Upcoming Events

Apr 21, 2014 1:00 PM, 115 Avery Hall, Columbia University

Periurban is a Place? Working on the Edges of Mexico City and Ixtepec

Speaker: Lynnette Widder, The Earth Institute


Apr 21, 2014 4:00 PM,

Mexican Mondays

Join us for the next Mexican Mondays meeting, 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.

Professor emerita Jean Franco will speak about “Biseccionado: Cultural consequences of a militarized border.” Her talk focuses on the shift in Mexican culture, formerly centered in Mexico City. She will document the growing importance of culture on the border, especially in Tijuana and its focus on the drug trade and on the specificity of border culture.



Apr 21, 2014 7:30 PM, Altschul Auditorium, 417 IAB

What is Happening in Venezuela? Student Movements, Protest & State Action

A public discussion with: 

Juan Requesens & Yeiker Guerra, Student Leaders
Ernesto Rangel, Documentary Producer
Daniel Wilkinson, Human Rights Watch
Jose Moya, Director, FOM and IL AS


Apr 22, 2014 6:10 PM, 457 Schermerhorn

Americas South Seminar: Dominant, Residual, and Emergent Political Forms

Speaker: Daniella Gandolfo, Wesleyan University 

Discussant: Julia Fierman, Columbia University

A Day in 'The Pit' (Lima, Peru)


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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

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