Eraldo Souza dos Santos

Eraldo Souza dos Santos

Eraldo Souza dos Santos is a philosopher, political theorist, and historian of political thought. He specializes in the history and politics of social movements.

In his dissertation, he offers the first conceptual history of civil disobedience by focusing on the historical process by which it has become a key political concept in the United States.

During his stay at LIAS, he will work on his second book project, which focuses on the politics of movements against airport construction and expansion.

His writing on the topic has recently appeared in World Politics Review and The Washington Post. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University.

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Which global changes are needed to achieve the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement? How can policy stimulate these transitions in the most effective and efficient way, given the diversity of economic, political and cultural contexts of different countries around the world, and given the enormous global investments needed for these Paris goals?

For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.

Joost Van Meerbeeck

Co-Chair LIAS/LIAS Foundation