Summer Course | America Latina Hoje

Applications are open for the 10th edition of “America Latina Hoje”, an intensive and multidisciplinary course, addressing the socio-economic, political and cultural dynamics of Latin America. The course presents the reality of the region in its multiple dimensions, particularly in relation to the transatlantic space. With specialized professors, researchers and diplomats in Latin America, students will have contact with the dynamism of the region in its different social, economic and cultural aspects. The course is aimed at students and professionals interested in international studies and Latin American studies, in the areas of cultural activities, international relations, cooperation and development. It grants 6 credits ECTS and a final diploma.



Cátia Miriam Costa (CEI-IUL)
Luis A.Fretes Carreras (CEI-IUL)
Marcelo Moriconi Bezerra (CEI-IUL)

Guest lecturers:

Alberto Laplaine ( Casa da America Latina)
Andrea Valencia  (Instituto Bellas Artes, Colômbia)
Andrés Malamud (ICS-Universidade de Lisboa)
Carla Algeri (Polo Bandoneón – Bs. Aires, Argentina)
Francisco Panizza (London School of Economic)
Jussi Pakkasvirta (University of Helsinki )
Mario Torres (Stockholm University)

Languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English

Dates: July 3 to July 7, 2017

Time: from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (see program below)

Fee: 150€ (including application and registration)

Applications: open until June 21, 2017



Monday, July 3, 2017

Session 1 (ISCTE-IUL)

2 p.m. | Reception to students | Presentation of the Course, Methodology and evaluation. 
Luis A. Fretes Carreras – Cátia Miriam Costa – Marcelo Moriconi (CEI-IUL)
3:45 p.m. | Break
4:00 p.m. | Seminar | INTRODUCTION TO LATIN AMERICAN POLITICAL HISTORY | Institutions and political organization of Latin America.
Luis A. Fretes Carreras (CEI-IUL)
6:00 p.m. | Break
6:15 p.m. | Official opening
Luis Reto (Rector ISCTE-IUL) Luís Nuno Rodrigues (Director of CEI-IUL) and Manuela Júdice (Secretary General of Casa da América Latina)
6:30 p.m. | Inaugural Conference | Latin America and the challenges of Globalization
Jussi Pakkasvirta (Helsinki University)


Tuesday, July 4, 2017 

Session 2 (ISCTE-IUL)
10:30 a.m | Optional Activity | Visit to Lisbon City Hall with Casa América Latina (CAL).
2:30 p.m. | Seminar | SOCIETY AND PUBLIC POLICIES | Security, violence and insecurity in Latin America.
Marcelo Moriconi Bezerra (CEI-IUL)
4:30 p.m. | Break
4:15 p.m. | Conference | The complex relationship between populism and democracy.
Francisco Panizza (London School of Economic)


Wednesday, July 5, 2017 

Session 3 (ISCTE-IUL)
2:00 p.m. | Seminar | INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LATIN AMERICA | Dynamics of integration and fragmentation in Latin America
Andrés Malamud (ICS-UL)
4:00 p.m. | Break
4:15 p.m. | Seminar | RELATIONS LATIN AMERICA – PORTUGAL | Economic diplomacy and political cooperation. (Research Presentation)
Luis A. Fretes Carreras – Marcelo Moriconi
6:00 p.m.| Break
6:15 p.m.| Conference | European Union Negotiations – CELAC
Mario Torres (University of Stockholm)


Thursday, July 6, 2017 

Session 4 (ISCTE-IUL)
10:30 a.m. | Optional Activity | Diplomacy, integration and cooperation for the development of cities. (Portuary Cities)
Latin American House Headquarters – UCCI
2:30 p.m. | Seminar | RELATIONS LATIN AMERICA – PORTUGAL | Program of the “Magalhânicas” Cities
Alberto Laplaine (Latin America House)
4:00 p.m. | Break
4:15 p.m. | Seminar | TRANSOCEANIC COOPERATION | Public Policies and Ibero-American sociocultural community.
Cátia Miriam Costa (CEI-IUL)
6:00 p.m. | Break
6:15 p.m. | Round table of Ambassadors | The European Union and Latin America: parameters of bi-regional relations.
Ambassadors of Latin America and the Caribbean


Friday, July 7, 2017 

Session 5 (ISCTE-IUL)
Andrea Valencia (Instituto Bellas Artes, Colombia)
4:00 p.m. | Break
4:15 p.m. | Seminar | Music and Latin American art; The geography of Latin American Art
Carla Algeri (Polo Bandoneón – Latin American House – Argentine Embassy)
6:00 p.m. | Break
6:15 p.m. | Closing Concert | Latin American music of different rhythms.
Polo Bandoneón (Casa América Latina – Argentine Embassy)
8:00 p.m. | Closing


More information:

Institute for Public and Social Policies of ISCTE-IUL
Av. Forças Armadas, Building Sedas Nunes, Office 1W7, 1649-026 Lisboa
Phone: 210 464 021 – Ext. 292100/101




Program in PDF version


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CEI-IUL (Center for International Studies) is a university-based multidisciplinary research center of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL). CEI-IUL aims at promoting interdisciplinary research in Social Sciences, International Relations and Economy, focusing in its areas of geographic specialisation: Africa, Asia, Europe, and Transatlantic Relations.

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