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Apr 16, 2014 11:30 AM,

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

Apr 17, 2014 6:00 PM,

Mexican Energy Reform and its Prospects

Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy an the Institute of Latin American Studies for a presentation and discussion with Adrian Lajous, CGEP Fellow and former Director General of Pemex (CEO) and Chairman of the boards of the Pemex group. Last year, Mexico's legislature passed historic reforms for the energy sector, with the aim of opening the way for much-needed foreign direct investment to the nationalized energy industry for the first time since 1938. Mr. Lajouswill discuss the prospects and challenges confronting Mexico's energy reform and the implications for the oil, gas and power sectors. Center Director Jason Bordoffwill moderate the discussion following the presentation.  RSVP is required

RSVP: energypolicy.columbia.edu/events-calendar

Apr 18, 2014 12:00 PM,

Modernizing the Housing Market in the Era of Developmentalism: Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro 60's

Speaker: Leandro Benmergui, Bucknell University

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

Free and open to the public. Discussions are based on pre-circulated papers prepared by each presenter. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to be placed on the mailing list to receive the papers, which are circulated one week prior to each meeting.


Apr 21, 2014 1:00 PM, 115 Avery Hall, Columbia University

Periurban is a Place? Working on the Edges of Mexico City and Ixtepec

Speaker: Lynnette Widder, The Earth Institute


Apr 21, 2014 4:00 PM,

Mexican Mondays

Join us for the next 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.

April 21 -Jean Franco, Professor Emerita, Columbia University- "Biseccionado: Cultural Consequences of a Militarized Border"

Apr 21, 2014 7:30 PM, Altschul Auditorium, 417 IAB

What is Happening in Venezuela? Student Movements, Protest & State Action

A public discussion with: 

Juan Requesens & Yeiker Guerra, Student Leaders
Ernesto Rangel, Documentary Producer
Daniel Wilkinson, Human Rights Watch
Jose Moya, Director, FOM and IL AS


Apr 22, 2014 6:10 PM, 457 Schermerhorn

Americas South Seminar: Dominant, Residual, and Emergent Political Forms

Speaker: Daniella Gandolfo, Wesleyan University 

Discussant: Julia Fierman, Columbia University

A Day in 'The Pit' (Lima, Peru)


Apr 23, 2014 3:31 PM,

Elections in Brazil

Speaker: Paulo Sotero, Director of theBrazil Instituteof the Wilson center

Description: The reelection of President Dilma Rousseff seemed like a done deal a few months ago. The outcome became less clear after the wave of protests started in 2013. In this session we will discuss the changes ahead of the electoral race and the foreseeable challenges to the upcoming administration.This event is part of the course of Political, Social, and Economic Development of Brazil (Instructor: Sidney Nakahodo)

Apr 24, 2014 1:00 PM,

Recent Patterns of Alcohol and Illegal Drug Use in Brazilian Youth & Adults

Speaker: Silvia Martins, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health

In this proposed presentation I plan to present findings on recent patterns of alcohol and illegal drug use obtained in studies conducted with middle and high-school students in the 27 Brazilian capitals, patterns of alcohol and drug use among Brazil college students as well as patterns of alcohol and drug use in the general adult population in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. Particularly, I will discuss in depth the relationship between binge-drinking and socio-economic status among Brazilian youth in Brazil's 5 geo-economic regions. I will also present data on drug use transitions among Brazilian university students and report on the patterns of DSM-5 alcohol and tobacco use disorders among adult alcohol and tobacco users in São Paulo, Brazil.

Apr 24, 2014 7:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard College 3rd Floor

Latin Americans in Italy: Migration, Religion, and Gender

Speaker: Valentina Napolitano, University of Toronto

Based on fieldwork among Catholic Latin American migrants (mainly women working in the care labor sector) and religious orders in Rome, Professor Napolitano argues that current Latin American migration to Italy is an Atlantic Return from the Americas that holds the possibility for rejuvenation of the Catholic Church, while also generating anxieties over its possible pollution. Unlike existing anthropological and sociological approaches on transnational migration, religion and Catholicism, which stress a tension between structure and agency and the experience of lived religion of a given community, she explores migrant itineraries as threads of gendered affective labor, and devotional affects as they intersect and re-craft particular histories and materialities of Catholicism and of transnational migration.