LASPP Conference Program

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24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference has been postponed until Fall of 2020.

October 15-17, 2020

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh welcomes faculty and students to the 24th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference on March 15th and 17th, 2020. At the conference, researchers can present their scholarly work related to social and public policy in Latin America.

Our team is focused on assuring a high-quality and open environment for the exchange of ideas and the improvement of works in progress. Following the multidisciplinary tradition of CLAS, we are interested in facilitating dialogue, theoretical perspectives, and methodologies across disciplines. In that spirit, we encourage the organization of panels around problems, rather than disciplines, and welcome submissions from the social sciences, arts, humanities, and cultural studies. We are particularly—but not exclusively—interested in the discussion of policy design, implementation, and impact in a wide array of areas, including:

Economic development; inequality and social inclusion; democratic governance and institutional change; human rights; health; education; LGBTQ and gender studies; ethnicity; race studies; environmental studies; urban development; violence and crime; conflict resolution; social movements and political parties; technological innovation; migration; political behavior; Latinx studies; elites; public administration and corruption; sustainability; innovation; and transparency.

Program and schedule of events forthcoming.



 For additional information, contact the organizers at laspp@pitt.edu.