Maynooth University Visiting Scholar Lecture Series 

Prof Eduardo Silva will deliver the inaugural Maynooth University Visiting Scholar Lecture: “Learning from Latin America: Lessons from the periphery in a time of austerity” on Tuesday, 5th May 2015, with responses from Dr Mary Murphy, Maynooth University Department of Sociology and Dr David Begg, former General Secretary of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

The evening begins with a reception in Pugin Hall at 6.00pm, with the lecture commencing at 6.30pm in Renehan Hall. 

Please register below if you would like to attend.


Eduardo Silva, Professor and Friezo Family Foundation Chair in Political Science, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, is a political sociologist and political economist.

His research focuses on Latin American politics, and he has published extensively on the political economy of state-society relations, sustainable development with a focus on forest policy, and mass mobilization. He has conducted extensive field research in Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Venezuela. He also has expertise in the Andean countries and Argentina. His most recent publications include Transnational Activism and National Movements: Bridging the Divide​ (2013) and Challenging Neoliberalism in Latin America (2009). He has been a consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank, the U.S. State Department and the Center for International Forestry Research in Bangor, Indonesia. 

Other Events at Maynooth University with Professor Eduardo Silva

7th May Resisting Austerity and Neoliberalism Masterclass with faculty members An Foras Feasa Seminar Room
15th May Meeting with Civil Society Social Justice Research Cluster John Hume Building

The Maynooth University Visiting Scholar Lecture Series is designed with the dual purpose of building international research collaboration between distinguished international scholars and the academic community of Maynooth University, and contributing ideas and new knowledge to public debate in Ireland.

Please register below if you would like to attend.