Upcoming Events

Sep 19, 2014 9:00 AM, International Affairs Building Room 1501, 420 West 118th St.

Latin America: Driving Change through Innovation

Sponsored by the Latin American Student Association (LASA) at SIPA

Interested in infrastructure, education, public sector management or human rights? Or just curious about Latin America & Caribbean regional boom? Come and join the discussion about innovations in these sectors throughout Latin America!

For more information on the annual conference, please visit:

Sep 19, 2014 10:59 AM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

New York City Latin American History Workshop

Sep 22, 2014 4:30 PM, 620 Dodge Hall

Mexican Mondays

Join us for the first Mexican Mondays meeting of the Fall 2014 semester. Mexican Mondays is a 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.

Septiembre 22: Lucía Pulido y Leopoldo Novoa, “Cruce de caminos, historias comunes de la identidad latinoamerica”

Los invitamos a nuestro primer Mexican Monday donde Lucía Pulido y Leopoldo Novoa nos deleitarán con la charla-concierto donde se abordará e ilustrará con canciones cómo Latinoamérica ha tenido, y sigue teniendo, desarrollos culturales e históricos comunes, lo que hace que las manifestaciones culturales siempre tengan lados que se tocan y entrelazan, aportando una profunda identidad común latinoamericana.

Esta charla-concierto tendrá lugar excepcionalmente en el Dodge Hall 620, que se encuentra en 2960 Broadway, a las 4.30pm. La liga contiene un mapa indicando el lugar:


Sep 23, 2014 12:30 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Roundtable Discussion on the 2014 Brazilian Presidential Elections

This year’s Brazilian presidential election has been a highly contested political battle with high stakes. Slowed economic growth, creeping inflation, corruption scandals across the political spectrum, the increasingly vocalized impatience of ordinary citizens with politics as usual, polarizing interpretations of the impacts of social programs, and other salient issues have created a very divisive political landscape. With the unexpected death of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, this landscape became even more complex and unpredictable, with a rapidly evolving election scenario that has vital implications for Brazil and the region´s future.  This roundtable convenes leading experts on Brazilian and Latin American politics and economics for a discussion of the stakes, potential outcomes, and implications of the elections for Brazil´s economic development and governance.

Moderator: Maria Victoria Murillo (Professor of Political Science & SIPA, Columbia University)


  • Taylor Boas (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston University)
  • Albert Fishlow (Professor Emeritus SIPA, Columbia University)
  • Marcelo Ridenti (Professor of Sociology, UNICAMP)
  • José A. Scheinkman (Professor of Economics, 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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