Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Subnational Governance Panels at LASA


Congratulations  to my colleagues  and friends presenting at this year's Latin American Studies Association (LASA) panels on Sub national governance to be held in Puerto Rico, May 2015



A) Panel: The Politics of Urban Exclusion and Subnational Social Policy in Latin America


Date/Time: Thursday May 28 / 4:00-5:45pm
Location: San Cristobal, D

Presenters:

Battle in the Streets, Battle in the Press: Elite Framing of Protest in Mexico
Heather Sullivan, Hamilton College

Decentralization and Democratic Participation: The Effect of Regional Self-Rule on Voting in Latin American and the Caribbean
Sara Niedzwiecki, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alissandra Stoyan, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Political Determinant of Violence in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires
Alberto Föhrig, Universidad de San Andrés

Subnational Political Responses to Urban Drug Trafficking in Latin America
Hernán Flom, University of California/Berkeley

Chair and Discussant: Eduardo Moncada, Rutgers University


B) Panel: Intergovernmental Politics in Latin America: New Research Agendas

Date/Time: Saturday, May 30 / 6:00 - 7:45pm
Location: San Cristobal, B

Presenters:
Recentralization after decentralization? A recent account from México
Juan Olmeda, El Colegio de Mexico

The New Colombian System of Royalties: Decentralisation or Recentralisation
Julian Lopez-Murcia, University of Oxford

Analyzing the effects of subnational state capacities on intergovernmental relations.  Evidence from Argentina and Mexico
Lorena Moscovich, Universidad de San Andres - Argentina
Laura Flamand, El Colegio de Mexico

Partisanship, Public Opinion, and the Federal Balance of Power in Brazil
Amanda Fidalgo, Pennsylvania State University

Chair and Discussant: Lucas Gonzalez, CONICET / Universidad Católica Argentina - Universidad Nacional de San Martin


C) Section on Subnational Politics and Society - Annual Meeting

Date / Time: Thursday, May 28 / 8:00 - 8:45pm
Location: Garita 

“Building a fair and orderly framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes”


INVITATION TO AN ESSAY COMPETITION ON INTERNATIONAL REFORM OF SOVEREIGN DEBT RESTRUCTURING

“Building a fair and orderly framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes”

Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, The Observatory on Latin America at the New School, Jubilee USA Network and the Embassy of Argentina in the United States proudly invite students across the United States to submit essays on how to “Build a fair and orderly framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes”.
The lack of a multilateral framework for sovereign debt restructurings remains an important gap in the international financial architecture. Because of their systemic consequences, the recent rulings in the case of Argentina´s sovereign debt restructuring have been a game-changer for sovereign debt markets. The international debate on how to address the problem of orderly and predictable sovereign debt restructurings is now more urgent than ever.
A deeper and systematic reflection is needed. The academic community is intensifying efforts in this direction. This essay competition is a unique opportunity for young scholars in the United States to contribute to this ongoing debate.
Selection Committee
Essays will be assessed based on analytical academic rigor, contribution to current research, public policy, and originality by a prestigious selection committee comprised by: Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia Professor José Antonio Ocampo, Professor Barry Herman from the New School, Eric LeCompte, Executive Director for Jubilee USA Network and Argentine Ambassador to the United States, Ms. Cecilia Nahón.
Prize
There will be two categories: Undergraduate and Graduate/Post-doctoral. Prizes include a Scholarship to participate in an International Workshop on Macroeconomic Policy Issues to be held in Argentina and the publication of the winning essays as IPD Working Paper at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. Graduate/Post Graduate winner will also receive US$ 2000 cash prize award.
Important dates
MARCH 16, 2015 Launch and call for papers
JUNE 15, 2015 Submission deadline for all papers
JULY 15, 2015 Notification of winners
For more information about the writing competition and how to participate, please go to:
www.embassyofargentina.us

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