What's Next for Latin America's Left?

Host/Sponsor: 
NACLA & Jacobin
Room: 
1.108
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 1: 10:00am - 11:50am
Abstract: 
Donald Trump is far from the only right-wing challenge facing the left in the Americas. From Argentina to Mexico, Latin America faces a fierce conservative resurgence as a once seemingly formidable pink tide ebbs and, in some places, enters deep crisis. Over the past several months NACLA (North American Congress on Latin America) and Jacobin have reported on and analyzed the state of the region's left at this critical moment - its current challenges, its missteps in power, and future prospects. In this roundtable, contributors to both publications offer frank assessments of what went wrong and what can - and must - be salvaged in the region as struggles for social justice continue in and out of view, considering especially relations between state and progressive social movements, new forms of conservative reaction, and how the left beyond the region should respond.
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Jason
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Farbman
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Jacobin
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
George
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Ciccariello-Maher
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Drexel University
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
George Ciccariello-Maher is the author of Building the Commune: Radical Democracy in Venezuela and We Created Chávez: A People's History of the Venezuelan Revolution. He is an Associate Professor of Politics and Global Studies at Drexel University, and Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Social Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Linda
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Farthing
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
NACLA
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Linda Farthing is a journalist and independent scholar who mostly works in Bolivia. Her latest book is Evo’s Bolivia: Continuity and Change, and her latest research report is Bolivia Prison Report: Marginal Progress and Unwieldly Challenges.
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Gabriel
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Hetland
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
University at Albany, SUNY
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Gabriel Hetland has written about Venezuelan politics for the Nation, NACLA, Qualitative Sociology, and Latin American Perspectives. He is an Assistant Professor of Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies and Sociology at University at Albany, SUNY.
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator First Name: 
Thea
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Last Name: 
Riofrancos
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Providence College
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Biography: 
Thea Riofrancos works on the politics of resource extraction, social movements, and radical democracy in Ecuador, and has published in N+1, Dissent, and Cultural Studies. She is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator First Name: 
Alejandro
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Last Name: 
Velasco
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Affiliation: 
NACLA/NYU
Speaker 5/Sixth Facilitator Biography: 
Alejandro Velasco is the Executive Editor at The NACLA Report on the Americas. He is an Associate Professor at NYU's Gallatin School, and is the author of Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Jason
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Farbman
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Jacobin

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