Call for Papers: 20th International Conference “Political Science from the South”


The Cuban Society of Philosophical Research and the Division of Philosophy and History of the University of Havana announce the Twentieth International Conference, “Political Science from the South,” to be held in Havana, Cuba from November 13 to 17, 2017, at the Postgraduate Residence of the Ministry of Public Health Linea and I Street, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba. The conference, which is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution and to the late Fidel Castro Ruz, will include a special Symposium of Philosophy.  The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2017.

​The conference is being organized by Cuban and international professors affiliated with the Division of Philosophy and History of the University of Havana and with Dr. Thalía Fung, Head of the School of “Political Science from the South” of the University of Havana.  The “Political Science from the South” is a transdisciplinary initiative, including scholars in political science, economics, history, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology.  It seeks to develop an analysis of human history and political dynamics from the perspective of the global South, endeavoring to develop insights that are relevant to political strategies of the nations and social movements of the Third World.

Papers can be presented in English or Spanish. (The conference will be bilingual; simultaneous or consecutive translation will be provided.) Proposals (in English or Spanish), including a paper title and a summary from 250 to 450 words, should be sent by October 1, 2017 to Charles McKelvey (  Please send the abstract in a Microsoft Word document, with your name, position, institutional affiliation, city, country, and E-mail address placed at the top of the page.  Paper proposals sent prior to October 1 will be evaluated by the Organizing Committee as they are received, and a decision will be sent promptly.

For more guidelines, see the Call for Papers posted on the Website of Global Learning at

See the blog at the Global Learning Website, “The View from the South: Commentaries on world events from the Third World perspective” at

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