August 25-26, 2017
Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
University of Kansas
Because of some unforeseen issues and to ensure a better conference, the conference has been postponed to August 25-26, 2017.
Paraguay has been undergoing many tumultuous political, economic, and social changes, but its larger neighbors have attracted most of the attention. Some changes stem from long historical trajectories and others have been spurred by the recent intensification of globalization. In this intimate and influential conference, we invite scholars from all disciplines whose research and critical eye can put these changes in perspective and identify future trends. We anticipate participation from scholars, including some coming from Paraguay.
Paraguay and the State of Kansas have had an official partnership led by the Kansas Paraguay Partners and the Comité Paraguay-Kansas for forty-eight years. Both organizations are members of the Partners of the Americas (POA), the Western hemisphere’s largest private, apolitical volunteer organization. The partnership has included commercial, rural, governmental, and educational collaboration. Currently, nearly 200 Paraguayan students attend Kansas universities, while many Kansas faculty and students have researched and studied abroad in Paraguay.