CALAS

Open calls

1. CALAS/Cuba Guest Chair: Socio-Ecological Transformation - productive matrices, renewable energies, and power

CALAS and the University of Havana open the call to occupy the CALAS/Cuba Guest Chair, located at the Faculty of Philosophy, History and Sociology of the University of Havana, Cuba. The Chair is funded by CALAS and covers a stay of 4 to 6 months in Cuba. The Chair pursues the objective of advance the identification of possible paths through which Latin America can move to consolidate a socio-ecological transformation; and at the same time contribute to offer possible explanations and solutions to the global crises that threaten the continuity of life on the planet.

The Call is already closed. Conditions can be consulted here.

2. CALAS/IEAT Guest Chair in Brasil: Crisis of democracy in Latin America

The CALAS-IEAT Guest Chair, located at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), invites experts in Latin American studies interested in researching the experiences of crisis in the region, to carry out comprehensive approaches to the crisis of democracy in the Americas and to improve the theoretical-methodological apparatus for a sharper analysis of its processes. On the one hand, it encourages the study of the various modes of social, economic, political and cultural transformation that have led to the polarization of societies as a result of demands for greater democratic representation and growing authoritarian reactions. On the other hand, it seeks to analyze democratic institutions and their role in the "democracy fatigue", as well as their capacity to enforce constitutional norms for the resolution of political conflicts.

The Call (Spanish and Portuguese only) is open until March, 15, 2023. Conditions can be consulted here.

3. The past that does not cease and the future that does not come: failed states and democracies in Latin America

The CALAS regional center for Central America and the Caribbean located in San José, Costa Rica, convenes the Platform for Dialogue "The past that does not cease and the future that does not come: failed states and democracies in Latin America". The aim is to think about the crisis of democracy in Latin America, the return of authoritarianism, the state of health of its development models, the structural problems afflicting the region and the possibilities of overcoming them. The conference will offer a space to present and discuss individual experiences, academic analysis, political positions, literary and artistic representations.

The call is already closed. Conditions can be consulted here.