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The Commercial and Political Dynamics of the Crude Oil Industry: the Case of the Royal Dutch – Shell Group in Venezuela, 1913-1924

16 June 2016, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Brian S. McBeth, St. Antony’s College, Senior Common Room Member.

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Brian McBeth was trained as an economist and holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies and a doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford. He is a former director of Schroder Securities Ltd and worked as a stockbroker in the City of London between 1979 and 2008 specialising in oil companies. He has written extensively on oil, privatization and Venezuela over the years. His first book was Juan Vicente Gómez and the Oil Companies in Venezuela, 1908-1935 (Cambridge University Press, 1983). This was followed by British Oil Policy, 1919-1939  (1983). In the same year together with William M Sullivan he published, Petroleum in Venezuela ‑ A bibliography.   He is also the author of Colombia (London, Euromoney Books, 1993); Venezuela. The Way Forward (1994), and Global Privatizations: A Strategic Report (1996); Gunboats, Corruption and Claim: Foreign Intervention in Venezuela, 1899-1908 (Greenwood Press, USA 2001); Dictatorship & Politics: Intrigue, Betrayal and Survival in Venezuela, 1908 – 1935 (University of Notre Dame Press, USA, 2008); and La Política Petrolera Venezolana: Una perspectiva histórica, 1922-2005 (Caracas: Universidad Metropolitana, 2015). McBeth is currently working a major study on the 1943 Venezuelan oil law as well as a separate study on the Venezuelan oil concessionaires during the Gómez dictatorship. He is a Senior Common Room Member at St Antony’s College.

At the Threshold Between Slavery and Freedom: A Slave’s Predicament (Juan Francisco Manzano and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea)

14 June 2016, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Gerard Aching, University of Cornell

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Gerard Aching is Professor of Romance Studies and Director of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University in New York. He specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Caribbean literatures and intellectual histories, theories of modernism and modernity in Latin America, and nineteenth-century colonial literatures in the Caribbean, with a specific focus on the relations between slavery, literary sensibility, and philosophy. In the contemporary period, he has worked on visual regimes and politics in Caribbean popular cultures. He is the author of Freedom from Liberation: Slavery, Sentiment, and Literature in Cuba (Indiana University Press, 2015), Masking and Power: Carnival and Popular Culture in the Caribbean (University of Minnesota Press, 2002), and The Politics of Spanish American Modernismo: By Exquisite Design (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

The New World: Eurocentric Label or Valid Historical Category?

9 June 2016, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Jose Moya, University of Columbia

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

José C. Moya is Professor of History at the Barnard College in Columbia University.  He has written extensively on global migration, gender, and labor.  Professor Moya has received three Fulbright Fellowships, a Burkhardt Fellowship, and a Del Amo Fellowship. His research and scholarship have also been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  His book, Cousins and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850-1930, received five awards. The journal Historical Methods devoted a forum to its theoretical and methodological contributions to migration studies. Professor Moya edited a Latin American Historiography for Oxford University Press.  He is also working on the socio-cultural history of anarchism in belle-époque Buenos Aires and the Atlantic world.  Professor Moya is the Director of the Barnard Forum on Migration.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery in Gran Colombia I The Work of Citizenship in Postemancipation Colombia

2 June 2016, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Marcela Echeverri, University of Yale, Jason McGraw, Indiana University Bloomington

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Marcela Echeverri is assistant professor of Latin American history and MacMillan Research Fellow at Yale University. She is the author of “‘Enraged to the Limit of Despair’: Infanticide and Slave Judicial Strategies in Barbacoas, 1789-1798,” Slavery & Abolition 30, no. 3 (2009): 403-26; “Popular Royalists, Empire, and Politics in Southwestern New Granada, 1809-1819,” Hispanic American Historical Review 91, no. 2 (2011): 237-69; “Race, Citizenship, and the Cádiz Constitution in Popayán (New Granada),” in The Rise of Constitutional Government in the Iberian Atlantic World: The Impact of the Cádiz Constitution of 1812, edited by Scott Eastman and Natalia Sobrevilla Perea (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2015), 91-110; and Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolutions: Reform, Revolution, and Royalism in the Northern Andes, 1780-1825 (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Jason McGraw is assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington.  He is the author of “Purificar la nación: eugenesia, higiene y renovación moral-racial de la periferia del Caribe colombiano, 1900-1930,” Revista de Estudios Sociales 27 (Agosto, 2007).  His book The Work of Recognition.  Caribbean Colombia and the Postemancipation Struggle for Citizenship was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2014, and was awarded the 2015 Michael Jiménez Prize, Colombia Section, Latin American Studies Association.

Bible and Gender in the Spanish Monarchy: Toward a reinterpretation of colonial culture

24 May 2016, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Jorge Cañizares, University of Texas, Austin

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra is the Alice Drysdale Sheffield Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been a visiting professor at universities throughout the world, including Universidade Federal do Ouro Preto (Mariana- Brazil); Warwick University (England); Universidade Estadual de Campinas (São Paulo-Brazil); the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá-Colombia); the FLACSO (Quito-Ecuador); the Universidad de los Andes (Santiago-Chile); and the University of London. A recipient of numerous awards, his scholarship has consistently received national and international support, including fellowships from the Fulbright, the Andrew Mellon Foundation; the Social Science Research Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The University of Texas Harrington Faculty Fellow Program; Harvard's Charles Warren Center; the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton; the Kellogg's Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame; and a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of London. He is the author of How to Write the History of the New World (Stanford 2001--translated into Spanish and Portuguese); Puritan Conquistadors (Stanford 2006; translated into Spanish); Nature, Empire, and Nation (Stanford 2007); The Atlantic in Global History, 1500-2000 (co-edited, with Erik Seeman), and The Black Urban Atlantic in the Age of the Slave Trade (co-edited with Jim Sidbury and Matt Childs). His edited collection Entangled Empires and Severed Archives: Anglo-Iberian Atlantic Worlds 1500-1830 will be published by University of Pennsylvania Press. He is currently finishing a collection of essays tentatively entitled On Prophets and Hybrid Empires. His talk is part of an ongoing book project titled: Bible and Empire: The Old Testament in the Spanish Monarchy, from Columbus to the Wars of Independence. 

Presidents, Governors, and the Politics of Distribution in Argentina and Brazil

23 May 2016, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Lucas González, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina

Convenor(s): Tim Power

Dr Lucas González is professor of political science at UNSAM in Buenos Aires. He completed the MSc at the Latin American Centre in 2002-2003, when he was a Chevening Scholar at Wolfson College. He later received his PhD in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 2010, where his thesis was directed by the late Guillermo O’Donnell. He is the author of recent articles in journals such as Journal of Politics, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, Studies in Comparative International Development, Latin American Research Review, and Latin American Politics and Society. He will be in Oxford to launch his new book, Presidents, Governors, and the Politics of Distribution in Federal Democracies: Primus Contra Pares in Argentina and Brazil, published in March 2016 by Routledge. All are welcome. A glass of wine will be served after the event.

Antiguo régimen y modernidad en Latinoamerica: liberalismo, derecho y elecciones, siglo XIX

19 May 2016, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Annick Lempérière, Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, Eduardo Posada Carbó, St. Antony’s College

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Annick Lempérière: profesora de Historia de América Latina en la Universidad Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, directora del CRALMI (Centre de Recherche d’Histoire de l’Amérique Latine et du Monde ibérique). Sus estudios refieren a la historia política del siglo XIX – espacios públicos, construcción nacional y estatal en México y en Chile. Es autora de Entre Dios y el Rey : La República. La Ciudad de México de los siglos XVI al XIX, México, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2014. Eduardo Posada-Carbó is Professor of the History and Politics of Latin America at the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies in Oxford University and Research Fellow at St. Antony’s College.  He has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Chicago and Brown, and Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame.  He has published extensively on the history and politics of Latin America, including (with Iván Jaksić, eds.), Liberalismo y poder.  Latinoamérica en el siglo XIX.   He is the co-editor (with Andrew Robertson) of the Oxford Handbbok of Revolutionary Elections in the Americas, 1800-1910 (forthcoming, OUP, 2017).

