar and other Post-Development Pathways

Sunday-Tuesday, April 8-10
Emerson Alumni Hall, UF

You are invited to join an exploration of lifeways motivated by desire for human and ecological health, harmony, pleasure, community, and sovereignty at the 67th annual conference of the UF Center for Latin American Studies.

Over the past century, people and places across Latin America have been shaped by national and international efforts toward “development,” conceived as economic growth and assimilation of western institutions and lifestyles. Concomitant loss of biological and cultural diversity, together with increasing environmental degradation, provoke reappraisal of radically diverse paths toward wellbeing.

In sync with Latin American Studies Association 2018 theme “Latin American Studies in a Globalized World,” we consider local visions and practices in the context of south-south conversations and south-north learning and power relations. 

Speakers include Ecuadorian ecological economist Alberto Acosta, Colombian anthropologist Arturo Escobar, Indian environmentalist Ashish Kothari, Ecuadorian feminist Silvia Vega Ugalde, Argentine co-founder of Alternautas Adrien Beling, UF alumna geographer Diane Rocheleau, Senior Fellow at Worldwatch Institute Erik Assadourian and University of Puerto Rico Environmental Planner Gustavo García-López.

The registration deadline for the April 8-10 conference at Emerson Alumni Hall at UF is March 24. Cost is $10 for UF students, $25 for UF staff and faculty, and $100 for others. A $50 late registration fee will be added after March 24.

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