The Cuban agricultural model: a paradigmatic case in Latin America?

Thursday, 25 January, 2018 -
12:45 to 14:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Whereas the majority of Latin American countries promoted non-traditional exports and ‘Agriculture of Change’ (based on large scale monocrops) in the early 1990s, Cuba was forced to implement an alternative model.

Elisa Botella-Rodríguez, Lecturer in Economic History, Economics and Economic History Department and Instituto de Iberoamérica, University of Salamanca, Spain.

Latin American Centre Seminars: Joint seminar with the Spanish Real Instituto Elcano/ 2018: Electoral Year in Latin America – Round Table Discussion

Friday, 16 February, 2018 -
16:30 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
Professor Carlos Malamud, Real Instituto Elcano, Spain
Maryhen Jimenez, LAC
Oswaldo Amaral, State University of Campinas (Unicamp)
Carlos Pérez-Ricart, LAC

Fernanda Novaes Cruz

Fernanda Novaes Cruz is a Brazilian sociologist. She did her Undergraduate and Master Degree in Social Sciences at UERJ and a second Undergraduate in Social Communication at UFRJ. Currently, she is a Ph.D. Sociology student at Institute of Studies of Sociology and Politics (IESP-Uerj). She is also a researcher at Analysis of Violence Laboratory (LAV-Uerj) and part of GEPESP (, an interdisciplinary group to study and research about suicide and prevention. She has experience with qualitative and quantitative research in violence field including diagnoses of homicides and suicides and strategies to reduce and prevent them. The study of use and abuse of drugs, Military Police and paramilitary groups are also among her fields of expertise and interest. In addition to academic academic activities, she was part of the Human Rights Council of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Her thesis is aiming to discuss the use of drugs among police officers in the Military Police of the State of Rio de Janeiro and their strategies to manage it. She won a Brazilian scholarship from the Brazilian government to spend a term at LAC supervised by Dr. Leigh Payne. 

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Saskia Hoskins

I'm half British and half Polish though given recent events, I currently lean more towards my Polish side. I studied History at Mansfield College, Oxford for undergrad before completing an MSc in Development Studies at SOAS. My current research focuses on conceptualisations of pregnancy among adolescents in Peru from migrant indigenous communities. I currently work for two NGOs in Oxford, as a Recruitment Assistant for Mango, an Oxford-based NGO, and as the Regional Administrator for Christian Aid Oxford. In the future, I hope to work as a researcher in international development, particularly in women's sexual and reproductive rights.

Philippe Voigt

I was born and raised in Mexico City, where I graduated from the Universidad Iberoamericana with a B.A. in International Relations.  I have a strong passion and interest in history, politics, and public service, which is what led me to the LAC. My research focuses on the Mexican political system, particularly on the Presidential figure. I am the current President of the Oxford Latin American Society, where we promote the cultural and political diversity of our region.  My free time activities include reading and discussing Mexican politics, as well as cycling around Oxford’s beautiful landscapes. 


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