The 29th Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), Inc., was held in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, November 20-23.

29th Annual Third World Studies meeting held in Brazil

AMERICUS (Nov. 29, 2011)--The 29th Annual Meeting of the Association of Third World Studies (ATWS), Inc., was held in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, November 20-23. The meeting featured 90 attendees from around the world who participated in 25 panels and round table discussions that focused on the theme, “Global Change, Shifting Dynamics, and the Third World.”

Harold Isaacs, Ph.D., ATWS founder, chaired two panels: “Latin America and Africa-Exploring Connections,” and “Current Issues in Latin America.”

“The conference was very successful,” said Isaacs. “The setting in Salvador da Bahia,

Brazil’s first capital, made it a very rewarding experience for participants who, in addition to the panels, took tours of the city and enjoyed the blend of African, European, and Indian cuisine and culture.”

The conference was co-sponsored by ATWS, Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW), Seton Hall University, Millersville University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, and SUNY College at Plattsburgh.

Isaacs, professor emeritus of history at GSW, founded the ATWS in 1983.

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