Events

Upcoming Events

His Excellency Orville London, High Commissioner for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 -
12:00 to 14:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

His Excellency Orville London was born in the village of Parlatuvier in Tobago, the smaller of the two islands in the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago.  He obtained his primary school education at the Whim Anglican Primary School, and secondary education at Bishop’s High School in Mt.

Substantial Solidarity Bridges? A Historical Analysis of Spain’s Role in the Consolidation of a EU — Latin America Partnership

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 -
12:30 to 13:45
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Dr. Cristina Blanco Sío-López is Santander Fellow in Iberian and European Studies at the European Studies Centre – St. Antony’s College of the University of Oxford, where she works on a research project dedicated to the History of the EU’s Free Movement of Persons.

Speaker(s): 
Cristina Blanco Sío-López

Latin American History Seminar: A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Andrew Paxman completed a PhD in History at UT Austin. From 2009 to 2013 he taught history at Millsaps College in Mississippi. He is a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where he teaches history and journalism.

Speaker(s): 
Andrew Paxman, CIDE, Mexico

Book Launch: Time, Science and the Critique of Technological Reason. Essays in Honour of Hermínio Martins

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
12:45 to 14:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Hermínio Martins (1934-2015) was a fellow at the Latin American Centre, St Antony’s College, since his appointment in 1971 until his retirement in 2001. This festschrift commemorates Martins legacy, introducing his wide-ranging contributions to the social sciences.

Latin American History Seminar: The Representation of Spanish American Interests at the Imperial Court in the Age of the Bourbon Reforms, c. 1750-1808

Thursday, 17 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Álvaro Caso Bello is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Johns Hokpins University, having previously completed an M.A. in History at Hopkins. He recently co-edited, with Gabriel Paquette, a new edition of Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos’ most influential writings in G.M.

Speaker(s): 
Alvaro Caso Bello, Johns Hopkins University

Latin American History Seminar: Challenging the Imperial Narrative: the Spanish-Aztec Encounter

Monday, 21 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Matthew Restall is a Colonial Latin American Historian with areas of specialization in Yucatan and Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, Maya history, the Spanish Conquest, and Africans in Spanish America.

Speaker(s): 
Matthew Restall, Pennsylvania State University

Latin American History Seminar: Luisa Coleta and the Capuchin Friar: Slavery, Salvation, and the Adjudication of Status (Havana, 1817)

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Rebecca J. Scott is Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. She studies slavery, emancipation, and citizenship in both Latin America and the United States. Along with Jean M.

Speaker(s): 
Rebecca J. Scott, University of Michigan

Latin American History Seminar: 'Raza y ciudadanía(s) en la América de Bolívar del Antiguo Régimen a la Independencia' and 'Race and Democracy in Chile, 1800-1850'

Thursday, 14 June, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Clément Thibaud est élu en 2017 à une direction d’études intitulée « Politique et sociétés de l’Amérique latine. Un tiers moment républicain entre empires et nations (1750-1900) ».

Speaker(s): 
Clément Thibaud, University of Nantes
Jo Crow, Bristol University

Past Events

Latin American Centre Seminars: Courts that matter: Judges, Litigants and the Politics of Rights Enforcement in Latin America

Tuesday, 22 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Sandra Botero is Assistant Professor of Politics at Willamette University. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2015. She specializes in comparative judicial politics and courts and politics in young democracies.

Speaker(s): 
Sandra Botero - Willamette University

SPECIAL LATIN AMERICAN SEMINAR: Reflections on Illusions and Realities in COLOMBIAN PEACEMAKING

Friday, 18 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Malcolm Deas is an emeritus Fellow of St. Antony’s College, where with the late Sir Raymond Carr he was one of the founders of the Latin American Centre.  He first visited Colombia in 1963, and the country’s history and politics has been his main field of study ever since.

Latin American History Seminar: Race, Nature and Progress in the Work of the Nineteenth-Century Colombian Thinker José María Samper

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

Andrea Cadelo graduated with a degree in Mass Communication (major) and Philosophy (minor) from the Universidad Javeriana (Colombia).

Speaker(s): 
Andrea Cadelo, King’s College London

Latin American Centre Seminars: Roundtable discussion and launch of Ezequiel González Ocantos’ new book

Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Roundtable discussion and launch of Ezequiel González Ocantos’ (University of Oxford) new book, Shifting Legal Visions: Judicial Change and Human Rights Trials in Latin America with Pilar Domingo (Overseas Development Institute) and Par

Latin American History Seminar: Malcolm Deas Annual History Seminar: The Origins of ‘Legal Rebellions’ in Colombia

Thursday, 10 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

James Robinson is a University Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. He was formerly the Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government at Harvard University.

Speaker(s): 
James Robinson, University of Chicago

Third CAF-Oxford Conference "Understanding the Challenges of Informality: Political, Economic and Social Dimensions"

Friday, 4 November, 2016 -
08:30 to 18:00
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

The Conference will launch a third joint programme between CAF and the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford.

Speaker(s): 
Enrique García, Executive President, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America
Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, Director of the Latin American Centre, University of Oxford
Roger Goodman, Head of Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford
José Antonio Ocampo, Professor, Columbia University & Former Minister of Finance, Colombia
Germán Ríos, Director of Strategic Affairs, CAF -Development Bank of Latin America
Timothy Power, Director of the Brazilian Studies Programme, University of Oxford
David Doyle, Associate Professor of Politics, University of Oxford
Eduardo Posada-Carbó, Professor of the History and Politics of Latin America, University of Oxford
Sonia Gontero, Economic Affairs Officer, ECLAC
Angel Melguizo, Head of the Latin American and Caribbean Unit at, OECD
Cecilia López, President, CiSoe
Daniel Ortega, Director of Impact Evaluation and Policy Learning, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America
Carlota Pérez, Professor of Technology and Development, London School of Economics
Fabiana Machado, Research Economist, IDB
Carlos Ominami, Former Minister of Economy and Former Senator, Chile

Latin American History Seminar: Violence, Vigilantism and Pancho Villa: the US-Mexican Border During the Mexican Revolution

Thursday, 3 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Alan Knight, professor emeritus of the History of Latin America, Oxford University; formerly of the Universities of Texas and Essex; author of The Mexican Revolution (1986, new Spanish  edition 2010); two volumes of a general history of Mexico (2002); La rev

Speaker(s): 
Alan Knight, University of Oxford

Latin American Centre Seminars: Exogenous Shocks and Misattribution of Responsibility for Economic Performance: Results From Survey Experiments

Tuesday, 1 November, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Cesar Zucco Jr. is a Professor at FGV/EBAPE, a school of business and public administration in Rio de Janeiro.

Speaker(s): 
Cesar Zucco Júnior - Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)/ Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE)

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