Upcoming Events

Apr 01, 2015 1:00 PM, 115 Avery Hall, Columbia University

Infrastructure and Citizenship: The Politics of Transportation Reform in Mexico City

This event is part of the Latin Lab Brown Bag Series. 

Apr 02, 2015 8:30 AM, Buell Hall and Knox Hall

Emergent Forms of Religious Life in Contemporary Mexico

Mexico's democratic transition of the past three decades has caused deep structural change at all levels of society, including religious belief, organizationand practice.  This two-day seminar explores the emergent religious forms in contemporary Mexican public life.

Free & open to the public.  Program and registration:

Apr 02, 2015 1:00 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

The German Threat: Vargas' Nationalization Project & German Minorities

Speaker: Vinicius Bivar Marra Pereira, MA Candidate at Columbia University

The 1930s witnessed an unprecedented rise of nationalist ideas, which had a decisive impact on the way nations perceived themselves and related with others. Vargas’ Regime can be included in this trend, especially after 1937 when the previously constitutional ruler converted himself into a dictator. Brazil was, however, a nation of immigrants who, in different levels, remained connected with their roots abroad. The aim of this talk is to analyze the interaction between the Brazilian authorities and one of these groups, namely the Germans, who due to their poor assimilation, became one of the main targets of Vargas' nationalization campaign.

Apr 02, 2015 7:00 PM, 138 Horace Mann, Teachers College, Columbia University

Building Bridges: Museums, Communities, and Latin American Art

A panel with Remei Capdevila (El Museo del Barrio) Nung-Hsin Hu (Queens Museum) and Olga Hubard (Columbia University).

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MA in Latin American Studies

MA in Latin American Studies

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Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia

Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia

The first of its kind in an Ivy League University. Professor Claudio Lomnitz, Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology is the Director of the Center.

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K-12 Outreach

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Undergraduate Major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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