Latin American Centre Seminars: Colombia's Road to Peace

Friday, 19 January, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Sergio Jaramillo is currently the Colombian Ambassador in Belgium and head of the Colombian Mission to the European Union. He studied Philosophy and Greek at the University of Toronto and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Sergio Jaramillo, Former High Commissioner for Peace in Colombia and currently Colombian Ambassador in Belgium

Monize Arquer

Monize Arquer was a Recognised Student at the Latin American Centre under the supervision of Prof. Timothy J. Power. She was in Oxford for two Terms (six months), during her PhD in Political Science at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) in Brazil. She has a Master Degree and a Bachelor Degree in Political Science by the same institution, and is a member of the Research Group in Brazilian Politics, which is associated to the Public Opinion Research Centre (CESOP) at Unicamp. She dedicated the period at LAC to improve her thesis both in theoretical and methodological ways. Her thesis title is “Construction and Functioning os São Paulo’s Party System (1982-2014)”, supervised by Prof. Rachel Meneguello (DCP-Unicamp). The main focus of this research is to explain the electoral predominance of specific political parties in heterogeneous contexts with high political fragmentation and high levels of competitiveness. To answer this question she analyzes the electoral and organizational strategies of the Brazilian political parties throughout the territory of the state of São Paulo from 1982 to 2016. In a broader way, her research interests are Political Parties, Party Systems, Elections and Electoral Behavior.

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Rafael Mesquita de Souza Lima

Rafael Mesquita is a journalist, political science PhD student at UFPE (Recife, Brazil) and an Associate Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute (Hamburg, Germany). His thesis compares the foreign policies and regional strategies of three regional powers (Brazil, South Africa and Turkey) from the 1990s to the 2010s and is supervised by prof. Marcelo de Almeida Medeiros. By gathering original data on these countries’ diplomatic activities, the study will assess how central their own regions have been in their foreign policies and whether the regions have, in turn, granted them the status of leaders. Rafael has published in journals in Brazil (Contexto Internacional, RBPI and BPSR) and abroad, on the topics of Brazilian Foreign Policy, Regionalism, BRICS countries and the UN. He is visiting the LAC during Michaelmas term 2017 under the supervision of prof. Timothy Power. Prior to Oxford, Rafael visited Sciences-Po in Paris and the GIGA Institute in Hamburg.

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Dr Carlos A Perez Ricart

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Contemporary History and Public Policy of Mexico

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Contemporary History and Public Policy of Mexico at the University of Oxford, as well as a member of both the History Faculty and the Latin American Centre (LAC). I am attached, as an Academic Visitor, to St Antony’s College. My responsibilities at Oxford are three-fold: to research, to teach, and to encourage relations between Oxford and Mexican universities.


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