Upcoming Events

The Cuban agricultural model: a paradigmatic case in Latin America?

Thursday, 25 January, 2018 -
12:45 to 14:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Whereas the majority of Latin American countries promoted non-traditional exports and ‘Agriculture of Change’ (based on large scale monocrops) in the early 1990s, Cuba was forced to implement an alternative model.

Elisa Botella-Rodríguez, Lecturer in Economic History, Economics and Economic History Department and Instituto de Iberoamérica, University of Salamanca, Spain.

Latin American History Seminar: Nationalism, Popular Demonstrations and the Role of Parliament in Early Twentieth Century Argentina

Thursday, 25 January, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Martín Castro (DPhil. in Modern History, University of Oxford, 2004) is a researcher at CONICET (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina) and professor at Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF- Argentina).

Martín Castro, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, and Conicet, Argentina

"Chile´s political development and its relations to Latin America". A conversation with Rolando Drago Rodríguez (Ambassador of Chile)

Friday, 26 January, 2018 -
12:45 to 14:15
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
Rolando Drago was educated at the Universidad Técnica del Estado, the Universidad Católica de Chile and the Diplomatic Academy of Chile.

Latin American History Seminar: Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Territory in Chile. The Long History of Pinochet’s Regionalization

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

Andres Estefane Jaramillo PhD in History (State University of New York at Stony Brook) and researcher at the Center for the Study of Political History of the School of Government at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile).

Andres Estefane Jaramillo, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile

Latin American History Seminar: El instante chino. El APRA, el Kuo-Min-Tang y los orígenes globales del populismo latinoamericano

Thursday, 15 February, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Martin Bergel (Buenos Aires, 1973). Doctor en Historia por la Universidad de Buenos Aires y Profesor de Historia Social Latinoamericana en la misma universidad. Es investigador del CONICET y del Centro de Historia Intelectual de la Universidad de Quilmes (Argentina).

Martin Bergel, University of Quilmes and Conicet, Argentina

Latin American Centre Seminars: Joint seminar with the Spanish Real Instituto Elcano/ 2018: Electoral Year in Latin America – Round Table Discussion

Friday, 16 February, 2018 -
16:30 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
Professor Carlos Malamud, Real Instituto Elcano, Spain
Maryhen Jimenez, LAC
Oswaldo Amaral, State University of Campinas (Unicamp)
Carlos Pérez-Ricart, LAC


Past Events

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

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

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.

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

Latin American Centre Seminars: Roundtable discussion with Oxford Transitional Justice Research

Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Roundtable discussion organised with Oxford Transitional Justice Research on Cath Collins’ (University of Ulster) new book, Transitional Justice in Latin America: 'From Impunity Toward Accountability (eds.) with Roddy Brett (University of St Andrews) and

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