LAC DPhil network students present their research

On 20 November 2014 several of the LAC-DPhil network students made very professional and interesting presentations, the discussants had good questions and comments that pushed the speakers to think in new ways, and the audience pushed them further.  It was an excellent first session of the year that fulfilled all of the expectations of the workshops: interdisciplinary and comparative country case/regional feedback on the project.

Here are the names of the speakers (and the titles of their presentations) and discussants:

Julian Lopez Murcia, DPIR: The Causes of Re-centralization in Colombia
Discussants: Carlos Caballero, Economics/Governance, Los Andes; Alejandro Espinosa, DPIR

Maria Luiza Gatto, DPIR: Endogenous Institutions and the Puzzle of Gender Quotas: Insights from Latin America
Discussants: Ezequiel Gonzalez, DPIR; Kiran Stallone, LAC

Katherine Saunders-Hastings, Socio-Legal Studies: Order and Insecurity under the Mara: Violence, Coping, and Community in Guatemala City
Discussants: Rosana Pinheiro-Machado, Development Studies; Jorge Salcedo, Refugee Studies, Univ Rosario/Oxford