Manuel Mejido Costoya

Interventions et conférences

2022

“Mobilizing Communities for a More Sustainable and Inclusive Urbanization: From Contestatory Politics to Citizen-Driven Innovation,” training workshop for phase II of the project, Community-Based Solid Waste Management Through Active and Effective Participation, Higher Education Commission and World Bank Local Challenge Fund, Department of Sociology, Quad-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 27 July.

“Enhancing Mission-Oriented Innovation Through Community Problem Solving,” The Role of the Social Sciences in the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, Conference organized by the Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 31 May.

2021

“Development Studies Today: Key Concepts and Dilemmas,” Guest lecture at the Department of Sociology, Jahanzeb College, Saidu Sharif, Swat, Pakistan, 27 November.

“Scaling Up the Social and Solidarity Economy Across the Global South: The Potential of Experimentalist Governance,” Panel on Challenges of Development, Solidarity and Social Justice (SP058), European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, 16th General Conference, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands, 8 July.

“South-South Cooperation and the Promise of Experimentalist Governance: A Case Study of the ASEAN Smart Cities Network,” Panel on Developing Countries and the Future of the Multilateral Order (SP132), European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, 16th General Conference, International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands, 6 July.

2020

“Faith-Based Organizations and Community Revitalization in the United States: Lessons Learned from an Action Research Project,” Brown Bag Seminar Series (Les déjeuners sociologiques), Institute of Sociological Research, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 15 October.

2019                    

“Integrating Local Knowledge into Global Governance Processes: The Case of Faith-Based Organizations as Implementing Partners,” Graduate School of Urban, Social and Cultural Studies, Yokohama City University, Japan, 26 November.

“Faith-Based Organizations as Community Problem Solvers,” Forum on Faith-Based Responses to Homelessness and Housing Insecurity, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, United States, 22 January.

 2017                    

“The Vatican’s Alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” Opening remarks as moderator to Plenary Panel #2, Law Review Symposium on the Teachings of Pope Francis: Towards a Vision of Social Justice and Sustainable Capitalism?, Seattle University School of Law, United States, 4 February.

 2015

“Ageing Asia-Pacific and the Sustainable Development Goals: Tapping the Second Demographic Dividend,” Asia-Pacific Representatives Annual Meeting, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Bangkok, Thailand, 9 February.

 2014

“ESCAP’s Social Protection Toolbox: Disseminating Good Practices to Extend Social Protection Floors in Asia-Pacific,” Inter-Sectoral Consultation on the Development of a Plan of Action for the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on Strengthening Social Protection, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 9 December.

“Putting Social Protection at the Center of the Post-2015 Development Framework,” International Labour Organization (ILO) Conference on the Role of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Social Dialogue Institutions in Promoting Social Protection Floors, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 21 November.

“Confronting Rising Inequalities in Asia & the Pacific,” Third Session of the Committee on Social Development, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, 18 August.

“Broadening or Deepening Social Protection? A Rights-Based Assessment,” Inception Workshop on Updating and Improving the Social Protection Index, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, 3 April.

 2013

“Introducing ESCAP’s Social Protection Toolbox: An Innovative Online Platform” (official launch), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Institute of Social Studies Trust, Delhi, India, 3 December, and Philippine Institute for Development Studies, Manila, Philippines, 5 December. 

“The Scope and Purpose of ESCAP’s Social Protection Toolbox,” Interregional Expert Group Meeting on the Social Protection Toolbox, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, 17 October.

“Social Protection for Rural-Urban Migrants: Reforming the Hukou System,” ESCAP National Consultation on Strengthening Social Protection, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China, 27 August.

“Providing Social Protection to Migrants: Challenges and Benefits of Access and Portability,” ESCAP National Consultation on Strengthening Social Protection, Institute of Social and Medical Studies, Hanoi, Viet Nam, 15 August.

