A printable version of the Spring 2014 schedule of events is available below.
Wednesday, 2/12: Conference on Argentina Today and Tomorrow: Prospects and Challenges, Joukowsky Forum, 2-6 PM.
Wednesday, 2/13: "Business Elites and Economic Development in Argentina and Brazil," (Luis Donatello, CEIL-Argentina). McKinney Conference Room, 4 p.m. (Co-sponsored by the Graduate Program in Development.)
Wednesday, 2/19: “Tackling the Global Food Crisis from the Grassroots Up,” Brian Rawson ’93 (Oxfam), McKinney Conference Room, 12 noon.
Thursday, 2/20: “Documenting and Challenging Racial Hierarchies in the Puerto Rican Classroom,” Hilda Llorens (Brown University), McKinney Conference Room, 12 noon. (Lunch will be provided.)
Wednesday, 2/26: “Mestizo International Law: A Global Intellectual History 1842-1933,”Arnulf Becker (Brown University), McKinney Conference Room, 12 noon.
Thursday, 2/27: “The Politics of Affirmative Action in Brazil,” Ollie Johnson (Wayne State University), McKinney Conference Room, 5 PM.
Monday, 3/3: Book launch and panel discussion on Singing for the Dead: The Politics of Indigenous Revival in Mexico by Paja Faudree (Brown University) with Matthew Gutmann (Brown University), Jean Jackson (MIT) and David Samuels (NYU), McKinney Conference, 5 PM.
Wednesday, 3/5: “Violent Odysseys: Improvised Transnationalism along Clandestine Routes from Central America,” Noelle Brigden (Brown University), Joukowsky Forum, 12 noon.
Thursday, 3/13: “Why Only Some New Constitutions Improve Levels of Democracy in Latin America and Beyond,” Todd Eisenstadt (Dept. of Government, American University), McKinney Conference Room, 5 PM.
Saturday, 3/15: 27th Annual Eric Adam Brudner '84 Memorial Jazz Band Concert featuring Chilean musician Melissa Aldana (Tenor Sax). Matthew McGarrell, Director. Works by Joe Henderson and original works by Melissa Aldana. Salomon Center, Room 101. 8 PM. (Organized by the Music Department.)
Friday, 4/4. “'Re-discovering' Pre-Columbian Central America: Encountering Early 20th Century Museum Collections in the 21st Century.” Alexander Benitez (Department of Anthropology, George Mason University). McKinney Conference Room, 4 PM.
Saturday, 4/5: Back from Havana: Reflections on the Brown University Jazz Band's Trip to Cuba. Panel Discussion and Screening of Film by Jordan Beard '15 on the Brown University Jazz Band's 2014 Trip to Cuba, Joukowsky Forum. 5 PM. Reception to follow. (Co-sponsored with the Music Department.)
Wednesday, 4/9: Film Screening, The Day That Lasted 21 Years (Brazil, 2013) with film director, Camilo Tavares. (Organized by the Brazil Initiative.) Joukowsky Forum. 3-5:30 PM.
Thursday, 4/10: Thomas E. Skidmore Student and Alumni Conference on Brazil (1964-2014). (Organized by the Brazil Initiative.) Joukowsky Forum, 9 AM-3:50 PM.
Friday, 4/11: International Symposium: Governance during Dictatorship and Democracy, Economic and Social Development with Equality, Defending Human, Democratic, and Individual Rights, Forms of Cultural Resistance. (Organized by the Brazil Initiative.) Joukowsky Forum. 9 AM - 6:30 PM.
Saturday, 4/12 Social and Political Movements in Authoritarian and Democratic Regimes, Environmental Justice and Society, Expanding Democracy during the Dictatorship and Afterward, Awarding of Thomas E. Skidmore Best Student Presentations. (Organized by the Brazil Initiative.) Joukowsky Forum. 9 AM - 5:30 PM.
Tuesday, 4/15, Film Screening with Froylan Enciso (Fellow of the Center for US-Mexican Studies at UC-San Diego and The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation) and Jota Samper (M.I.T.), Joukowsky Forum, 5:00 PM.
Wednesday, 4/16-4/17: Conference on Governing Climate Change, Joukowsky Forum.
Tuesday, 4/22: "Cuba: Can Reform Save Communism," Richard Feinberg. (University of California at San Diego). Joukowsky Forum. 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 4/23: Book presentation and panel discussion: Crecer a golpes: Crónicas y ensayos de América Latina a 40 años de Allende y Pinochet. Introduction by Brown University Professor at Large Ricardo Lagos. Featuring Jon Lee Anderson, Marín Caparrós, Diego Fonseca and Enric González (Editor and contributors). Joukowsky Forum, 12 noon. In English and Spanish.
Wednesday, 4/30: Conference, Venezuela After Chavez, Joukowsky Forum.
Friday, 5/2. Hispanic Cinemas Now: A One-Day Symposium Showcasing Current Work on Hispanic Cinemas. Rochambeau House. (Organized by the Department of Hispanic Studies). 10 AM- 6 PM.
Saturday, 5/3. Conference, Educating Latino Students in Rhode Island: Prospects and Challenges. Joukowsky Forum. 10 AM - 3 PM.