Events in in 2019-2020 are convened by the Latin America in a Globalizing World Initiative.
Thursday, November 14 5–7 pm Gilman Hall 132, Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus
Latin America and the Crises of the Liberal International Order
The rise of Trump, the Brexit vote, and the resurgence of populist politics around the world have produced anxieties about the decline of a “Liberal International Order.”
As part of an international research conference on the origins, nature, and possible futures of the Liberal International Order, this public plenary session will offer historical and contemporary views from a region often overlooked in the debates: Latin America.
Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins
Associate Professor of Politics, University of Warwick
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Johns Hopkins
Max Paul Friedman
Professor of History, American University
Profesora Titular de Ciencia Política, Universidad del Rosario
Part of the Latin America in the Liberal World Order Conference, convened by
the Latin America in a Globalizing World Initiative, Johns Hopkins University
and the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, American University
The Portuguese Language Program presents: Brazilian Movie Nights
September 19, 2019
1980. Two friends Juliano (Juliano Carazzé) and Joaquim (Júlio Andrade) leave São Paulo looking for a gold dream. They arrive in Amazon Jungle like millions of other men, full of dreams and illusions. But the obsession for the richness and power in the mining change their lives. A history about the gold fever, greed and violence in the biggest open gold mining in the world, Serra Pelada.
October 17, 2019
After living as a man for nearly 60 years, Laerte Coutinho, one of Brazil’s most brilliant cartoonists, introduces herself to the world as a woman.
November 14, 2019
All the Reasons to Forget
After having broken up a long-term relationship, Antônio has no doubts he will quickly get over Sofia, his ex-girlfriend, but nothing is as simple as it seems, actually, it never is… And when Antônio realizes it is impossible to control his own feelings, he starts refusing them, using all kinds of modern palliative measures, to get rid of memories of his ex-girlfriend, such as: cognitive psychoanalysis, controlled substances, Tinder, among others, leading him to several tragicomical situations.
This conference will ask: What can we learn about the LIO and asymmetries of power by studying the Latin American experiences with the order? What role have Latin American actors played in theorizing, implementing, and criticizing the shape of the Liberal International Order? How has Latin American contention—rather than the region’s presumed acquiescence—changed the nature of the norms and practices that constitute the LIO? What does the Latin American experience tell us about both the temporality and the spatiality of the Liberal International Order? What do historical and present deviations from the norms of the LIO—such as economic nationalism, military dictatorships, or persistent violence—tell us about the concept and its application not only in Latin America, but perhaps more importantly, in the historical core of the LIO?
For full conference details, visit: https://krieger.jhu.edu/plas/conference-latin-america-lio/
Co-sponsored with the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, American University