Events

Past Events

Latin American History Seminar: Football in Latin American History – round table

Thursday, 26 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Klaus Gallo is Associate Professor of the History Faculty at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina. His current research interests focuses on politics, ideas and culture in Buenos Aires during the first half of the nineteenth century.

Speaker(s): 
Klaus Gallo, Universidad di Tella, Argentina;
David Wood, Sheffield University;
Matthew Brown, Bristol University

Latin American Centre Seminars: Natural History Values and Meanings in Nineteenth-Century Chile

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Nineteenth-century natural history flourished in Chile thanks to a collaboration between foreign immigrants and Chileans, in a context of Chilean state support for natural history institutions and training, but also in a context in which the natural sciences, and natural history specifically, cam

Speaker(s): 
Patience Schell, University of Aberdeen

Natural disasters and its negative impacts on the economic growth of the Caribbean region: A conversation with Bocchit Edmond (Ambassador of Haiti)

Friday, 20 October, 2017 -
12:45 to 14:15
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Ambassador Edmond is a seasoned career Diplomat and negotiator with many years of diplomatic service in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Latin American Centre Seminars: The Competency Signal in Comparative Perspective

Tuesday, 17 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

This paper revisits theoretical models of economic voting to demonstrate that in countries where international shocks are substantially large, the economic vote is a poor instrument of democratic accountability, ultimately no better than the flip of a coin as a mechanism to select the best incumb

Speaker(s): 
Daniela Campello, Getulio Vargas Foundation and CAF Fellow,
Cesar Zucco, Getulio Vargas Foundation

Latin American History Seminar: Lessons from Empire: The First Hispanists in the United States, 1820-1880

Thursday, 12 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Inaugural Lecture to mark the 5th anniversary of the Oxford Latin American History Seminar, jointly organized with the History Faculty, the Rothermere American Institute, the Centre for Global History and the Sub-Faculty of Spanish.

Speaker(s): 
Ivan Jaksić, Stanford University

Latin American Centre Seminars: Coalitions and Compliance: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents in Latin America

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

International changes can reconfigure domestic politics. Since the late 1980s, developing countries have been subject to intense pressures regarding intellectual property rights. These pressures have been exceptionally controversial in the area of pharmaceuticals.

Speaker(s): 
Ken Shadlen, London School of Economics

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