The Science of Nation Building: Geographic Practices Forge a Modern Colombian Republic, 1821-1921

12 May 2016, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Lina del Castillo, University of Austin, Texas

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Lina del Castillo is Assistant Professor of History and Latin American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Miami. Her work focuses on the intersections between cartography, contested claims to land and resources, and the formation of the Colombian nation-state. Her research has received support from the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright Scholar Program. She was a Jeannette D. Black Fellow for the History of Cartography at the John Carter Brown Library, Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London. Main publications include a forthcoming essay, ‘Cartographies of Colombian Independence,’ in Decolonizing the Map, edited by James Akermanwith the University of Chicago Press; ‘La Gran Colombia de la Gran Bretaña:  la importancia del lugar en la producción  de imágenes nacionales, 1819-1830’ in the Spanish journal, Araucaria: Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades (12, no. 24 (Second Semester 2010): 124-149); ‘La cartografía impresa  en la creación de la opinión pública en la época de la independencia’, in the edited collection, Disfraz y pluma de todos: Opinión pública y cultura política, siglos XVIII y XIX; and two essays, ‘Interior Designs’, and ‘Educating the Nation’, in Mapping Latin America: A Cartographic Reader, edited by Jordana Dym and Karl Offen that came out with Chicago University Press. Her talk offers a preview and contextualization of her forthcoming book with the University of Nebraska Press.

The Roots of an Elusive Andean Identity: A Brief History

5 May 2016, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Enrique Ayala, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Enrique Ayala Mora was until recently Rector of the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar in Ecuador.  He completed his DPhil in modern history at Oxford and has published extensively on the history and politics of Latin America, with a focus on Ecuador.  His publications include: (ed) Nueva Historia del Ecuador (15 volúmenes); Los partidos políticos en el Ecuador. Síntesis histórica (1986, 1989);  Ecuador-Perú: historia del conflicto y de la paz (1999); La enseñanza de la historia en el Ecuador (1999); José María Velasco Ibarra: pensamiento político (editor), (2000); Enseñanza de integración en los países andinos (2006); Manual de Historia del Ecuador, Vol. I, De la Época Aborigen a la Independencia (2008); Manual de Historia del Ecuador, Vol. II, Época Republicana (2008); Historia del Ecuador I, Época Aborigen, Colonia e Independencia (2010); Historia del Ecuador II, Época Republicana (2010); Ecuador del Siglo XIX. Estado Nacional, Ejército, Iglesia y Municipio (2011).  He is also a columnist in El Comercio, Quito.

'The Andean Region Today: Political, International and Economic Challenges' Conference

5 May 2016, 2:00 pm

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s): Dr John Crabtree

The Latin American Centre and the Universidad Andina in Quito are together organising a conference on the contemporary scene in the Andean republics (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia) on May 5 and 6, 2016.  The conference will take place in the Pavilion Room at Saint Antony’s College, beginning at 2pm on Thursday, May 5 and running through until 5pm on Friday May 6.   It will involve four panels, preceded by a keynote address.  The panels will look at the current state of politics in the region; social movements and their influence; economic liberalization and extractive industries; and the Andean region and the wider world.  Panelists will be coming both from the Universidad Andina as well as from a variety of European and UK universities.  Unfortunately numbers of participants will be strictly limited, so we would advise those wanting to take part in the conference to book well in advance.  Please contact enquiries@lac.ox.ac.uk 

'The Late Spanish Translation of The Federalist in Latin America and the Concept of ‘Federalism’ in Argentina'

28 April 2016, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Rebeca Viguera Ruiz, University of La Rioja and St. Antony’s College

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Rebeca Viguera-Ruiz is PhD in Modern History. Associate Professor at University of La Rioja since 2011. She is currently a Senior Visitor at Oxford University (St. Antony´s College), and she has also been Visiting Scholar at New York University (CEMS) and University of Harvard (CES). Formerly she was research fellow at University of Cambridge and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her fields of specialization focus on political and social liberal experiences during the 19th century, as well as on the intellectual history of the concept of democracy throughout the 19th century in spain. Main recent publications: (co-ed.) El debate constitucional en el siglo XIX. Ideología, oratoria y opinión pública (Madrid, 2015); (co-ed.) El lenguaje político y retórico de las Constituciones españolas. Proyectos ideológicos e impacto mediático en el siglo XIX (Oviedo, 2015); El exilio de Ramón Alesón Alonso de Tejada: Experiencia liberal de un emigrado en Londres (1823-1826)  (New York, 2012) ; El liberalismo en primera persona (Rioja, 2010).

‘"La Lenin is my passport": Schooling, mobility and belonging in socialist Cuba and its diaspora’

11 March 2016, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Dr Mette Louise Berg (UCL)

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

‘Revolutionary elections in the Americas, 1800-1910’

10 March 2016, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Professor Andrew Robertson (CUNY, New York), Professor Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Andrew Robertson is Associate Professor at the City University of New York. His publications include The Language of Democracy: Political Rhetoric in Britain and the United States, 1790-1900 (1995); Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to Political History in the Early American Republic, edited by Jeffrey L. Pasley, Andrew W. Robertson, and David Waldstreicher (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004). He is also the co-editor (with Eduardo Posada-Carbo) of the Oxford Handbook of Revolutionary Elections in the Americas, 1800-1910 (forthcoming OUP, 2017). Eduardo Posada-Carbó is Professor of the History and Politics of Latin America and Research Fellow at St. Antony’s College in Oxford.  He has been Visiting Professor at the Universities of Chicago and Brown, and Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame. He has published extensively on the history and politics of Latin America, including (with Iván Jaksić, eds.), Liberalismo y poder.  Latinoamérica en el siglo XIX. He is the co-editor (with Andrew Robertson) of the Oxford Handbook of Revolutionary Elections in the Americas, 1800-1910 (forthcoming, OUP, 2017).

‘Arrangements of convenience: Conflict, crime and security in Colombia’s borderlands’

4 March 2016, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Dr Annette Idler

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Income and Wealth Inequality in Latin America: Is the region becoming more equitable?

4 December 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Andrés Solimano, Professor of Economics, CAF Fellow 2015

Convenor(s): Leigh Payne

The Making of Modern Parliaments in the Hispanic World: Spain and New Granada from a Symbolic Perspective, 1810-1831

3 December 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Jorge Luengo, Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada Carbó

Crime and Security in Latin America

3 December 2015, 2:00 pm

Speaker(s): Daniel Ortega (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America); Adam Baird (Coventry University); Annette Idler (University of Oxford); Graham Denyer Willis (University of Cambridge)

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez Ancochea

  Programme: 2.00-3.30 Presentation of the report 3.30-4.00 Coffee 4.00-6.00 Panel on: Crime, violence and security in Latin America

The Transformative Constitutionalism of the Global South. How Do Some Constitutional Courts (e.g. the Colombian) Do What They Do and Get Away With It?

2 December 2015, 2:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Aquiles Arrieta, Assistnat Magistrate at the Colombian Magistrate Court, Visiting Research at the Latin American Centre.

Convenor(s): Professor Eduardo Posada Carbó

Democracy & liberalism in Latin America: 50 years of historiography

1 December 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Malcolm Deas and Eduardo Posada Carbo

Convenor(s): Leigh Payne

Malcolm Deas: "Strange and surprising similarities between Colombian and English liberalism in the politics of the mid-nineteenth century" Eduardo Posada-Carbo: “Democracy and liberalism in Latin America during the 19th century”

Ethnography at the margins: Warrants, puzzles, and narrative strategies

27 November 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Javier Auyero, University of Texas at Austin.

Convenor(s): Leigh Payne

Social mobilization in Latin America: Perspectives on the last 50 years

24 November 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Joe Foweraker and Ezequiel Gonzalez

Convenor(s): Leigh Payne

Caudillismo, Liberalism and Race in Early Republican Latin America: The Case of Francisco Carmona and his followers in Colombia

19 November 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Steinar Sæther, University of Oslo, Norway

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada Carbó

50 Years of Brazilian development: Political evolution and global engagement

17 November 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Andrew Hurrell and Timothy Power

Convenor(s): Leigh Payne

Questioning Development: How Successful has the Chilean Neoliberal Model been?

13 November 2015, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): José Miguel Ahumada (PhD Cambridge); Tasha Fairfield (LSE); Andrés Solimano (CIGLOB); Diego Sánchez Ancochea (University of Oxford)

Convenor(s): Diego Sánchez Ancochea, Simón Escoffier

Given our limited space, please sign-up to this event by contacting simon.escoffier@sant.ox.ac.uk

Comparative History for Political Scientists: Don't Leave Home Without It!

