South American Scholars Visit CLACS

CLACS is pleased to announce the visits of two Latin American scholars later this month. Juan Pablo Luna, from Chile, and Sebastián Etchemendy, from Argentina, will be participating in conferences and events at Brown throughout April and May. Luna is this semester’s Sarmiento Visiting Scholar of Latin American Studies. Etchemendy is a resident of Brown’s Graduate Program in Development and CLACS.

(Distributed April 18, 2016)

CLACS Affiliated Professor and Undergraduates Launch Ayotzinapa Timeline Website

Dr. Janice Gallagher and undergraduate students Camila Ruiz Segovia and Paula Martínez Gutiérrez have launched an online interactive timeline of events surrounding the disappearance of 43 Mexican students in Ayotzinapa, Mexico. The timeline begins with the attack on 80 unarmed students from the Rural Teacher's College of Ayotzinapa by municipal police forces on the Night of IgualaSeptember 26, 2014—and ends with the 2016 backlash against The Expert Group and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. 

(Distributed April 5, 2016)

Event Debrief: The 2016 Presidential Elections and the Hispanic Vote

Four panelists and sixty-six audience members engaged in lively discussion surrounding the 2016 Presidential Elections at CLACS' March 15 event. 

The roundtable discussion included Contributing Writer at Salon Magazine Daniel Denvir, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Clark University Heather Silber Mohamed, and Visiting Lecturer of Political Science at Wellesley College Domingo Morel. Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at Brown Felipe Martínez-Pinzón moderated the panel. 

(Distributed March 16, 2016)

CLACS Launches Latin American and Caribbean Studies Alumni Newsletter!

CLACS is pleased to bring you the first issue of our Latin American and Caribbean Studies Alumni Newsletter

From 1975-2015, 311 students concentrated in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown. These former students now live across the country in 38 states and Puerto Rico, and abroad in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, the Bahamas, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. 

Our alumni are engaged in groundbreaking work on the region from a wide range of disciplines. This issue highlights a criminal defense and immigration lawyer, a Fulbright Research Scholar focusing on micro-business, a sexual and reproductive health policymaker with Planned Parenthood, a Columbia law student studying minority voting rights and campaign finance reform, a design specialist at Harvard's Center on the Developing Child, a manager of the Chiquita company in Switzerland, a University of Vermont Professor of Latin American History, and an economist at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Alumni are listed in alphabetical order by surname. 

If you would like to be featured in the next issue of our Alumni Newsletter, please send an update and a picture to The newsletter will be published again in May, 2016. As always, many thanks for your support of CLACS!

Richard Snyder
Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Alumni: Where Are They Now?

In the United States and around the world, check out where Brown University Latin American and Caribbean Studies Alumni are now based!

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(Distributed February 29, 2016)
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