Past Events

Nicaragua Then, Now and in the Future.

Monday, 28 November, 2016 - 17:00
The Latin American Center, 1 Church Walk.

The Latin American Centre and the Oxford-León Association would like to invite you to our celebratory seminar on Nicaragua, as part of the 30 anniversary of the twining between the city of Oxford and León in Nicaragua.

Professor Valpy Fitzgerald of the Oxford Department of International Development and Dr Paul Oquist, Minister - Private Secretary for National Policies of Nicaragua.

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.

Sandra Botero - Willamette University


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).

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.

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.

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