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SPRING 2015
MAY
05.13.2015 Spring 2015 Graduation Celebration for LASC Certificate Graduates!
05.11.2015 A Night of True Stories About Cultural Identity
(Part II, Student Edition)
05.01.2015 Keynote Discussion Panel: Making Home: Central American Transnational Communities See video of this event here.
05.01.2015 LASC Annual Student Conference: Home
APRIL
04.23.2015 Struggles for Digity and Self-Determination in Mexcio
04.13.2015 Rights and Realities: Indigenous Peoples of Latin America
MARCH
03.27.2015 Round Table Discussion: Cuba and Cuba America See video of this event here.
03.03.2015 Rotis, Tortillas & Wonder Bread: A night of true stories about culture and identity
FALL 2014
DECEMBER
12.12.2014 LASC Certificate Student Fall 2014 Graduation Celebration. Check out photos from the event here!
12.10.2014 LASC Latin Dance Social - Relax before exams and come on out for a brief dance lesson and then open dancing including Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata! Check out photos from the event here!
12.2.2014 Talk & Demo: Dance of the Disorderly: Capoeira, Gang Warfare, and how History gets in the Brain by Greg Downey, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Macquarie University, Australia. Check out photos from the event here and watch the video of the entire event here!
NOVEMBER
11.4.2014 Talk: Narratives of Violence and Human Rights in Local Communities of Southern Chile, 1990-2012 by Claudio Barrientos, Associate Professor of Modern Latin American History, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile. Check out photos from the event here!
OCTOBER
10.14.2014 Screening and Talk: Making Films in Argentina, Yesterday and Today by Christopher Moore, Research Fellow, Smithsonian Institution. Check out photos from the event here!
10.6.2014 - 11.17.2014 III Pragda Spanish Film Festival
SEPTEMBER
9.24.2014 Salsa Dance Lesson and Latin American Studies Center Welcome Party, Check out photos from the event here!
9.20.2014

Concert: La Santa Cecilia

SPRING 2014
MAY
5.23.2014

LASC Graduation Brunch for Spring 2014 Graduating Certificate Students and LASC Faculty

5.15.2014

Immigration to Latin America: Panel Discussion of Judith Freidenberg's The Invention of the Jewish Gaucho with panelists Laura Demaría, Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UMD; Patricio Korzeniewicz, Professor, Department of Sociology, UMD; and Marsha Rozenblit, Professor, Department of History, UMD

5.2.2014

Conference: The Muses of the Land: The Reception of Greece and Rome in the Hispanic World

APRIL
4.26.2014

LASC at Maryland Day 2014! Come stop by LASC's table under the ARHU tent for information on the center and certificate. Test your knowledge of Latin American trivia, step into our culturally inspired photo booth, learn how to salsa, and more!

4.16.2014

Café Break Series: Tragic Impostures: Greek Tragedy and Aztec Myth in the Theater of Rodolfo Usigli and Salvador Novo by Francisco Barrenechea, Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, UMD

4.3.2014

Victor Jara Memorial Forum: Chile's Folk Music Hero Remembered in Song, Word, and Deed with panelists Arturo Viscarra, Advocacy Coordinator, School of the Americas Watch; Diana Saéz, Founder and Conductor, Coral Cantigas; Karin Rosemblatt, Associate Professor,
Department of History, UMD; and Brandi Townsend, PhD Candidate, Department of History, UMD

4.3.2014

Panel Discussion: Indigenous Peoples, Autonomy, and Rainforest Conservation with Laura Graham, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iowa, Taily Terena of the Terena tribe of central Brazil, Hiparidi Top'tiro leader from the Xavante tribe in central Brazil, and Laura Zanotti, Professor of Anthropology at Purdue University

4.2.2014

LASC Graduate Student Research Grant Recipient Presentations

MARCH
3.26.2014

LASC Internship & Career Workshop 2014

3.13.2014

El Salvador in Washington, DC Event Series: Voices in the Salvadoran Diaspora: Language, Identity, and Contact by José Esteban Hernández, Associate Professor of Spanish Linguistics, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Texas-Pan American

3.11.2014

El Salvador in Washington, DC Event Series: Performance (Bilingual English/Spanish): Ricardo Salinas of Chicano theater troupe Culture Clash performs scenes from "PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo" followed by post-performance discussion.

