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.
The award is ‘to thank you for the assistance you gave to Chilean citizens persecuted by the dictatorship of General Pinochet during the 1970s’.
On March 22, 2016, Dr Lessa was interviewed by the BBC in Buenos Aires within the framework of Obama’s two-day visit to Argentina.
The Latin American Centre will be hosting a reception in New York on 26 May for alumni and friends from Oxford. Please see the attached invitation for further details.
On December 18, 2015, Dr Francesca Lessa organised together with the Ministry of Justice of Chile a closed-session workshop, which was held at the Miguel de Cervantes University in Santiago de Chile, with the participation of human rights activists, judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and members of na
Ambassador Teresita Vicente Sotolongo and other members of Cuba's diplomatic corp visited the Latin American Centre. We had the opportunity to have lunch in St Antony's and explore future collaboration projects.
Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights Violations during past Dictatorships and Armed Conflicts: Promoting Strategic Litigation and Truth Commissions. For further information please visit the research pages.
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.
On May 20, 2014, Dr Francesca Lessa (LAC postdoctoral researcher) and Hugo Rojas (DPhil Sociology) participated in a panel held at Columbia College, Chicago about how nations confront painful pasts.
Angelica presented part of her MPhil fieldwork at the Society for Latin America Studies’ (SLAS) 50th Anniversary Conference in London in April. Her paper, “A Stagnant Spring?
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