Great news piece on the Brown University Jazz Band's ground-breaking visit to Cuba last January. Features short interviews with CLACS Director Richard Snyder, members of the Jazz Band and others as well as clips of the group performing.
For more information on the trip, see the Watson Institute news piece published last semester: http://watson.brown.edu/news/explore/2014/jazz-in-cuba.
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is co-sponsoring the event New Perspectives on Guantánamo: Art, Activism and Advocacy, which will explore the history of the United States’ use of GTMO in the 1990s to house individuals from Haiti and Cuba who fled political persecution or sought asylum within the U.S., and its post-9/11 use as a prison for suspected terrorists.
Cogut Visiting Professors of Latin American Studies Verónica Zubillaga of Universidad Simón Bolívar in Venezuela and José Carlos Orihuela of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú will offer courses at Brown this Fall.
The courses are:
LAST1501A Exclusion, Gender and Respect: Understanding Youth Violence in Latin American Cities (Zubillaga)
We are pleased to announce that we have just released our latest issue of Focus on Faculty, a biannual newsletter that presents information about the activities of the 100+ faculty members who do research on Latin America and the Caribbean at Brown.
This semester's issue includes information about recent events, lectures and publications, CLACS visitors and new CLACS affiliates.
The full text of the publication is included below.