3.11.2014

El Salvador in Washington, DC Event Series: A Talk on Solutions to Violence by Susan Cruz, Founder of Sin Fronteras and Consultant for the World Bank on Solutions to Violence Network

3.11.2014

Visit by Lucía Charún-Illescas, Activist, Writer, and Afro-Peruvian: A Unique Story

3.8.2014

Nahuatl Workshop #3: Recent Work in Nahua Studies - Day 2

3.7.2014

Nahuatl Workshop #3: Recent Work in Nahua Studies - Day 1

3.5.2014

Café Break Series: Resilience, Labor Exchange Networks, and the Historical Ecology of Q’eqchi’ Maya Swidden Agriculture by Sean Downey, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UMD

FEBRUARY
2.18.2014

Lecture: El Salvador and the Economic, Political, and Social Impact of the Salvadoran Transnational Communities by Rubén Zamora, Ambassador of El Salvador in the United States. See the video!

2.12.2014

Café Break Series: What is Latino about American Art? Collecting and Exhibiting Latino Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum by E. Carmen Ramos, Curator for Latino Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum. See the video!

02.10.2014

Youth Ambassadors Program with BoldLeaders: Caribbean Student Workshop

FALL 2013
NOVEMBER
11.19.2013

Lecture: "Current Politics and Organized Labor in Argentina" by Facundo Moyano, Congressman, Respresentative for the province of Buenos Aires

11.9.2013

VII Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean with Keynote Speaker Eve Bratman, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University

11.1.2013

Visiting Scholar Workshop: "Hydroelectric Dams in Amazonia" by Philip Fearnside, Research Professor, Department of Environmental Dynamics, National Institute for Research in the Amazon

RESCHEDULED for April 16, 2014

Café Break Series: "Tragic impostures: Greek tragedy and Aztec myth in the theater of Rodolfo Usigli and Salvador Novo" by Francisco Barrenechea, Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, UMD

OCTOBER
10.30.2013

Visiting Scholar Lecture: "Threats to Brazil's Amazon Rainforest" by Philip Fearnside, Research Professor, Department of Environmental Dynamics, National Institute for Research in the Amazon

10.25.2013

Lecture: "Secreto a voces: Excess, Performance, and Jotería in Juan Gabriel's Vocality" by Alejandro L. Madrid, Associate Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, University of Illinois

10.23.2013

Café Break Series: "At the Borderlands of Citizenship: Squatting, Settling, and Mexican-American Property" by Sharada Balachandran Orihuela, Assistant Professor, Department of English, UMD

10.16.2013

Youth Ambassadors Program with BoldLeaders: Caribbean Student Workshop

10.8.2013

Latino Heritage Month Lecture: "Losing Sonia Sotomayor: An American Life After Multiculturalism" by Lázaro Lima, Professor, Latin American and Iberian Studies, University of Richmond

SEPTEMBER
9.30.2013

Live and Learn in Latin America: Study Abroad Fair

9.25.2013

Lunch Talk: "Altantic Fishing Communities" by Márcio Filgueiras, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Natural Sciences, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil

9.25.2013

Café Break Series: "Voting in the Shadow of Violence: Electoral Politics and Conflict" by Johanna Birnir, Associate Professor, Department of Government and Politics, UMD

9.25.2013

Welcome Back Reception for LASC Students and Faculty

9.24.2013

Lecture: "Environmental Law in Brazil and the US" by Márcio Filgueiras, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Natural Sciences, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil

