Debate on polarisation and conflict in Latin America

The seminar Polarisation and conflict in Latin America. Challenges for transformation and human security, organised by the ICIP as part of its research programme 'Human security, conflict transformation and research for peace,' took place on May 5 and 6 in Barcelona.

There were a dozen speakers, mostly from Latin America, at the conference, which was chaired by the President of the ICIP, Rafael Grasa, and the University of Salamanca professor Salvador Martí i Puig. The central themes were the causes and consequences of social and political polarisation, the effervescence of new conflicts, some of which are closely linked to the environment, and new forms of social mobilisation. A report on the results of the seminar will be published soon.