LAC faculty and students turned out in great numbers to the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Barcelona (23-26 May 2018). This was the first LASA held in Europe and the largest meeting ever, with nearly 8000 participants.
Rodrigo Cubero, an Oxford graduate who also taught Economics at the LAC, has been appointed President of the Central Bank of Costa Rica. He currently holds a senior position at the IMF, and will take up his new role on 1 August 2018.
The Latin American Centre of the University of Oxford and the Public Prosecutor's Office for Crimes against Humanity of the Republic of Argentina (PCCH) organised a two-day workshop in Buenos Aires on May 8 and 9 on the topic of “Investigating Crimes against Humanity in South America: Challen
On 7 May 2018, the Latin American Centre and Oxford Women in Politics (OXWiP) hosted a lecture by Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil from 2011 to 2016.
Mr. Antonio Celia, CEO of Promigás, the leading natural gas company in Colombia, delivered the Keynote Speech at the Latin American Business History international conference that took place in Brasenose College on 27-8 April. Based on his personal experience in Promigás, Mr.
Between April 3 and 21, the LAC’s Dr Francesca Lessa was in the US, conducting field research for her project on accountability for Operation Condor.
The Colombian novelist Juan Esteban Constain discussed with Eduardo Posada-Carbó his new book of essays, La novela como historia (Taurus, 2018), at the Hay Festival in Cartagena de Indias on 25 January earlier this year.
John Lynch, eminent historian of Latin America and former Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies in London, passed away last week, on 4th April. At the LAC’s request, Anthony McFarlane, Emeritus Professor at Warwick, writes a tribute to his work:
St Cross College is pleased to offer the Robin and Nadine Wells
Scholarship for the academic year 2018-19.
With generous support from CAPES (Brazilian Ministry of Education), the Brazilian Studies Programme will soon appoint the third Rio Branco Visiting Professor of the International Relations of Brazil. The successful candidate will spend three months at the Latin American Centre in early 2015.
Timothy J. Power (Director, Brazilian Studies Programme) and Cesar Zucco Jr. (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro) have released the new integrated dataset of the Brazilian Legislative Surveys, 1990-2013.
On the occasion of the England-Uruguay World Cup match in São Paulo on June 19, Dr Lessa was invited to take part in three breakfast programmes of BBC Radio Oxford, BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC Radio Surrey.
On May 31, Prof. Leigh Payne, Dr. Francesca Lessa and Gabriel Pereira took part in the public launch of the website of the Transitional Justice Research Collaborative Data Project.