ÉRIGAL and its guest, Olivier Dabène (Sciences Po Paris, OPALC), travelling to the Ottawa/Gatineau region on February 6th and 7th
ÉRIGAL was pleased to welcome Olivier Dabène, professor at Sciences Po Paris and director of the OPALC (Observatoire politique de l’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes), for a few months in the winter. Several events were organized, including some activities in the Ottawa/Gatineau region.
Olivier Dabène and the Director of ÉRIGAL, Françoise Montambeault, as well as several ÉRIGAL professors, travelled to the Ottawa/Gatineau region on February 6th and 7th to present Professor Dabène's latest book, Street Art and Democracy in Latin America, at UQO on the first day. They also did knowledge transfer and forged ties with the community of practitioners.
On February 7th, Olivier Dabène and the members of ÉRIGAL met with several members of the Latin America and the Caribbean team at Global Affairs Canada (GAC), including : Cheryl Urban - Director General for Latin America and the Caribbean, Karen Mollica - Director of the Strategic Planning, Operations and Policy Division, Jean-Paul Lemieux - Director for South America, Anouk St-Arnaud - Senior Advisor for Inter-American Affairs, Patricia McCullagh - Director for Haiti, Brett Maitland - Deputy Director of the Strategic Planning, Operations and Policy Division, and Marie-Josée Charbonneau - Director of Inter-American Affairs. During this meeting, Professor Dabène presented the latest LAPO report: Latin America. Political Year 2019, which is intended to cover the news of the year 2019 and provide informed analysis of it. This presentation fed into enriching discussions on the current situation in the region between academic experts on the one hand and GAC on the other.
This trip ended with a discussion entitled "Pink tide, blue backlash or ... what? Political dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean today", organized in collaboration with the International Council of Canada as well as the School of International Development and Globalization.