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 Change.” Timmons 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, 3/7: “Contentious Diasporas: Imperialist Feminisms and Heteronationalisms in the Cuban Iyanifa Debate.” Aisha De-Jesús Belisio (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 Department of Anthropology, Africana Studies, Religious Studies, and the Pembroke Center.

Wednesday, 3/9: Talk on Indigenous resettlement in the 16th-century Andes. Manfredo Merluzzi, Kim Koo Library, 12 p.m. Part of the Andean Lecture Series. Sponsored by the Osaka Ethnographic Museum. Lunch 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: Book Launch for new edited version of “Grenada: Revolution and Invasion.” Hosted by co-author Patsy Lewis (Visiting Scholar in Africana Studies, Brown University). Joukowsky Forum, 6 p.m.  Co-sponsored by the Watson Institute Security Program

Tuesday, 3/15: “The 2016 Presidential Election and the Hispanic Vote” a roundtable discussion with Heather Silber Mohamed (Clark University), Domingo Morel (Wellesley College), and Daniel Denvir (RI based Journalist). 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.

Thursday, 4/14: Stefano Bloch (Brown University). McKinney Conference Room, 12 p.m. Lunch 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.

Thursday, 4/21: "Labor 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), McKinney Conference Room, 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: "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.

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

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.