With the invitation of the University of Alcala de Henares, Francisco Carrion Mena, coordinator of the International Academic Relations Department (URAI), participates in the III International Congress of the Ombudsmen of Latin America. As part of the meeting, Ambassador Carrión presented the paper entitled "Colectivos en situación de vulnerabilidad: el caso de los migrantes". Academics, human rights specialists and ombudsmen from the entire region participated to this event.
Alberto Acosta, researcher from the Department of Development, Environment and Territory, traveled to La Paz to participate in the International Seminar “Reflexiones plurales sobre las experiencias de los gobiernos progresistas en América Latina”, it took place at the Universidad Mayor de San Andres, in October 2. This meeting aims to analyze the political environment of Latin America through its contradictions and tensions. Alberto Acosta presented his lecture “Luces y sombras de la «Revolución Ciudadana»”. The Centre of Studies for Labour and Agrarian Development (CEDLA) and the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés organized the event.
Rafael Silva Vega, a Ph.D. student in Social Sciences with specialization in Political Studies, call 2012-2015, defended his doctoral dissertation "La noción de libertad en Maquiavelo: las posibilidades de la ciudadanía en sociedades en conflicto". The oral defense jury recommended publishing this dissertation because of its excellent qualities. Javier Zúñiga, professor from Universidad del Valle of Colombia led the research. The jury was composed by Manuel Anselmi from University of Perugia , Raúl Cuadros from Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios of Colombia and David Cortez and Luciana Cadahia from FLACSO Ecuador.
In the Brazilian Center for Latin American Studies in Sao Paulo, in the framework of the UNESCO Latin America Memorial, Gioconda Herrera, academic deputy director of FLACSO Ecuador will give the conference "Desafíos del género y de la raza en el análisis de los mercados laborales globales contemporáneos: el caso de la migración indígena en Nueva York”. In addition, she will give the lecture “Migración: ¿tiempo de crisis, tiempo de retorno?” at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Fernando García, faculty researcher from the Department of Anthropology, History, Humanities, and Ivette Vallejo from the Department of Development, Environment and Territory, will participate in the IX International Congress of the Latin American Network on Legal Anthropology (RELAJU). This event will take place in Pirenópolis, from September 30 to October 2. Professor Garcia, co-coordinator of the roundtable “Justicia penal, pueblos indígenas y nuevas formas de interacción” will present the lecture “Muerte y venganza entre los Waorani y Tagaeri/Taromenane de la Amazonia ecuatoriana: un caso de fetichismo jurídico o justicia intercultural?” In the other hand, Professor Vallejo will talk about “Políticas de desarrollo y ampliación de las fronteras extractivas hidrocarburíferas sobre territorio Zápara en la Amazonía ecuatoriana” as part of the topic “Derechos territoriales, proyectos de desarrollo a gran escala y alternativas indígenas de desarrollo”.
Mauro Cerbino and Palmira Chavero, faculty researchers from the Department of International Studies and Communication, will participate in the IV International Congress on Government, Administration and Public Policy: Pioneering governance in Latin America. This event will take place in Madrid from September 29 to October 2. It will bring hundreds of researchers from Latin America together. Cerbina and Chavero have coordinated the roundtable “'Media, state and citizenship in Latin America: new models of communication” Also, on September 29, they will be part of the research seminar “Media and Power in Latin America: public policy on communication in Ecuador” at the Center for Political and Constitutional Studies.
In order to promote teaching projects cooperation and research on issues related to geographical development studies, space and territory and environment-society relations, FLACSO Ecuador and the Friedrich-Universität Erlangen Nümberg-FAU from Germany signed a cooperation agreement. This agreement promotes exchanges of professors and students, conferences, research projects development and mutual dissemination of research results, academic resources and publications. This agreement was signed by Perdita Pohle, president of the Department of Cultural Geography and Development Studies, Mathias Braun, director of the Institute of Geography from FAU and Juan Ponce, director of FLACSO Ecuador.