LASA2010: Crisis, Response, and Recovery

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:00 AM
Sheraton Centre Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, Canada
Oct 6
CIGI will have a booth at the XXIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association being held on October 6-9, at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto. For tickets and pricing information please use the RSVP link located below. CIGI is at booth #431. Book signing "Meet the Authors" Andrew F. Cooper and Amb. Jorge Heine "Which Way Latin America" Friday October 8 11am and 1pm Saturday October 9 11am Exhibit Hall Open Hours Thursday, October 7 - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 8 - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 9 - 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. About this year's Congress: The U.S. financial crisis of 2008 quickly became a global economic crisis. It destroyed jobs, increased poverty and disease, exacerbated social tensions, raised skepticism about the efficacy of democratic governance, led to policy experimentation, complicated efforts to deal with global problems multilaterally, and fueled civil and international conflict. The impact of the crisis in Latin America has varied from country to country, community to community, even neighborhood to neighborhood. In Latin America, the crisis was both reminiscent of previous crises but also different, in terms of transmission mechanisms, impact, and responses. Understanding the effects of the crisis, and the varied responses to it, calls for insights from multiple disciplines. Recovery, when it comes, will be shaped by the way citizens, governments, and international organizations understand the causes and consequences of the crisis itself.