Latin American Centre

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

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.

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.

Stulman Lecture on ‘Revolutionary Elections in the Americas’ at Johns Hopkins University

Hosted by the Faculty of History, Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó gave the 2017 Stulman Lecture at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore on 6th April.  His lecture, ‘Revolutionary elections in the Americas, 1800-1910’, focused on the relationship between contentious elections and civil conflic

Latin American History Seminar: The Height, Depth and Width of the Left in Latin America: A Historical Perspective

Thursday, 1 June, 2017 - 17:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Paulo Drinot is senior lecturer in Latin American History at the Institute of the Americas, University College London and co-editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies.

Paulo Drinot, University College London


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