CLACS Spring 2016 Events

Wednesday, 2/10: Concentration Open House: Latin American and Caribbean Studies. South Common Room, 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served. Organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Departmental Undergraduate Group. This event is for undergraduate students and affiliated faculty only.

Wednesday, 2/10: “Zika Virus: Separating Fact from Fiction.” Brenna L. Hughes (Warren Alpert Medical School), Mark Lurie (Brown University School of Public Health), and Maria Mileno (Warren Alpert Medical School), Rebecca Reece (Rhode Island Department of Health’s Division of Preparedness, Response, Infectious Disease, and Emergency Medical Services), Joukowsky Forum, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, 2/11: Book launch and discussion of A Fragmented Continent: Latin America and the New Global Politics of Climate ChangeTimmons Roberts (Brown University), Guy Edwards (Brown University), Isabel Cavelier (Permanent Mission of Colombia to the UN),  Natalie Unterstell (Harvard Kennedy School of Government), Camila Bustos (Brown University class of ‘16), Ximena Carranza (Brown University class of ‘18), Joukowsky Forum, 11 a.m.

Friday, 2/12: Special information session “Study Abroad in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain.” Featuring Program Directors of the new Brown/CASA Argentina and Chile programs. Students Katherine Grusky (Santiago, Chile), Elizabeth Montoya (Barcelona, Spain), Emma Phillips (Havana, Cuba), and Eve Woldemikael (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) will also present. Kim Koo Library, 12 p.m. Lunch will be served. Co-organized by the Brown Office of International Programs. This event is for undergraduate students only.

Tuesday, 2/16: The More the Obstacles the Greater the Glory: Thoughts about Writing.” Pablo Katchadjian (Argentinian Writer), McKinney Conference Room, 4 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Wednesday, 2/17: “The Political Economy of Subnational State-Society Relations in Argentina.” Jacqui Behrend (Universidad Nacional de San Martín), Kim Koo Library, 12 p.m.

Thursday, 2/18: “I Need You To Approve My Title.” Pablo Katchadjian (Argentinian Writer) Library at Rochambeau House (84 Prospect St.), 12 pm. Co-sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Thursday, 2/25: “Governing with Courts: The Political Origins of New Systems of Constitutional Justice in Latin America.” Daniel Brinks (University of Texas at Austin), McKinney Conference Room, 5 pm.

Monday, 2/29: “Feminism, Pedagogy and the Social Novel in Lima (1875-1895)” Ronald Briggs (Barnard College, Columbia University) McKinney Conference Room, 4 pm. Part of the Andean Project Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Studies.

Monday, 2/29: “‘Blowback’ and Changing Commodity Chains in the Hemispheric War on Cocaine: 1900-2015.” Paul Gootenberg (SUNY Distinguished Professor of History & Sociology at Stony Brook University), Joukowsky Forum, 4pm. A Watson Institute Security Seminar Series Event.

Wednesday, 3/2: "Zika Virus: Strategies for Tackling a World Health Emergency" Dr. Jannelle Couret (Department of Biological Sciences, URI), Dr. Alan Gettman (RI Department of Environmental Management), Dr. Andrew Mallon (CEO of Calista Therapeutics), Dr. Alan Rothman (URI), Joukowsky Forum, 12 pm. 

Monday, 3/7: “Contentious Diasporas: Imperialist Feminisms and Heteronationalisms in the Cuban Iyanifa Debate.” Aisha Beliso-De Jesús  (Associate Professor of African American Religions at the Harvard Divinity School), Birkelund Boardroom, 12 p.m. Part of the Cuban Transitions Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, Africana Studies, Religious Studies, and the Pembroke Center.

Tuesday, 3/8: "Digital Media Strategy and Indigenous Cultural Revitalization in the Ecuadorian Andes." Charlotte Biren (Class of 2016), McKinney Conference Room, 12:30 p.m. Recipient of a CLACS Undergraduate Research Award. Lunch will be provided

Wednesday, 3/9: “The Peruvian Viceroyalty and the Spanish Monarchy: Global Strategies in the Age of Philip II and the Rule of Francisco de Toledo (1569-1580). Manfredi Merluzzi (University of Roma Tre, Italy), Kim Koo Library, 12 p.m. Part of the Andean Lecture Series and the project “Colonial Modernity in the Andes: A Comprehensive Study of the Viceroy Toledo’s General Resettlement” sponsored by the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan. Co-sponsored by The Department of History and The Department of Anthropology. Lunch will be provided.

Monday, 3/14: “Scaling Democracy: Participation and Resource Extraction in Latin America.” Thea Riofrancos (Providence College), McKinney Conference Room, 12 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Monday, 3/14: “The Yaraví in Bolivia: Los Jairas, ‘Llanto de Mi Madre,’ and the 1960s Andean Folkloric Music Scene.” Fernando Rios (Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of Maryland), Orwig Music Building, Room 109, 12 p.m. Part of the Andean Project Lecture Series.

