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The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) together with the Brazil Initiative at LACS feature presenters from diverse disciplines. LACS organizes and sponsors more than 50 public lectures, workshops, performances, and conferences over the course of the academic year. 

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LACS Lecture Series. Echoes of Transformation and Crises. Debates on Political Institutions in Interwar Argentina within the University of Buenos Aires' Faculty of Law (1920s-1940s)

Dr. Ignacio López, Postdoctoral fellow at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina
Monday, November 27, 2017
4:00-5:30 PM
Room 555 Weiser Hall Map
Although Argentine historians have begun to analyze how politicians understood the crisis of democracy in the interwar period, few studies have explored how legal scholars understood the problems of the Argentine representative system and the broader crisis of the worldwide liberal constitutional order in the interwar period.

This lecture focuses on debates over republican and federal systems in interwar Argentina, particularly through analysis of the scholarly production of professors and alumni linked to the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires. In this sense, it will analyze intersections between the worlds of academics and politics, and examine the most important diagnoses about the constitutional system and its actual operation in the view of one of the most important schools of Law in the country. In this context, the cases of the United States and Europe became crucial points of comparison, leading many to argue for the need to reform Argentina’s political institutions.

Dr. Ignacio López holds a Ph.D. in History from Torcuato Di Tella University, in Argentina. Among his many distinctions and academic positions, Ignacio is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council of Argentina. He was also awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and a scholarship from the Ministry of Education of Argentina in order to pursue a postdoctoral research visit at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) at the University of Michigan under the mentorship of Dr. Paulina Alberto. He also holds a position as Adjunct Professor of History at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the Catholic University of Argentina
Building: Weiser Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, History, Latin America, Politics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, International Institute, Department of History