SPRING 2013
MAY
5.18.2013

LASC Certificate Student Graduation Brunch

APRIL
4.30.2013

Book Presentation and Discussion: "Uncivil Wars: Elena Garro, Octavio Paz, and the Battle for Cultural Memory" by Sandra Cypess, Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UMD

4.24.2013

Office of the International Services' International Coffee Hour sponsored by LASC

4.17.2013

Café Break Series: "Trials Without End: Violence and the Politics of History in Bolivia after World War II" by Laura Gotkowitz, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

4.6.2013

Visiting Scholar Workshop: "Recent Approaches in the Intellectual History and Political Languages of Nineteenth-Century Latin America" by Elías Palti, Professor, Political Science, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires

4.2.2013

Visiting Scholar Lecture: "In the Folds of the Sacred: A Genealogy of the Politcal in the Hispanic World" by Elías Palti, Professor, Political Science, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires

MARCH

3.8.2013

Visiting Scholar Workshop: "History Across Borders: Methodological and Narrative Challenges of the Transnational Turn" (Part 2) by Lara Putnam, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

3.5.2013

Visiting Scholar Lecture: "Transnational Pasts and the Immigrant Present: Can New Stories about Where We're From Shape Where We Go From Here?" by Lara Putnam, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

3.1.2013

Visiting Scholar Workshop: "History Across Borders: Methodological and Narrative Challenges of the Transnational Turn" (Part 1) by Lara Putnam, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

FEBRUARY

2.20.2013

Café Break Series: "Get an Education Before He Leaves You: Consejos [Advice] for Mexican American Women Pursuing Higher Education" by Michelle Espino, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, UMD

2.26.2013

Visiting Scholar Lecture: "Radical Moves: Caribbean Migration and the Working-Class Roots of Interwar Black 'Renaissance'" by Lara Putnam, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh

2.7.2013

Career and Internship Workshop with featured speakers: Immigration Lawyer Jay Marks, Assitant Director of Global Learning and Leadership at American University Shoshanna Sumka, and Medical Interpreter at Liberty Language Services Silvia Villacampa

JANUARY

1.29.2013

Brown Bag Lecture: The Israeli/Palestine Conflict's Impact on the Arab and Jewish Diasporas in Latin America by Edward Kaufman, Senior Researcher, Department of Government and Politcs, UMD

FALL 2012
NOVEMBER
11.13.2012

LASC Report Back

11.8.2012 Lecture: "How (not) to Read the Cannibal Manifesto" by Luis Madureira, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
11.7.2012

Café Break Series: "In Knots: Thinking with and about the Andean String and Knot Recording Device Called the Khipu" by Dr. Katie King, Professor, Women's Studies, UMD

11.5.2012

Lecture: "The Remains of the Name: The Discourse of Egyptology in the Genesis of the Harlem" by Robert A. Hill, Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, Los Angeles

OCTOBER
10.25.2012

Graduate Student Writing and Research Workshop by Adolfo Polo y La Borda Ramos, Doctoral Student, Department of History, UMD

10.24 - 10.26.2012

Poetry Reading, Lecture, and Workshop by Nancy Morejon, Cuban Poet and President of the Association of Writers, Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas Cubanos

10.17.2012

Café Break Series: Behind the Protests: Secondary Education and the Job Market in Chile by Dr. Sergio Urzua, Assistant Professor, UMD

10.11 - 10.13.2012

Colonial Latin American Conference: Colonial Intersections: Reconsidering the Historical, the Literary, and the Visual Archives with Dr. Eyda M. Merediz, Associate Professor of Spanish & Portuguese, UMD, and Dr. Alejandro Caneque, Associate Professor of History, UMD

10.9.2012

Latino Heritage Month Lecture: "Stumping and Eating: 'Latino' Voters and 2012 Race to the White House" by Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie, Professor of History and Foodways, Babson College

