A conference to be held at the  Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ), University of Nottingham22 – 24, January 2010. Among the key note speakers are Noam Chomsky (via live Video Link), John Holloway, Liam Kane, William Robinson and Marina Sitrin.

This conference brings together academics, community scholars, activists and practitioners to create a unique space of dialogue and discussion about the Pink Tide in the Americas – the shift to the left in governments and social movements across North, Central and South America.

With over 60 contributors from 13 countries presenting in paper format, workshops, open forums, round-table debates and through film and music, this is an inclusive and interdisciplinary conference with diverse topics ranging from the political economy of the ‘Pink Tide’ to social movement knowledge production in the Americas. It is the organisers belief that the development of our understanding of such political processes will enable us to conceptualise and contribute to the furtherance of more inclusive democracy and development in the region and beyond.

The conference aims to provide a space to foster the co-construction of knowledge relevant not only to the academics, but also to movements and communities struggling for social justice across the Americas and in Europe.

Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ)

University of Nottingham

22 – 24, January 2010