LAC faculty and students turned out in great numbers to the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Barcelona (23-26 May 2018). This was the first LASA held in Europe and the largest meeting ever, with nearly 8000 participants.
Rodrigo Cubero, an Oxford graduate who also taught Economics at the LAC, has been appointed President of the Central Bank of Costa Rica. He currently holds a senior position at the IMF, and will take up his new role on 1 August 2018.
The Latin American Centre of the University of Oxford and the Public Prosecutor's Office for Crimes against Humanity of the Republic of Argentina (PCCH) organised a two-day workshop in Buenos Aires on May 8 and 9 on the topic of “Investigating Crimes against Humanity in South America: Challen
On 7 May 2018, the Latin American Centre and Oxford Women in Politics (OXWiP) hosted a lecture by Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil from 2011 to 2016.
Graduated in Economics and a Master's Degree in International Migration: research, migration policies and intercultural mediation from the Universidade da Coruña (UDC)-Spain. Master's Degree in Teaching Secondary Education from the International University of Valencia (VIU)-Spain. Currently, PhD student and teaching and research staff in training, at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid-Spain (UAM). His research is focused on Public Economics, particularly the labour market, knowledge society and sustainability, he has been awarded first prize in sociological research for Master’s Students (Faculty of Sociology-UDC, 2015) and was a finalist at the COTEC innovative program in 2018. He has published books (Aranzadi-Thomson Reuters) and articles in the most prestigious journals such as the Journal of Cleaner Production, Telematics and Informatics or Economic Computation and Economic Cybernetics Studies and Research. He has been guest editor of the Central European Review of Economics and Management (CEREM) and International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development (IJISD). He is a member of organizing committees of various international Conferences, such as ISSD-Romania, EDaSS International Conference on Economic Development and Social Sustainability, since 2012 and 2013, respectively, to the present. He has attended and presented papers at numerous international conferences, such as the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics SASE (Berkeley-USA and Lyon-France) and the Iberoamerican International Conference RISE-SASE (Porto Alegre-Brazil and Cartagena de Indias-Colombia). He has been a visiting researcher at Constantin Brancusi Univesity of Targu-Jiu (Romania) in 2016 and, in 2018, he has been a recognised student at the Latin American Centre (Oxford University) under the supervision of Diego Sánchez-Ancochea.
Mr. Antonio Celia, CEO of Promigás, the leading natural gas company in Colombia, delivered the Keynote Speech at the Latin American Business History international conference that took place in Brasenose College on 27-8 April. Based on his personal experience in Promigás, Mr.
Dilma Rousseff was elected President of Brazil in 2010, becoming the first woman to hold the office. She was reelected in 2014. Previously, she served as Minister of Energy and then Presidential Chief of Staff to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010).
Between April 3 and 21, the LAC’s Dr Francesca Lessa was in the US, conducting field research for her project on accountability for Operation Condor.
The Colombian novelist Juan Esteban Constain discussed with Eduardo Posada-Carbó his new book of essays, La novela como historia (Taurus, 2018), at the Hay Festival in Cartagena de Indias on 25 January earlier this year.