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  1. Back to the past or into the future?
    
Perspectives on the Mexican presidential elections
     
    NorLARNet seminar
 
    7 June
    Håndverkeren konferansesenter, Oslo

     
    On the 1st of July Mexico celebrates general elections for president, senators and federal deputies. After 71 years of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) the opposition party PAN gain presidential power in 2000 and has kept it since. Now PRI's candidate Enrique Peña Nieto is the frontrunner in an election marked by the ongoing war against organized crime as well as discussions about the quality of Mexican democracy. In this seminar, distinguished scholars will analyze different aspects of the current elections and their implications for Mexico's development, security and democracy.
     
    Programme
     
    13:00
    Introduction
    Benedicte Bull
    NorLARNet, University of Oslo

    13:10
    Mexico at the Polls: The Political and Institutional Context of the 2012 Elections
 
    Kevin Middlebrook
    Institute of the Americas, University College London
     
    14:10
    Mexico's foreign relations and social movements around the next presidential elections
 
    Edmé Dominguez
    School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

    15:00
    Who's representatives? The relationship between the presidential candidates, political parties and interest groups
    Lars Leer
    Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

    15:20
    General discussion
    Including a presentation of  #yosoy132 by a a representative of the movement.

    # vimeo.com/44184345 Uploaded 129 Plays 0 Comments
  2. Back to the past or into the future?
    
Perspectives on the Mexican presidential elections
     
    NorLARNet seminar
 
    7 June
    Håndverkeren konferansesenter, Oslo

     
    On the 1st of July Mexico celebrates general elections for president, senators and federal deputies. After 71 years of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) the opposition party PAN gain presidential power in 2000 and has kept it since. Now PRI's candidate Enrique Peña Nieto is the frontrunner in an election marked by the ongoing war against organized crime as well as discussions about the quality of Mexican democracy. In this seminar, distinguished scholars will analyze different aspects of the current elections and their implications for Mexico's development, security and democracy.
     
    Programme
     
    13:00
    Introduction
    Benedicte Bull
    NorLARNet, University of Oslo

    13:10
    Mexico at the Polls: The Political and Institutional Context of the 2012 Elections
 
    Kevin Middlebrook
    Institute of the Americas, University College London
     
    14:10
    Mexico's foreign relations and social movements around the next presidential elections
 
    Edmé Dominguez
    School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

    15:00
    Who's representatives? The relationship between the presidential candidates, political parties and interest groups
    Lars Leer
    Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

    15:20
    General discussion
    Including a presentation of  #yosoy132 by a a representative of the movement.

    # vimeo.com/44157003 Uploaded 61 Plays 0 Comments
  3. Back to the past or into the future?
    
Perspectives on the Mexican presidential elections
     
    NorLARNet seminar
 
    7 June
    Håndverkeren konferansesenter, Oslo

     
    On the 1st of July Mexico celebrates general elections for president, senators and federal deputies. After 71 years of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) the opposition party PAN gain presidential power in 2000 and has kept it since. Now PRI's candidate Enrique Peña Nieto is the frontrunner in an election marked by the ongoing war against organized crime as well as discussions about the quality of Mexican democracy. In this seminar, distinguished scholars will analyze different aspects of the current elections and their implications for Mexico's development, security and democracy.
     
    Programme
     
    13:00
    Introduction
    Benedicte Bull
    NorLARNet, University of Oslo

    13:10
    Mexico at the Polls: The Political and Institutional Context of the 2012 Elections
 
    Kevin Middlebrook
    Institute of the Americas, University College London
     
    14:10
    Mexico's foreign relations and social movements around the next presidential elections
 
    Edmé Dominguez
    School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

    15:00
    Who's representatives? The relationship between the presidential candidates, political parties and interest groups
    Lars Leer
    Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

    15:20
    General discussion
    Including a presentation of  #yosoy132 by a a representative of the movement.

    # vimeo.com/44137722 Uploaded 92 Plays 0 Comments
  4. NorLARNet Seminar

    Religion and social justice: the Latin American contributions

    Thursday 19 April 2012
    Litteraturhuset, Oslo, Norway

    Main speakers :

    Enrique Dussel
    Professor, Department of Philosophy, Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico

    Fortunato Mallimaci
    Professor, Faculty of Social Science, University of Buenos Aires

    Sturla Stålsett
    General Secretary, the Church City Mission / Guest Researcher, University of Glasgow

    The aim of this seminar is to give an insight into the main Latin American intellectual contributions to the current debate about the role of religion in development, and to discuss historical and contemporary experiences shedding light on different aspects of it.

    In spite of deep transformations inside and outside the traditionally dominant Catholic Church, Christian congregations of different kinds in Latin America continue to exert moral authority, be a main locus for social belonging and participation, and provider of ethical principles. Religious leaders also have important positions in societies at the local, national and international levels. However, the church and religious leaders have played partly contradictory roles. Whereas the Catholic Church overall has been closely linked to governmental power apparatuses in Latin America, it is also from within the Catholic Church and circles strongly associated with it, that the most powerful intellectual justification for linking the Christian gospel closely to social justice has come. And there are numerous examples from across Latin America of catholic voices being at the forefront in work on peace, solidarity and social justice.

