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Celebrating 50 years since its creation in St Antony's College, the LAC is one of the premier centres for the multidisciplinary study of Latin America.  We offer a two-year MPhil in Latin American Studies and a one-year MSc in Latin American Studies.

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LAC-CAF Conference in Brasília: “The Future of Social Policy in Latin America: Is the Good News Fading?”

On 14 March 2016, the LAC held its third biennial conference in Latin America co-organised with CAF-Development Bank of Latin America. The topic was “Social Policy in Latin America” and the local partner was IPEA (Institute for Applied Economic Research, government of Brazil).


'The Andean Region Today: Political, International and Economic Challenges' Conference

Thursday, 5 May, 2016 - 14:00 to Friday, 6 May, 2016 - 17:00
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

The Latin American Centre and the Universidad Andina in Quito are together organising a conference on the contemporary scene in the Andean republics (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia) on May 5 and 6, 2016. 

Latin American History Seminar: The Roots of an Elusive Andean Identity: A Brief History

Thursday, 5 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Enrique Ayala Mora was until recently Rector of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Ecuador.  He completed his DPhil in modern history at Oxford and has published extensively on the history and politics of Latin America, with a focus on Ecuador.  His publications include: (ed

Enrique Ayala, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar

Latin American History Seminar: The Science of Nation Building: Geographic Practices Forge a Modern Colombian Republic, 1821-1921

Thursday, 12 May, 2016 - 17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Lina del Castillo is Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Miami.

Lina del Castillo, University of Austin, Texas