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Scholars@Hallwalls Series

Latin American Development in a Neoliberal Age

Presenter:
Marion Werner
Presenter Affiliation:
UB Geography
Location:
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Campus:
Off Campus
Date:
10/18/2013
Time:
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Sponsor:
Humanities Institute
Contact:
645-2592 (huminst@buffalo.edu)
Web site:
http://tinyurl.com/l6uh2xc
What has become of the development project since its core institutions – the World Bank and the IMF -- faced a groundswell of opposition coming from Latin America and Asia at the turn of the millennium? This talk will explore this question through a discussion of recent development policies to promote export industries in the global South. Despite strong challenges to market rule and serial financial crises, development practitioners increasingly promote practices meant to administer competitiveness amongst workers and small producers through global market integration. Marion Werner is a geographer who works at the intersection of critical development studies, economic geography and feminist and post-colonial theory. She teaches and writes about uneven development, in particular the implications of contemporary restructuring of global industries for workers and communities, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. Marion received her PhD from the University of Minnesota.