Monday, 3/14: “Cuba’s New Musical Landscape: Opportunities for Cultural Exchange and Entrepreneurship.” Fabien Pisani (Founder/Director of Musicabana Foundation), McKinney Conference Room, 4 p.m. Part of the Cuban Transitions Lecture Series. 

Tuesday, 3/15: “The 2016 Presidential Election and the Hispanic Vote” a roundtable discussion with Daniel Denvir (RI based Journalist), Heather Silber Mohamed (Clark University), and Domingo Morel (Wellesley College). Moderated by Felipe Martinez-Pinzon (Brown University). Joukowsky Forum, 12 p.m. Lunch Provided.

Wednesday, 3/16: “Indigenous Congregations and Spanish Resettlement: Placing Colonial and European History in Dialogue.” Tamar Herzog (Harvard University), McKinney Conference Room, 12 p.m. Part of the Andean Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the Osaka Ethnographic Museum. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, 4/5: “Neoliberal Multiculturalism and Indigenous Movements: Oaxaca in a Hemispheric Context.” Eric Larson (University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth), McKinney Conference Room, 12 p.m. Lunch provided.

Tuesday, 4/5: “The State of Latin American History: Blue Skies, Ominous Clouds on the Horizon.” Charles Walker (UC Davis), MacMillan Reading Room, John Carter Brown Library, 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Department of History, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, CLACS, The Brazil Initiative, and the John Carter Brown Library.

Monday, 4/11: “Common Ground: A Short History of Earth.” Susan Ramirez (Texas Christian University), MacMillian Reading Room, John Carter Brown Library, 4:00 p.m. Part of the Andean Lecture Series.

Thursday, 4/14: "Breaking Broken Windows: Graffiti/Violent Crime Correlation in Providence." Stefano Bloch (Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow, Urban Studies Program, Brown University), McKinney Conference Room, 12 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, 4/19: Book Discussion of “Bruno: Conversations with a Brazilian Drug Dealer” with author Robert Gay (Connecticut College), McKinney Conference Room, 5 pm. Co-sponsored by the Watson Institute Security Program and the Brazil Initiative.

Wednesday, 4/20: "How and why do landowners block electoral reforms in labor-scarce countries? The case of 19th century Argentina." Marcelo Leiras (Universidad de San Andrés), McKinney Conference Room, 12 p.m. 

Thursday, 4/21: "The Working Class and Government Coalitions in Latin America: Argentina in Comparative Perspective." Sebastián Etchemendy (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella), Kim Koo Library, 4 p.m.

Friday, 4/22: “Takin' It To The Beaches: A Comparative Interpretation of Brazil's 2013 Urban Protests.” Jeff Sluyter-Beltrao (Alfred University), Joukowsky Forum, 12 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative. Lunch provided. 

Monday, 4/25: "Mexico's Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution." Renata Keller (Boston University) , McKinney Conference Room, 12 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Watson Security Program. Lunch Provided.

Tuesday, 4/26: "Amazon Crude." Judith Kimerling (CUNY Queens),  Juokowsky Forum, 12 p.m. Part of the Andean Project Lecture Series.

Tuesday, 4/26: "Moving from Political Science to Public Policy and Politics: Impressions from Argentina" Sebastián Etchemendy (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella), Kim Koo Library, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 4/26: “Ideology and Partisanship in Latin America: Concepts, Measures and Changing Patterns.” Grigore Pop-Eleches (Associate Professor of Politics and Public and International Affairs, Princeton University), Kim Koo Library, 5 p.m.

Thursday, 4/28: "Violence, Justice and Civil Society in Contemporary Mexico." Panel discussion with Francisco Romero (Human rights lawyer at Centro Diocesano para los Derechos Humanos Fray Juan de Larios), Atala Chavez (Psychologist, Asociación Popular de Familias de Migrantes), Janice Gallagher (Postdoctoral Fellow, Watson Institute), Camila Ruiz Segovia (Brown '18), and Paula Martinez Gutierrez (Brown '17). Joukowsky Forum, 12 pm. Lunch provided. 

Thursday, 4/28: “The Role of Transitional Justice in the Colombian Peace Process.” Jamie Rowen (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Kassar House Foxboro Auditorium, Brown University, 5:00 p.m. Organized by Adam Levine (Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Brown University).

April 29-30 Conference on Unequal Security in the Americas: Challenges of Governance at the Local Level, Joukowsky Forum.

Monday, 5/2: “Social Resistances and Mining Legislation in the Argentine Provinces. The Cases of Mendoza, Córdoba, Catamarca and San Juan.” Lucas Christel (Brown University-Universidad Nacional San Martin Exchange Program Participant), McKinney Conference Room, 4:00 pm.

Friday, 5/6: Cuban Transitions: What's Left Out?” One-day international conference. Joukowsky Forum, 10 am - 5 pm. Co-sponsored by the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of History.