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The 2010 Lozano Long Conference – Republics of Fear: Understanding Endemic Violence in Latin America Today

Thursday Mar 4, 2010 | Texas Union 3.502, Santa Rita Room

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Sponsored by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies.

The Third Annual Lozano Long Conference features academics who are exploring the causes and consequences of violence in Latin America. Researchers have only begun to respond to the new challenges to democracy, development, and human well-being. The time is ripe for a conference that brings together cutting edge research from different disciplines, perspectives, methods, and viewpoints, all united around a concern for the peoples of the region and the circumstances they face.

The conference will host panels on topics such as gender violence; intimate violence; organized violence; the trafficking of humans, weapons, and drugs; political, state, and para-state violence; structural violence, including poverty, forced migration, racism, and discrimination; and the responses to violence, including representations of violence in the media, literature, films, and public discourse. The institute hopes in this way to foster and stimulate a new wave of theoretically informed, interdisciplinary, and culturally aware research into this crucial new challenge for Latin America. 

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