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Public lecture: Social and Environmental Costs of Development

By on February 21, 2017

The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) of the New School and the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) are pleased to invite you to

President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship Public Lectures
by President Néstor Kirchner Fellows 2016-2017

Conflicting Economic Interests: State and Social Actors in Argentina
Javier Ignacio Pérez Ibañez (Argentina)

Disordered Urban Growth in the Brazilian Amazon Wetlands
Bianca Moro de Carvalho (Brazil)
Introduced by:
David Van Zandt – President, The New School
Mary Watson – Executive Dean of NSPE, The New School


The New School Observatory on Latin America (OLA) and Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) are pleased to present, in this 6th consecutive year of the President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship, the 2016-2017 Fellows: Javier Ignacio Pérez Ibañez and Bianca Moro de Carvalho, who were awarded this Fellowship after demonstrating academic excellence and a commitment to public service.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm

Hirshon Suite, Arnhold Hall | The New School
55 West 13th Street, Room I-205, 2nd Floor
New York, NY


Conflicting Development Interests: State and Social Actors in Argentina
by Javier Ignacio Pérez Ibañez

This study describes Argentine development policy through the lens of interested economic actors, or what is known in economic sociology discourse as “embedded autonomy”. It explains some particularities of the Argentine macroeconomic environment (external restriction, Dutch disease), focuses on the effects of industrialization in the soybean commodity chain, and it finally argues for the importance of state intervention to guarantee social inclusion.

Mr. Pérez Ibañez has a BA in Sociology (University of Buenos Aires) and is a graduate student in Economic Sociology (IDAES, Universidad Nacional de San Martin UNSAM). Holds a specialization in International Trade and teaches on related subjects at Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda and at UNSAM. Mr. Pérez Ibañez has experience working as foreign trade analyst at YPF in Argentina.


Disordered Urban Growth in the Brazilian Amazon Wetlands
by Bianca Moro de Carvalho

This work describes the informal encroachment of the Amazonian wetlands of Macaná, capital of the State of Amapá, as well as the participatory efforts to face this issue by the Federal University of Amapá. Amapá is the most recent and largest rainforest protected area of the world. However, its urban center faces serious problems. Thousands of residents are under the poverty line, have little to no social protection, and dwell in substandard conditions. Conditions are worse in riparian areas, mostly government-owned land that is informally occupied.

Ms. Moro de Carvahlo holds a PhD in Urbanism from Universidad Nacional de México, as well as a MA in Housing and Urbanism from the Architectural Association in London. She holds a faculty position at Universidad Federal de Amapá, and has been Coordinator of Housing of the Amapá State.
This Fellowship is inspired by the legacy and achievements of former President Néstor Kirchner during his term as President of Argentina (2003-2007), coupled with his important work as the first Secretary General of UNASUR (2010). It focuses on the training of young leaders in South America, is organized by The Observatory on Latin America (OLA) of The New School, New York, and the Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since 2015 the PNK Fellowship has been expanded to all Latin American and Caribbean countries.