Left Behind: The Ends of Latin America’s Left Turns
A workshop at Simon Fraser University
December 5, 2016, 9am-6:30pm
Room 2050, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings Street
After two decades of ascendancy across Latin America, left-wing parties and movements are in retreat. Electoral defeats, corruption scandals, and economic crisis have put paid to what once seemed a Utopian moment for progressive forces. This one-day workshop evaluates the ebbing “pink tide” and looks to the region’s future as the right-wing returns.
With Jon Beasley-Murray (UBC), Max Cameron (UBC), Efe Can Gürcan (SFU), Alexander Dawson (SFU), Leslie Elliott Armijo (SFU), Renato Francisquini (Santa Catarina), Eric Hershberg (American U), Gerardo Muñoz (Princeton), Gerardo Otero (SFU), Fabio Resmini (UBC), Dominique Rumeau Castellazzi (UBC), Zaraí Toledo Orozco (UBC), Alejandro Velasco (NYU), and others.
Facebook Event page. Space limited. Come early.
Suggested reading: The End of the Progressive Cycle. Special Dossier in Alternautas (3.1, July 2016), edited by Gerardo Muñoz.
- Introductions, Questions and Debates, and Session I: Burying the Left (NB audio only for much of the time)
- Session II: An Unquiet Corpse
- Session III: Everything Old is New Again
- Open Discussion