Brown to Host Conference on Climate Change in Latin America (April 16)

The conference “Governing Climate Change” will take place on April 16, 2014 at Brown University and will be chaired by former President of Chile and Brown University Professor at Large Ricardo Lagos, who previously served as UN Special Envoy for Climate Change. Former President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón will also be in attendance. 

(Distributed April 1, 2014)

Save the Date: Panel Discussion and Book Signing- Crecer a golpes (2013)

CLACS is pleased to announce that several of the renowned writers who contributed to the book Crecer a golpes: Crónicas y ensayos de América Latina a 40 años de Allende y Pinochet (2013) will participate in a panel discussion and book signing at Brown University in April. 

(Distributed March 19, 2014)

CLACS to Host Screening and Discussion of Film about Jazz Band Trip to Cuba

On April 5, 2014, CLACS will host a screening and discussion of a film by Jordan Beard '15 about the Brown University Jazz Band's January 2014 trip to Havana. During their visit to Cuba, the members of the band offered performances, attended lectures and met with local musicians.

The screening and panel discussion will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 5 p.m. in Joukowsky Forum.

For more information about the trip, see the Watson Institute's coverage in Explore Watson

(Distributed March 17, 2014)

"Re-discovering" Pre-Columbian Central America: Encountering Early 20th Century Museum Collections in the 21st Century

Alexander Benitez, Assistant Professor, Dept of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University, will offer a talk at Brown University on Friday, April 4 at 4 p.m.

The title of the talk is "Re-discovering" Pre-Columbian Central America: Encountering Early 20th Century Museum Collections in the 21st Century. It will be held in McKinney Conference Room at the Watson Institute for International Studies.

This event is free and open to the public.

Female figure on a feline-effigy bench

Guabal Polychrome (AD 800-1200)

(Distributed March 16, 2014)
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