Three weeks after the social outbreak, the IIPSS together with other organizations held the second version of the International Conference on Critical Theory, the biennial international colloquium of critical theory in Chile. Due to the scene of protests and social mobilizations that have occurred in Chile in recent months, this event was a space for reflection and debate around “Revolts, neoliberalism and violence”.

On this occasion, international guests participated such as: Carlos Oliva Mendoza, director of the Critical Theory Program in Latin America, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Veronica Schild, Emeritus Professor at the University of Western Ontario, Canada; and Pierre Dardot, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Researcher at the SPHIAPOL Laboratory, University of Paris X Nanterre, France. The event took place on Friday, November 8, 2019, in the Enrique Sazié Room of the Central House of the University of Chile. All the information can be found here:

What is the International Colloquium of Critical Theory in Chile?
The International Colloquium of Critical Theory is an international philosophy and social studies meeting that takes place every two years in Chile. It is a space for meeting and exchange between students, academics and the general public, dedicated to the study of contemporary societies from different perspectives of “critical theories”. It is about exploring the comprehensive and deconstructive potential of critical theories regarding the problems of the contemporary world, in order to problematize the forms of domination, exploitation and devastation in progress, as well as asking about policies aimed at the transformation of social orders.

In this way, the colloquium seeks to generate a common field of reflection on the different ways in which “critical theories” are expressed today in research and work from the social sciences and the humanities. In this sense, the colloquium is presented as a space open to exploration and discussion between the different traditions and expressions of critical thought that today cross various disciplinary fields such as social theory, political philosophy, postcolonial studies, feminism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, political economy, among others.

Who organize it?
The organization of the International Colloquium of Critical Theory rests on a network of alliances between different organizations, institutions and intellectual projects, with the aim of opening thought beyond academic networks that respond to traditional standards of scientific knowledge. In each of its versions, some dimension of contemporary political thought and practice is problematized.

International Institute for Philosophy and Social Studies (IIPSS)
Universidad Academia Humanismo Cristiano (UAHC)
University of Los Lagos (ULL)
Andrés Bello National University (UNAB) – Doctorate in Critical Theory and Current Society (TECSA)
Universidad de Chile (UCH) – Interdisciplinary Center for Studies in Philosophy, Arts and Humanities
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC) – Institute of Philosophy
Metropolitan University of Education Sciences (UMCE) / Critical Theory Program

UNESCO – Regional Office of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean