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Hugo Rojas Corral, an Oxford DPhil student, was awarded a prize for his thesis “The Veil of Oblivion: Explaining indifference to past human rights violations in Chile” by the Museum of Memory in Santiago,
The Latin American Centre of the University of Oxford and the Observatorio Luz Ibarburu (OLI), together with Montevideo’s Municipal Government and the Human Rights Secretariat of the Central Trade Union PIT-CNT, held a three-day event in Montevideo (Uruguay) from June 22 to 24, 2016, within the f
Edited by Malcolm Deas, LAC Emeritus Fellow, the fourth volume of the history of Colombia, has been published by Taurus in Spain, under the title, Colombia: Mirando hacia adentro, 1930-1960. The volume includes chapters on the economy (Carlos Caballero), foreign policy (Carlos Camacho),
The Alumni Society in Colombia and the Principal Gift Officer for Latin America, Amy Trotter, organised a successful alumni event on Wednesday 18 May in the residence of the UK Ambassador in Bogota. Our director Diego Sánchez-Ancochea made a presentation about the challenges of Latin America aft
On Wednesday 15th June, the University’s Environmental Sustainability Team invited us all to the Blavatnik School of Government for their annual Sustainability Showcase.
Thomas E. Skidmore, the prominent historian of Brazil and professor emeritus at Brown University, passed away on 11 June 2016 in Westerly, Rhode Island. He was 83 years old.
On 15th October 2013, the LAC held a roundtable discussion on the legacy of the Chilean military coup of 11th September 1973, which deposed the elected Socialist president Dr Salvador Allende and led to 17 years of military dictatorship by General Augusto Pinochet.
On 4th October 2013, Dr Timothy Power (Director, Brazilian Studies Programme) visited the Institute of Latin America (ILA) of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Dr Power gave a lecture on Brazil’s street protests of 2013 to an audience of about 30 ILA faculty and students.
On October 4th 2013, the CPP team visited the National University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, Russia, where it debated the early results of the project along with faculty and students of the Department of Comparative Politics.
On 2nd October, 2013 the CPP held its second regional workshop at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) in Ukraine.
On 6th June, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited the Latin American Centre, where he gave an informal presentation on the current situation in Colombia to a selected group of students and the staff of the Centre.
On 23rd September 2013, the Oxford team presented the CPP project to the Department of Political Science, University of São Paulo (USP).
Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó has just published ‘Colombia: Democratic Governance Amidst and Armed Conflict’, a chapter in Jorge Dominguez and Michael Shifter’s edited volume Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, 4th edition).
On 20th September 2013, the CPP team visited the Federal University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil, where a symposium on comparative presidentialism was sponsored jointly by the graduate programs in Law and Political Science.
On 19th September, 2013 the CPP held its first regional workshop at the Federal Senate of Brazil in Brasília. The event was jointly opened by Senators Cyro Miranda, Flexa Ribeiro, and Lídice da Mata, by the Ambassador of the United Kingdom, HE Alex Ellis, and by the Director of the Brazilian Legi