Sergio Daniel Lopez

Grant Type

Conference Grant

Institutional Affiliation

New York, Potsdam, State U. of

Grant number

Gr. CONF-922

Approve Date

March 8, 2023

Project Title

Lopez, Sergio (New York, Potsdam, State U. of) "The Intercultural Challenge. Dialogue and Diversity"

With an expected number of 500-600 participants from all over Latin America, Spain, and Portugal , the 9th AIBR International Conference of Anthropology will be held for the first time at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, under the theme: ‘The Intercultural Challenge: Dialogue and Diversity’. We live in a world full of uncertainties, which has impacted our ability to create more inclusive societies. The aggression to the environment that has led to a drastic climate change, the scenarios of conflict, violence, war, and nuclear threats, and the resurgence of social inequality and xenophobic extremism are some of the aspects that will be addressed in hundreds of panels at the 9th AIBR Conference. Considering this climate, papers, panels, and roundtables are expected to reflect on new ways to create knowledge in culturally diverse societies. Specifically, we encourage conference participants to reflect on the contributions of Anthropology to the creation of these societies, and how these challenges can be tackled from an interdisciplinary perspective. We want this new edition of the conference to explore and create new paths to understand intercultural societies. With over 65 ethnic groups and languages, Mexico is one of the best places for this purpose.