Human development and social policy in Latin America - Postgraduate workshop

Convener: Diego Sánchez Ancochea

10.00-10.30: Arrival and introduction

Morning session. Chair: Ana Lourdes Suárez (Catholic University of Argentina)

10.30-11.15: ‘Clear rights transformations and grey areas of implementation: Seeking urban social inclusion through domestic workers’ rights regimes’ - Simca Simpson Lapp (PhD Candidate, School of Politics & International Relations, Queen Mary University of London)

11.15-12.00: ‘Influence of business elites on the development of social policies in Latin America’ – Ignacio Schiappacasse (PhD candidate, Department of International Development, University of Oxford)

12.00-12.45pm: ‘The expansion of education policies at the post-secondary level and intergenerational transmission of educational inequalities’ - Camila Mella San Martín (PhD candidate, Department of Social Policy, Oxford University)

13.00-14.15: Roundtable discussion on social policy, youth and the challenges of violence (with short input from Gareth Jones, London School of Economics; Ann Mitchell and Ana Lourdes Suárez, Catholic University of Argentina; Diego Sánchez, University of Oxford; Séverine Deneulin, University of Bath) – with pizza lunch


Afternoon session (Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College). Chair: Ann Mitchell (Catholic University of Argentina)

14.30-15.15pm: ‘Social policy and multi-dimensional poverty assessment of elderly people in Peru’ – Jhonatan Clausen (PhD candidate, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath)

15.15-16.00: ‘Agenda setting and policy adoption for the 2008 Chilean pension reform’ – Luis Vargas Faulbaum (PhD candidate, Department of International Development, University of Oxford)

16.15-17.00: How and where to publish your research: General discussion on academic publications

Further Information

This one-day workshop is oriented at PhD students and early careers researchers working in the area of social policy and inequality in Latin America. There will be panels with senior discussants and sessions about how to think about publications and further research. Attendance to the workshop is free but participants are asked to cover their travel and accommodation costs.