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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

Nov 24, 2014 5:00 PM, Kent Hall 413

Ayotzinapa: A Public Discussion on Violence in Mexico

Speaker: Pablo Bensen; Jorge Castaneda (NYU); Paul Gillingham (Northwestern); Claudio Lomnitz (Columbia); Natalia Mendoza (Columbia); Pablo Piccato (Columbia); Victoria Sanford (CUNY)

Our aim is to place, through an interdisciplinary discussion, the recent violent disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa into the historical and regional perspective, to offer possibilities of resolution, and to show our support to the victims and their families. 

Dec 01, 2014 4:30 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Mexican Mondays

Join us for the next Mexican Mondays meeting, 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.

UPDATED: December 1: Soledad Loaeza, “The Cuban Revolution and the Failed Rehabilitation of the Mexican Revolution”

Dec 03, 2014 6:00 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Economic Perspectives for Brazil in 2015

Speaker: Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Chief Economist of ICY Canyon and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil

After the World Cup and the presidential election, Brazil starts preparing for a new cycle. In this session we will discuss the perspectives for the country's economy in a context where markets expect a though year in 2015. This event is part of the course of Political, Social, and Economic Development in Brazil (Instructor Sidney N. Nakahodo).

Dec 04, 2014 7:00 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Consulta Previa: The Perils And Promise Of

Speakers: Dr. ChistopherSabatini (Americas Society/Council Of The Americas) and Dr. Monique Segarra (Bard College)


In the past decade, a little known international convention, ILO 169, has become a flash point for social conflict in the region, pitting communities against investors in natural resource extraction and infrastructure—and leaving governments struggling to define and implement the provisions locally.  The ILO provision establishes the right of indigenous communities to be consulted on any policy that is determined to affect their culture, a right interpreted to include collective land ownership.  Since its approval, Colombia (1991), Peru (1995), Guatemala (1996), and Chile (2009) have ratified the treaty, but have since struggled to develop the laws, regulations, and state capacity to enforce ILO 169.

Jan 30, 2015 11:00 AM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

The Untold Story of a Revolutionary Barbershop: Texts and Reading Networks in La Guaira, Venezuela, 1797

Speaker: Cristina Soriano, Villanova University

This event is part of the New York City Latin American Workshop.