This month, Timmons Robertsand Guy Edwards will release their new book A Fragmented Continent: Latin America and the Global Politics of Climate Change (MIT Press, 2015). The book contains a forward by former President of Chile Ricardo Lagos
From October 1-7, 2015, CLACS hosted Brown University's first Latin Jazz and Pop Festival. A lively celebration of Latin musics and cultures, the week featured live performances from artists such as Descemer Bueno, PALO!, Pedrito Martinez, Gina Chavez, Ed Calle, and Sonlokos; as well as panels and lectures with Eva Silot Bravo, Martin Cohen, Ned Sublette and others. Co-sponsored by the Watson Institute, the Fundación Botín, the Brown Department of Music, the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts, and the Creative Arts Council.
Héctor Hoyos is Assistant Professor of Latin American literature at Stanford University. He holds a Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University, and degrees in Philosophy and Literature from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. His book, Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel (Columbia UP, 2015), examines post-1989 Latin American novels of globalization and their relevance for world literature.
After a decade of work as Co-Director at the International Department of the Bogota-based human rights organization, founding member César Rodríguez Garavito was named Executive Director of Dejusticia on Monday, September 28. Dejusticia--a leader of social justice work and innovative research--"view[s] the law not only as a form of regulation, but also as a tool for social transformation... to generate a more democratic legal culture and respect for human rights" (Dejusticia, About Us).