IGLP Visiting Researcher Series

November 29, 2016 from 5pm to 7pm in Hauser Hall 104 at Harvard Law School


Globalization is presented as a natural, inevitable, and evolutionary process that will bring prosperity and economic growth to all members of the global community. However, the current situation has proved that the system has produced not only winners, but also losers. Moreover, the effects of globalization upon the different regions are diverse. While some countries and communities have benefited from open markets and trade liberalization, others have suffered from market pressures undermining their economic and political powers.

During the workshop, speakers explored the Latin American legal and institutional answers to these global pressures and challenges in various areas from a legal-institutional perspective. The program included the following speakers from the IGLP Visiting Researcher Program:

  • Lílian Cintra de Melo, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of São Paulo, Brazil: Revisiting Internet Law and Policy in Brazil 
  • Flávio Marques Prol, Ph.D. Candidate, University of São Paulo, Brazil: Globalization of legal reforms of fiscal policy: the case of Brazil
  • Roger Merino Acuña, Professor at the Universidad del Pacífico (Lima, Peru) / Ph.D. University of Bath, UK: Reimagining the nation-state. Indigenous peoples under International Law and the rise of Plurinationalism in Latin America
  • Mauro Pucheta, Ph.D. Researcher, University of Nottingham, UK: Mercosur Socio-Labor Declaration: Escaping from the Intergovernmental ‘Trap’?