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Mar 31, 2015 6:30 PM, 457 Schermerhorn Extension

(Un)natural Disasters: Drought and Distributive Politics in Brazil

This event is part of the Americas South Seminar. 

Apr 01, 2015 1:00 PM, 115 Avery Hall, Columbia University

Infrastructure and Citizenship: The Politics of Transportation Reform in Mexico City

This event is part of the Latin Lab Brown Bag Series. 

Apr 02, 2015 1:00 PM,

The German Threat: Vargas' Nationalization Project & German Minorities

Speaker: Vinicius Bivar Marra Pereira, MA Candidate at Columbia University

The 1930s witnessed an unprecedented rise of nationalist ideas, which had a decisive impact on the way nations perceived themselves and related with others. Vargas’ Regime can be included in this trend, especially after 1937 when the previously constitutional ruler converted himself into a dictator. Brazil was, however, a nation of immigrants who, in different levels, remained connected with their roots abroad. The aim of this talk is to analyze the interaction between the Brazilian authorities and one of these groups, namely the Germans, who due to their poor assimilation, became one of the main targets of Vargas' nationalization campaign.

Apr 02, 2015 7:00 PM, 138 Horace Mann, Teachers College, Columbia University

Building Bridges: Museums, Communities, and Latin American Art

A panel with Remei Capdevila (El Museo del Barrio) Nung-Hsin Hu (Queens Museum) and Olga Hubard (Columbia University).

Apr 02, 2015 7:00 PM,

Change in the Dominican Republic Party System, 1966-2015

Speaker: Christopher Mitchell, New York University; Commentator: Ambassador Bernardo Vega, President, Dominican Academy of History

2016 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the political party system that made its debut in the Dominican elections of 1966. Over nearly five decades, the party system’s configuration has passed through periods of single-party dominance, two-party rivalry, and three-party competition. The sequence, sources and policy effects of this structural evolution will be concisely examined. This event is part of the University Seminar on Latin America

Apr 08, 2015 4:00 PM,

Tupac Amaru Rebellion, 1780-1783 An Atlantic Revolution?

Speaker: Professor Charles Walker, University Of California, Davis

Analyses of revolutions in twentieth century Latin America have often focused on their nature and roots. This talk will discuss the massive Andean rebellion of 1780-1783 in light of what are often called Atlantic Revolutions including independence in the United States, the French Revolution, and the Haitian Revolution. Professor Walker poses the question of whether the Tupac Amaru Rebellion should be considered an Atlantic Revolution, as well as the arguments for and against such a perspective.

Apr 08, 2015 6:00 PM, Diana Center, LL103, Barnard College

Why Haiti Needs a Higher Love V: Meditations on VooDoo Doll

Speaker: Gina A. Ulysse, Wesleyan University

This event is part of the Translating Hispaniola Speaker Series.

Apr 14, 2015 6:30 PM, 457 Schermerhorn Extension

Modernity at the Frontier: Amazonian Perspectivism and Inhibited Synthesis

This event is part of the Americas South Seminar.

Apr 16, 2015 1:00 PM,

Representations of Brazilianess at Brazilian Film Festivals in New York

Speaker: Marcia de Castro Borges, UFSM Doctoral Candidate

The presentation will refer to representations of 'Brazilianness' in the audience of Brazilian film festivals in New York (MOMA Premiére Brazil and BRAFF), analyzing representations socially constructed by different generations of Brazilian migrants, through ethnographic observation and memory register combined into a reception study in Cinema. We consider the self representation of Brazilians, mediated by external agents and their personal trajectory, endorses or renounces ethno-cultural issues of origin, providing unique identity representations. In this context we seek to be engaged with the academics texts about the Brazilian Identity and Migration outside the country, with the goal to start a specific discussion on the transnational identity (in the Brazilian case) and its representations in interaction with film productions.

Apr 17, 2015 11:00 AM,

Lynching, Religion and Politics in Twentieth-Century Puebla

Speaker: Gema Santamaria, New School

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