Faculty News

Eduardo Silva, Friezo Family Foundation Chair in Political Science was invited to present a talk titled, “The Political Economy and Social Mobilization in the Post-Liberal Era,” at the symposium on “The Commodity Boom and the Political Economy of Latin America: Themes for a New Agenda, " held at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, 14 August  2013.

The event was part of a larger two day workshop organized by the Red de Economía Política de América Latina (Association for the Study of Political Economy on Latin America) titled, “The New Political Economy of Latin America: State, Politics, and Society during the Commodity Boom,” held at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 14-15 August, 2013.  For more information see:

Eduardo Silva, Friezo Family Foundation Chair in Political Science, and a member of the External Advisory Board of the Environmental Governance in Latin America Project, funded by the European Union Commission, participated in the fifth ENGOVmeeting that took place at the Universidad Andina Simon Bolívar in Quito, Ecuador, from 25 to 28 May 2013.


The primary aim of ENGOV is to generate new knowledge on how environmental governance is shaped in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The project focuses on new developments and policies that enable or prevent the dual goal of ending poverty and protecting natural resources. Another important aim of ENGOV is to develop a more integrative analytical framework on environmental governance and natural resource use in LAC.


More information on the partners, activities, results and publications of the project can be found at



Eduardo Silva, ed. Transnational Activism and National Movements: Bridging the Divide. (Routledge, 2013).


Brian Brox, Back in the Game (State University of New York Press, 2013).


James Carville (and Stan Greenberg), It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! (Blue Rider Press, 2012).


Melissa Harris-Perry, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (Yale University Press, 2011).


Sally J. Kenney, Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter (Routledge, 2012).


Celeste Lay, A Midwestern Mosaic: Immigration and Political Socialization in Rural America (Temple University Press, 2012).


Ray Taras, ed., Russia’s Identity in International Relations: Images, Perceptions, Misperceptions (Routledge, 2012).


Ray Taras, Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe (Edinburgh University, 2012).


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