12 November 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Laurence Whitehead

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada Carbó

What has changed in the 50 years of thinking about Argentina?

10 November 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

Convenor(s): Leigh Payne

Argentina after the Kirchners

6 November 2015, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Ezequiel Gonzalez Ocantos, Luis Schiumerini, Jazmin Sierra, Jill Hedges

Convenor(s): Leigh Payne, Ezequiel Gonzalez

From the Western Hemisphere to the West: The United States and Latin America, 1941-1949

5 November 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Stella Krepp, University of Bern, Switzerland

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada Carbó

Comparative History of the Americas Seminar (jointly organized with the Rothermere American Institute).

Understanding Peru over the past 50 years: Politics and economics

3 November 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Rosemary Thorp and John Crabtree

Convenor(s): Leigh Payne

The Mansion House of Liberty: London's Spanish American Community, 1808-1834

29 October 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Karen Racine, University of Guelph, Canada

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada Carbó

Dictatorship, democracy and everything in-between: Political change in Latin America in the last fifty years

27 October 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Alan Angell and David Doyle

Convenor(s): Leigh Payne

Raúl Castro and the Cuban Revolution

22 October 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Antoni Kapcia, University of Nottingham

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada Carbó

Legacies of violence in Latin America

20 October 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Laurence Whitehead and Leigh Payne

Convenor(s): Leigh Payne

Taxing and spending in the context of income inequality: Reflections on 50 years in Latin America

13 October 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Edmund Valpy FitzGerald and Diego Sanchez Ancochea

Convenor(s): Leigh Payne

“En rio revuelto ganancia de pescador”: The mobilisation and fragmentation of the US-Colombian Diaspora

9 June 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s): Dr Gilberto Estrada Harris

Surveillance Culture: Berlin, the Cold War and the post-Snowden Era

5 June 2015, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s): dorian.singh@sant.ox.ac.uk

Speakers Timothy Garton Ash, St. Antony’s College Paul Betts, St. Antony’s College Ian Brown, Oxford Internet Institute Faisal Devji, St. Antony’s College Leslie Dunton-Downer, 2014 fellow, American Academy in Berlin Kristoffer Gansing, Artistic Director, Transmediale, Berlin

Safe harbour? Securing freedom in the diaspora of the Haitian revolution: Kingston, Baracoa, New Orleans

2 June 2015, 4:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Rebecca J.Scott

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Comparative History of the Americas Seminar, Rothermere American Institute and Latin American Centre:

26 May 2015, 4:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Andrew O’Shaughnessy, University of Virginia

Convenor(s):

The 2015 Sir John Elliott Lecture in Atlantic History: The British Empire and the Outbreak of the American Revolution

Interdisciplinary Dialogues Series International Relations, History and the Global: a Latin American Perspective

21 May 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Andrew Hurrell, Balliol College, Oxford

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

CHILE: VEINTICINCO AÑOS DE POSTDICTADURA

19 May 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Jorge Arrate

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

       

From Mock Republics to Rising New Nations: James Bryce’s Thoughts on Latin America (1895-1921)

14 May 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Hector Domínguez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Latin American Centre

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Peacemaking and Peacebuilding in Colombia

13 May 2015, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Mr Sergio Jaramillo Caro, Professor Leigh Payne and Professor Monica Duffy Toft

Convenor(s):

For more information please see the following link: http://www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/events/peacemaking-and-peacebuilding-colombia For live streaming of the event, please click on the link below http://live.oxfordvideostreaming.co.uk/bsg2015.html

Strange Bedfellows in the Colombian Peace Process

12 May 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Professor Rafael A. Prieto-Sanjuán, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Convenor(s): Leigh Payne

On the Shores of Politics: Popular Republicanism in Candelario Obeso’s Cantos populares de mi tierra (Colombia, 1877)

7 May 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Rory O’Bryen, Cambridge University

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

From Canudos to Kennedy: Being Global and Becoming Regional in the Brazilian Northeast

30 April 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Courtney Campbell University of Vanderbilt and Institute of Latin American Studies, London

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

From Canudos to Kennedy: Being Global and Becoming Regional in the Brazilian Northeast

30 April 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Courtney Campbell, University of Vanderbilt and Institute of Latin American Studies, London.

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbo

Latin American Culture and Politics in the 1960s: The View from Buenos Aires

13 March 2015, 5:00 pm Annual Guido Di Tella Memorial Lecture

Speaker(s): Professor John King, Warwick University

Convenor(s): Professor Leigh Payne

Social Mobility and Inequality of Opportunity in Mexico

12 March 2015, 12:45 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Dr. Enrique Cárdenas Sánchez, Executive Director, Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias, AC, Mtro. Roberto Vélez Grajales, Director del Programa de Movilidad Social del Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez Ancochea

The Cult of the Virgen de Guadalupe North and South of the Rio Grande: A Contemporary History from the 1960s

11 March 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Valerie Fraser, University of Essex

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Comparative History of the Americas Seminar jointly organized with the Rothermere American Institute.

Colombia: Peace and history

10 March 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Mr Malcolm Deas

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

The making of Pope Francis: Jorge Bergoglio and the Argentine Catholic Church, 1930s-1980s

5 March 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Austeen Ivereigh, author of The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope (2014)

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Interrogating the Impact of Transitional Justice Mechanisms

5 March 2015, 10:00 am Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Chair: Betty Bigombe, Senior Director, Fragility, Conflict and Violence CCSA, Speaker: Leigh Payne, Professor of Sociology and Latin America, University of Oxford (St. Antony's College), Speaker: Bridget Marchesi, Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy’s Transitional Justice program, Discussant: Chris Mahony, Criminal Justice and Citizen Security Consultant, Governance GP, Discussant: Saku Akmeemana, Senior Governance Specialist, Governance GP

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Please join us for a presentation from the Transitional Justice Research Collaborative on the impact of transitional justice mechanisms in strengthening democracy, human rights, and peace. The Transitional Justice Research Collaborative, under way since 2010, is the most comprehensive single collection of information on TJ mechanisms in 116 countries around the world from 1970 to 2012. The group recently launched a website (https://transitionaljusticedata.com) including data on two parts to this project: traditional mechanisms (trials, amnesties, and truth commissions) and "alternative accountability" mechanisms (lustration and vetting, traditional or customary trials, civil trials, and reparations). Based on the analysis of these data, there is evidence to support the claims for the value of TJ in strengthening democracy, human rights, and peace. But not all mechanisms, at all times, or in all combinations produce positive outcomes. The new database and analysis is more refined and complete than its previous iteration, allowing for further testing and confirmation of some of the assumptions behind TJ's impact. Professor Leigh Payne and Bridget Marchesi will present a summary of their findings and suggest new directions in TJ to enhance its effect. 

Armed Conflict and Party Politics in Central America

3 March 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Professor Nancy Bermeo

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

3rd Annual Rio Branco Roundtable: Brazil and the Regional Integration of LA: Policy Challenges for the 21st Century

27 February 2015, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Prof Marcelo Medeiros, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Rio Branco Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford, 2015, Prof Olivier Dabène, Professor of Political Science, Sciences-Po, Paris, President of the Political Observatory of Latin America and the Caribbean (OPALC)

Convenor(s): Dr Timothy Power, Brazilian Studies Programme

A Special Roundtable Discussion in Association with the Rio Branco Visiting Professorship of International Relations. Organized by the Brazilian Studies Programme, University of Oxford, with the generous support of CAPES, Brazilian Ministry of Education.

The Americanization of Brazilian Foreign Relations, 1889-1914

26 February 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Leslie Bethell, Kings College London and St. Antony’s College

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

LAC Film Series: Evita, the documentary

25 February 2015, 6:00 pm

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s): Lucinda Foote-Short and David Doyle, Latin American Centre

Argentina (2008). Long after Evita was embalmed and secretly buried under a fictitious name in Milan, the former First Lady of Argentina once again was catapulted to fame after Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical. A few years later, Alan Parker's movie adaptation of the same would contribute the necessary ingredients to transform a historical character into a Hollywood fantasy of mythical proportions. But the complexity of the circumstances surrounding her life, her quest for glory and tragic ending deserved a more realistic approach and that is exactly what Eduardo Montes-Bradley accomplished with his outstanding portrait of the legendary woman. "Evita", the documentary, unveils the genuine and ambiguous nature of the young actress that ruled -with iron fist- the lives of millions.

