Latin American Centre

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

Latin American Centre Seminars: Natural History Values and Meanings in Nineteenth-Century Chile

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Nineteenth-century natural history flourished in Chile thanks to a collaboration between foreign immigrants and Chileans, in a context of Chilean state support for natural history institutions and training, but also in a context in which the natural sciences, and natural history specifically, cam

Speaker(s): 
Patience Schell, University of Aberdeen

Latin American Centre Seminars: The Competency Signal in Comparative Perspective

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

This paper revisits theoretical models of economic voting to demonstrate that in countries where international shocks are substantially large, the economic vote is a poor instrument of democratic accountability, ultimately no better than the flip of a coin as a mechanism to select the best incumb

Speaker(s): 
Daniela Campello, Getulio Vargas Foundation and CAF Fellow,
Cesar Zucco, Getulio Vargas Foundation

Latin American Centre Seminars: Coalitions and Compliance: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents in Latin America

Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

International changes can reconfigure domestic politics. Since the late 1980s, developing countries have been subject to intense pressures regarding intellectual property rights. These pressures have been exceptionally controversial in the area of pharmaceuticals.

Speaker(s): 
Ken Shadlen, London School of Economics

Belize Studies Conference

Saturday, 7 October, 2017 -
09:30 to 17:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

All are welcome to the Annual Meeting of the UK Belize Association to be held at the Latin American Centre, University of Oxford on Saturday 7th October, 2017, from 9.30am to 5.00pm.

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