On 27th November, Timothy Power was a discussant at the book launch for Ludolfo Paramio (editor), Desafección política y gobernabilidad: el reto político (Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2015).
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
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.
Students and members of staff listen to the Washington-based writer Marie Arana, who gave a talk on Simon Bolívar and the wars of independence in Spanish America at the LAC on 18 October. The author of various books, including the novel Cellophane, and a memoir about her bicultural chi
On 15th October 2013, the LAC held a roundtable discussion on the legacy of the Chilean military coup of 11th September 1973, which deposed the elected Socialist president Dr Salvador Allende and led to 17 years of military dictatorship by General Augusto Pinochet.
On 4th October 2013, Dr Timothy Power (Director, Brazilian Studies Programme) visited the Institute of Latin America (ILA) of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Dr Power gave a lecture on Brazil’s street protests of 2013 to an audience of about 30 ILA faculty and students.
On October 4th 2013, the CPP team visited the National University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow, Russia, where it debated the early results of the project along with faculty and students of the Department of Comparative Politics.
On 2nd October, 2013 the CPP held its second regional workshop at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) in Ukraine.
On 6th June, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos visited the Latin American Centre, where he gave an informal presentation on the current situation in Colombia to a selected group of students and the staff of the Centre.
On 23rd September 2013, the Oxford team presented the CPP project to the Department of Political Science, University of São Paulo (USP).
Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó has just published ‘Colombia: Democratic Governance Amidst and Armed Conflict’, a chapter in Jorge Dominguez and Michael Shifter’s edited volume Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013, 4th edition).