Carrots and sticks: Experimental evidence of vote buying and voter intimidation in Guatemala

24 February 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Dr Ezequiel González Ocantos

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

The Ideology of Creole Revolution: Ideas of Independence in the United States and Spanish America

20 February 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Joshua Simon, Kings College London

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Comparative History of the American Seminar, jointly organized with the Rothermere American Institute.

The drivers of the political agenda in Venezuela, 1998-2008: The public, the media, the politicians?

17 February 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Dr Iñaki Sagarzazu, University of Glasgow

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Indigeneous Intellectuals in the Colonial Andes, XVIth and XVIIth Centuries

12 February 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Gabriela Ramos, University of Cambridge

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

LAC Film Series: I Will be Murdered

11 February 2015, 6:00 pm

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s): Lucinda Foote-Short and David Doyle, Latin American Centre

Guatemala (2013). I Will be Murdered is the fascinating story of Rodrigo Rosenberg, a Guatemalan lawyer who predicted his own death on YouTube, and the subsequent investigation that reached an unbelievable conclusion.

Genetic belonging, citizenship and mixed nations in Latin America

10 February 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Professor Peter Wade, University of Manchester

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

The development dimensions of Latin America's drug wars (CANCELLED)

3 February 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Professor Julia Buxton, Central European University

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Please note that due to extraordinaire circumstances this Seminar has now been CANCELLED. Please accept our apologies.

Armies, Politics and Revolution. Chile, 1808-1826

2 February 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Juan Luis Ossa, Centro de Estudios de Historia Política, CEHIP, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile, Alan Knight, St. Antony’s College, Antony McFarlane, University of Warwick

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Book presentation, Juan Luis Ossa, Centro de Estudios de Historia Política, CEHIP, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile. Chair and commentators: Alan Knight, St. Antony’s College and Antony McFarlane, University of Warwick.

The Brazilian general election of 2014 and the prospects for Dilma 2.0

27 January 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Dr Timothy Power and Dr Lucio Rennó, University of Brasília

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Timothy Power is University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies and Director of the Brazilian Studies Programme at Oxford.  His research concerns democratization and political institutions in modern Latin America, especially Brazil. His recent publications include (with Paul Chaisty and Nic Cheeseman) “Rethinking the ‘Presidentialism Debate’: Coalitional Politics in Cross-Regional Perspective.” Democratization 21, no. 1 (2014) and “Theorizing a Moving Target: O’Donnell’s Changing Views of Postauthoritarian Regimes” in Daniel Brinks, Marcelo Leiras, and Scott Mainwaring, eds., Reflections on Uneven Democracies: The Legacy of Guillermo O'Donnell (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). He is currently serving as Treasurer of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Lucio Rennó is Associate Professor at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Brasilia.  He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh and held post-doctoral positions at SUNY Stony Brook, the German Institute for Global and Area Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Arizona. His research has been published in leading international journals such as American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Electoral Studies, and Latin American Politics and Society. During the election campaign of 2014 he conducted a public opinion study of Brazilian voters, and he is currently a visiting professor at Freie Universität Berlin during the 2014-2015 winter semester.

La distribución desigual de la seguridad social en Chile, 1920-1970

22 January 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American History Seminar

Speaker(s): Francisca Rengifo, Centro de Estudios de Historia Política, CEHIP, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Please note that this talk will be in Spanish.

Dr Guillaume Long, Ecuador's Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent: Ecuador's road to structural change: accomplishments and future challenges

22 January 2015, 11:00 am Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s): Latin American Centre

Dr Guillaume Long Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent Guillaume Long holds a Ph.D. from the UCL Institute of the Americas, a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of London, and a Bachelor ìs Degree (Hons) in History from the School of Oriental and African Studies. On May 2013, Dr. Long was appointed Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent. Currently, he is also the Rector of the Ecuadorian Institute of Public Administration.  He has performed other relevant public functions such as President of the Council for the Evaluation, Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Higher Education. Guillaume Long has taught History and International Relations in many Ecuadorian universities. His academic work has been mainly focused on the construction of the modern Nation-State, hegemony and counter-hegemony in asymmetric international relations, and Ecuadorian maritime policy. 

Escribir bajo Pinochet: Memorias en tiempos de dictadura

20 January 2015, 5:00 pm Latin American Centre Seminars

Speaker(s): Professor Diamela Eltit, Simon Bolívar Chair, University of Cambridge

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Please note that this seminar will be delivered in Spanish.

Business coordination, market leverage, and tax politics

5 December 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Néstor Castañeda-Angarita, University of Southampton.

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez Ancochea

Latin American Centre Seminars, Michaelmas Term 2014 A glass of wine will be served following the discussions. Everyone welcome!  

Reassessing the idea of political competition in oligarchic regimes: evidence from Brazil (1889-1930)

4 December 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Paolo Ricci, Universidad of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó and Graciela Iglesias Rogers

Latin American History Seminar, Michaelmas Term 2014 Everyone welcome!  

Is Colombia's development model sustainable in the future?

28 November 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Carlos Caballero, Andes University.

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez Ancochea.

Latin American Centre Seminars, Michaelmas Term 2014 A glass of wine will be served following the discussions. Everyone welcome!  

Transnational political consultancy in Post-independent Latin America: the case of the Spaniard Jose Joaquín de Mora

27 November 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Graciela Iglesias Rogers, University of Winchester

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó and Graciela Iglesias Rogers

Latin American History Seminar, Michaelmas Term 2014 Everyone welcome!

Why the Sandinista Revolution mattered then (and now)

21 November 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Valpy FitzGerald, St Antony's College

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez-Ancochea

Latin American Centre Seminars, Michaelmas Term 2014 A glass of wine will be served following the discussions. Everyone welcome!  

Alcohol and nationhood in Nineteenth Century Mexico

20 November 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Deborah Toner, University of Leicester

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó and Graciela Iglesias Rogers

Latin American History Seminar, Michaelmas Term 2014 Everyone welcome!

LAC Film Series: Señorita Extraviada

19 November 2014, 6:00 pm

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s): Lucinda Foote-Short and David Doyle, Latin American Centre

Mexico (2002). Someone is killing the young women of Juárez, Mexico. Since 1993, over 270 young women have been raped and murdered in a chillingly consistent and brazen manner. Authorities ignore pleas for justice from the victims’ families and the crimes go unpunished. Most disturbingly, evidence of government complicity remains uninvestigated as the killings continue to this day. Crafting a film that is both a poetic meditation and a mystery, Lourdes Portillo’s Señorita Extraviada is a haunting investigation into an unspeakable crime wave amid the disorders and corruption of one of the biggest border towns in the world.

Total war: Mexico and Europe, 1914

14 November 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Alan Knight, St Antony's College

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez Ancochea

Latin American Centre Seminars, Michaelmas Term 2014 A glass of wine will be served following the discussions. Everyone welcome!  

Populism as an Ideational Concept.

7 November 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Kirk Hawkins, Brigham Young University

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez Ancochea

The Latin American Centre Seminars, Michaelmas Term 2014  A glass of wine will be served following the discussions. Everyone welcome!

Beyond Solon and Lycurgus: Vicente Rocafuerte (1783-1847) and American liberty

6 November 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Gregorio Alonso, University of Leeds

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó and Graciela Iglesias Rogers

Latin American History Seminar, Michaelmas Term 2014 Everyone welcome!

LAC Film Series: Nostalgia de Luz

5 November 2014, 6:00 pm

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s): Lucinda Foote-Short and David Doyle, Latin American Centre

Chile (2010). In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body parts of loved ones, dumped unceremoniously by Pinochet's regime.

CAF-Oxford Conference: The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities

31 October 2014, 9:00 am

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez Ancochea

Please see the Programme.   

Alberto Lleras Camargo and John F. Kennedy: On the Alliance for Progress, Cuba and the Cold War

30 October 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Carlos Caballero, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó and Graciela Iglesias Rogers

Latin American History Seminar, Michaelmas Term 2014 Everyone welcome!

Colombia at Oxford: Innovation in Science, Public Policy and Culture

29 October 2014, 9:00 am

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s): Oxford University Colombian Society

Please see the Programme for more information. Register at: colombiaatoxford.eventbrite.com Contact: colombian.society@studentclubs.ox.ac.uk  

New developmentalism and macroeconomic constraints: The case of Brazil

28 October 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Barbara Fritz, Free University of Berlin.

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez Ancochea

Latin American Centre Seminars, Michaelmas Term 2014 A glass of wine will be served following the discussions. Everyone welcome!  

