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The Andean region today: Political, International and Economic Challenges

May 5-6, 2016
Nissan Theatre at Saint Antony’s College, Oxford.

The programme for the conference is as follows:

Thursday May 5

2.00 – 2.15 Welcome and introductory remarks: Diego Sánchez Ancochea

2.15 – 3.00 Keynote speaker: Martín Tanaka (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos y PUCP, Lima) ‘Towards a New Cycle in the Andean Region’

3.00 – 4.45 Session One: The current state of politics in the Andean region
César Montúfar (Universidad Andina, Quito) on Ecuador ‘The Rise of Electoral

Authoritarianism in Ecuador (2007-2015)’

John Crabtree (LAC, University of Oxford) ‘Democracy in contemporary Bolivia: the MAS, social movements and governability’

Julian López (University of Oxford) ‘Recentralisation as a Challenge for Democracy: Colombia 1994-2014’

Discussant: Paulo Drinot (UCL, University of London)

Chair: Tim Power (LAC, University of Oxford)

Following this, at 5pm, Enrique Ayala will be giving a paper at the Latin American history seminar entitled ‘The Roots of an Elusive Andean Identity: a Brief History’ at the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

Friday May 6

9.00 – 10.45 Session Two: Social movements and their influence
Enrique Ayala (Universidad Andina, Quito) on Ecuador (title to be confirmed)

Sue Iamamoto (University of London) ‘The Power of Collective Memory in Bolivian Contemporary Struggles’

Patricia Oliart (University of Newcastle) ‘Social Movements and their Impact on the Current Agenda in Peru’

Discussant: Laura Rival (QEH, University of Oxford)

Chair: Felipe Portocarrero (LAC, University of Oxford and Universidad del Pacífico, Lima) 10.45-11.00 Tea/coffee break

11.00 -12.45 Session Three: Neoliberalism and Extractive Industries

Carlos Larrea (Universidad Andina, Quito) on Ecuador (title to be confirmed)

Rosemary Thorp (LAC, University) of Oxford) ‘Government Policy and Extractives in Peru’

Pablo Selaya (University of Copenhagen) ‘Neoliberalism, post neoliberalism and extractive industry in Bolivia’

Discussant: Diego Sánchez Ancochea (LAC, University of Oxford)

Chair: Eduardo Posada (LAC, University of Oxford) 12.45-2.15 Lunch break

2.15 – 4.00 Session Four: The Andean Region and the Wider World Esteban Nicholls (Universidad Andina, Quito) (title to be confirmed)

Cynthia Sanborn (Universidad del Pacífico, Lima) ‘Chinese Investment and Sustainable Development in Latin America: the Peruvian Case’

Detlef Nolte (GIGA, German Institute of Global and Area Studies) ‘The Pacific Alliance: Strategic Alliance or Project of Collective Self-promotion’

Discussant: Laurence Whitehead (Nuffield College, University of Oxford)

Chair: John Crabtree (LAC, University of Oxford) 4.00 – 4.30 Closing remarks

Following this there will be a book launch with wine and nibbles for Laura Rival’s recently published book ‘Huaorani Transformations’ at the Latin American Centre, 1, Church Walk.