    From colonial times, different indigenous belief systems have existed side by side with Catholicism and mixed with it in different forms of syncretism. For the last 30 years, Protestantism has become influential, and some charismatic movements are gaining ground both within catholic and protestant churches. While some have become instrumental politically, they have generally been more individualist and had less focus on political mobilization.

    The Latin American reality, both historically and contemporarily, is crucial in order to understand the reaction from progressive religious-based actors and movements. Poverty with its roots in the glaring inequality of the region, and the immense suffering it brings about have resulted in a serious quest for explanations and analysis, as well as the presentations of concrete alternatives.


    Programme

    Opening and welcome

    Benedicte Bull & Hans-Egil Offerdal

    SESSION I
    The challenge of liberation to thinking about politics and poverty and social justice

    From theology and philosophy to the politics of liberation

    By Enrique Dussel, Metropolitian Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico

    Against all winds: past and present challenges to the liberation theology’s thinking about justice and poverty

    By Sturla Stålsett, General Secretary, the Church City Mission/Guest Researcher, University of Glasgow

    Comments

    Anne Stensvold, Professor, History of Religion, University of Oslo

    Bernt Gulbrandsen, CARITAS


    SESSION II
    Social justice and new religious movements

    The competition for the souls of the poor: the challenge from new religious movements

    By Fortunato Mallimaci, University of Buenos Aires

    Comments. Non-catholic religious movements in Latin America and the commitment to social justice and the poor

    Arnhild Helgesen, PhD Researcher, School of Mission and Theology

    Maren Christensen Bjune, PhD Researcher, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

    Lars Kirkhusmo Pharo, Research Associate, Harvard University and Claremont Graduate University.

    General debate

    Language: English

    Video by SAIFF

    # vimeo.com/41228530 Uploaded 52 Plays 0 Comments
  5. NorLARNet Seminar

    Religion and social justice: the Latin American contributions

    Thursday 19 April 2012
    Litteraturhuset, Oslo, Norway

    Main speakers :

    Enrique Dussel
    Professor, Department of Philosophy, Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico

    Fortunato Mallimaci
    Professor, Faculty of Social Science, University of Buenos Aires

    Sturla Stålsett
    General Secretary, the Church City Mission / Guest Researcher, University of Glasgow

    The aim of this seminar is to give an insight into the main Latin American intellectual contributions to the current debate about the role of religion in development, and to discuss historical and contemporary experiences shedding light on different aspects of it.

    In spite of deep transformations inside and outside the traditionally dominant Catholic Church, Christian congregations of different kinds in Latin America continue to exert moral authority, be a main locus for social belonging and participation, and provider of ethical principles. Religious leaders also have important positions in societies at the local, national and international levels. However, the church and religious leaders have played partly contradictory roles. Whereas the Catholic Church overall has been closely linked to governmental power apparatuses in Latin America, it is also from within the Catholic Church and circles strongly associated with it, that the most powerful intellectual justification for linking the Christian gospel closely to social justice has come. And there are numerous examples from across Latin America of catholic voices being at the forefront in work on peace, solidarity and social justice.

    From colonial times, different indigenous belief systems have existed side by side with Catholicism and mixed with it in different forms of syncretism. For the last 30 years, Protestantism has become influential, and some charismatic movements are gaining ground both within catholic and protestant churches. While some have become instrumental politically, they have generally been more individualist and had less focus on political mobilization.

    The Latin American reality, both historically and contemporarily, is crucial in order to understand the reaction from progressive religious-based actors and movements. Poverty with its roots in the glaring inequality of the region, and the immense suffering it brings about have resulted in a serious quest for explanations and analysis, as well as the presentations of concrete alternatives.


    Programme

    Opening and welcome

    Benedicte Bull & Hans-Egil Offerdal

    SESSION I
    The challenge of liberation to thinking about politics and poverty and social justice

    From theology and philosophy to the politics of liberation

    By Enrique Dussel, Metropolitian Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico

    Against all winds: past and present challenges to the liberation theology’s thinking about justice and poverty

    By Sturla Stålsett, General Secretary, the Church City Mission/Guest Researcher, University of Glasgow

    Comments

    Anne Stensvold, Professor, History of Religion, University of Oslo

    Bernt Gulbrandsen, CARITAS


    SESSION II

    Social justice and new religious movements

    The competition for the souls of the poor: the challenge from new religious movements

    By Fortunato Mallimaci, University of Buenos Aires

    Comments. Non-catholic religious movements in Latin America and the commitment to social justice and the poor

    Arnhild Helgesen, PhD Researcher, School of Mission and Theology

    Maren Christensen Bjune, PhD Researcher, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

    Lars Kirkhusmo Pharo, Research Associate, Harvard University and Claremont Graduate University.

    General debate

    Language: English

    Video by SAIFF

    # vimeo.com/40889038 Uploaded 143 Plays 0 Comments

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Norwegian Latin America Research Network (NorLARNet) is a network of institutions and individuals involved in research related to Latin America. This channel presents some of the main seminars organized by NorLARNet, usually with the participation of…


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Norwegian Latin America Research Network (NorLARNet) is a network of institutions and individuals involved in research related to Latin America. This channel presents some of the main seminars organized by NorLARNet, usually with the participation of speakerts from Latin America

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