The New York Latin American History Workshop (NYCLAHW) hosts the talk “Making Latin America: Institutions and Global Expertise" with scholar Margarita Fajardo.
Margarita Fajardo, BA, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. MA, PhD, Princeton University. Research and teaching interests include history of Latin America, particularly Brazil, Chile, and Colombia; history of capitalism and development; intellectual history and history of expertise and the social sciences; and, especially, economics, sociology, and political science. Her dissertation, “The Latin American Development Experience: Social Sciences, Economic Policies, and the Making of a Global Order, 1944-1971,” currently under revision for future publication, traces the policy and intellectual endeavors of a network of social scientists whose nexus was the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA in English and CEPAL in Spanish and Portuguese). It shows how, by squaring economic development with the key monetary problems of the postwar order, these social scientists carved out an idea of Latin America. Using economic tools and global networks and institutions, they created a view of the world in Latin America and a view of Latin America in the world.
Discussions are based on pre-circulated papers prepared by each presenter. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the mailing list to receive the papers, which are circulated one week prior to each meeting.
Sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies at Columbia University, the CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Program in History, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, the SUNY-Stony Brook University History Department, the Committee on Historical Studies of the New School for Social Research, and the Embassy of Spain.
The event is free and open to the public. Photo ID required to enter building.