SEPTEMBER
9.25.2012

Latino Heritage Month Lecture: "The History and Politics of Latino Heritage Month" by Dr. Eduardo Diaz and Dr. Stella Rouse

9.19.2012

LASC Welcome Back Reception

9.19.2012

Café Break Series: "Legacies of the Southern History: Power, Politics, and Latinas/os in Arkansas" by Dr. Perla M. Guerrero, Assistant Professor, Department of American Studies, UMD

9.18.2012

Cuban Documentary Presentation: Vida y espacio en La Habana contemporañea

9.14.2012

Visiting Scholar Workshop: "Is Politics Coming Back in Latin America in the Twenty-First Century?" by Marcelo Cavarozzi, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina

9.13.2012 Visiting Scholar Workshop: "Historical Routes in Latin America and the Critical Watersheds in the Last Century and a Half" by Marcelo Cavarozzi, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9.13.2012 Visiting Scholar Lecture: "Democracy and the State in Contemporary Latin America: The Political Dimensions of Inequality" by Marcelo Cavarozzi, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina
SPRING 2012
APRIL

4.25.2012

Beyond the Ties of Blood: A Novel Reading by Florenica Mallon, Julieta Kirkwood Professor and Chair, Department of History,. University of Wisconsin

4.18.2012

Café Break Series: "The Face of the City: Pan-Americanism, Border Politics, and Racial Identity in San Diego's Civic Center Sculpture" by Breanne Robertson, Department of Art History, George Washington University

4.12.2012

"Slaves on the Move: African Biographies in 19th Century Brazil" by Keila Grinberg, Associate Professor, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

4.6 - 4.7.2012

Visiting Scholar Workshop: "Ethnoexodus: Maya Yucatec Topographic Ruptures"by Juan Castillo Cocom, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Teaching Faculty, Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo

4.4.2012

Visiting Scholar Lecture: "Ethnoexodus: Strategic Forgetfulnesses and Flashbacks" by Juan Castillo Cocom, Associate Professor of History and Chair of the Teaching Faculty, Universidad Intercultural Maya de Quintana Roo

 
MARCH
3.28.2012

Career and Internship Workshop with featured speakers: Jorge Antonio Bazán, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School; Leslie Brice, Coordinator National Scholarship Office; Kate Juhl, Program Director, University Career Center; Rosa Lozano, Campaign Organizer, Jobs with Justice; and María Vázquez, Nueva Vida

3.14.2012

Café Break Series: "Applied Linguistics in the Spanish-Speaking World: Mapping Out the Road" by Manuel Lacorte, Associate Professor, Spanish and Applied Linguistics, UMD

3.5.2012

Lecture: "Un modo de periodizar la literatura latinoamericana: Procesos de cambio entre los clásicos del siglo veinte y las nuevas escrituras del siglo veintiuno by Josefina Ludmer, Professor Emeritus, Yale University

 
FEBRUARY

2.24 - 2.25.2012

Seminar: "History and Memory of Recent Traumatic Pasts (Chile, Argentina, Spain)" by Carlos Pabón-Ortega, Professor, Department of History, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

2.22.2012

Lecture: "Can the Story Be Told? History, Memory, and Fiction in the Representation of Extreme Violence" by Carlos Pabón-Ortega, Professor, Department of History, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

2.17.2012

"Latin American Democracy in 2012" by Marcelo Cavarozzi, Universidad Nacional de General San Martin (UNSAM), Buenos Aires, Argentina

2.8.2012

Café Break Series: "Mexican activism and the Internet: The case of Movimiento 5 de Junio?" by Paola Ricaurte-Quijano, Professor, Department of Cultural Studis, Techológico de Monterrey, Mexico City

FALL 2011
DECEMBER

12.1.2011

Film Series Presentation on Central American Migration: El Norte (1983)

 
NOVEMBER

11.29.2011

Film Series Presentation on Central American Migration: Sin Nombre (2009)

