Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Inequality in Latin America: taking legal responses seriously

November 20th, 2015
1:30 PM

Location
Stone Center for Latin American Studies
Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

A talk by Helena Alviar. Helena Alviar is a candidate for one of the Scott and Marjorie Cowen Endowed Chairs in Latin American Social Sciences. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost. For more information please contact Melissa Bender, mbender@tulane.edu.

Bio: Helena Alviar studied law at Universidad de los Andes and has a Master‘€™s and Doctorate in Law from Harvard Law School. Currently, she is the Dean and Full Professor of law at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá ‘€” Colombia. Professor Alviar has taught at universities in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, United States and Italy. She has published extensively in the areas of law and development, feminist theory and constitutional law. Her recent publications include: David Trubek, Helena Alviar García, Diogo R. Coutinho and Alvaro Santos (eds), Law and the New Developmental State: The Brazilian Experience in Latin American Context, Cambridge University Press, 2013; Helena Alviar and Isabel Cristina Jaramillo: Feminismo y Crítica Jurídica: el análisis distributive como alternativa crítica al legalismo liberal, (Siglo del Hombre Editores y Ediciones Uniandes 2012), ‘€œThe Unending Quest for Land: The Tale of Broken Constitutional Promises‘€ in the Texas Law Review and ‘€œLegal reform, social policy, and gendered redistribution in Colombia: The role of the family‘€ in American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law.

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