ERIGAL is happy to present its 2021 online Summer School: Latin America in Motion, from May 31st to June 18th
Marked by a "left turn" in the early 2000s and the promise of institutional reforms and social inclusion, Latin America has seen this trend weaken in recent years. This shift is accompanied by the emergence or resurgence of new conservative political and social forces, which are causing political, social and institutional reconfigurations and are challenging the quality of democracy, its institutions and its practices. The multiple transformations that affect many spaces in Latin America bear a potential instability. Ultimately, the last year's health crisis has highlighted this latent instability. At the same time, the historical characteristics of social exclusion and economic inequality tend to be perpetuated. This tension raises several questions: how do governance dynamics evolve when economic and political development models become uncertain? What is the impact of these transformations on political and social actors in the region? Are these upheavals in the region one-off events or are they part of a broader movement?
The summer school Latin America in Motion, jointly organized by CÉRIUM (University of Montreal) and CERI (Sciences Po Paris) as part of the CERI-CERIUM Chair in International Affairs, is led by ERIGAL and the Political Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean (OPALC). Together with their guests, the summer school invites participants to explore these issues through a combination of theoretical and practical learning. It offers a wide variety of pedagogical modalities adapted to online learning in order to engage its different audiences: lectures with researchers specializing in the region, and exchange sessions in the form of workshops, discussions and debates, particularly with actors in the field.