Events Archive


Below is an archive of our events from 2005 to 2015. For more recent and upcoming events, please check our main events page!




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.

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!

12.02.2014

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. Watch the video of the entire event here!


November

11.04.2014

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.


October

10.14.2014

Screening and Talk: Making Films in Argentina, Yesterday and Today by Christopher Moore, Research Fellow, Smithsonian Institution.

10.06.2014 - 11.17.2014


September

09.20.2014

Concert: La Santa Cecilia




Spring 2014


May

05.23.2014

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

05.15.2014

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

05.02.2014

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


April

04.26.2014

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!

04.16.2014

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

04.03.2014

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

04.03.2014

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

04.02.2014

LASC Graduate Student Research Grant Recipient Presentations


March

03.13.2014

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

03.11.2014

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.

03.11.2014

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

03.11.2014

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

03.08.2014

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

03.07.2014

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

03.05.2014

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

02.18.2014

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!

02.12.2014

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

11.09.2013

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

11.01.2013

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


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

10.08.2013

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

09.25.2013

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

09.25.2013

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

09.25.2013

Welcome Back Reception for LASC Students and Faculty

09.24.2013

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




Srping 2013


May


05.18.2013

LASC Certificate Student Graduation Brunch


April

04.30.2013

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

04.24.2013

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

04.17.2013

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

04.16.2013

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

04.02.2013

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

03.08.2013

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

03.05.2013

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

03.01.2013

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

02.20.2013

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

02.26.2013

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

02.07.2013

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

01.29.2013

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

11.08.2012

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

11.07.2012

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

11.05.2012

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

10.24.2012 - 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

10.11.2012 - 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

10.09.2012

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

09.25.2012

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

09.19.2012

LASC Welcome Back Reception

09.19.2012

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

09.18.2012

Cuban Documentary Presentation: Vida y espacio en La Habana contemporañea

09.14.2012

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

09.13.2012

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

09.13.2012

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

04.25.2012

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

04.18.2012

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

04.12.2012

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

04.06.2012 - 04.07.2012

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


March

03.28.2012

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

03.14.2012

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


02.24.2012 - 02.25.2012

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

02.22.2012

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

02.17.2012

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

02.08.2012

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

12.01.2011

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

11.09.2011

"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


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.

10.26.2011

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)

10.04.2011

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

09.21.2011

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




Spring 2011


May

05.04.2011

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


April

04.13.2011 - 04.15.2011

04.04.2011

"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

03.15.2011

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

03.11.2011

Retreat for LASC Certificate Students

03.02.2011

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


February

02.16.2011

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

02.09.2011

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

12.07.2010

"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

11.09.2010

"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

11.03.2010

Undergraduate Reception/Open House


October

10.29.2010- 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

09.30.2010

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

09.29.2010

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

09.23.2010 - 09.25.2010

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

09.16.2010

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




Spring 2010


April

04.30.2010 - 05.01.2010

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

04.23.2010

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

04.20.2010

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

04.16.2010

“Archaeology, National Identity and the Coup in Honduras: the Role of the Ancient Maya” by Dario A. Euraque, Professor of History, Trinity College

04.15.2010

“After the Declaration: New Challenges for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” by Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Professor of Sociology at the Colegio de México

04.07.2010

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

04.05.2010

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

04.01.2010

"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

03.25.2010 - 03.26.2010

Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean

03.24.2010

"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

03.11.2010

"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

03.10.2010

"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

03.04.2010

LASC Career Workshop, featured speakers include a Fulbright recipient and individuals from the Department of Employment Services, Public Defenders Office, and more.

03.04.2010

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


February

02.26.2010

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

02.16.2010

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

02.16.2010

"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

02.11.2010

"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

11.09.2009

Inter-American Grassroots Development Fellowship Information Session

11.04.2009

Surviving Gang Land

11.03.2009

"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

10.08.2009

Latino/as and Media

10.07.2009

Film: Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness

10.07.2009

Welcome Reception/Open House for Undergraduate Students

10.06.2009

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


September

09.30.2009

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

09.23.2009

Welcome Reception for Faculty and Graduate Students




Spring 2009


May

05.01.2009 - 05.02.2009

Workshop: Issues in Nahua Identity and Language: Past and Present


April

04.22.2009

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

04.21.2009

“Jesuit Art in Seventeenth-Century Quito: Weaving Sacred and Local Narratives.” by Dr. Carmen Fernandez-Salvador

04.03.2009

In Celebration of Professor Emerita Graciela Palau de Nemes: Critic and Educator


March

03.27.2009 - 03.28.2009

The Washington Area Seminar on the History of Latin America

03.04.2009

"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!

