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Public Lecture by Isabella Esquivel and Sergio Hayes

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



FIGHTING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN LATIN AMERICA

Preventing Masculine Violence Against Women in Mexico City
Isabella Esquivel
Mexico

Indigenous Rights and Legal Pluralism in Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador
Sergio Miranda Hayes
Bolivia

Introduced by:

David Van Zandt
President, The New School

Ambassador Sacha Llorenti
Permanent Representative of Bolivia to the United Nations

The New School Observatory on Latin America (OLA) and Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM) are pleased to present President Néstor Kirchner Fellows 2016/2017: Isabella Esquivel and Sergio Miranda Hayes, who were awarded a Fellowship after demonstrating academic excellence and a commitment to public service.

Preventing Masculine Violence Against Women in Mexico City, by Isabella Esquivel

This study argues for the importance to incorporate men when working to prevent violence towards women. Two main aspects are analyzed, one related to the specificities of masculinities in the Mexico City, where evidence suggests there is a common belief that violence is a prerogative for gender identity. The second one are national and international legal frameworks.

Ms Esquivel is professor at the Master's Program on Public Policy and Gender at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), where she obtained her Master degree. She also works at Mexico City's Government as the Executive Director of Organizational Architecture for Administrative Improvement, and has important experience as a consultant.

Indigenous Rights and Legal Pluralism in Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador, by Sergio Miranda Hayes

Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia have developed unique constitutional systems recognizing indigenous rights and legal pluralism, that counter a Western-dominated knowledge environment. This comparative study reviews the efforts of countries having a significant indigenous population towards attaining social inclusion via new constitutional models.

Mr. Hayes holds a Master's Degree in Governance and Human Rights from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Masters in Law from the Central European University in Budapest. He has worked in the Constitutional Court of Bolivia and with the University of Francisco Xavier in Bolivia. He currently works as a pro bono lawyer for indigenous organizations.

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.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Orozco Room / The New School
66 West 12th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY
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The Lecture will be in English.
Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Reservations are required.
Please RSVP by November 15th at socialjusticela.eventbrite.com

THE PNK FELLOWSHIP REACHES ALL LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES, AND WILL AWARD FOUR FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2017-2018

INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE, AND SUBMISSIONS WILL BE RECEIVED FROM MARCH 1ST TO MAY 22nd, 2017!