Past Events

Latin American Centre Seminars: ‘The Brazilian crisis’: Round table discussion

Friday, 5 February, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
The Pavilion Room, St Antony's College

Please note that this round table is the closing panel of a BSP conference on ‘Corruption, contraction and crisis in Brazil’.  Those interested are welcome to attend other panels throughout the day.

Dr Rosana Pinhero-Machado (chair)
Professor Pedro Ribeiro (UFSCar and Cambridge)
Professor Alessandra Aldé (UERJ)
Dr Mario Fuks (UFMG)

Latin American Centre Seminars: ‘Sustaining contentious mobilisation: Citizenship and identity in Chilean Poblaciones’

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

This presentation will respond to the question of why and how some Chilean poblaciones (underprivileged neighbourhoods) have sustained contentious collective action through the past 35 years.

Simon Escoffier

40 Years since Operation Condor: Justice without Borders

Thursday, 17 December, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, 18 December, 2015 - 13:00

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

Javiera Blanco (Chile’s Minister of Justice)
Amerigo Incalcaterra (UN OHCHR)
Patricio Walker (President of the Senate)
Pablo Ouviña (Prosecutor in the Argentine Operation Condor trial)
Luz Palmás Zaldua (Centre for Legal and Social Studies, Argentina)
Laura Elgueta Díaz (survivor of Operation Condor)
Eduardo Contreras (human rights lawyer)
Alejandro Solis (former judge, Human Rights Unit of the Ministry of Defence, Chile)