The Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship is offered at each LASA International Congress to an outstanding individual who combines commitments to activism and scholarship.
This distinguished lectureship is made possible largely by a generous contribution from Oxfam America, an organization committed to grassroots work and one with which Martin Diskin was closely associated. Past lecturers are Ricardo Falla, S.J (1998); Gonzalo Sánchez Gómez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia(2000); Elizabeth Lira Kornfeld (2001); Rodolfo Stavenhagen, El Colegio de México, and Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo, CIESAS (2003); Jonathan Fox, University of California, Santa Cruz (2004): William Leogrande, American University (2006); Orlando Fals Borda (2007); Terry Karl, Stanford University (2009); Carlos Ivan Degregori, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (2010); Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey (2012); Stefano Varese, University of California, Davis (2013); Alberto Olvera, Universidad Veracruzana (2014). In 2015, the Lectureship was shared by Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui (Universidad Mayor de San Andrés) and Lynn Stephen (University of Oregon), in 2016 was Maria Mercedes Olivera y Bustamante from CESMECA and in 2017 was Daniel Mato (UNTREF-CONICET).
Nominations, including self-nominations, are welcome. A nomination should include a substantive nomination letter by a current LASA member, the nominee's current curriculum vitae, complete mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address. To nominate a candidate, send these materials no later than September 21, 2017, to the LASA’s Secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The award will be announced at the LASA2018 Awards Ceremony, and the awardee will be publicly honored.
Members of the 2018 Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship Committee are: Daniel Mato (Chair), UNTREF-CONICET; Rocio Silva Santiesteban, Universidad Ruiz de Montoya; Kevin Healy, OXFAM America y Katie Hite, Vassar University.