Latin American Centre

Latin American History Seminar: Football in Latin American History – round table

Thursday, 26 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Klaus Gallo is Associate Professor of the History Faculty at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina. His current research interests focuses on politics, ideas and culture in Buenos Aires during the first half of the nineteenth century.

Speaker(s): 
Klaus Gallo, Universidad di Tella, Argentina;
David Wood, Sheffield University;
Matthew Brown, Bristol University

Latin American History Seminar: Lessons from Empire: The First Hispanists in the United States, 1820-1880

Thursday, 12 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Inaugural Lecture to mark the 5th anniversary of the Oxford Latin American History Seminar, jointly organized with the History Faculty, the Rothermere American Institute, the Centre for Global History and the Sub-Faculty of Spanish.

Speaker(s): 
Ivan Jaksić, Stanford University

Latin American Centre Seminars: The expansion of refugee protection in Latin America: Understanding the importance of ideological paradigms for policy change

Tuesday, 28 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

In recent years the UNHCR has hailed Latin America as the new avant-garde of generous refugee protection. Is there evidence for significant liberalization of refugee legislation in the region and how can it be explained?

Speaker(s): 
Luisa Feline Freier, Universidad del Pacífico (Peru)

Latin American Centre Seminars: Do our Adversaries Play by the Rules? Distrust and Democracy in Latin America

Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

The common definition of “democratic consolidation” as a situation in which democracy has turned into “the only game in town” (Linz and Stepan 1996) describes a “self-reinforcing equilibrium” in which “all politically relevant” actors play by basic democratic rules.

Speaker(s): 
Andreas Schedler, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)

Latin American Centre Seminars: Business-State Relations in Brazil: the Challenges of Institutional Modernisation

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

The main argument presented is that institutional modernisation is a slow and incremental process in Brazil. It draws on research recently published in Business-State Relations in Brazil: Challenges of the Port Reform Lobby (Routledge, New York, 2017).

Speaker(s): 
Mahrukh Doctor, University of Hull

Special Event - Astor Lecture: Is There a Global History of Humanitarianism?

Tuesday, 31 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
Nissan Institute Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

“What motivates sympathy for people in distress in far-away places?  Is the rise of humanitarianism recent or ancient?  This lecture will explore the ways that global integration since the nineteenth century produced economic and affective ties between distant places and peoples; there has been a

Speaker(s): 
Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

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