Past Events

May 12, 2014 6:00 PM,

Book Presentation at ILAS: The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War

Book presentation at ILAS:

Federico Finchelstein, History Department, New School

The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War (Oxford University Press)

with comments from: 

José Moya, Barnard and ILAS Director
Nara Milanich, Barnard College
Enzo Traverso, Cornell University
Daniel Kressel, Columbia University
Pablo Piccato, Columbia University


May 05, 2014 4:00 PM,

Mexican Mondays

Join us for the last Mexican Mondays meeting of the spring 2014 semester, a new series hosted by the Center for Mexican Studies and the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures to discuss new publications, current affairs, and more.

Sabina Berman - playwright, storyteller, essayist, and film and theater director will delight us with an original piece discussing the “yada yada…”, known in Spanish as the “bla bla bla…” La plática será en español.

Sabina Berman is a playwright, storyteller, essayist, and film and theater director. Lauded for her poetry, short stories, newspaper articles and plays, she has the honor of being awarded the Mexican Theater Prize Juan Ruiz de Alarcon four times in 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2008. She also won  the National Journalism Award twice, in 1999 and 2007. Sabina’s cultural, linguistic, national and religious identity define her work, which deals with human and animal diversity in an attempt for domination. Her style features humor and irony, the distrust of official discourse, subversion, the need to transcend sexual and theatrical boundaries, and the use of language. Her plays have been staged in the Americas. Among her written plays are El narco negocia con Dios (staged in 2012), Feliz nuevo siglo doctor Freud (2002), La bobe (1990), Entre Pancho Villa y una mujer desnuda (1993) and Muerte súbita (1989). Her novel La mujer que buceó dentro del corazón del mundo (2010) has been translated into 11 languages.Sabina was born in Mexico City, into an Eastern European Jewish family. She studied Mexican literature and psychology at the Universidad Iberoamericana, and was trained in the theatrical arts.

May 02, 2014 10:00 AM,

Dialogue: Conditional Cash Transfers, Women and Children Some perspectives from Argentina

Speaker: Valeria Llobet, Tinker Visiting Professor at Barnard College, Professor of Human Rights, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina

May 01, 2014 7:59 PM,

The Globalization of the Latino Diaspora and its Impact on Latin America

Speaker: Dr. Jose Moya, Professor of History, Barnard College

Commentator: Dr. Lisandro Perez, Professor & Chair, Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies

John Jay College, City University of New YorkDuring the last half century Latin America shifted its position in global migration from a major destination to one of the main sources. This presentation examines this dramatic inversion, the surge of emigration, its spatial spread within Latin America, movements between Latin American countries, the Latino population in the US, Europe, and beyond, and the impact of this diaspora on the homelands.


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