BOLIVIA: The Election and Challenges for the Forthcoming Period of Government

25 October 2014, 2:30 pm

Speaker(s): John Crabtree, Latin American Centre; Lorenza Fontana, University of Sheffield; George Gray Molina, UNDP, New York; Lawrence Whitehead, Nuffield College

Convenor(s): John Crabtree

Financial remittances, social remittances, and the state in Latin America

24 October 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Covadonga Meseguer, London School of Economics.

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez Ancochea

Latin American Centre Seminars, Michaelmas Term 2014 A glass of wine will be served following the discussions. Everyone welcome! For more information about Dr Covadonga Meseguer please visit her webpage.

The War has brought peace to Mexico: World War II and the consolidation of the Post-Revolutionary State

20 October 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Halbert Jones, St Antony's College

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada-Carbó and Graciela Iglesias Rogers

Latin American History Seminar, Michaelmas Term 2014 Everyone welcome!

Reflections on 50 years of social research in Latin America

17 October 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Elizabeth Jelin, CONICET, IDES

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez Ancochea

Latin American Centre Seminars, Michaelmas Term 2014 A glass of wine will be served following the discussions. Everyone welcome!  

Spanish American Casta Paintings from the 18th Century

16 October 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Rebecca Earle, Warwick University.

Convenor(s): Eduardo Posada Carbó and Graciela Iglesias Rogers

Latin American History Seminar, Michaelmas Term 2014.  Everyone welcome!

The effects of justice on transitional justice processes

20 August 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Conference by Professor Leigh Payne, Director of the Latin American Centre, University of Oxford, Commentary by César Rodríguez Garavito, Director, Programa de Justicia Global y Derechos Humanos, Universidad de los Andes

Convenor(s): Programa de Justicia Global y Derechos Humanos, Universidad de los Andes

Tertulias 2014 Oxford Alumni Chile

29 July 2014, 5:30 pm

Speaker(s): Prof Leigh A. Payne

Convenor(s): Isabel Palma Kucera, Chairman of Oxford Alumni Chile and Fiona Clouder, British Ambassador to Chile

Please see poster below.

Overcoming Impunity: Pathways to Accountability in Latin America

29 July 2014, 12:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Leigh A. Payne , Dr Francesca Lessa

Convenor(s): Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado

Please see Poster below.

Pedagogical techniques and strategies for seminars with undergraduate students

28 July 2014, 9:30 am

Speaker(s): Professor Leigh A. Payne , Dr Francesca Lessa

Convenor(s): Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado

Please see Poster Below

Instituciones y Desarrollo en América Latina – Institutions and Development in Latin America

7 July 2014, 8:00 am

Speaker(s): Diego Sánchez–Ancochea - Latin American Centre, University of Oxford, , Eduardo Posada Carbó - Latin American Centre, University of Oxford, , Timothy Power - Latin American Centre, University of Oxford, , Malcom Deas- Latin American Centre, University of Oxford, , Guillermo Fernandez de Soto – Representante para Europa, CAF, , José Dario Uribe - Gerente General Banco de la República, , Andrés Rugeles - CAF – Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina, , Hernando Gómez Buendía – Razón Pública, , Mónica Pachón Buitrago – Universidad de los Andes, , Rodrigo Uprimny – Centro de Estudios De Justicia, , Salomón Kalmanovitz – Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, , Fernando Cepeda – Ex Ministro de Estado, , Jorge Iván González – Universidad Externado de Colombia, , Cecilia López Montaño – CiSoe, , Adolfo Meisel Roca – Banco de la República, , Juan Camilo Cárdenas – Universidad de los Andes, , Santiago Montenegro - Asofondos, , Leonardo Villar – Fedesarrollo, , José Antonio Ocampo - Universidad de Columbia,

Convenor(s): Universidad de Oxford - Banco de la Republica - CAF - Fedesarrollo

Troubled Negotiations: The Mapuche and the Chilean State, 1810-1830

19 June 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Jo Crow, University of Bristol

Convenor(s): Mark Petersen and Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Screening of PBS documentary Oil and Water

18 June 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s):

David Poritz, 2013 MSc Public Policy in Latin America, will be in Oxford this week to screen the PBS documentary Oil & Water which traces his work in the oil and gas industry over the last eight years.  The documentary just premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival and will air nationally on PBS in late September.

Latin American and Caribbean Migration and Diasporas: Culture, People, Places

16 June 2014, 2:00 pm

Speaker(s): Robin Cohen, University of Oxford, Mette Louise Berg, ISCA and COMPAS, Oxford, Cathy McIlwaine, University of London, Davide Però , University of Nottingham, Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College and Harvard University

Convenor(s): MIGRALAC, Latin American & Caribbean Migration Network

The Latin American and Caribbean Migration Research network (MIGRALAC) brings together researchers who are working on a broad range of issues relating to Latin American and Caribbean migration and diasporas. This special seminar marks the inauguration of the network which will create a space for discussion on issues of culture, class, gender and generational relating to the dynamics of Latin American and Caribbean migration.

Accountability for Corporate Human Rights Violations in Dictatorships and Civil Conflicts: The Argentine Model in Comparative Perspective

11 June 2014, 6:00 pm

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s): Prof Leigh Payne (Latin American Centre) and Embassy of Argentina in London

Please see the Poster and the Programme for Conference details.   For further information, please contact Gabriel Pereira: gabriel.pereira@sociology.ox.ac.uk  

Civilising the Savage': Revolutionary State-Building and Indian Autonomy in the Mountains of Western Mexico, 1920-1929

10 June 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Nat Morris, History Faculty and New College, Oxford

Convenor(s): Mark Petersen and Eduardo Posada-Carbó

LAC Film Series Preview: Hijos de Cuba

9 June 2014, 5:30 pm

Speaker(s): Mette Berg

Convenor(s):

The film Sons of Cuba follows three young hopefuls at the Havana Boxing Academy as they prepare to compete in the national under-12s championships. The school is responsible for much of Cuba's Olympic success in the ring and boxing proves to be a compelling lens through which to gain a revealing insight into the issues that dominate Cuban society, identity, power and politics. The film will be presented by Mette Berg,  lecturer in the anthropology of migration, who has done extensive fieldwork on Cuba and the Cuban diaspora.  

A Typical Latin American Country: the U.S.A.

5 June 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Felipe Fernández-Armesto, University of Notre Dame

Convenor(s): Mark Petersen and Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Between the Maya and the Mexican Revolution: Mestizo Politics and the New Peonage in Yucatan, 1920-1933

30 May 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Ben Fallaw, Colby College

Convenor(s): Professor Alan Knight

Bartolomé García Correa (1893-1978) was Yucatán’s first mestizo (mixed race) governor (1930-33), co-founded Mexico’s long-ruling P.R.I. (1928-2000, 2012-?), and was ranked among the Revolution’s Socialist Millionaires.  Although he and other middle class mestizos displaced the Porfirian plantocracy in the name of the Revolution, Yucatan’s Maya majority remained for the most part marginalized, impoverished, and unschooled during the bartolista era (1925-37). My study of García combines ethnobiography, a historical analysis of Yucatan’s henequen monocrop economic, and a critique of revolutionary indigenism--valorization of the ancient Maya and acculturation of their descendants through Spanish-only education, Western material culture, and commercial forestry and farming. I focus on a key part of García’s mestizo politics: the postrevolutionary reconstruction of the henequen plantation and reinstitution of de-facto peonage to extract wealth through taxation, corruption, and rents in the form of labor monopolies and clandestine alcohol sales. Photo: Professor B. Garcia Correa from Wikipedia Commons. Unsourced.

A Tale of Two Forests - Comparing the Historical Patterns of Deforestation and Conservation in the Brazilian Atlantic and Amazon Forests - 1930-2012

28 May 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Jose Augusto Padua, (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Rachel Carson Centre in Munich)

Convenor(s): William Beinart

Rubber/Oil/Banana: Latin American Literature in the Global Commodity Order

15 May 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Ericka Beckman, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Convenor(s): Mark Petersen and Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Democracy in Colombia: Past and Present

13 May 2014, 5:30 pm

Speaker(s): Eduardo Posada Carbó

Convenor(s): Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, Associate Professor in the Political Economy of Latin America, University of Oxford

The political economy of Venezuela after Chavez: The end of the Revolution?

