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.
Dr Francesca Lessa has been awarded a John Fell OUP Research Fund for her new project titled “Justice and Memory beyond Borders: The Plan Condor and Accountability in Argentina and Uruguay.”
On 26th April 2013, the Brazilian Studies Programme featured an event on "Brazil with Dilma Rousseff and Venezuela without Chávez: A New Regional Balance?" The event was organised by the inaugural Rio Branco Chair in the International Relations of Brazil, Dr Miriam Saraiva, who spent the period
Plan Condor: Francesca Lessa co-authored an article with Pierre-Louis Le Goff and was published by Al Jazeera’s Opinion section
Francesca Lessa has been interviewed by TV channel, Canal 10, about the Uruguayan Supreme Court's decision to remove judge Mariana Mota from investigations into crimes perpetrated by the former dictatorship.
Last week, the LAC co-hosted a 2-day conference with King's College London entitled 'Democratic Brazil Ascendant'. The first day of the event was held in St Antony's College, Oxford, and the second day was at King's College London.
Timothy J. Power (University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies) has been elected Treasurer of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). His term in office will extend from 1st June 2013 to 31st May 2016.