11.16.2011

“Contested Inclusion: Status, Movements, and Transformations of Nationalism" by Matthias vom Hau, Assistant Professor, Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals, Barcelona, Spain

11.9.2011

"Indigenous or Mestizo?: A Comparison of the Trajectories and Local Meanings of Two Andean Musical Genres in Bolivia and Peru" by Fernando Rios, Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, UMD

11.3 - 11.4.2011

Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean: Imagining Culture, Past and Present

 
OCTOBER
10.31.2011 “The founding of the Inter-American Commission of Women: Havana, February 1928” by Marysa Navarro, Charles Collis Professor of History Emeritus, Darmouth College and Ana Lau Jaiven, Research Professor, Department of Politics and Culture, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco, Mexico.
10.26.11 Undergraduate Open House
10.19.2011

Café Break Series: "Searching for a Cure for Diseases of the Rubber Tree: Adventures in the Amazon" by Priscila Chaverri, Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture

10.14.2011

Conference: Washington Area Symposium on the History of Latin America (WASHLA)

10.4.2011

Hispanic Heritage Month: Forum on the DREAM Act and Education with panelists: State Senator Victor Ramirez; Gustavo Andrade, Senior Manager of Organizing, Casa de Maryland; Roberto Juarez, Member, Maryland Dream Youth Committee, and other distinguished guest speakers

 
SEPTEMBER
9.21.2011

Café Break Series: “International Networks, Nuclear Energy and Nonproliferation in Latin America” by Isabella Alcañiz, Assistant Professor, Department of Government and Politics, UMD

9.21.2011

LASC Faculty and Graduate Students Welcome Reception

SPRING 2011
MAY

5.4.2011

Cafe Break Series: "Torture, Love, and the Everyday" by Clara Han, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

 
APRIL
4.13 - 4.15.2011

Conference: "The Aesthetic of Revolt: Latin America in the 1960s"

4.4.2011

"The AFL-CIO's Cold War in Honduras, 1954-1979: The Conquests, Challenges, and Limits of Imperial Solidarity" by Dana Frank, Professor, Department of History, University of California-Santa Cruz

 
MARCH
3.15.2011

LASC Internship/Career Workshop with featured speakers: Pamela Cervera, LASC alum, High School Programs Specialist, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institue; Jessy Mejía, LASC alum, Administrator, Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs; Andrea Ochoa, LASC alum, External Consultant, World Bank and Communication Assistant, Clinica del Pueblo; and Brandi Townsend, Doctoral Student, Department of History, UMD

3.11.2011

Retreat for LASC Certificate Students

3.2.2011

Café Break Series: "Peláez in Paris: The Transatlantic Experience, 1927-1940" by Abigail McEwen, Assistant Professor, Art History and Archaeology, UMD

 
FEBRUARY
2.16.2011

Black History Month Event: "Black or Latino: Reflections on the Afro-Latino Experience with Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority and Roland Roebuck, DC-based Activist

2.9.2011

Café Break Series: "Political Networks, Redistribution, and Elections in Argentina and Chile by Ernesto Calvo, Associate Professor, Department of Government and Politics, UMD

FALL 2010
DECEMBER
12.7.2010

"Policies, Citizenship and the LGBT Movement in Brazil" by Fernando Texeira Filho Associate Professor Department of Clinical Psychology, Universidade Paulista, Assis, Brazil.