03.02.2009

"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

02.19.2009

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

01.30.2009

LASC Faculty and Affiliate




Fall 2008


December

12.10.2008

"The Redistributional Turn: Economic Theory and Development Policy in Mexico and the World Bank in the 1970s” by Karen Caplan, Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Rutgers University-Newark


November

11.21.2008

Discussion and Movie: Homenaje al Escritor Salvaje, Roberto Bolaño

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

10.08.2008

"Poverty, Policy, and the World Bank in Mexico" by Karen Caplan, Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Rutgers University-Newark


September

09.22.2008 - 09.26.2008




Spring 2008


May

05.19.2008

"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

04.24.2008

“La causa de oriente: El orientalismo argentino (1900-1940)” by Dr. Axel Gasquet, LASC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland

04.24.2008

"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

04.21.2008

04.17.2008

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

03.05.2008

"Latinos & Politics Dialogue" Ana Sol Gutierrez & Jocelyn Peña (Democrats) Armando Camacho & Charles Ramos (Republicans)

03.04.2008

Brown Bag Series: "Orientalismo en la literatura Hispanoamericana" by Axel Gasquet, Professor and LASC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Maryland


February

02.21.2008

"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

02.20.2008

"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

02.14.2008

“Mexican Wars in Black and White: A Re/Vision of Elena Garro and Octavio Paz” by Sandra Messinger Cypess, Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Maryland




Fall 2007


November

11.13.2007

"The Latin America’s New Left: What is it? Where is it heading?" by Tomas Hirsch, ex-presidential candidate in Chile, 1999 and 2005


October

10.24.2007 - 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

09.17.2007

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



Spring 2007


May

05.17.2007

Publication: "Latin American Studies Center News" Volume XV, Issue 2 - Spring 2007


April

04.30.2007

04.24.2007


March

03.08.2007

"Women in Latin America" by Dr. Egleé Zent


February

02.09.2007

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




Fall 2006


December

12.15.2006

Publication: "Latin American Studies Center News" Volume XV, Issue 1 - Fall 2006


November

11.13.2006

Concert: "Afro-Brazilian Music: Rhythms and Cultural Aspects" by Dr. Gilberto Campello

11.13.2006

Documentary: "The María Guardado Story" by Randy Vasquez

11.07.2006

"The Violence of Confinement: Conversations on Criminalization and Resistance" by Aisha Finch, Johonna McCants and Tamara Walker


October

10.28.2006

Lecture: "Asylum and International Human Rights and NACARA” by Dan Bell and Susan Aikman

September

09.14.2006

Fiction Reading by Pia Barros

08.25.2006

Play: Anansespeak by Carivision theatre group




Spring 2006


May

05.04.2006 - 05.05.2006

"Second Latin American and the Caribbean Graduate Conference" by the Latin American Studies Center

05.04.2006

Lecture: Wade Davis, Anthropologist and Ethnobotanist


April

04.19.2006

Poetry: Poesía con "Diana Bellessi"


March

03.09.2006


February

02.23.2006




Fall 2005


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

11.07.2005


October

10.19.2005

Lecture: "Venezuela and Hugo Chávez" by Dr. Ronald Walters

10.05.2005

Lecture: "La parte por todo el mundo: Metonimias del cuerpo en la diáspora. El caso colombiano," by Prof. Carmen Millán de Benavides.


September

09.28.2005

Lecture: "De sentimentalidades y peruanidad en la poesía de Blanca Varela" by Prof. Silvia Bermúdez.


August

08.09.2005

Lecture: "Is the Crisis in Colombia Manageable" by Cynthia Arnson.