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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

Apr 25, 2014 4:59 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

What is Happening in Michoacán?

Peace has been shattered in Mexico’s state of Michoacán with armed strife between community militias and two drug trafficking organizations, los Caballeros Templarios and La Familia, which have had control of local politics and the economy. Mexico's federal government was prompted to heavily invest militarily and economically, while Michoacán's government foundered.  The press has been saturated with (often contradictory) accounts of the identities and motivations of the fighting groups and of the connection between local government and the drug trafficking organizations.  

Join us for a round table discussion with specialists in history, anthropology and human geography from El Colegio de Michoacán. Their interventions will offer ways of reading and discussing the shattered peace in Mexico's state Michoacán resulting from the drug trafficking violence.

Apr 28, 2014 6:00 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Brazil & International Relations

Speaker: AMBASSADOR ANA LUCY CABRAL PETERSEN, Consul General of Brazil in New York

In this session we will discuss Brazil's current foreign policy priorities with one of the country's top diplomats. This event is part of the course of Political, Social, and Economic Development of Brazil (Instructor: Sidney Nakahodo).

Apr 29, 2014 6:00 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Updating the Cuban Economic Model: Increasing Productivity as a Priority

Speaker: Yaima Doimeadios, Professor of Economics, University of Havana

The Cuban economy has achieved ambitious goals in terms of social development, but it now faces the challenge of making them economically sustainable. In the current situation of tight financial limitations, the only way out seems to be to increase productivity. What would be the most important changes to ensure this?

May 01, 2014 7:59 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

The Globalization of the Latino Diaspora and its Impact on Latin America

Speaker: Dr. Jose Moya, Professor of History, Barnard College

Commentator: Dr. Lisandro Perez, Professor & Chair, Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies

John Jay College, City University of New YorkDuring the last half century Latin America shifted its position in global migration from a major destination to one of the main sources. This presentation examines this dramatic inversion, the surge of emigration, its spatial spread within Latin America, movements between Latin American countries, the Latino population in the US, Europe, and beyond, and the impact of this diaspora on the homelands.


May 02, 2014 10:00 AM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Dialogue: Conditional Cash Transfers, Women and Children Some perspectives from Argentina

Speaker: Valeria Llobet, Tinker Visiting Professor at Barnard College, Professor of Human Rights, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina