Margarita Fajardo's New Book Reassesses Development in Latin America

Margarita Fajardo, a 2017–18 HOPE Center Visiting Scholar and professor of history at Sarah Lawrence College, has a new book out on development in Latin America.

The World That Latin America Created: The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America in the Development Era examines how economists and policymakers from across Latin America came to set the agenda for development in the region. Such cepalinos demanded more trade and, at the same time, more aid. In tracing the history of the commission, Margarita, who is the Alice Stone Ilchman Chair in Comparative and International Studies at Sarah Lawrence, retells the history of dependency theory and reveals the diversity of a movement that is often oversimplified in other accounts.

The World That Latin America Created is published by Harvard University Press and can be ordered on the publisher's website. Congratulations, Margarita!