9 May 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Jose Manuel Puente

Convenor(s):

Dr Puente is Professor of the Public Policy Centre at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) in Caracas. Dr Puente is currently a Visiting Research Associate at the Latin American Centre. During this academic year in Oxford he is working in two different projects: A Macroeconomic History of the Bolivarian Revolution and The Political Economy of Social Spending in Venezuela. 1974-2012.

LAC Film Series Preview: Los Dos Escobars

7 May 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): The film will be presented by Annette Idler, Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellow and DPhil candidate in Development Studies

Convenor(s):

Violence, football and cocaine: by using these three topics, and two major Colombian figures, a footballer and a drug lord, The Two Escobars probes the greater problems of violence in Colombia. This documentary (see the trailer) explores the greater problems of Colombian violence in the 90's by interweaving the stories of two Colombians, one an infamous drug lord and the other a promising footballer.    

Human Development as Positive Freedom: Latin America in Historical Perspective

6 May 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Leandro Prados de la Escosura, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, and London School of Economics

Convenor(s): Mark Petersen and Eduardo Posada-Carbó

The Founding Period of Latin American Constitutionalism

2 May 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Roberto Gargarella, Universidad Torcuato di Tella and UCL

Convenor(s): Mark Petersen and Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective: Dynamics of Executive-Legislative Relations in Africa, Latin America and the Former Soviet Union

2 May 2014, 9:00 am

Speaker(s):

Convenor(s):

Please see the Programme below.

CAF 2013 Report Presentation by Daniel Ortega: Enhancing Productivity in Latin America: from Subsistence to Transformational Entrepreneurship

1 May 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Daniel Ortega, Senior Research Economist, CAF Development Bank of Latin America

Convenor(s): Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, Associate Professor in the Political Economy of Latin America University of Oxford

CAF 2013 Report “Enhancing Productivity in Latin America: from Subsistence to Transformational Entrepreneurship” Latin America’s low aggregate productivity growth is reflected in an overwhelming number of one-person enterprises and micro-businesses and a shortage of medium-sized and larger establishments capable of generating quality jobs and productivity gains. Most of these small-scale enterprises stem from lack of opportunities in the labor market and do not have the potential to become dynamic firms. Meanwhile, existing dynamic firms face external and internal restrictions to grow and to create enough high-quality jobs. The CAF Economics and Development Report 2013 emphasizes the role of entrepreneurship as a key factor to Latin America’s development.  It does so in a comprehensive way, reviewing not only the impediments for innovative entrepreneurs to realize their projects, but also the reasons why entrepreneurs with less potential opt for entrepreneurial activities instead of a salaried job. One of the report’s main messages is that these two phenomena –constrained growth for dynamic companies and abundance of subsistence entrepreneurs—are closely linked. Recognizing this link is crucial to design entrepreneurship policies which need to adopt a multidimensional approach, integrating things like entrepreneurial talent, innovation fostering,  access to finance, and labor training.

Political economics in hard times: revisiting the Argentine crisis of 2001/2

14 March 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Sebastian Dellepiane, University of Strathclyde.

Convenor(s): Dr Christian Arnold, Dr Svitlana Chernykh and Dr Francesca Lessa.

Images of the United States in Latin America, 1850-1900

7 March 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Nicola Miller and Dr Adam Smith, University College London.

Convenor(s): Dr Christian Arnold, Dr Svitlana Chernykh and Dr Francesca Lessa.

Nicola Miller is Professor of Latin American History at UCL.  She is interested in intellectual history, cultural history and international history -- and particularly in thinking about how these different sub-disciplines can be brought together and in the insights to be gained from inter-disciplinary work and transnational approaches.  She has published widely in all three fields, particularly on the history of intellectuals in Latin America.  She teaches an MA course on Nationalism and National Identity in Latin America, and recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Nations and Nationalism on Latin American nationalism (April 2006). Nicola also worked on the AHRC-funded project 'The American Way of Life: Images of the United States in Nineteenth-century Europe and Latin America'. Areas of Research Supervision: History of modern Latin America (nineteenth and twentieth centuries), especially US relations with Latin America; nationalism and national identity; history of intellectuals and culture; the findings of which have been published as America Imagined.  Select Publications:America Imagined. Explaining the United States in Nineteenth Century Europe and Latin America, edited with Axel Körner and Adam I. P. Smith (Palgrave, New York, 2012); Reinventing Modernity in Latin America:  Intellectuals Imagine the Future, 1900-1930, (Palgrave, New York, 2007). Soviet Relations with Latin America, 1959-1987, Cambridge Soviet Paperbacks series, Cambridge University Press, 1989. Dr. Adam Smith is Senior Lecturer in History at UCL  H was a Junior Research Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, a Visiting Fellow at Harvard and a lecturer in American history at Queen Mary, University of London. He has a BA in Modern History from Oxford, an MA from Sheffield and my PhD is from Cambridge. In 2009, he was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently serving as the Honorary Secretary of the Royal Historical Society.  His main historical interest is in the nature of politics and political change, with a concentration on the United States in the mid-nineteenth century. His book, No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North (Oxford University Press, 2006) explores the impact of the Civil War on partisanship and political mobilisation, while The American Civil War (Palgrave, 2007) is an overview of the war which emphasises the importance of home front public opinion in determining the outcome. He has recently contributed to the department's AHRC-funded Images of America project and to a book on the global image of Abraham Lincoln. His current projects are a book about politics in the United States between 1848 and 1876 and a short biography of Abraham Lincoln. My book reviews and essays have appeared regularly in the Times Literary Supplement and other journals.          

LAC Film Series Preview: Los Últimos Cristeros

5 March 2014, 5:30 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Alan Knight, Professor of the History of Latin America, University of Oxford

Convenor(s):

A recent film about La Cristiada and the persecution of Christians in Mexico under Plutarco Elías Calles. The film Los Últimos Cristeros includes stunning cinematography and close historical re-enactment. From the upcoming Mexican director, Matias Meyer.

Writing rights in early Latin American constitutions

28 February 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr James Melton, University College London

Convenor(s): Dr Christian Arnold, Dr Svitlana Chernykh and Dr Francesca Lessa.

Social protest, inequality and redistribution

25 February 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Lorena Moscovich, Universidad de San Andres

Convenor(s):

The Rios Montt Trial and the post-conflict legacy of genocide in Guatemala

21 February 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Roddy Brett, University of St Andrews

Convenor(s): Dr Christian Arnold, Dr Svitlana Chernykh and Dr Francesca Lessa.

Brazil and Africa: Historical Legacies, Contemporary Engagement

18 February 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Andrew Hurrell FBA, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford, Gerhard Seibert, Centre for African Studies, ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Paulo Visentini, Rio Branco Professor of International Relations, University of Oxford 2014, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, University Lecturer in African Politics, University of Oxford.

Convenor(s): Brazilian Studies Programme, Latin American Centre

A Special Roundtable Discussion in Association with the Rio Branco Visiting Professorship of International Relations with the generous support of CAPES, the Instituto Rio Branco, and Mr Rajeev Misra.

Brazilian post-transitional justice and the Inter-American Human Rights System

14 February 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Par Engstrom, University College London

Convenor(s): Dr Christian Arnold, Dr Svitlana Chernykh and Dr Francesca Lessa.

LAC Film Series Preview: A Festa da Menina Morta (The Dead Girl's Feast)

12 February 2014, 5:30 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Ramon Sarró, University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Africa, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

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Matheus Nachtergaele's haunting debut hinges on the events of The Dead Girl's Feast, a local celebration that commemorates an alleged miracle to have occurred in the riverside community. The film probes the role of sainthood within religious practices in the Amazon region while exploring the human dynamics of a gripping family struggle.

Towards modular regionalism in Latin America?

7 February 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Gian Luca Gardini, University of Bath

Convenor(s): Dr Christian Arnold, Dr Svitlana Chernykh and Dr Francesca Lessa.

Book Launch: Democracies and dictatorships in Latin America: emergence, survival, and fall

31 January 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Scott Mainwaring, University of Notre Dame.

Convenor(s): Dr Christian Arnold, Dr Svitlana Chernykh and Dr Francesca Lessa.

Book Launch Event at the Latin American Centre Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez Liñán, Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Presented by Professor Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame).   Scott Mainwaring is the Eugene and Helen Conley Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where he previously directed the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. His research interests include democratic institutions and democratization; political parties and party systems; and the Catholic Church in Latin America. Mainwaring was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010. His book with Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall has just been released by Cambridge University Press.  