“Targeting Schemes as a Promising Pathway to Universal Coverage?  The Case of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps),” ESCAP National Consultation on Strengthening Social Protection, Philippine Institute for Development Studies, Manila, Philippines, 8 July.

“Expanding Social Protection for Informal and Vulnerable Workers: Lessons Learned in India and South Asia,” ESCAP National Consultation on Strengthening Social Protection, Institute of Social Studies Trust, Delhi, India, 4 July.

“Social Protection for Thailand’s Informal Sector: Preliminary Research Findings,” ESCAP National Consultation on Strengthening Social Protection, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, 13 June.

“Achieving Universal Coverage Through the Scaling-Up of Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes: The Role of Indonesian Civil Society,” ESCAP National Consultation on Strengthening Social Protection, Paramadina Graduate School, Jakarta, Indonesia, 4 June.

“Regional Efforts to Strengthen Social Protection in Asia-Pacific,” ILO and Royal Government of Cambodia Technical Workshop on Integrating Social Policies and the Delivery of Social Protection Floors, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 31 May.

“Enhancing Adaptive Capacities for More Resilient Communities,” Expert Group Meeting on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Major Economic Crises, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand, 23 February.

 2012

“Post-Neoliberal Development Thinking and the Challenges of Democratic Experimentalism,” Centre for Global Programmes, Yokohama City University, Japan, 17 April.

 2011

“The Andean ‘Turn’ Toward Suma Qamaña”, First Session of the Working Group on Europe and Latin America, European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, 13th General Conference, University of York, England, UK, 20 September.

 2010

“Post-Neoliberal Latin America: An Overview of National Development Plans and Socio-Economic Trends,” Centre for Global Programmes, Yokohama City University, Japan, 21 December.

“Neo-Developmentalism in Latin American: A Survey of Complementary and Competing Models,” Research Centre for Global Welfare, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chiba University, Japan, 7 January.

 2009

“Latin American Neo-Developmentalism: Beyond the Market and State Dichotomy," Research Centre for Global Welfare, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chiba University, Japan, 22 October.

"L'`ONGisation´ de la société civile: La `cage´ de Weber revisitée...encore," Les déjeuners sociologiques, Département de sociologie, Université de Genève, Suisse, 3 juin.

 “Instruments of Division or Schools of Citizenship? The Role of Islamic Organizations in Liberal-Democratic Societies,” Presentation to the National Council of Research, Swiss National Science Foundation, Bern, Switzerland, 7 January.

 2008

“Le rôle des organisations Islamiques dans la société civile suisse: Esquisse d’un projet Fond National Suisse,” Institut des sciences sociales des religions, Université de Lausanne, Suisse, 4 septembre.

“The ‘NGOisation’ of Civil Society: A Neo-Institutionalist Approach,” 4th Seminar of the Research Centre for Global Welfare, hosted in collaboration with the Research Center for Public Affairs, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Chiba University, Japan, 17 July.  (Transcript published in 公共研究 [Journal on Public Affairs] 5, no. 3: 171-177.)

“The Growing Sway of Non-State Actors and the Geopolitics of Development in Latin America,” International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD), University of Bern, Switzerland, 3 July.

 “Non-State Actors and the Politics of Trade in Latin America” (with Peter Utting and Gloria Carrión)," European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes, 12th General Conference, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 25 June.

 2007                    

“The Politics of Development in Latin America: From ECLAC to the World Social Forum,” Research Colloquium, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva, Switzerland, 13 June.

“La lutte pour la société civile,” Colloque thématique spécialisé: l'analyse sociologique des régulations économiques, Programme Doctoral Romand en Sociologie, Université de Genève, Suisse, 25 mai.

“Anomie postmoderne et urbanité: “‘A tombeau ouvert’ de Martin Scorsese,” Forum de recherche: Différences, unité et urbanité, Département de sociologie, Université de Genève, Suisse, 27 avril.

“Civil Society Organizations and the ‘Democratic Deficit’ in Developing Contexts,” Conference on Global Civil Society Movements, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), World Social Forum, Nairobi, Kenya, 22 January.

