How to draft a constitution in the XXI century? The Chilean Constitutional Convention

Date: 28.03.22 - 3:00 pm (CET)

Language: English

During the last years, Chile has experienced an intense period of social unrest that culminated in the approval of a Constitutional Convention, which started to work on July 2021. In this webinar, we assembled a panel of leading Chilean scholars to talk about the ongoing debates in the convention and what we can expect from it.


  • Gabriel Negretto is an Associated Professor of Political Science at the Pontificial Catholic University of Chile. He is an expert in comparative constitutional studies with an emphasis in Latin America.

  • Verónica Undurraga is an Associate Professor of Law at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. She is an expert in constitutional law, human rights and gender issues with emphasis on reproductive rights.

  • Jorge Contesse is an Associate Professor of Law at Rutgers University. He is an expert in international human rights and comparative constitutional law with an emphasis on Latin America and the inter-American human rights system.
Moderator: Leiv Marsteintredet, professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen. 

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 The NALAS Conference 2021 is just a couple of days away and now you can check our final program. Register to get access to the links for the virtual rooms. Remember that participants based in Latin America are exempted from the conference fee!

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We are pleased to announce the program for our NALAS Conference 2021! Join us physically or virtually for great panels and speakers about current trends and scholarly debates about Latin America.

You can check the full program here.

Check also our Conference webpage to know more about our speakers and practical information!

NALAS Conference 2021

"Latin America before, during, and after the pandemic"


Venue: Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet)

Date: October 28-29, 2021


Accepted Panels


We have received more proposals than expected and have been forced to exclude some. The selection criteria were: 1. A certain connection with the general theme of the conference. 2. Diversity in case studies and approaches. 3. Diversity in institutional affiliations.

Many thanks to all those interested! If you have any questions, please contact:


1         América latina en el contexto de la gestión fascista de la pandemia – Convener: Miguel Ángel Urrego

2         Brasil y el Cono Sur en la era Covid: perspectivas desde el ámbito educativo y de las políticas económicas y socio-culturales aplicadas en el siglo XXI – Convener: Cristina Retta S. von Römer

3         Contagios literarios, pictóricos e ideológicos en la América Latina del siglo XX y XXI – Convener: Gianfranco Selgas de Silvi

4         Coping with changes in socialist Cuba: resilience, resourcefulness, reluctance – Convener: Ruxandra Ana

5         Coronavírus e o impacto na Arte, na Política e na filosofia Latino-Americana – Conveners: Tatiane de Oliveira Elias, Fernando Scherer

6         Desafíos metodológicos a la hora de recoger datos en período de pandemia – Convener: Valeria Palanza

7         Desigualdad y violencia de género en América Latina: una pandemia crónica – Convener: Fatemeh Hosseinzadeh

8         Epidemias, medicina y modernidad en el siglo XIX latinoamericano – Conveners: Andrea Castro, Kari Soriano

9         Gênero e covid-19: representações e performances na imprensa da América Latina - Convener: Muriel Emídio Pessoa do Amaral

10       Innovation for circular economy: insights and critical perspectives from Latin-American grassroots innovators – Convener: Roberto Rivas Herman

11       Latin America between China and the United States in a post-pandemic scenario – Convener: Florencia Rubiolo

12       Latin American regionalism: between political crisis and the Covid-19 – Conveners: José Briceño-Ruiz, Andrés Rivarola Puntigliano

13       Literatura y enfermedad en América Latina – Convener – Jorge J. Locane

14       Multi-level elites in politics and development - Convener: Yuri Kasahara

15       Mundos en suspenso: enfermedad, ecología y cultura. Aproximaciones ecocríticas y de humanidades ambientales al cine y la literatura latinoamericana contemporánea – Conveners: Azucena Castro, Gianfranco Selgas

16       Music and Cultural Expression in Latin America – Convener: Alissa Vik

17       Ongoing Transformations in Cuba – Where is the Country Heading? – Convener: Vegard Bye

18       Pandemic, elite change and transformed inequalities in Latin America – Convener: Benedicte Bull

19       Prisões na América Latina: antes, durante e após a pandemia de COVID-19 – Convener: Ângela Teixeira Artur

20       Religion in Latin America before, during, and after the pandemic – Triple panel – Convener: Ole Jakob Løland

21       Rupturas y continuidades: los barrios populares en el imaginario pos-pandemia de la Argentina. Análisis interdisciplinario desde la antropología, sociología y crítica cultural – Convener: Fabiola Fernández

22       Rural Health for Peace: a Colombia-Norway initiative in a geography of tension – Convener: Torsten Risør

23       Understanding bolsonarismo – Conveners: Einar Braathen, Georg Wink