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Fifth South-South Summer Institute

February 10, 2012

Rethinking development: global and regional alternatives for the development in the south

21 May – 1 June, 2012 – Recife, Brazil

Call for applications

The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA), the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) are pleased to announce –in the framework of the second three-year phase of the Africa/Asia/Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Program– the call for applications for participation in the Fifth South-South Summer Institute on Rethinking Development: Global and Regional Alternatives for the Development in the South. The Institute will be held in Recife, Brazil, from 21 May to 1 June, 2012.

Within the ambit of the second phase of the Africa/Asia/Latin America Scholarly Collaborative Program, a series of activities have been scheduled, among them an annual South-South Summer Institute. The Institute is primarily designed to offer research training to younger scholars on the diverse problems and challenges facing the countries of the South. In doing so, it is hoped also to promote a revival and expansion of comparative thinking and cross-regional networking among a younger generation of Southern scholars. As was done during the first phase of the APISA-CLACSO-CODESRIA collaboration that ran from 2005 to 2007, the different sessions of the South-South Institute rotate among the three continents where the lead collaborating institutions are located, namely, Africa, Asia and Latin America. In this way, participants, who will also be drawn from all three continents, are exposed to the socio-historical contexts of other regions of the South as an input that helps to broaden their analytical perspectives and improves the overall quality of their scientific engagements.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 16 March, 2012.