GloSYS Forum at CILAC 2021

Research in Latin America and the Caribbean: Leading the Push for Inclusion of Early-Career Researchers

CILAC 2021, the Latin America and the Caribbean Open Science Forum, is taking place online from 26 – 28 April 2021. The Open Science Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean has construed itself as a key regional space for debates and exchanges and is organized every two years, alternating in distinct cities throughout the region. It seeks to establish itself as a platform for the outlining of common positions and aspirations for a scientific, technological, and innovation agenda supporting sustainable development whilst simultaneously giving the region a strong voice in the global scope of the World Science Forum.

The GYA is organising a side event as part of the CILAC 2021 conference, scheduled for 27 & 28 April 2021 from 12:00-14:00 UTC. Entitled ‘Research in Latin America and the Caribbean: Leading the Push for Inclusion of Early-Career Researchers’, this online forum brings together a diverse panel of experts to discuss two key issues. The first session will address the conceptualisation of early-career researcher in the region and beyond, as well as the elements that make distinct the Latin American experience. The second session will focus on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on early-career researchers’ trajectories, everyday life and labour conditions, and the response that some governments of the region have had to the current challenges.




Session 1: Conceptualising early-career researchers in Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond

Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil.


Juan José Berger, President of the National Association of Postgraduate Researchers, Chile.


Lynn McAlpine, Professor Emerita of Higher Education Development at the University of Oxford, UK, and McGill University, Canada.


Session 2: The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on early-career researchers in Latin America and the Caribbean

Raísa Vieira, Researcher at the International Institute for Sustainability at the Federal University of Goias, Brazil.


Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, science journalist and staff writer at Science Magazine, Mexico.


Sandra López-Vergès, member of the Global Young Academy and Researcher at the Gorgas Memorial Institute of Health Studies, Panama.



Alejandro Miranda-Nieto (GloSYS LAC Principal Investigator)



Register here and make sure to click ‘side events’ among the items you’d like to attend to have access to this side event.


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