Events

Latin American Centre Seminars
Patience Schell, University of Aberdeen
24 October 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
Nineteenth-century natural history flourished in Chile thanks to a collaboration between foreign immigrants and Chileans, in a context of Chilean state support for natural history institutions and... Read more
Latin American Centre Seminars
Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University
31 October 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
“What motivates sympathy for people in distress in far-away places? Is the rise of humanitarianism recent or ancient? This lecture will explore the ways that global integration since the nineteenth... Read more
Latin American Centre Seminars
Monica Serrano, El Colegio de México
3 November 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
**Special Seminar - Please note this is a Friday** Although from the outset prohibitionist drug control policies have been at odds with human rights logics, academic research on the interaction... Read more
Latin American Centre Seminars
Sian Lazar, University of Cambridge
7 November 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
I will discuss my recent ethnographic work on the ethical lives and collective political action of two unions of state employees in Argentina. I examine how activists in both unions create themselves... Read more
Latin American Centre Seminars
Mahrukh Doctor, University of Hull
14 November 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
The main argument presented is that institutional modernisation is a slow and incremental process in Brazil. It draws on research recently published in Business-State Relations in Brazil: Challenges... Read more
Latin American Centre Seminars
Andreas Schedler, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE)
21 November 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
The common definition of “democratic consolidation” as a situation in which democracy has turned into “the only game in town” (Linz and Stepan 1996) describes a “self-reinforcing equilibrium” in... Read more
Latin American Centre Seminars
Luisa Feline Freier, Universidad del Pacífico (Peru)
28 November 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
In recent years the UNHCR has hailed Latin America as the new avant-garde of generous refugee protection. Is there evidence for significant liberalization of refugee legislation in the region and how... Read more