 “La théologie de la libération face à la condition postmoderne: quels avenirs?,” Conférence donnée dans le cadre du cycle de conférences-débats organisé par le Groupe Porteur Bolivie "Rêve, combat, révolution: quelle libération pour quelle théologie ?", Faculté de Théologie, Université de Genève, Suisse, 11 janvier.

 2006                    

Politiques contestataires par le bas: l´éthique altermondialiste, Colloque sur l’éthique et le développement durable,” UNESCO/Institut d'études du développement, Genève, Suisse, 25 octobre.

“Redes altermundialistas en América latina – ¿hacia un nuevo campo de estudio?,” Coloquio de investigación, Instituto Iberoamericano, Universidad Sofía, Tokio, Japón, 12 de octobre.

“Les défis de la nouvelle gauche Latino-américaine: le cas bolivien,” Atelier sur l’expérience de lutte et campagnes, La 3ème Université d’été d’ATTAC-Suisse, Bienne, Suisse, 2 septembre.

 2005

“Evaluando el impacto de la Iniciativa Curricular para la Prevención del VIH/SIDA: Sistematización y Aportes Metodológicos,” UNESCO, Santiago, Chile, 2 de diciembre.

“La sociología frente a la globalización y el postmodernismo,” Conferencia sobre la sociología en Chile hoy, Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Santiago, Chile, 30 de noviembre.

“Religión y resistencia en un mundo globalizado,” Jornada anual de formación, Movimiento Obrero de Acción Católica, Campamento Joan Elcina, El Quisco, Chile, 11 February.

“The Chilean Social Forum: The Potential and Limits of Participatory Democracy in the Americas,” Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions for the Aid of Citizens (ATTAC)-Kansai, Kyoto, Japan, 18 January.

2004

“La conciencia migratoria y latinoamericanidad: ‘Que despierte el leñador,’” Foro Día Internacional del Inmigrante, Asociación de Inmigrantes por la Integración Latinoamericana y del Caribe, Confederación Nacional de Sindicatos y Federaciones de Trabajadores Metalúrgicos, Santiago de Chile, 18 December.  

“Apuntes sociológicos sobre los movimientos altermundialistas en el Cono Sur,” Taller de metodología de investigación en ciencias sociales, Instituto de estudios avanzados, Universidad de Santiago, Chile, 8 de junio. 

2003

“From a Sociography of Catholicism to the Sociology of Religion: On the Transformations of Social Compass,” Social Compass 50th Anniversary Colloquium, International Society for the Sociology of Religion, Turin, Italy, 24 July.

“Latin American Liberationist Thought in the United States: A Social Theoretical Take,” Annual Symposium of the Latina and Latino Caucus, Union Theological Seminary, New York, United States, 9 April.

2002

“The Real Beyond Language,” Koinonia Journal Annual Forum, Princeton Theological Seminary, New Jersey, United States, 16 October.

2000                    

“Pour une philosophie latino-américaine de la libération,” Séminaire sur la philosophie latino-américaine, Institut supérieur de philosophie, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique, 4 octobre.

“Popular Religion: The Case of Hispanic Americans,” Our Concepts: The Illusion of Neutrality, Association for the Sociology of Religion, Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., United States, 15 August.

1998

“The Catholic Church in Socialist Cuba: A Sociological Framework,” Western Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Claremont, California, United States, 17 March.

“A Social Conflict Analysis of the Discipling Movement in the San Francisco Bay Area” (with Michael Carter), Western Regional Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Claremont, California, United States, 16 March. 

1996

“Ethics Fellows Program: A Proposal and Assessment of Funding Possibilities,” Presentation to the Office of Policy Development and Education, Information Technology Division, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States, 3 August.

1994                   

“Ethnic Conflict in Latin America: Characteristics & Trends,” Presentation of research findings to the Defense & Technology Planning Division, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, United States, 25 July.