First UK-Latin America Political Philosophy Research Network

We are pleased to announce the set up of the First UK-Latin America Political Philosophy Research Network, which is financed by a British Academy International Partnership grant.

This exciting project will bring together academics from the UCL hub of political theory and political philosophy with scholars working in political philosophy and political theory throughout Latin America.

Currently the ‘UK-Latin America (Analytical) Political Philosophy Network’ links hubs of researchers working in at least three universities in Argentina (Buenos Aires University; Di Tella University) and a university (UNAM) and research institutes in Mexico with political philosophers at University College London, UK. With discussions ongoing with academics in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Costa Rica.

Political Philosophy of Economic and Social Human Rights (Progressive Realisation)
The first three years of the project will focus on the political philosophy of human rights, broadly construed. We have an exciting initial programme of network workshops lined up, focusing on the key problem of how to conceptualise the progressive realisation of economic and social human rights in normative/moral terms.

The first workshop will take place in Buenos Aires on the 28, 29 & 30 March 2017 (details to follow soon).

This will consist of a 2-day workshop followed by a PhD student Masterclass with representatives from different network countries.

Future workshops will take place in Mexico City (2018) and London (2019).

The network’s overall mission is to focus on using the methods of Analytical Political Philosophy to arrive at solutions to key problems in political theory and practice.

Colleagues working in human rights theory, and in particular in theories of progressive realisation and core obligations, from an analytical political (and legal) philosophy perspective are welcome to attend the network workshops and to join the Network.

We especially welcome Latin American colleagues who wish to participate in events or join the Network either individually or by creating institutional links, to please contact us using the contact details below.

If you are interested in attending the workshops, please contact:
UCL Institute for Human Rights

Or you can directly contact Dr Meckled-Garcia for information:

PhD Student Masterclass Seminars
We particularly welcome PhD students who wish to participate in the network, in any of the project countries. Doctoral students may attend the workshops by invitation, and are invited to attend the Network PhD Master Class Seminars, subject to numbers. These will take place alongside the project workshops in each of the project countries in 2017, 2018, and 2019. These will be led by academics from each of the cooperating countries.

If you wish to participate, please contact us at the above email addresses.

The project hub coordinators are:
Dr. Saladin Meckled-Garcia (UCL, London, UK), Contact:
Dr. Julio Montero (Lecturer, Philosophy, Buenos Aires University and Researcher for the National Research Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina), Contact:
Dr. Moises Vaca (UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico), Contact: