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.
Dr Kate Sullivan de Estrada and Dr Gilberto Estrada Harris have co-authored a piece on why the Indian Prime Minister will have a tough time convincing Mexico to support India's bid for membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group published in The Diplomat today.
Dr Lessa, based in Buenos Aires since 2014 to monitor the Operation Condor trial, was interviewed by the BBC, the New York Times, CCTV America and three radio stations in Uruguay. The verdict in this historic prosecution was delivered in the Comodoro Py courthouse on May 27.
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We are seeking to appoint a permanent Associate Professor in Social Science Research Methods, to be held in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) and School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE), in association with a Non-Tutorial Fellowship at Green Templeton College under arrangements described in the further particulars.
The UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced a new loans scheme for full-time and part-time master’s courses at English HEIs from 2016-17 entry. Eligible candidates can borrow up to £10,000 as a contribution towards their course and living costs.
On 14 March 2016, the LAC held its third biennial conference in Latin America co-organised with CAF-Development Bank of Latin America. The topic was “Social Policy in Latin America” and the local partner was IPEA (Institute for Applied Economic Research, government of Brazil).
This programme was launched on 1 April 2016 and the event took place at the University Alberto Hurtado, Chile.
We are pleased to inform you that you can now access the video podcast of all the II CAF Conference on The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities.
Professor Marcelo Medeiros (Federal University of Pernambuco) has been appointed the Rio Branco Visiting Professor of the International Relations of Brazil for 2015.
SIAS and Oriental Studies are delighted to note that our REF2014 submission was the largest made to the Area Studies panel by a considerable margin.
Two publications by LAC’s postdoctoral researcher Dr Francesca Lessa are now available in paperback. The first, ¿Justicia o impunidad?
On 20 November 2014 several of the LAC-DPhil network students made very professional and interesting presentations, the discussants had good questions and comments that pushed the speakers to think in new ways, and the audience pushed them further. It was an excellent first session of the year t
Practitioners and academics from different regions of the world discussed corporate complicity, the most innovative approach in transitional justice practices.