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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

Oct 24, 2014 12:10 PM, 457 Schermerhorn Extension

A Long Strange Trip: Latin America's Global Drugs

Speaker: Paul Gootenberg, Stony Brook Univeristy 

This event is part of the Americas South Seminar: Dominant, Residual, and Emergent Political Forms.

Nov 05, 2014 8:30 AM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

What is Happening with the Media in Venezuela?

Speaker: Sergio Dahbar, Journalist and Writer

A conversation in Spanish and English with Sergio Dahbar about the situation of the media in present day Venezuela.  Dahbar is a journalist, writer and former editor of El Nacional, one of Caraca's principal newspaper. 

Hosted by the Greater Caribbean Studies Center

Nov 05, 2014 11:00 AM, Avery Hall, Columbia University

Brazil's Electricity Reform and the Overlooked Developmental State

Speaker: Amanda Bradshaw

The Latin Lab Brown Bag Series (LBS) are happenings where international scholars introduce issues on Latin American spatial practices.

Nov 06, 2014 6:00 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

From 1996 to 2666: Reflections on the Contemporary Spanish American Novel

Speaker: Juan Decastro, The New School for Liberal Arts

Among the texts discussed in this presentation are the novels and manifestos published by the so-called “Crack” Mexican novelists—Jorge Volpi, Ignacio Padilla, et. al.—the McOndo pop- leaning writers from throughout Latin America led by the Chilean novelist Alberto Fuguet, and the early novels of Roberto Bolaño. These writers captured the imagination of the region’s readers and critics in the annus mirabilis of 1996. 2666, the titular year of Bolaño’s posthumous masterwork, represents developments in the region’s narrative during the last eighteen years, and completes the framework used in these reflections about the contemporary Spanish American novel.

Nov 11, 2014 11:30 AM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

Information Session_BA/MA Program in Latin American Studies

SpeakerGustavo S. Azenha, Director of Graduate Studies

We would like to invite all Columbia undergraduates who wish to earn a Master in Regional Studies - Latin America and the Caribbean (MARSLAC).  We will discuss the application process, requirements, and the curriculum.