Prof Eduardo Silva will deliver the inaugural Maynooth University Visiting Scholar Lecture: “Learning from Latin America: Lessons from the periphery in a time of austerity” on Tuesday, 5th May 2015, with responses from Dr Mary Murphy, Maynooth University Department of Sociology and Dr David Begg, former General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
The evening begins with a reception in Pugin Hall at 6.00pm, with the lecture commencing at 6.30pm in Renehan Hall. Register for the Silva event here: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/research/research-development-office/visiting-scholar-lecture-series
Prof Eduardo Silva’s research focuses on Latin American politics, and he has published extensively on the political economy of state-society relations, sustainable development with a focus on forest policy, and mass mobilization. He has conducted extensive field research in Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Venezuela. He also has expertise in the Andean countries and Argentina. His most recent publications include Transnational Activism and National Movements: Bridging the Divide (2013) and Challenging Neoliberalism in Latin America (2009).
For an application of Silva’s work in an Irish context see … Barry Cannon and Dr. Mary P. Murphy (2014) ‘Where are the Pots and Pans? Collective Responses in Ireland to Neoliberalization in a Time of Crisis: Learning from Latin America’. IRISH POLITICAL STUDIES, DOI: 10.1080/07907184.2014.942292: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07907184.2014.942292#.VHcrC_msWFU