New publication: Las luchas sociales por la tierra en América Latina: Un análisis histórico, comparativo y global.

On June 24th and 25th, 2015, the CCC research group, as member of the Ghent Centre for Global Studies, co-organized an international conference on “Social Struggles for Land in Latin America: An Historical, Comparative and Global Perspective”, together with the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru) and the Red Muqui – Proposal and Action Network (Peru), at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, in the city of Lima. The conference aimed to create a more profound dialogue between researchers, institutions, social organizations and rural communities, between historical and contemporary perspectives, and between comparative (cases of different countries) and global views, on change and continuity in rural Latin America.
The contributions to the conference are now brought together in a new publication, co-edited by the Ghent Centre for Global Studies:
Cottyn, Hanne, Jahncke, Javier, Montoya, Luis, Pérez, Ela, and Mattes Tempelmann (eds.) (2016). Las luchas sociales por la tierra en América Latina: Un análisis histórico, comparativo y global. Conference proceedings. Lima: Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos.

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Public Lecture Series 2016

Critical perspectives on a globalizing world


The interdisciplinary Ghent Centre for Global Studies at Ghent University has the honour of inviting you to the public lecture series on Frontiers of Globalisation, in which leading international scholars from different disciplines will offer critical perspectives on the dynamics of people, place and power in today’s globalizing world. Resource extraction, migration, urbanization and commodification are explored as essential frontier processes in shaping that world. The lectures engage with contemporary debates on the rush on resources, the refugee ‘crisis’, urban conflict, and ecological crisis.

  • Wednesday February 24, 14h00-15h30: Professor Michael Eilenberg (Aarhus University) on Resource Extraction and Sovereignty in Asia.
  • Wednesday April 20, 14h00-15h30: Professor Ahmed Kanna (University of the Pacific) on Urban Counterinsurgency.
  • Monday May 2, 14h00-15h30: Professor Jason Moore (Binghamton University) on Ecology and the Accumulation of Capital.
  • Rescheduled: Thursday May 26, 12h30-14h00: Professor Charles Watters (University of Sussex) on Refugees in Contemporary Europe.

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