 
NOVEMBER
11.13.2010

Visiting Scholar Workshop: "Knowledge and Interculturality" by Daniel Mato, Professor of Social Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina

11.9.2010

"Affirmative Action and Racial Inequalities in the Lula Era" by Dr. Livio Sansone, Professor of Anthropology and Director of International Programs, Federal University of Bahia in Salvador, Brazil

11.3.2010
Undergraduate Reception/Open House
 
OCTOBER
10.29 - 10.30.2010

Nahua Workshop: "Recent Developments in Nahua Studies" by James Maffie, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, UMD

10.15.2010

Graduate Student Summer Grant Recipient Conference

 
SEPTEMBER
9.30.2010

Latino Heritage Month Event: Rebel Diaz: Hip hop and Immigration 

9.29.2010

Café-Break Series: "The Gender of Resistance and the Struggle for Memory: [in the period of military dictatorships of the] Southern Cone, 1964-1989" by Cristina Wolff, Associate Professor of History, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarinam, Brazil

9.23 - 9.25.2010

Conference: “Creating an Archetype: The Influence of the Mexican Revolution in the US”, sponsored by NMAH, Smithsonian Institution, LASC, Mexican Cultural Institute, and George Washington University

9.16.2010

Film Screening and Discussion: Silvestre Pantaleón and Sangre Africana with Directors Jonathan D. Amith and Roberto Olivares

SPRING 2010
APRIL
4.30 - 5.1.2012

LASC 20th Anniversary Conference: "Reconfiguring Latin America: Conversations for the 21st Century" with presentations by prominent speakers from the US, Latin America, and the Caribbean

4.23.2010

"Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries" by Karen Tongson, Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California

4.20.2010

"The Social and Visual Histories of Street Vendors in Rio de Janeiro, 1830-1930" by Patricia Acerbi, Assistant Professor of History, Russell Sage College

4.16.2010
“Archaeology, National Identity and the Coup in Honduras: the Role of the Ancient Maya” by Dario A. Euraque, Professor of History, Trinity College
4.15.2010
“After the Declaration: New Challenges for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” by Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Professor of Sociology at the Colegio de México
4.7.2010

" 'In the Life' in Black Diaspora: Desire, Autonomy, Community" by Jafari Allen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies, Yale University

4.5.2010
LASC Economy and Society Lecture Series: "The Aftermath of Financial Crises: Global Lessons" by Carmen Reinhart, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for International Economics, UMD
4.1.2010

"The Arts of Christian Coversion: Image, Sound and Sound Indigenous Agency in the formation of Guarani Jesuit Missions" by Guillermo Wilde, Associate Professor, Institute of Advanced Social Studies, San Martin University, Buenos Aires and Full Researcher of the National Scientific Council in Argentina

 
MARCH
3.25 - 3.26.2010
Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean
3.24.2010
"Violence in the News in Mexico and its Effect on Organized Crime" by Ana Avila, Mexican Freelance Reporter and Humphrey Fellow in the Philip Merill College of Journalism, UMD
3.11.2010
"Camouflaging the State: The Army and the Making of Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1930-1955" by Thomas Rath, Lecturer in Latin American History, University College, London, England
3.10.2010
"Mano Súper-dura" e infoentretenimiento: el periodismo como agente de exclusión social” by Marco Lara Journalist, Independent Reporter, and Director for Minimedia Otromexico/Contenidos para Medios
3.4.2010
LASC Career Workshop, featured speakers include a Fulbright recipient and individuals from the Department of Employment Services, Public Defenders Office, and more.
3.4.2010

"Racial Animacies" by Mel Chen, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 
February
2.26.2010
Anacostia Musum Visit for the exhibit "The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present"
2.16.2010

"Queer Latino Testimonio:  Writing the Self and Community” by Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé, Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, Fordham University

2.16.2010

"Writing at the Crossroads: Alberto Gerchunoff and the Creation of a Jewish-Latin-American Lettered Tradition" by Monica Szurmuk, Professor of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Instituto Mora, Mexico City  

2.11.2010

"Mirrors not Mirages: Media in Indigenous Communities" by Roberto Olivares, Roberto Olivares, Founding Member of Ojo de Agua Comunicación and Member of Mal de Ojo TV

FALL 2009
NOVEMBER
11.20.2009

Film: Poto Mitan

11.19.2009

Café Break Seminar: Popular Royalists and Revolution in Colombia, 1808-1820

11.9.2009

Inter-American Grassroots Development Fellowship Information Session

11.4.2009

Surviving Gang Land

11.3.2009

"The Day that Changed My Life Forever:” a Guatemalan torture survivor speaks our on violence, impunity and immigration reform.