The Brazilian Political Elite: Values, Ideology and Policy Preferences

31 January 2014, 8:30 am

Speaker(s): Timothy J. Power (Oxford), Cesar Zucco Jr. (FGV/EBAPE), Taylor Boas (Boston University), Christian Arnold (Oxford), David Doyle (Oxford), Nina Wiesehomeier (University of Swansea), Ben Lauderdale (LSE), Carlos Pereira (FGV/EBAPE), Ben Ansell (Oxford), Andréa Freitas (USP) , Patrick Silva (USP), Simone Diniz (Universidade Federal do ABC, São Paulo), Daniela Campello (FGV/EBAPE), Paulo Visentini (UFRGS and Oxford), Maria Luiza Gatto (Oxford), Amy Erica Smith (Iowa State University), Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame)

Convenor(s): Brazilian Studies Programme, Latin American Centre, University of Oxford, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazilian School of Business & Public Administration (EBAPE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A Research Workshop Analyzing the 7th Wave of the Brazilian Legislative Survey (BLS7) conducted in 2013.

The Brazilian Outlook for 2014: Elections, Economy and Mega-Events

30 January 2014, 4:00 pm

Speaker(s): Prof Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame), HE Roberto Jaguaribe (Ambassador of Brazil to the United Kingdom), Dr Daniella Campello (EBAPE/FGV), Dr Cesar Zucco Jr. (EBAPE/FGV), Dr Carlos Pereira (EBAPE/FGV), Dr Timothy Power (University of Oxford)

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A roundtable discussion co-sponsored by Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame, and Notre Dame London Centre, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazilian School of Business and Public Administration (EBAPE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazilian Studies Programme, Latin American Centre, University of Oxford

Social movements, law and the politics of land reform: lessons from Brazil

24 January 2014, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr George Meszaros, University of Warwick.

Convenor(s): Dr Christian Arnold, Dr Svitlana Chernykh and Dr Francesca Lessa

     

CPP event in Kenya - 3rd Regional Conference

9 December 2013, 10:15 am

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Programme (coming soon)

Un nouvel eldorado! Michel Chevalier and France's Mexican mis-adventure, 1861-1867

5 December 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Michael Drolet

Convenor(s): Mark Petersen and Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Challenging Frontiers: On the Making—and Unmaking?—of Latin American Nations (especially Mexico)

3 December 2013, 5:00 am

Speaker(s): Alan Knight (St Antony’s)

Convenor(s): Dr Timothy Power

Private Wealth and Public Revenue: Business Power and Tax Politics in Latin America

26 November 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Tasha Fairfield (LSE)

Convenor(s): Dr Timothy Power

The Colombian Peace Talks: A Challenge for Security and Democracy?

20 November 2013, 3:30 pm

Speaker(s): Ingrid Betancourt, former presidential candidate and former hostage of the FARC, Fernando Carrillo, former Colombian Minister of the Interior (tbc), John Dew, former Ambassador of the UK to Colombia, Jorge Orlando Melo, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Henry Patterson, University of Ulster, Mauricio Rubio, Universidad de Externado de Colombia, Markus Schultze-Kraft, University of Sussex

Convenor(s): Annette Idler (annette.idler@qeh.ox.ac.uk)

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! ***Thanks to the kind support of the Latin American Centre, the first 15 LAC students who register for the conference will be reimbursed by the Centre for the registration fee (dinner not included).***   Please join us for our multidisciplinary one-day conference that explores the challenges of security and democracy for sustainable peace in Colombia, and draws lessons from other peace processes across the globe. The conference is jointly organised by the Oxford Network of Peace Studies, the Latin American Centre and the Oxford Department of International Development. Further sponsors are the Embassy of Colombia in the UK and Canning House.   The conference will be followed by a conference dinner with speech by Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera, former Ambassador of Colombia to the UK.   All welcome, limited attendance (first come, first served based on registration).   Registration for conference including sandwich lunch, coffee breaks and wine reception: £10*** / additional cost of conference dinner: £24  

The Quality of Elections in Latin America: Malpractices in Presidential Elections, 2006-2012

19 November 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Irma Méndez de Hoyos (FLACSO Mexico)

Convenor(s): Dr Timothy Power

Civil Society 2.0? How the Internet Changes Politics and the Public Sphere in Cuba

12 November 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Bert Hoffmann (German Institute of Global and Area Studies)

Convenor(s): Dr Timothy Power

Conditional Cash Transfers in Bolivia: Origins, Impact, and Universality

5 November 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): James McGuire (Wesleyan University)

Convenor(s): Dr Timothy Power

“Poverty, Growth, Structural Change, and Social Inclusion Programs: A Regional Analysis for Peru, 2002-2010”

29 October 2013, 5:00 am

Speaker(s): Mario Tello (Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú and CAF Visiting Fellow in Latin American Economics)

Convenor(s): Dr Timothy Power

"Reflections of Bolívar: How the Present Illuminates the Past in South America"

18 October 2013, 5:00 am

Speaker(s): Marie Arana

Convenor(s): Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó

The Washington-based writer Marie Arana will talk about her new biography of Simón Bolívar, the wrenching wars of independence in Latin America, and the ways that revolution continues to this day.  A glass of wine will be served following the discussions. Everyone welcome!

Roundtable: “The Chilean Coup of 1973, Forty Years On”

15 October 2013, 5:00 am

Speaker(s): Alan Angell (St Antony’s); Cath Collins (University of Ulster); Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame)

Convenor(s): Dr Timothy Power

Seminar: Coalitional Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective

19 September 2013, 9:00 am

Speaker(s): Paul Chaisty (SIAS), Nic Cheeseman (SIAS), Svitlana Chernykh (SIAS), Timothy Power (LAC/BSP)

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This symposium is the Latin American regional seminar for the Coalitional Presidentialism Project (CPP), a three-year ESRC-funded project based within SIAS. The speakers include the four-member Oxford team plus the research consultants from Ecuador (Santiago Basabe-Serrano, FLACSO), Chile (Germán Bidegaín Ponte, PUC), and Brazil (Marcelo Pimentel, Carlos Nepomuceno and André Jacomo, University of Brasília). They will be joined by additional researchers from the University of Brasília and from the Federal Senate. Further information.  

Book Launch

17 May 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Francesca Lessa (author), LAC and St. Anne’s College; Professor Kathryn Sikkink (discussant), University of Minnesota.

Convenor(s): Professor Leigh Payne

Wk 4 Book Launch: "Memory and Transitional Justice in Argentina and Uruguay: Against Impunity"  

‘Public spending, taxes and economic development in Latin America’

10 May 2013, 5:00 am

Speaker(s): Dr Pablo Sanguinetti, Research Director, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez-Ancochea

CAF’s annual Reporte de Economía y Desarrollo

‘The life within: local indigenous society in Mexico's Toluca Valley, 1650-1800’

7 May 2013, 5:00 am

Speaker(s): Dr Caterina Pizzigoni, Columbia University

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez-Ancochea

‘Memories of development: Albert O. Hirschman and Latin America’

3 May 2013, 5:00 am

Speaker(s): Professor Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University

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"Norm Protagonism from the Global South: Latin American contributions to International Human Rights"

30 April 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Kathryn Sikkink

Convenor(s): Professor Leigh Payne

"Brazil with Dilma Rousseff and Venezuela without Chávez: A New Regional Balance?"

