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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 26, 2015 1:00 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

The Rise & Retreat of Globalized Capitalism: A Study of Telecommunication Multinationals in Brazil

Speaker: Jawdat Abu-el-haj, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil

The study compares three development models that guided the relationship between the state and the private sector in Brazil. The hypothesis is that all three followed a similar trend by focusing on building large corporations, but failed to promote equal and balanced internal development. Consequently, Brazil suffered unstable cyclical development that perpetuated a lag in infrastructure and industrial capacities.

Mar 31, 2015 6:30 PM, 457 Schermerhorn Extension

(Un)natural Disasters: Drought and Distributive Politics in Brazil

This event is part of the Americas South Seminar. 

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 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).