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Posted Jan 30, 2014

New Book by Associate Professor Regina Cortina is Published

Regina Cortina is Associate Professor of Education in the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her current research explores European aid to education in Latin America and its strategic importance for the field of international and comparative education. Dr Cortina studies the role of education in international development and poverty reduction, particularly focusing on ways in which greater opportunities can be created for marginalized groups.Her new book is called "The Education of Indigenous Citizens in Latin America"

Posted Nov 09, 2013

ILAS launches Center for Mexican Studies

Posted Sep 26, 2013

ILAS welcomes new visiting faculty

Posted Jul 01, 2013

Former Tinker Visiting Professor Gabriel Negretto publishes a book on constitutional change

Posted Jul 01, 2013

ILAS Welcomes New Director and Director of Graduate Studies

The Institute of Latin American Studies welcomes the new Director  Jose Moya and the new Director of Graduate Studies Gustavo S. Azenha. 

Upcoming Events

Mar 04, 2015 1:00 PM, 115 Avery Hall, Columbia University

Spatial Struggles of (and for) lo Publico: Changing Visions of Public Space in Bogota

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

Mar 04, 2015 6:10 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Petroleum Industry in Brazil: Governance, Performance and Politics

Speaker: Luiz Fernando Sanná Pinto, ILAS Visiting Scholar

In the midst of the steep fall oil prices, Petrobras is going through a major corruption scandal that not only has impacted Brazil's largest company, but that has also shaken Dilma's administration just as she starts her second term. Where will it end? This event is part of the course of Political, Social, and Economic Development in Brazil (Instructor Sidney Nakahodo).

Mar 04, 2015 7:00 PM, International Affairs Building Room 1501, 420 West 118th St.

A Screening of ‘Oil & Water’, Q&A and Panel Discussion at Columbia University

David Poritz, the humanitarian volunteer and social entrepreneur featured in “Oil and Water” will answer questions about his experiences with oil development in the Amazon and raising the bar for the oil and gas industry with voluntary standards and certification of best practices.

Panel Discussion

Lisa Sachs, Director of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

Elsa Stamatopoulou, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

Josh Fisher, Director of the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity and Professor of Environmental Conflict Resolution

Mar 05, 2015 12:59 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Governmental Elites & the Politics of Policymaking: Continuity & Change at the Top of the Brazilian Federal Government (1985-2014)

Speaker: Daniel De Bonis, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at SIPA/Columbia University 

Our study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the processes that lead to variation on the social, political and professional background of the individuals appointed to senior public positions in Brazil since redemocratization in 1985. In order to do that, we propose a typology of “logics of recruitment” to senior positions: party political, bureucratic and professional. We then proceed to test how political change at the presidential and ministerial levels helps to explain patterns of change and continuity in these logics, using a sample of Brazilian federal ministries and agencies across different administrations and policy areas. The impacts of these patterns on policymaking are also analyzed.

Mar 05, 2015 7:00 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Participatory Constitution Making and Democracy: Insights from the Andes

Speaker: Professor Ana Maria Bejarano, University of Toronto

This event is part of the University Seminar in Latin America