26 April 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Miriam Saraiva, Andrés Malamud, Leslie Wehner, Matias Spektor

Convenor(s): Professor Miriam Saraiva

A roundtable discussion sponsored by the Rio Branco Chair in the International Relations of Brazil, Brazilian Studies Programme, Latin American Centre Roundtable Chair Dr Matias Spektor (Associate Professor at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro and current Rio Branco Chair in International Relations at King´s College London). He is a columnist for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. He has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, the Council of Foreign Relations and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His main research interest is Brazilian foreign policy. Invited Speakers Dr Andrés Malamud - research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the European University Institute (Florence) and specializes in comparative regional integration, EU Studies and Latin American politics. Dr Leslie E. Wehner - research fellow at GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies. His areas of research interests are theories of international relations and foreign policy analysis especially role theory with a focus on the foreign policies of Latin American countries. He also works on topics of regional security and trade cooperation in Latin America, especially on the dynamics of institutional overlapping between regional groups. Prof Miriam Gomes Saraiva - Associate Professor at the International Relations Department at the State University of Rio de Janeiro and researcher of the National Research Council (CNP1) of Brazil. She is currently Rio Branco Chair in International Relations at the Latin American Centre. She works on foreign policy and regional issues, with an emphasis on Brazilian foreign policy and South-American integration. About the Roundtable Historically, Latin America has experienced the coexistence of different perspectives of integration and cooperation processes, often overlapping initiatives. The Lula government—influenced by the political will of the President—prioritised the construction of a South American framework under Brazilian leadership, with Brazil taking responsibility for the process. At the same time, MERCOSUR has faced trade-related difficulties and its political and social dimensions have been made core issues for the bloc. The result has been the emergence of a new South American space, with UNASUR as the main cooperation scheme. As an alternative model of cooperation, ALBA has been created by Venezuela under President Chávez. It is overwhelmingly political in nature, and its proposal is to form an identity between countries that share political ideals and economic development strategies. In this context, Venezuela, together with Brazil, pushed for the transformation of the Rio Group into the new CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States). But Dilma Rousseff’s inauguration in 2011 has resulted in a waning of the political dimension of Brazil’s approach to the region; the country’s actions have taken a pragmatic turn based on development-oriented initiatives. CELAC has not been receiving the same attention in Brazilian diplomatic circles as UNASUR. The definitive acceptance of Venezuela as a full member in MERCOSUR has brought a more balanced membership to the bloc, and the range of political positions that must now be catered for is far broader. On the other hand, a new group—the Pacific Alliance—has just been created, re-attracting Mexico to the South American scenario and emerging as a soft-balancing strategy with regard to MERCOSUR.  In light of these various initiatives, the speakers will address the broad question: to what extent has the new Brazilian regional posture with Dilma Rousseff, plus the recent political change in Venezuela with the death of President Chávez, created space for a new regional balance?

'Defining the Americas in a Global Perspective'

8 March 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor José C. Moya

Convenor(s): Professor Alan Knight

Film Screening: Lula, Son of Brazil

6 March 2013, 5:30 pm

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Convenor(s): Professor Leigh Payne

Film Series: Legendary Figures of Latin America Lula, Son of Brazil By Lucélia Santos and Fábio Barreto Lula, Son of Brazil is a richly produced, deeply moving story of the early years of Brazil's most beloved president, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. As a full-fledged member of the union, Lula found his path to a life in politics. However it wasn't until he experienced an intense personal transformation following the startling death of his first wife and unborn son, that Lula found the courage and ambition he needed to take full control of his destiny.

‘The rise and fall of narco-populism: Politics, radicalism, and drugs in Sinaloa, 1940-1980’.

1 March 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Dr Ben Smith, Warwick University

Convenor(s): Professor Alan Knight

Democratic Brazil Ascendant

21 February 2013, 2:00 pm

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Convenor(s): Dr Timothy J. Power, Dr Peter Kingstone

A two-day conference organised jointly by the Brazilian Studies Programme, University of Oxford, the Brazil Institute, King’s College London, and the International Development Institute, King's College London . The first day will be in Oxford, and the second day will be in London at the Strand campus of KCL The conference will address the following issues: to what extent does the rise of Brazil constitute a model for other developing nations?  What are the key elements of Brazil’s change? Click the file below to download the event programme. Schedule: Thursday 21 February: 2:00-6:00 p.m.: Nissan Theatre, St Antony’s College (Oxford) Friday 22 February: 2:00-6:00 p.m.: Auditorium, King's College London (London) Register to attend this event

Holding Power to Account: People and Government in Twenty-First Century Latin America

19 February 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): H.E. Ambassador Mauricio Rodríguez Múnera, Professor Joe Foweraker, Dr Timothy J. Power

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St Antony's Visiting Parliamentary Fellowship Seminar Holding Power to Account: People and Government in Twenty-First Century Latin America

'Chile under the Concertación: An Analysis of Latin America's Most Successful Development Paradigm'

12 February 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Kirsten Sehnbruch (University of Chile)

Convenor(s): Dr Diego Sánchez-Ancochea

‘The Political Economy of the Venezuelan Elections of 2012’.

8 February 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Prof. José Manuel Puente, IESA, Caracas

Convenor(s): Professor Alan Knight

‘Explaining Latin America’s Fourth Wave of Regionalism’.

1 February 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Prof. Olivier Dabène, Sciences Po., Paris

Convenor(s): Professor Alan Knight

'Brazil's Strategic Partnerships: The Role of the European Union'

22 January 2013, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Miriam Gomes Saraiva

Convenor(s): Dr Timothy J. Power

Event to include a presentation from the inaugural Rio Branco Visiting Fellow in International Relations, Professor Miriam Gomes Saraiva, as well as comments from Professors Andrew Hurrell and Letícia Pinheiro. The event will be followed by a drinks reception in St Antony's College.

Film Screening: Frida

9 January 2013, 5:30 pm

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Convenor(s): Professor Leigh Payne

Film Series: Legendary Figures of Latin America Frida By Julie Taymor This long-gestating biography of one of Mexico's most prominent, iconoclastic painters reaches the screen under the guiding hand of producer/star Salma Hayek. Hayek ages some 30 years onscreen as she charts Frida Kahlo's life from feisty schoolgirl to Diego Rivera protégée to world-renowned artist in her own right.

Coffee's commodification: from the spice trade to European colonialism to Latin American export crop

30 November 2012, 2:15 pm

Speaker(s): Professor Steve Topik, University of California, Irvine

Convenor(s): Professor Alan Knight

Democracy and its Discontents in Latin America

27 November 2012, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Joe Foweraker, Latin American Centre

Convenor(s): Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó

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Promoting Silicon Valleys in Latin America

20 November 2012, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Luciano Ciravegna, Royal Holloway University of London

Convenor(s): Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Resistances in Motion: An Overview of Social Protest in Mexico

13 November 2012, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Margarita del Carmen Zarate Vidal , Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

Convenor(s): Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó

     

Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia

6 November 2012, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Jean-Paul Faguet, London School of Economics and Political Science

Convenor(s): Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó

   

Coalition Government and Institutional Development of the Presidency in Brazil , 1995-2010

30 October 2012, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Magna Inácio, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Convenor(s): Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó

All welcome! A glass of wine will be served following the discussions.  

The Development Gap Between Latin America and the US: When and Why did it Arise?

23 October 2012, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Institute of the Americas, University College London.

Convenor(s): Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó

All welcome! A glass of wine will be served following the discussions.

Alternative Theories on Development Economics: A View From Latin America

16 October 2012, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Jorge Katz, University of Chile and CAF Visiting Fellow in Latin American Economics

Convenor(s): Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó

All welcome! A glass of wine will be served following the discussions.  

La modernización del estado en América Latina a partir de 1850

9 October 2012, 5:00 pm

Speaker(s): Annick Lempérière, Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

Convenor(s): Dr Eduardo Posada-Carbó

(Please note that this seminar paper will be presented in Spanish)      

'Latin America in a New Global Economic Order: Towards a New Model of Development'

17 February 2012, 9:00 am

Speaker(s): Enrique García, Angus Lapsley, João Carlos Ferraz, Martín Torrijos

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On 17 February, CAF Development Bank of Latin America and the LAC held an inaugural conference on the economic and social challenges of Latin America to launch their new collaboration. The conference provided a platform for leaders in banking, public policy, business and academia to examine the impact of the global financial crisis on the region. Other topics discussed were lessons learnt from the successful Asian economies; the growing importance of Brazil as a regional leader; and how to address the social challenges of countries in Latin America. Panellists debated whether measures to tackle the inequalities between the rich and the poor in Latin American countries were truly effective and sustainable. Keynote speakers included Enrique García, CAF President and CEO, and Angus Lapsley, British Director for the Americas at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. João Carlos Ferraz, from BNDES, the Brazilian Development Bank; and Martín Torrijos, the former President of Panama also contributed to the panel discussions. Event Podcast Photos: Photovibe

Brazilian Studies Programme PT Workshop

27 January 2012, 9:00 am

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Workshop: 'The PT from Lula to Dilma: Explaining Change in the Brazilian Worker's Party' Event sponsored by Santander Universities.

The Future of Interdisciplinary Area Studies in the UK: Developing Research and Research Training

6 December 2005, 9:00 am

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Convenor(s): Roger Goodman

Workshop held in Oxford in December 2005 sponsored by the ESRC and AHRC and organized by the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies.  

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