II International Conference of Critical Theory “Revolts, neoliberalism and violence”

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…

Lieta Vivaldi

Lieta Vivaldi (Ph.D.) obtained her Ph.D. in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She also has an MSc in Sociology from LSE, a Diploma in Gender from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Chile and her first degree in Law from the University of Chile. She has participated in different research projects about abortion, reproductive rights, biopolitics, and feminisms. Her main interests include feminist and gender theory,  biopolitics, reproductive rights,…

At 45 of the coup d’état: IIPSS held a seminar ‘Hits to Memories’

At the end of August, the Seminar was held on the process of Memorialization of Chile. It was organized by the International Institute for Philosophy & Social Studies (IIPSS), the Institute of Public Affairs of the University of Chile with the support of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. “This seminar addressed some of the edges of the memory and memorization process in Chile,” said Hernán Cuevas, president…

Symposium on democracy and inequalities will take place in Berlin

Symposium on democracy and inequalities will take place in Berlin At the Ibero-American Institute, on February 13, the Symposium ‘The Challenges of Chile: Democracy and Inequality’ will take place. This instance will open a dialogue on the analysis of public protest, social movements, social coexistence and democracy in contemporary Chile. For the occasion, Dr. Hernán Cuevas Valenzuela, president of the International Institute for Philosophy and Social Studies (IIPSS) and professor…

Micro-biographies and memory studies in Chile: Methodological observations from the social research

(31.07.17). The article “Microbiografías y estudios de memoria en Chile: Observaciones metodológicas desde la investigación social”, written by Damián Gálvez González and Nicolás Del Valle, was published by Cultura, Hombre, Sociedad, Vol. 27, n. 1 (2017): páginas 159-181  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7770/cuhso-V27N1-art1091  This article introduces the micro-biography as a research technique for the study of social memory. Based on methodological observations made in a study of human rights violations in the town of Paine,…

Third seminar of pluralism and media in Chile

Third seminar on pluralism and media in Chile On October 25 the third seminar on pluralism and media in Chile organized by the Universidad Alberto Hurtado and the Universidad Mayor took place. In this occasion, focused on the challenges for the democratization of communications in the country, IIPSS researchers, Nicolás del Valle and Bastián González-Bustamante, presented a working progress research paper entitled “Media pluralism and public opinion in digital written…

The Ends of Democracy: International Conference in Brazil

The Ends of Democracy: Populist Strategies, Skepticism about Democracy, and the Quest for Popular Sovereignty November 7-9, 2017 SESC Unidade Pompeia São Paulo, Brazil The rise of populist movements in recent years raises questions about the challenges for liberal democracy and its basic institutional forms. For instance, what are “the ends” of democracy in a double sense: what are the ends of democracy, that is, its purposes and promises, but…

International Conference of Critical Theory “Violence, politics and Event” Valparaiso

The International Conference on Critical Theory “Violence, politics and events” was held on May 2, 3 and 4 in the city of Valparaíso. It had the special participation of national and international guests to discuss politics in the contemporary world. Among the international speakers: Antonio Negri, Alberto Toscano, Jacques Lezra, José María Ripalda, Marco Rampazzo, Erin Graff, Ericson Falabretti, Francisco Bocca, among others. Coloquio de teoría crítica “Violencia, política y…

Seminar: “Critical Theory and Politics of Emancipation”

Launch of Pléyade 16, special issue in memory of the philosopher Ernesto Laclau Monday, March 28, 2016, 10:00 a.m. Alessandri Auditorium, Faculty of Law, University of Chile. Pleiad. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law of the University of Chile, School of Philosophy of the Metropolitan University of Education Sciences, and the International Institute of Philosophy and Social Studies IIPSS, invite all citizens and the academic community to…