Events


SEP
27
Date:
Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
305 International Center
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Jessica Martinez-Cruz

Professor at the Interdisciplinary Gender Program, Universidad Centroamericana, Managua, Nicaragua

Date:
Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
Abrams Planetarium
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Dr. Gabrielle Vail specializes in Mayan archaeology, epigraphy, and ethno-history. Deciphering indigenous astronomies and cosmologies as seen in pre-Hispanic Mayan texts and textile designs will be the focus of her talk. Vali teaches at UNC, Chapel Hill where she is the Program Director for InHerit: Passed to Present Research Labs of Archaeology

OCT
5
Date:
Thursday, 05 Oct 2017
Time:
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location:
1420 BPS
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Valeria Souza

Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology

Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

OCT
11
Date:
Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Conference Center
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Henry Cisneros, PhD, currently Co-Chairs the Bipartisan Policy Center's Immigration Task Force.

He is a four-time Mayor of San Antonio, TX, and has served as the United States Secretary of
Housing and Urban Development, and Deputy Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Cisneros is the author of 14 books, including Urban Real Estate Investment: A New Era of Opportunity,
Latinos and the Nation's Future, and Interwoven Destines, Cities and the Nation.
He has a PhD in Public Administration from The George Washington University.

Date:
Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017
Time:
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
South Kedzie 107
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Art Historian Dr. Kelly Donahue-Wallace specializes in the history of prints in eighteenth-century Spain and Mexico and the function of prints in the colonial context. A professor at the University of North Texas, she recently published Jeronimo Antonio Gil and the Spirit of the Spanish Enlightenment. 

OCT
18
Date:
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Geoff Ramsey, Washington Office on Latin America

Date:
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Geoff Ramsey is the WOLA Associate for Venezuela. He is an avid observer of the situation in Venezuela—having helped coordinate WOLA's response to and coverage of the December 2015 legislative elections from Caracas—as well as a regular contributor to WOLA's Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights blog. Previously, he worked as WOLA's Research and Communications Associate, preparing analysis of some of the hemisphere's most pressing human rights, drug policy, and security issues.

Before joining WOLA, Mr. Ramsey carried out consulting work as a researcher for the Open Society Foundation's Latin America Program. His most recent work involved monitoring civil society advocacy for and implementation of 2013 drug policy reforms in Uruguay, where he lived for two years. Prior to that he lived in Colombia and Brazil, where he researched and reported on regional insecurity issues for InSight Crime.

Mr. Ramsey earned an M.A. in International Affairs from the American University School of International Service, as well a B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Spanish from AU.

NOV
1
Date:
Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Joel Betts, graduate student, MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, looks at these issues in the Rama-Kriol territory in southeast Nicaragua

NOV
8
Date:
Wednesday, 08 Nov 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Victoria Langland holds a joint position in History and Romance Languages and Literatures and is currently serving as the Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  She specializes in twentieth-century Latin American history, especially the Southern Cone, and writes about dictatorships, gender, the uses of memory, student and other social movements, and, more generally, the intersections of culture and power. She is the author of Speaking of Flowers: Student Movements and the Making and Remembering of 1968 in Military Brazil (Duke University Press, 2013) and the co-editor of Monumentos, Memoriales y Marcas Territoriales (Siglo XXI, 2003).  She is also co-editing an updated version of The Brazil Reader: History, Culture, Politics (under contract, Duke University Press). Langland's current research project is a history of breastfeeding in Brazil that looks at how cultural understandings, public policies, formula marketing and other factors have transformed popular beliefs and practices about infant nutrition and women's bodies over time.  Before coming to the University of Michigan, she was on the faculty at the University of California, Davis and at Lafayette College.

MAR
14
Date:
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
Department:
Latin American Studies Center
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Nieves Tapia from Argentina