Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development in Latin America


Co-sponsored by NYU Wagner’s Research Center for Leadership in Action, the NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NYU Wagner's Office of International Programs, and the Alliance of Latino and Latin American Students.

The pursuit of the public good requires collective action and leadership. The pressing social, economic and political problems facing Latin American countries are complex and exceed the capacity of each of the public, private and social sectors working alone. This series aims to raise awareness and foster discussion about current problems and challenges affecting democratic governance and sustainable development in Latin America. The events will explore the nature of the relationship between the State and civil society and its impact on various developmental outcomes.
Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development in Latin America - The Tension Between Representative and Participatory Democracy in Latin America

Date:
Thursday, November 20, 2008

Time:
7:00 am - 8:30 am

Location:

The Tension Between Representative and Participatory Democracy in Latin America

With Patricio Navia, PhD, Master Teacher, General Studies Program, NYU

Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development in Latin America - Does Transparency Lead to Accountability? Lessons from Mexican Civil Society

Date:
Thursday, December 11, 2008

Time:
7:00 am - 8:30 am

Location:

Does Transparency Lead to Accountability? Lessons from Mexican Civil Society Experiences
Speaker: Jonathan Fox, PhD, Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies, UC Santa Cruz

Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development in Latin America - The Rise and Performance of Leftist Governments in Latin America

Date:
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Time:
8:00 am - 9:30 am

Location:

The Rise and Performance of Leftist Governments in Latin America

Speaker: Robert Kaufman, PhD, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University

Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development in Latin America - Culture and Politics in Latin America

Date:
Monday, April 6, 2009

Time:
8:00 am - 9:30 am

Location:

Culture and Politics in Latin America

Speaker: Lynn Stephen, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, University of Oregon

Democratic Governance and Sustainable Development in Latin America - Local Notions of Development and Indigenous Political Participation

Date:
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Time:
8:00 am - 9:30 am

Location:

Local Notions of Development and Indigenous Political Participation

Speaker: Carmen Medeiros, PhD, Assistant Professor, CLACS, New York University