Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero awards honoris causa to Boaventura de Sousa Santos

The award-giving ceremony of this Argentine Higher Education institution will take place on 14 November, at 6pm, at the Rectorado Centro headquarters (Juncal 1319, CABA, Buenos Aires). During the ceremony, the rector Aníbal Y. Jozami will deliver the diploma. In the laudatio, the Premier Prix Alejandro Iglesias Rossi and José Alejandro Tasat will refer to the contributions of the honoree to science. On the occasion, Boaventura de Sousa Santos will deliver a master class on the new conceptions of knowledge and epistemologies of and for the South, as well as the university transformations that derive from them.

The honorary distinction now conferred on this academic joins those already conferred by McGill University (Canada), University of Brasília, Federal University of Mato Grosso, Federal University of Sergipe, Federal University of Ouro Preto, La Salle University, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Federal University/Catholic University of Pelotas, State University of Maranhão, Federal University of Pernambuco/ Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (Brazil), Universidad Nacional de Rosario, University of Córdoba and University of La Plata (Argentina), Iberoamerican University (Mexico), University of Coruña and University of Granada (Spain), University of Roskilde (Denmark) and University of Costa Rica (Costa Rica), Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos (Peru) and University Paris 8 (France).

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Director Emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. He earned an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale University and holds the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by McGill University. His most recent project - ALICE: Leading Europe to a New Way of Sharing the World Experiences - was funded by an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), one of the most prestigious and highly competitive international financial institutes for scientific excellence in Europe (http://alice.ces.uc.pt/en/). He has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, social movements and the World Social Forum in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, Chinese, Danish, Romanian and Polish. He is Emeritus Director of the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra (CES-UC) and scientific coordinator of the Permanent Observatory of Justice (OPJ).