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.
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.
Hugo Rojas Corral (Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at Oxford, under the supervision of Professor Leigh A.
Dr Olga Onuch received a John Fell Fund Grant with Dr. Sorana Toma at QEH to study the relationship between migration and protest in Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Invited by the cluster on “Rights and Legal Institutions” of the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Dr Francesca Lessa presented her book Memory and Transitional Justice in Argentina and Uruguay: Against Impunity on December 4 at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development.
The development of electoral institutions and practices in Honduras, 1824-1894, was the topic of Dr. Ethel García at the Oxford Latin American History Seminar, held at the LAC on 27 November. Dr.
Central America constitutes a fascinating case study of the challenges, opportunities and characteristics of the process of transformation in today’s global economy.