CLACS Spring 2015 Events

Monday, 2/2: En un barrio viejo, Ociel del toa, and La primera carga al machete Film Screenings. Joukowsky Forum, 7:30 - 10:00 PM. Part of the Cuban Film Series. To be re-scheduled at a later date. 

Wednesday, 2/4: “Obama’s Cuba Policy: The Top Secret History Behind the Historic Breakthrough in U.S.-Cuban Relations.” Peter Kornbluh (National Security Archive), Joukowsky Forum, noon. Part of the Counterpoints: Cuba in Transition Series and co-sponsored by the Security Studies Seminar Series. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, 2/10: Food Chains Film Screening. Wilson Hall Room 102, 4:30 PM. Sponsored by the Latino Heritage Series and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Tuesday, 2/10: Secundaria Film Screening. Followed by Q&A with Director, Co-Producer, Camera, and Editor Mary Jane Doherty. Joukowsky Forum, 6:30 PM. Part of the CLACS Cuban Film Series

Wednesday, 2/25: "The Countdown to the 2015 UN Climate Summit in Paris: Assessing Latin America’s Importance and Leadership." The event is organized by Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Joukowsky Forum, 9 AM - 11:30 AM. Lunch will be provided.

Monday, 3/2: "The Legitimacy of Recuperated Enterprises in Argentina: A Moral Economy Approach." Graduate Program in Development Fellow Julián Rebón (Universidad de Buenos Aires), McKinney Conference Room, noon. Lunch will be provided

Monday, 3/2: “Why Do Citizens Vote for Criminals and Human Rights Abusers? Theory and Evidence From Guatemala.” Regina Bateson (MIT), Joukowsky Forum, 5 PM. Co-sponsored with the Watson Institute’s Security Series. 

Friday, 3/6: Argentina at a Crossroads? Perspectives on Argentine Politics. A conference featuring Mark Healey (University of Connecticut), José Itzigsohn (Brown University), Verónica Pérez (Universidad Nacional de San Martín), and Julián Rebón (Universidad de Buenos Aires). Joukowsky Forum, 12:00-2:00 PM. Lunch will be providedThe conference will be held in Spanish and English.

Monday, 3/9: “Decolonization in Plurinational Bolivia.” Nancy Postero, Andean Lecture Series, Joukowsky Forum, 4 PM.

Monday, 3/9: El hombre de Maisinicú Film Screening. Cuba Film Series, Joukowsky Forum, 6:30 - 9:00 PM.

Wednesday, 3/11: "¿Estado versus mercado? Articulaciones público-privadas en el transporte ferroviario de pasajeros del área metropolitana de Buenos Aires: Argentina 1990-2013." CLACS Sarmiento Fellow Verónica Pérez (Universidad Nacional de San Martín), Kim Koo Library, noon. Lunch will be provided. The talk will be held in Spanish. 

Monday, 3/16: "Drivers and Consequences of the Expansion of Mechanized Agriculture in Mato Grosso, Brazil." Leah VanWey (Department of Sociology), McKinney Conference Room, noon. Part of the CLACS Affiliated Faculty Lecture Series. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, 3/17: “Infrastructure and Citizenship: The Politics of Transportation Reform in Mexico City.” Oscar Sosa (University of California at Berkeley), McKinney Conference Room, noon. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, 3/19: “Bordering on the Americas.” Esther Whitfield (Department of Comparative Literature) and Patricia Ybarra (Department of Theater Arts and Performance Studies). Joukowsky Forum, noon. Part of the CLACS Affiliated Faculty Lecture Series. Lunch will be provided.

Thursday, 4/2: Notes from Underground: History Inside the Cerro Rico de Potosi.Kris Lane (Tulane University). MacMillan Reading Room, John Carter Brown Library, 5 PM. Part of the Andean Lecture Series.

Friday, 4/3: Radical Caribbean Thought, Decolonization and the Struggle for the Human.” Anthony Bogues (Department of Africana Studies). McKinney Conference Room, noon. Part of the CLACS Affiliated Faculty Lecture Series. Lunch will be provided. 

Tuesday, 4/7: "Not Blacks, But Citizens: Race and Revolution in Cuba, 1959-2015." Devyn Spence Benson (Louisiana State University), Kim Koo Library, noon. Lunch will be provided. 

Thursday, 4/9: Making Andean Music: Indigenous Craftsmanship and Sound Ecology in Highland Peru.Joshua Tucker (Department of Music), McKinney Conference Room, noon. Part of the CLACS Affiliated Faculty Lecture Series. Lunch will be provided. 

Monday, 4/13: "Dangerous Truths: Latin American Truth Commissions in Comparative Perspective." Steve Stern, McKinney Conference Room, noon. Part of the Andean Project Lecture Series. Lunch will be provided. 

Monday, 4/13: ...Y tenemos sabor and De cierta manera Film Screenings. Joukowsky Forum, 7:30 - 10:00 PM. Part of the CLACS Cuban Film Series.

Tuesday, 4/14: Black Land Loss and the Paradox of Citizenship in the Americas. Keisha-Khan Perry (Department of Africana Studies), McKinney Conference Room, noon. Part of the CLACS Affiliated Faculty Lecture Series. Lunch will be provided.

Friday, 4/24: “Castroism after Castro: Cuba totalitarian self-transition, from power to power.” Rosa María Payá, Joukowsky Forum, 7:30 p.m. Part of the Counterpoints: Cuba in Transition Series. Please note that this talk will be offered in Spanish.

Wednesday, 4/29 - Thursday, 4/30: Declining Inequality in Latin America: Are the Good Times Over? Conference on the challenges of equity and distribution facing the region. Joukowsky Forum. Co-sponsored with the Watson Institute.