NALAS Conference 2021

Keynote Speakers

Carlos Fernando Chamorro

Arguably Nicaragua’s leading journalist, Director of the virtual publication Confidencial , and of the TV Talk Show ‘Esta Semana’ / ‘Esta Noche’, Chamorro was during the 1980s the Director of the Sandinista daily ‘Barricada’. However, he broke with the Sandinistas when the authoritarian forces became more prominent after 1990, being today the most harsh critic of President Daniel Ortega. He and his fellow journalists have been the victims of the increasing repression in the country, among other reasons for criticizing the government for its disregard for the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ernesto Semán

Semán is a writer and historian. He received his PhD in Latin American History from New York University and currently is an associate professor at the Department of Foreign Languages at University of Bergen, Norway. Semán's work focuses mostly on the study of Latin American populism and U.S. foreign policy in Latin America. He has published the novels La última cena de José Stalin (2007) and Soy un bravo piloto de la nueva China (2011). His latest book is Breve historia del antipopulismo (2021).

Cristiane Julião, Pankararu people

Currently a PhD candidate in social anthropology at  the National museum/Federal university of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Cristiane Julião is a member of the Network of Indigenous peoples and organizations of the Northeast, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo (APOINME) and of the Network of indigenous peoples of Brazil (APIB). She is the co-founder of the National network of indigenous female warriors for the ancestry (ANMIGA) and represents the National indigenous policy council (CNPI) in the Chamber of indigenous peoples, traditional communities and family farmers (also called Chamber of land keepers).