Last year the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR) held its first annual conference from May 15-17 2019 at the Richmond Campus of the American University, London. We were treated to excellent keynotes by Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Professor Cas Mudde, and Mr. Mark Potok. The conference opened with the UK’s Commission for Countering Extremism and presentations by counter-extremism government officials. It was a great opportunity for practitioners, government officials, and academics working on various forms of the radical right to network and discuss key issues.
This year’s conference shifts across the Atlantic to Mexico. As the mission of CARR is to make accessible cutting edge scholarship on contemporary and historical manifestations of the radical right around the world, this ideology and form of politics is showcased in Latin America and other regions of the world for this year’s conference theme. Accordingly, the title of our conference this year is “The Radical Right Globally.” This builds upon CARR’s recently published 2018 Yearbook, titled Tracking the Rise Of The Radical Right Globally (Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2019).
The 2nd annual CARR conference will be held at Tec de Monterrey (Campus Querétaro) from May 13-15 2020. It will focus on global expressions of the radical right in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania – with particular focuses on emerging themes of transnationalism, male supremacism and terroristic violence. Confirmed keynotes include: Dr Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Dr Juan Pablo Luna. There will be workshops and plenary sessions attractive to scholars and practitioners alike, including events dedicated to the interests of PhD scholars. PhD student attendees will be able to sign up for two workshops catered to early career scholar interests at a later date. More information will be provided soon.
The site for this year’s CARR conference is Tec de Monterrey (Campus Queretaro), amongst the most prestigious universities in Latin America. The host city is Querétaro, a colonial gem consisting of about 1 million people that was founded in 1531. Querétaro was named a World Heritage City by UNESCO in 1996. It is a 2.5 hour drive from Mexico City and includes an international airport. We know that Querétaro will not disappoint due to its architectural beauty, cultural and historical intrigues, gastronomy, and people. It is also one of the safest cities in Mexico. There are direct flights from Houston, Atlanta, and Chicago to Querétaro. The city is a 2.5 hours bus ride from Mexico City and can be found at Terminals 1 or 2 in Mexico City Airport.
In order to register your spot at the conference, please use the following link (http://bit.ly/CARR20-Registration) and pay the relevant tariff based on status and accommodation needs. The deadline for registration is: 31st March 2020.
We look forward to seeing you in Mexico! Please check the CARR website for further details soon at: