The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) is proud to announce the launch of a new and distinctive DPhil in Area Studies to complement its existing world-renowned master’s programmes. Applications for our doctorate will be accepted from September 1st 2016, for entry in October 2017.
On June 24, 2016, Dr Francesca Lessa organised together with the Observatorio Luz Ibarburu a closed-session workshop, held at the Montevideo’s Municipal Government in Montevideo, Uruguay, with the participation of human rights activists, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and members of national minis
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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 Thursday evening, the LAC welcomed Juan Luis Passarelli and Mathew Charles to preview their new documentary, The Engineer. The film follows the daily routine of Israel Ticas, the only forensic criminologist in El Salvador.
Chris Arnold, David Doyle and Nina Wiesehomeier analyse Dilma’s Mensagem ao Congresso from last monday. As they report on their blog, the incumbant Brazilian president started out with a position close to Lula, her predecessor.
On 31st January 2014, Prof Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame) visited the LAC and presented his new book in co-authorship with Dr Aníbal Pérez-Liñán of the University of Pittsburgh.
On 31st January 2014, with the generous support of Santander Universities UK, the Brazilian Studies Programme hosted a day-long workshop on “The Brazilian Political Class: Ideology, Values, and Policy Preferences.” Papers explored data collected in a summer 2013 survey of the Brazilian Congress c
On 30th January 2014, the Brazilian Studies Programme joined forces with the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro) and with the Kellogg Institute (University of Notre Dame) to organize a public event in London on “The Brazilian Outlook for 2014.” The event was held at the Notre Dame London Cen
The LAC Working Papers in Political Economy series is part of the collaboration between the Latin American Centre and CAF Development Bank of Latin America. The Latin American Centre aims to publish high quality work in pr
Over 1,000 fully-funded scholarships are available for new master's and doctoral students at the University of Oxford in 2014-15.
Application deadlines are looming, with the deadline for SIAS courses falling on January 24th 2014.
Sofia Donoso received a research grant from CLACSO (Buenos Aires) and The New School (New York City) which includes short research leaves at both institutions.