 
OCTOBER
10.28.2009

Café Break Series: Whose National Anthem? Clotilde Arias’ Translation of the Star Spangled Banner

10.16.2009

Interpreting 500 Years of Panamanian History

10.8.2009

Latino/as and Media

10.7.2009

Film: Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness

10.7.2009

Welcome Reception/Open House for Undergraduate Students
10.6.2009

Café Break Seminar: Building the Nation, Forging the Myths: Antinomies in the Historical Cinema in Argentina and Brazil, 1966-1978

 
SEPTEMBER
9.30.2009

Cafe Break Seminar Series: "A Wise Latina Avant a Lettre: The Story of Graciela Nemes"

9.23.2009
Welcome Reception for Faculty and Graduate Students
SPRING 2009
MAY
5.1-5.2.2009
 
APRIL
4.22.2009
Brownbag Lecture: "Identity, Ideology, and Social change in Colonial and Contemporary Indigenous Mexico: Thoughts from a book in progress" by Jacqueline Messing, LASC Fellow at the University of Maryland
4.21.2009
“Jesuit Art in Seventeenth-Century Quito: Weaving Sacred and Local Narratives.” by Dr. Carmen Fernandez-Salvador
4.3.2009
4.2.2009
 
MARCH

3.27-3.28.2009

3.4.2009
"LASC Career Night": Come meet speakers from the Peace Corps, the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Experiment in International Living, FINCA International, the Centre for Development and Population Activities, and more!
3.2.2009

"Housing Development: Housing Policy, Slums, and Squatter Settlements in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, 1948-1973" by Leandro Benmergui, PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Maryland

FEBRUARY
2.19.2009
Lecture: "Obstacles to Consensual Democracy in Latin America" by Edy Kaufman, Co-Director of CIDCM’s Partners in Conflict and Partners in Peacebuilding Projects, and has served both as Director of CIDCM and as Executive Director of the Truman Institute for Peace at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
JANUARY
1.30.2009
LASC Faculty and Affiliate
FALL 2008
DECEMBER
12.10.2008
 
NOVEMBER
11.21.2008
11.13.2008
"Borges and the Kabbalah: Seeking Access Saúl Sosnowski in conversation with Mirta Kupeferminc" by Saúl Sosnowski, Associate Provost for International Affairs in the Office of International Programs at the University of Maryl and Mirta Kupferminc, Artist and Activist
11.12.2008
"NEW 'STAGES' FOR MOTHERS IN ARGENTINA - From Politics to Theatrics" by Sandra Cypess, Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Maryland
11.11.2008
Film: Nueve Reinas/Nine Queens
11.11.2008
"Immigration and National Identity in Argentina; Memoirs of Villa Clara" by Judith Freidenberg, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland
11.10.2008
"Mutations of Political Representation in Contemporary Argentina" by Ines Pousadelak, Researcher for the Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales, Consultant at the Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el desarollo, and Vising Research Professor at Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown 
 
