CLACS Fall 2014 Events

Calendar of Events, Fall 2014

Friday, 9/12: New Perspectives on Guantánamo: Art, Activism and Advocacy. (Conference) Joukowsky Forum, 8 AM - 6 PM. (Co-sponsored with the Watson Institute and Public Humanities.)

Friday, 9/19: "Aproximaciones a la noción de lo andino." Jorge Coronado, Andean Project Lecture Series, Music Room, Rochambeau House, 5:30 PM.

Tuesday, 9/30: CLACS Fall Reception. North Common Room, Watson Institute, 5 PM.

Tuesday, 9/30: Argentine Tango performance by Buenos Aires-based group CAMBAtango, Featuring Eva Fiori. Grant Recital Hall, 7 PM. (Co-sponsored by the Music Department.)

Thursday, 10/2: “Revolutionary Cuba in the Soviet Imagination and Experience.” Anne Gorsuch (University of British Columbia). Music Room, Rochambeau House, 12:00 PM. (Co-sponsored with the Departments of Comparative Literature, History, and Slavic Languages)

Sunday, 10/5: Launch of Cuban Film Series A "Dolly Back" Through Cuban Film: 50 Years of ICAIC. Film Screenings of Por primera vez and La muerte de un burócrata. 6:30-9 PM.

Monday, 10/6: Cuba: Past, Present, and Future. A bilingual roundtable discussion featuring María del Pilar Díaz Castañón (University of Havana), Víctor Fowler (Independent Scholar), Ricardo Quiza (University of Havana), and Eduardo Torres Cuevas (José Martí National Library). BERT 015 (85 Waterman St.), 7-8:30 PM.

Tuesday, 10/7: "Quo Vadis, Latin America? What Lies Ahead for the Region." Lecture by Ricardo Lagos, Former President of Chile and Brown University Professor at Large, Joukowsky Forum, 6 PM. Reception to Follow.

Wednesday, 10/8: Miami Boheme: An American Musical Journey Film Screening, and Panel Discussion with Director and Featured Musicians. Avon Theater, 260 Thayer Street, 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, 10/8: PALO!, Miami’s Top Afro-Cuban Funk Band, Live at the Spot Underground. The Spot Underground (105 Richmond Street), 9 PM.

Thursday, 10/9: An All-Star Evening of Latin Pop Featuring Descemer Bueno, Kelvis Ochoa, and Leslie Cartaya with the Brown University Jazz Band. Granoff Performing Arts Center, 7 PM.

Thursday, 10/9: Descemer Bueno and Friends, Live at the Spot Underground. The Spot Underground (105 Richmond Street), 10 PM.

Thursday, 10/16: “The Rise of Ethnic Politics in the Andes.” Raúl Madrid (University of Texas at Austin), Andean Project Lecture Series, McKinney Conference Room, 4 PM.

Wednesday, 10/22 - Friday, 1/30/15: Habaniroshima, mon amour. An exhibition of photographs by acclaimed Cuban writer and photographer Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo. Watson Institute third floor. (Co-sponsored with Art at Watson)

Monday, 10/27: "Echoes of Violence: Postmemory and Indigenous Voice After the War in Peru." Jonathan Ritter, Andean Project Lecture Series, McKinney Conference Room, 12 PM.

Monday, 11/3: "Vernacular Sovereignties: Indigenous Women and World Politics in Ecuador." Manuela Picq, Andean Project Lecture Series, McKinney Conference Room, 4 PM.

Monday, 11/3: Escribir en Cuba en el siglo XXI (Writing in Cuba in the 21st Century). Acclaimed Cuban Novelist Leonardo Padura, talk in Spanish with simultaneous translation in English, Joukowsky Forum, 6 PM.

Tuesday, 11/4: Panel Discussion on Cuban Film Adaptations of Literature. Leonardo Padura and Lucia Lopez Coll. Kim Koo Library, 12 PM.

Friday, 11/14 and Saturday 11/15: Catching Up to the Future? Advances and Challenges in the Politics, Society and Social Policies of Contemporary Brazil. Conference featuring leading scholars of public policy innovations in Brazil, Joukowsky Forum, times TBA. In Collaboration with the Brown Brazil Initiative and the Office of Global Engagement.

Monday, 11/17: "Atrocities against Afro-Colombian Communities: Killings, Disappearances and Forced Displacement on Colombia’s Pacific Coast." Max Schoenig, McKinney Conference Room, 4 PM.

Monday, 11/17: Film Screenings of Dolly Back and Aventuras de Juan Quinquin. Cuban Film Series, Joukowsky Forum, 6:30-9 PM.

Thursday, 12/4: "Endogenous State Weakness: Paramilitaries and Electoral Politics in Rio de Janeiro." Daniel Hidalgo and Benjamin Lessing, location TBA, 5 PM. Co-Sponsored with the Watson Institute's Security Seminar Series.

Monday, 12/8: Lucia Film Screening. Cuban Film Series, Joukowsky Forum, 6:30-9 PM.