Symposium on the Latin American "Pink Tide": its achievements, its failures, its legacy and the ensuing critiques

November 14, 2014 - 9:30am to November 15, 2014 - 12:30pm

The Pink Tide is the label used for the wave of Latin American elected governments that rose to power in the early millennium with a popular majority mandate to democratize the economy and increase social participation. These include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Pink Tide seems to be receding, but it may have transformed politics in Latin America irreversibly, in ways that still need to be assessed.

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Margarita López Maya. Venezuela. Center for Development Studies (CENDES), Universidad Central de Venezuela. Wilson Center Fellow (2013), Tinker Foundation Fellow, Columbia University (2005), and Andrés Bello Fellow, Oxford University (2000-2011). 

Ricardo Forster. Argentina. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Head of the Office of Strategic Planning for National and Latin American Thought, recently created by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Author of La anomalía argentina (Random House, 2010). 

Mike Gonzalez. U.K. University of Glasgow. British historian and literary critic. Columnist for The Guardian. Author of Hugo Chavez: Socialist for the 21st Century(Pluto Press, 2014). 

Pablo Stefanoni, Bolivia/Argentina. Independent economist and journalist, is editor of Nueva Sociedad, one of the most important journals of social studies and policy from a left of center position in Latin America. Co-author, with Hervé do Alto, of La revolución de Evo Morales (2006). 

Sergio Villalobos. Chile/U.S. University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Author of Soboranías en suspenso. Imaginación y violencia en América Latina (2013). 

John Beverley. U.S. University of Pittsburgh. Founder of the Latin American Subaltern Studies Group. Leading figure in U.S. Latin American Studies and postcolonial theory. His most recent book is Latinamericanism After 9/11. 

Anibal Pérez Liñán. U.S. University of Pittsburgh. Author of Presidential Impeachment and the New Political Instability in Latin America (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

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Location and Address

602 Cathedral of Learning (Humanities Center), University of Pittsburgh