The Andes in Dispute
Wednesday, March 25
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
York Lanes 305
On Political Turmoil in Bolivia: Jeffery R. Webber, Associate Professor, Politics, York University
On Renewed Violence and Social Mobilization in Colombia: Luis van Isschot, Assistant Professor, History, University of Toronto
On Indigenous Rebellion and Stalemate in Ecuador: Liisa L. North, Professor Emeritus of Politics, York University, with Carlos Larrea, Coordinator, Climate Change Program, and Director of Socio-environmental Research, Universidad de los Andes, Quito.
Jeffery R. Webber is the author of a number of books on Latin America, including Red October: Left-Indigenous Struggles in Modern Bolivia. He is presently at work on Latin American Crucible: Politics and Power in the New Era, under contract with Verso.
Luis van Isschot, historian of modern Latin America, works on social movements, political violence, and human rights. His first book, "The Social Origins of Human Rights: Protesting Political Violence in Colombia’s Oil Capital, 1919-2010" (2015), is now being published in Spanish by Editorial Universidad del Rosario.
Liisa L. North’s most recent publications are her co-edited Dominant Elites in Latin America, From Neo-Liberalism to the ‘Pink Tide’ (2018) and the also co-edited open access on line Concentración económica y poder político en América Latina (2019).
Carlos A. Larrea uses mega data to analyze social and economic transformations and processes. He is the author of 15 books and 85 articles, among them, Hacia una Historia Ecológica del Ecuador, which has gone through several editions and multiple printings.