OCTOBER
10.30-10.31.2008
10.10.2008
10.8.2008
"Poverty, Policy, and the World Bank in Mexico" by Karen Caplan, Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Rutgers University-Newark
SEPTEMBER
9.22-9.26.2008
SPRING 2008
MAY
5.19.2008
"The ‘Air of Liberty’, Narratives of the South Atlantic Past" by Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger, Dutch citizen and Independent Scholar from Berlin, Germany and Research Affiliate at the Latin American Studies Center at the University of Maryland
APRIL
4.24.2008
“La causa de oriente: El orientalismo argentino (1900-1940)” by Dr. Axel Gasquet, LASC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland
4.24.2008
"Descentralizacion y democracia en America Latina: Una relacion directa?" by Carlos Mascareño, Profesor Titular at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Latin American Studies Center at the University of Maryland
4.21.2008
4.17.2008
Brown Bag Series: "(Para) Socialist Phantasms: On the Near Drowning and Recue of Cuba’s Godot " by Laurie Frederik Meer, Assistant Professor of Theatre Scholarship and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland
MARCH
3.5.2008
3.4.2008
Brown Bag Series: "Orientalismo en la literatura Hispanoamericana" by Axel Gasquet, Professor and LASC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland
FEBRUARY
2.21.2008
"On the Sierra Madre and its (Musical) Treasures: Indigeneity and the Violin in Northwest Mexico" by Daniel Novek,Smithsonian Institution and Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland
2.20 2008
"Challenges for Consensual Changes in Venezuela: A First Hand Experience" by Edward Kaufman, CIDCM Senior Researcher and Professor at the Universidad de Central de Venezuela
2.14.2008
FALL 2007
NOVEMBER
11.13.2007
 
OCTOBER
10.24-10.25.2007
"The Third Latin American and Caribbean Graduate Student Conference" Moderators: Judith Freidenberg, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, Laura Demaría, Eyda Merediz, Daryle Williams, Nick Copeland.
10.17.2007
"American Visa: a novel by Juan de Recacoechea," Journalist in Europe for almost 20 years.  Author of seven novels
Adrian Althoff, Translator and 2004 graduate of Amherst College
SEPTEMBER
9.17.2007
Lecture: "Transnational Feminism: The Making of the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM)" by Marysa Navarro, Charles Collis Professor of History Emerita at Dartmouth College and Resident Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University
9.6.2007
SPRING 2007
MAY
5.24.2007
"The Anthropological Encounter: Invisibilities and How to Manage Interactions Accordingly"
by Dr. William Crocker
5.17.2007
 
APRIL
4.30.2007
4.24.2007
 
MARCH
3.12.2007
3.8.2007

"Women in Latin America" by Dr. Egleé Zent

 
FEBRUARY
2.9.2007

"Experimenting with Conflict Resolution in a Polarized Venezuela" by Dr. Edy Kaufman

FALL 2006
DECEMBER
12.15.2006
 
NOVEMBER
11.28-11.29.2006
11.28.2006
11.13.2006
11.13.2006
11.7.2006
 
OCTOBER
10.28.2006
10.5.2006
SEPTEMBER
9.14.2006
Fiction Reading by Pia Barros
AUGUST
8.25.2006
Play: Anansespeak by Carivision theatre group
FALL 2006
MAY
5.22.2006
Publication: "Latin American Studies Center News" Volume XIV, Issue 2 - Spring 2006
5.4-5.5.2006
"Second Latin American and the Caribbean Graduate Conference" by the Latin American Studies Center
5.4.2006
 
APRIL
4.13,4.20,4.27.2006
4.19.2006
Poetry: Poesía con "Diana Bellessi"
 
MARCH
3.9.2006
FEBRUARY
2.23.2006
FALL 2005
DECEMBER
 
NOVEMBER
11.30.2005
11.15.2005
"Poetry of the Southern Cone, Chile in this case. “Gonzalo Rojas mira a Roberto Matta” by Dr. Soledad Bianchi
11.7.2005
 
OCTOBER
10.19.2005
10.5.2005
Lecture: "La parte por todo el mundo: Metonimias del cuerpo en la diáspora. El caso colombiano," by Prof. Carmen Millán de Benavides.
 
SEPTEMBER
9.28.2005
Lecture: "De sentimentalidades y peruanidad en la poesía de Blanca Varela" by Prof. Silvia Bermúdez.
 
AUGUST
8.9.2005
Lecture: "Is the Crisis in Colombia Manageable" by Cynthia Arnson.
 
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