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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.

Oct 30, 2014 12:10 PM, 457 Schermerhorn Extension

Legislating Dissent: Race, Republicanism and the Public Sphere in Post Independence Nicaragua

Speaker: Justin Wolfe, Tulane University 

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

Oct 30, 2014 5:00 PM, Room 104, Jerome Greene Hall (435 West, 116th St)

The Argentine Supreme Court: A View from the Chief Justice

SpeakerDr. Ricardo Lorenzetti, The Honourable Chief Justice of Argentina

Dr. Ricardo Lorenzetti is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Argentina and a tenured Professor at the University of Buenos Aires. He holds several Doctor Honoris Causa awards from Argentine and Latin American universities, and is the author of more than 35 books and more than 150 articles in specialized law reviews. Amongst other distinctions, Lorenzetti serves as the Co-President of the United Nations Environment Programme´s World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability.

Oct 30, 2014 6:00 PM, Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd floor, Barnard Hall

Arts in the Cuban Diaspora

Drawings by: Arturo Rodriguez

Related Poetry by: Jose Kozer, Bruce Weber & Laura Tartakoff

Visual Presentation by: Alejandro Anreus

Afro-Cuban Jazz by : David Virelles 

Nov 05, 2014 8:30 AM,

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,

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 10, 2014 1:30 AM,

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: November 10: Soledad Loaeza, “The Cuban Revolution and the Failed Rehabilitation of the Mexican Revolution”

Nov 11, 2014 11:30 AM,

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.


Nov 11, 2014 4:00 PM,

Book Presentation: Fútbol, Jews, and the Making of Argentina

Author: Raanan Rein, Tel Aviv University

With comment from: Jose Moya, Barnard College; Federico Finchelstein, The New School