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Mar 10, 2014 4:00 PM,
Join us for the fourth Mexican Mondays meeting, a new 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.
March 10, Yuri Herrera - Mellon Fellow, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University: "Rescoldo, una narrativa de la insurrección"
Los invitamos a nuestro próximo Mexican Monday del 10 de marzo, donde Yuri Herrera hablará de "Rescoldo, una narrativa de la insurrección”. Se trata de una reflexión sobre cómo la novela de Antonio Estrada en torno a un período de la Segunda Cristiada (1934 y 1936) desafía ciertas nociones comunes sobre la lucha política en México, el papel de ciertos grupos indígenas y la relación de los cristeros con la iglesia católica.
Yuri Herrera es autor de la novela Trabajos del reino (2004), ganadora del Premio Binacional de Novela 2003 y seleccionada como mejor novela publicada en España con el premio Otras voces, otros ámbitos en 2008. Al año siguiente publicó Señales que precederán al fin del mundo, que en 2011 fue finalista del premio Rómulo Gallegos, y en 2013 publicó La transmigración de los cuerpos. Ha publicado también los relatos para niños ¡Éste es mi nahual!(2007) y Los ojos de Lía (2012). Yuri ha sido profesor de Narrativa y de Teoría literaria en varias universidades de México, Francia y Estados Unidos. Trabajó también en la Filmoteca de la UNAM, en publicidad y en investigación social, y es editor fundador de la revista literaria El perro. Obtuvo un Doctorado en Lengua y Literatura Hispana por la Universidad de California, Berkeley, una Maestría en Creación Literaria por la Universidad de Texas, El Paso, y una Licenciatura en Ciencias Políticas por la UNAM. Actualmente da clases de literatura hispanoamericana en la Universidad de Tulane, Nueva Orleans.
La plática será en español. Información sobre la novela Rescoldo, los últimos cristeros de Antonio Estrada de Antonio Estrada, y a la película basada en ésta: http://www.ediciones-encuentro.es/libro/rescoldo.html
Mar 10, 2014 6:00 PM,
Speaker: Maria Eduarda Tannuri Pianto, Professor of Economics, Universidade de Brasilia
In 2004, the University of Brasilia established racial quotas reserving 20% of available admissions slots for students who self-identified as black. A number of features of Brazil, including the nature of the university system and the existence of a racial continuum, make this an insightful opportunity to explore the effects of affirmative action in higher education. Using both data provided by the university and data collected by the authors, we find that racial quotas raised the proportion of black and dark-skinned students, and that displacing applicants were, by many measures, from families with significantly lower socioeconomic status than displaced applicants.
Mar 12, 2014 12:15 PM, IAB 707
Speaker: REBECCA WEITZ - SHAPIRO, Professor of Political Science, Brown University
When are citizens most likely to hold politicians accountable for wrongdoing? The literature emphasizes the important role that access to information plays in facilitating accountability, but we know far less about how variation in the quality of information affects citizens’ abilities to hold politicians to account. \We argue that accountability requires that voters have a capacity for discerning between more and less credible accusations of wrongdoing. Drawing on an original survey experiment in Brazil, we offer evidence that all citizens punish corruption allegations but that the ability to differentiate between those allegations varies across the population. In particular, highly educated respondents are more likely to punish credible accusations of corruption and to overlook less credible accusations of corruption.
Mar 13, 2014 1:00 PM,
Speaker: Samer Shousha, PhD Student, GSAS, Columbia University
Why emerging markets hold simultaneously very high levels of international reserves and short-term foreign liabilities? I argue that including international reserves as collateral for external borrowing in a small open economy model can explain this puzzling fact. I fi ndthat the model can get reserves to GDP levels similar to those of the big Latin American Countries under parameters close to what we usually see in the literature. Moreover, the optimal policy implies that the government accumulates reserves before a Sudden Stop and there is some depletion during it. Additionally, an alternative policy of keeping international reserves constant at its average level yields very similar results to the optimal policy during sudden stops, highlighting the stabilizing role of reserves even if Central Banks don't use them at all.
Mar 24, 2014 4:00 PM,
Speakers: Gabriel Negretto, Division of Political Studies, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas & Ana María Bejarano, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto & María Victoria Murillo, Department of Political Science, Columbia University & William Partlett, Columbia Law School, Columbia University
The Politics of Constitutional Change in Latin America. A presentation of the book Making Constitutions: Presidents, Parties, and Institutional Choice in Latin America.
Mar 24, 2014 4:00 PM,
Join us for the fifth Mexican Mondays meeting, a new 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.
March 24, Carlos Pereda - Emeritus Professor of Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM "Como hacer testimonios de violencias con poemas"
Mar 24, 2014 6:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard College 3rd Floor
Speaker: Benjamin Bryce, University of Toronto
Bryce discusses competing perspectives about the meaning of German ethnicity in the Americas, showing how parents, children, education bureaucrats, and religious leaders understood ethnicity in different ways and in so doing slowly created different forms of cultural pluralism. He stresses the importance of bilingualism and religious identities within the individual, group, and national construction of ethnicity and as key markers of cultural pluralism. The fears of community leaders and parents over both linguistic and denominational changes were central preoccupations in both Buenos Aires and Ontario in this period, and language and religion stand out as the two central pillars that defined ethnicity for many people.
Mar 25, 2014 9:00 PM, E. Gerald Corrigan Center, 12th Floor Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
Speaker: Almudena Bernabeu, International Attorney & Transitional Justice Program Director at the Center for Justice and Accountability
Dr. Bernabeu has worked on asylum and human rights cases for Amnesty International-Spain and researched and investigated cases before the European Court of Human Rights. She also serves as a board member at Equatorial Guinea Justice, a US based Human Rights organization. She is Vice-President of the Spanish Association for Human Rights (APDHE) and a member of the advisory board of the Peruvian Institute of Forensic Anthropology (EPAF), a group providing evidence on human rights violations investigations and prosecutions. Dr. Bernabeu holds a Law degree from the University of Valencia School of Law, where she specialized in Public International Law. In 2012, Ms. Bernabeu won the Katharine & George Alexander Law Prize.
Mar 27, 2014 2:00 PM,
Speaker: Maria Cecilia Oliveira, Visiting Scholar
Using a genealogical approach, this talk intends to present partial results of the PHD research entitled Millennium Development Goals and “Global Security”: the new nuances in international relations to an ecopolitics. In this case, the purpose is to stress the Brazilian political relevance in the creation of an global sustainable development agenda, evaluating the shifts of the environmental programs between the end of the 20th Century up to the present. At the same time, it is analyzed how a broader notion of security has been applied into an environmental context especially in the promotion of new concepts of development, social rights, safety and security policies.
Mar 28, 2014 2:00 PM, Teachers College
The two-day conference will bring together a wide range of stakeholders in the field of K-12 education for Latinos, including scholars, teachers, administrators, community-based organizations and students. Sessions and session topics are practically oriented and include culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy; family and community engagement; youth culture for teaching and learning; and, support structures for new immigrant students.