The CALACS Virtual Forum

The CALACS virtual forum use new technologies to mobilize and transfer knowledge on Latin American and the Caribbean and its diasporas in Canada by reaching out to the larger community of scholars, students, non-governmental and public policy sectors and diaspora communities through web-based media opportunities in a participatory and engaged fashion. These fora facilitate stronger links and professional collaboration between Canadian researchers and practitioners and their colleagues in Latin America and the Caribbean. This project is supported by CALACS and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean at York University and is funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

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February 6th to March 10th, 2017


The Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) cordially invites participants for its Second Virtual Forum:


This On-Line Forum aims at establishing a virtual space for dialogue, the exchange of information, networking, and the formulation of ideas that can enhance our understanding of current migration trends across the Americas, the continent with the most migration activity in the world. Discussion will develop around five main topics: expulsion (“push”) factors, reception contexts, and transit migration; formal and informal mobility.

Durante la última década America Latina ha experimentado cambios fundamentales en el reconocimiento constitucional a las formas de propiedad colectiva de la tierra Indígena y Afro-descendiente. Estos cambios responden a una distintos procesos nacionales e internacionales / globales, incluyendo el efecto sobre los Estados de las demandas de los Pueblos Indígenas y sus organizaciones, la influencia de la legislación internacional en materia de derechos humanos de los Pueblos Indígenas, así como procesos internos de democratización política.

The events of September 11, 2001 profoundly changed the way we conceive of national territory, citizenship and ethnicity.  The general effect has been to erect boundaries that policy groups both external and internal to the nation.  Moreover, the relation of the state to the nation has been additionally securitized.