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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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.
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
The Spanish legal journal Eunomía. Revista en Cultura de la Legalidad dedicated in its latest number (March-August 2014) a book forum section to discussing Dr Lessa’s book Memory and Transitional Justice in Argentina and Uruguay: Against Impunity.
At the 2014 OAH Annual Meeting, OAH President Alan M. Kraut and OAH President-Elect Patricia Limerick presented Alice L.
Julia Zulver, one of our current MPhil students, published an article in Al Jazeera discussing her research on women’s mobilization in El Salvador.
The II Graduate Conference on Latin American Law and Policy took place on 7th March 2014 and brought to Oxford dozens of faculty members, doctoral candidates, and general public to discuss various contempor
Glen Goodman (MSc 2005-2006) has recently been appointed to the position of Assistant Professor of Brazilian Studies in the Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on German immigration to Brazil.
On Friday, 14 February, Dr Par Engstrom gave a talk on “Brazilian Post-Transitional Justice and the Inter-American Human Rights System”. His remarks focused on the role of the Inter-American Human Rights System and discussed the types of transitional justice policies that may be required from Bra