CLACS Fall 2014 Events

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. Location TBA, 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.

Thursday, 10/30: Entropía Film Screening. Cuban Film Series, Joukowsky Forum, 6:30 PM

Monday, 11/3: "Vernacular Sovereignties: Indigenous Women and World Politics in Ecuador." Manuela Picq, Andean Project Lecture Series, McKinney Conference Room, 12 PM.

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

Tuesday, 11/4: Round Table Discussion on Contemporary Cuban Film and Literature. Featuring critically acclaimed Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura and screenwriter Lucia Lopez Coll, with Brown University professors Jennifer Lambe, Daniel Rodriguez, Sarah Thomas and Esther Whitfield. Kim Koo Library, 12 PM. Discussion will be held in Spanish. Lunch will be served.

Monday, 11/10: “Civil Society and Alternative Blogosphere in Cuba Today: Freedom or Status Quo?” Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, IWP Visiting Fellow. Joukowsky Forum, 6 PM. (Co-sponsored by the Department of Literary Arts)

Wednesday, 11/12: Memorias del desarrollo Film Screening and Q&A with director Miguel Coyula. Cuba Film Series, Joukowsky Forum, 6:30 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 Schoening, McKinney Conference Room, 4 PM.

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

Tuesday, 11/18: "The Congress in Colombia: Information for Political Representation and Accountability." Laura Wills-Otero, (Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá) McKinney Conference Room, 4 PM. 

Wednesday, 11/19: #AYOTZINAPA a teach-in on Mexico's missing students, featuring Janice Gallagher, Paula Martinez Gutierrez, Atenea Rosado-Viurques, Camila Ruiz Segovia, and Richard Snyder. Kassar House, Foxboro Auditorium, 5:30 PM. 

Friday, 11/21: Chinese-Latin American Relations: Toward a More Sustainable Paradigm in a Warming World? Conference, Joukowsky Forum, 9 AM-12 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.