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20th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference

Nov 13, 2015 -

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at the University of Pittsburgh, in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich and Heinz Colleges, welcomes everyone in the community to the 20th Latin American Social and Public Policy (LASPP) Conference. The conference will be held on Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14, 2015.

The LASPP conference is a student-organized event where undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty members can present their scholarly work involving social and public policy in Latin America. This year’s presentations will be organized around the following four topics: a) Public Policy and Development; b) Democratic Stability and Governance; c) IT and Public Policy, Open Government and Transparency; and d) Humanities. In addition to the panels, we will have several guest speakers to make opening and closing remarks.

The LASPP Conference was first held in 1996 and has been held annually since then. It has been organized by the graduate students from the LASPP Graduate Certificate Program at CLAS at the University of Pittsburgh. This year the CLAS is proud to collaborate with Carnegie Mellon University in order to bring the conference to an even broader audience. We welcome all students, undergraduate and graduate, and faculty members who are enthusiastic about social and public policy in Latin America to submit paper proposals and participate in the conference. As every year, it is a great space for discussing the current issues in Latin America and get to know more friends and colleagues interested in the region.

To learn more about this year’s conference and submit paper proposals, please click here.

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