Past Events

Symposium: Drugs, Politics and Society in the Global South

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 - 09:00 to Thursday, 27 October, 2016 - 17:00
The Investcorp Auditorium, St Antony's College

More than ever, the issue of drugs and debates around drug policy have become relevant to the political debate across the globe.

Dennis Rodgers (Amsterdam)
Gernot Klantschnig (York)
Giulia Zocatelli (King's College London)
Isaac Campos (Cincinnati)
James Mills (Strathclyde)
James Windle (East London)
Maziyar Ghiabi (Oxford)
Neil Carrier (Oxford)
Orkideh Behrouzan (King's College London)
Pablo Seward (Stanford)
Saeyoung Park (Leiden)
Anais Medeiros Passos (Sciences Po)

Latin American Centre Seminars: BNDES Abroad: South-South Economic Relations and Transnational Activist Networks

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

Kathryn Hochstetler is Professor of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has published widely on environmental politics and development finance in Brazil and Latin America.

Kathy Hochstetler – London School of Economics

Latin American History Seminar: Knowledge and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Spanish America

Thursday, 13 October, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Nicola Miller is Professor of Latin American History at UCL.  She has published widely on the intellectual, cultural and international history of the Americas.  She currently holds a Research Fellowship funded by the Leverhulme Trust to work on a history of knowledge and

Nicola Miller, University College London

Latin American Centre Seminars: Minimum wage and inequality in Latin America during the 2000s

Tuesday, 11 October, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Roxana Maurizio is associate researcher and professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the Argentina’s National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). She also works as consultant for national and international organizations (ILO, ECLAC, World Bank, UNDP).

Roxana Maurizio – Instituto Interdisciplinario de Economía Política (Universidad de Buenos Aires-CONICET and 2016 LAC-CAF Fellow)

Operation Condor: 40 Years Later

Wednesday, 22 June, 2016 - 12:00 to Thursday, 13 June, 2024 - 13:00
Montevideo (Uruguay). Further details below.

Between late November and early December 1975, Operation Condor was formally created in Chile at a meeting of South America’s security forces.

Pablo Ouviña (Prosecutor in the Argentine Operation Condor trial)
Lorena Balardini (Universidad de Buenos Aires and Procuraduría de Crímenes contra la Humanidad)
Martin Rico, (Secretaria de Derechos Humanos, Argentina)
Jaime Nuguer (Estudio Nuguer, Argentina)
Pablo Chargoñia (Legal Team of the Observatorio Luz Ibarburu)
Mariana Mota (judge)
Mirtha Guianze (ex prosecutor and National Institution for Human Rights)
Lilian Celiberti (Condor survivor)
Jair Krischke (Movimento de Justiça e Direitos Humanos/Brasil)
Luiz Cláudio Cunha (journalist, consultant for the Brazilian National Truth Commission)
Ivan Cláudio Marx (Brazilian prosecutor)

Latin American History Seminar: The Commercial and Political Dynamics of the Crude Oil Industry: the Case of the Royal Dutch – Shell Group in Venezuela, 1913-1924

Thursday, 16 June, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Brian McBeth was trained as an economist and holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies and a doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford.

Brian S. McBeth, St. Antony’s College, Senior Common Room Member.

Latin American History Seminar: At the Threshold Between Slavery and Freedom: A Slave’s Predicament (Juan Francisco Manzano and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea)

Tuesday, 14 June, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
Taylorian Institute, room 3

Gerard Aching is Professor of Romance Studies and Director of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University in New York.

Gerard Aching, University of Cornell