Dear partners and collaborators:
In recent years Larna has grown both quantitatively and qualitatively.
We would like highlight some of these achievements:
-New partners have joined to Larna, as well as new universities and research groups throughout Latin America.
-At the same time, has been created the journal: Population Ageing in Latin America, a new platform for the reception and dissemination of research on ageing and ageing society throughout Latin America. With a biannual periodicity, Population Ageing in Latin America seeks to generate a publication with characteristics of continuity and academic solvency.
-Larna has also held a series of virtual seminars that have served for the exchange of different experiences, research and undertakings. These seminars have received highly positive feedback.
-Among these seminars, there is one specifically aimed at promoting the activity of young researchers.
-Larna has also inaugurated an unprecedented experience by starting to organise inter-regional seminars, such as with Afran, which has allowed for a deepening of experiences and work objectives. We hope that this experience will be repeated soon.
-Finally, we would like to highlight that in the first half of 2023 Larna's first book will be published in electronic format: "Ageing in Latin America and the Caribbean: Critical Approaches and Practical Solutions" (Editors: Alejandro Klein, George Leeson-ISBN: 978-1-3999-3834-1-Oxford Institute of Population Ageing).
Based on this important platform of achievements, the following activities are thus proposed for the years 2023 to 2025:
-The 2023 seminars will be:
"Resilience and Empowerment: new experiences and reflections from Latin-America”, focused on Mexico and Central America, coordinator Dr. Carlos Miranda from the University of Chiapas.
(Michaelmas Term: Sunday 9 October - Saturday 3 December (confirmed)
"Resilience and Empowerment: new experiences and reflections from Latin-America, Africa and East Europe”, LARNA-AFRAN-EAST ROUNDTABLE (to confirm)
-Tuesday 28 November: Round Table: Ageing in Latin America and the Caribbean: Critical approaches and practical solutions (commemorating the publication of the first Larna book: “Ageing in Latin America and the Caribbean: Critical approaches and practical solutions" Editors: Alejandro Klein, George Leeson-ISBN: 978-1-3999-3834-1-Oxford Institute of Population Ageing)
(4 speakers to be invited)
-The 2024 seminars will be:
-“Emerging researchers seminars II. Larna towards the future” coordinator Dr. Emily Schuler, from Centro Universitário Estácio, Department of Psychology, Recife – Brazil.
-"Social policies and ageing: society, State and family " focused on Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, coordinators Dr. Javiera Rossel, from the Pontificia Catholical University and Dr Liliana Findling, Gino Germani Institute, University of Buenos Aires
-The 2025 seminars will be:
-"Towards an ageing society: cultural, social and psychosocial challenges" focused on Brazil, coordinators Dr. Johannes Doll from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and Dr. Carla da Silva Santana Castro from the University of São Paulo
-"Towards an ageing society: cultural, social and psychosocial challenges, II " focused on North and West Latin-America, coordinators to Dr. Victoria Tirro from the Metropolitan University, Caracas, Venezuela and Dr Angela María Jaramillo, from the Javeriana University, Colombia
-The seminars will be presented preferably in English, and participants will be asked to prepare a power point in English, together with a paper to be considered for PA in LA.
-The duration of each seminar will be one hour, day and time to be determined, on Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Oxford time (9 a.m., Mexico) (40 minutes of presentation and 20 minutes of discussion).
-The seminars will be conducted virtually, through the Zoom platform, coordinated by Dr George Leeson and Dr Alejandro Klein.
Finally we want to add that the seminars are in collaboration with:
- the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences of the Campus Leon, University of Guanajuato, and:
- the Department of Development and Public Development of the University of Guanajuato
We welcome everybody to these activities
Dr George Leeson, Director LARNA
Dr Alejandro Klein, Coordinator LARNA