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 October 31, Professor Leigh Payne, Dr Francesca Lessa, and Gabriel Pereira presented at Chatham House some of the preliminary conclusions and policy implications emanating from their research on the controversial issue of amnesty laws for atrocities in the aftermath of transitions from authori
On 12th November 2013, Dr Bert Hoffmann (GIGA Hamburg) discussed the new role of the Internet in shaping the public sphere in Cuba.
Professor Paulo Visentini (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre) has been selected as the Rio Branco Visiting Professor of International Relations at the University of Oxford.
On 5th November 2013, Professor James McGuire, chair of the Department of Government at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, analyzed the conditional cash transfer programmes introduced by the government of Evo Morales since 2006.
On 29th October 2013, Dr Mario Tello, professor of economics at the Catholic University of Peru, and also the Oxford-CAF Visiting Fellow in Latin American Economics for Michaelmas Term 2013, gave a lecture on social inclusion during Peru's recent economic boom.
On 22nd October 2013, the LAC held a roundtable discussion on the economic and political effects of remittances to Latin America.
On October 1, 2013, Dr Lessa was a guest on the radio programme “Te Digo la Otra” run by students of political science of the Universidad de la República.