Congratulations to all the students who helped organise the Latin American table at the SIAS student party on Thursday (5th November), which won first prize!
We are very sorry to announce the death of Herminio Martins, Emeritus Fellow at St Antony's College, and former Fellow of the Latin American Centre. Our sincerest condolences go to his family and friends during this difficult time.
The third volume of the History of Colombia series, directed by Eduardo Posada Carbó, has just been published by Penguin Random House and Fundación Mapfre in Madrid. Under the title, Colombia. La apertura al mundo, 1880-1930, this volume –like the rest of the collection – has individua
Miguel Carter, a former Research Fellow at the Centre for Brazilian Studies and St Antony’s alum, has recently published Challenging Social Inequality: The Landless Rural Workers Movement and Agrarian Reform in Brazil with Duke University Press.
On 4 and 5 June, the Latin American Centre celebrated the conference "Inequality and Development in Latin America: Celebrating Rosemary Thorp's Contribution to Historical Political Economy". The conference brought together researchers from Europe, Latin America and the United States who work on
Tracy Beck Fenwick (Australian National University), a former St Antony’s student and LAC affiliate, has just published Federalism, Democracy, and Poverty Alleviation in Brazil and Argentina with the University of Notre Dame Press.
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
On 18th February 2014, the Brazilian Studies Programme in conjunction with the Rio Branco Visiting Professorship
On Thursday evening, the LAC welcomed Juan Luis Passarelli and Mathew Charles to preview their new documentary, The Engineer. The film follows the daily routine of Israel Ticas, the only forensic criminologist in El Salvador.
Chris Arnold, David Doyle and Nina Wiesehomeier analyse Dilma’s Mensagem ao Congresso from last monday. As they report on their blog, the incumbant Brazilian president started out with a position close to Lula, her predecessor.
On 31st January 2014, Prof Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame) visited the LAC and presented his new book in co-authorship with Dr Aníbal Pérez-Liñán of the University of Pittsburgh.
On 31st January 2014, with the generous support of Santander Universities UK, the Brazilian Studies Programme hosted a day-long workshop on “The Brazilian Political Class: Ideology, Values, and Policy Preferences.” Papers explored data collected in a summer 2013 survey of the Brazilian Congress c
On 30th January 2014, the Brazilian Studies Programme joined forces with the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro) and with the Kellogg Institute (University of Notre Dame) to organize a public event in London on “The Brazilian Outlook for 2014.” The event was held at the Notre Dame London Cen
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