Professor Iwan Morgan awarded the Commonwealth Fund Professorship in American History
Publication date: 13 May 2013
Dr Guillaume Long Appointed Ecuador's Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent
Publication date: 13 May 2013
The Government of Ecuador has announced that Dr Guillaume Long has been named Minister of Knowledge and Human Talent.Dr Long completed his MA and PhD while a student of the staff now at UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA).
Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship for Professor Roberto Gargarella
Publication date: 23 April 2013
UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship for Professor Roberto Gargarella (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina).
Two new additions to the Studies of the Americas series
Publication date: 5 April 2013
Seminar: 'After the Referendum: Where next for UK-Argentine relations?'
Publication date: 25 March 2013
photo copyright: P Pepper
Listen to the recording of the presentations and discussion that took place over the seminar that UCL-Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) held on March 20 on this divisive topic. The panel consisted of Prof Peter Willetts (City University, London; far right on image) and Prof Hal Klepak (Royal Military College of Canada and UCL-IA; far left on image); Fernando Iglesias (author, academic, journalist and politician; second from left). The panel was chaired by Celia Szusterman, Director of the Latin America Programme, The Institute for Statecraft, and
Associate Fellow, UCL - Institute of the Americas.
Professor Kevin Middlebrook's radio interview on Hugo Chavez' death
Publication date: 8 March 2013
Listen to Prof Kevin Middlebrook's interview to South African radio news program on the recent demise of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
Professor Kevin Middlebrook's radio interview on Mexican union leader's arrest on charges of embezzlement
Publication date: 28 February 2013
Listen to Prof Middlebrook's interview to BBC World Service's 'Newshour', on the recent arrest of Ms Elba Esther Gordillo, leader of Mexico's powerful teachers' union SNTE.
Dr Graham Woodgate appointed International Expert in Environmental Sociology for the Expo 2015 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life' in Milan
Publication date: 31 January 2013
Can the memory of Lincoln still unite a nation?
Publication date: 21 January 2013
Prof Kevin J Middlebrook on the illness of President Hugo Chavez and its political connotations
Publication date: 3 January 2013
This recent news article, which draws in part on an interview with Professor Kevin J. Middlebrook, assesses the possible political consequences of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's life-threatening illness.
X-Planet and Alain Garcia Artola at UCL-IA
Publication date: 17 December 2012
On December 13, UCL-IA had the pleasure of hosting Cuban/British hip-hop fusion X-Planet, feat. Cuban virtuoso Alain Garcia Artola. X Planet is the collaboration of Holly Holden (London) and Alayo Style (Santiago de Cuba). This project, born in Santiago de Cuba in June 2011, draws on a multitude of musical influences from the Caribbean and beyond. Having launched their debut album in Cuba in June 2012, X Planet are now ready to share their music with the world!
Prof Kevin Middlebrook's radio interview on President Chavez's health
Publication date: 13 December 2012
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recently named his preferred successor just before travelling to Cuba for a new operation to treat his cancer. Prof Kevin Middlebrook from UCL-Institute of the Americas looks at the implications for Venezuela. Listen to Prof Middlebrook's interview by the Austrian Broadcast Corporation (please scroll down to the appropriate article).
Dr Tony McCulloch on US Foreign Policy
Publication date: 13 December 2012
As President Barack Obama begins his second term in the White House, his administration will need to evaluate its many foreign policy agendas. Dr Tony McCulloch, Senior Fellow in North American Studies at UCL-IA, investigates the various challenges ahead for the president. He is to be published in Jane's Intelligence Review.
Colombia Peace Talks briefing
Publication date: 5 December 2012
On 30 November UCL-IA published a Policy Brief on the current peace talks between the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-Peoples’ Army (FARC-EP). This brief was prepared by Andrei Gomez Suarez (Sussex) and Par Engstrom (UCL-IA). The authors convened a group of experts at the UCL Institute of the Americas on 26 October 2012 to discuss the prospects for a negotiated end to the Colombian armed conflict.
New book published in the UCL Palgrave Studies of the Americas series
Publication date: 26 November 2012
We are pleased to announce the publication of a new title in the UCL Studies of the Americas series.
Prof Morgan speaking on Sem Fronteiras
Publication date: 12 November 2012
UCL Americas - our US politics specialist Iwan Morgan predicts Obama victory in 2012...
Publication date: 1 November 2012
... with significant repercussions for 2016 election. Dukascopy TV continues to countdown to the US election with an interview with US politics expert Professor Iwan Morgan. He tells Peter Lovegrove his predictions and why Republicans are unlikely to be conciliatory mood if results do not go their way.
Dr Par Engstrom Awarded Santander-Catalyst Award 2012
Publication date: 25 October 2012
UCL - Institute of
the Americas is proud to announce that the prestigious Santander-Catalyst
Award 2012 has been conferred
to our colleague, Dr Par Engstrom,
to support his research collaboration with the Instituto de Relações Internacionais of the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil.
Dr Engstrom’s visit is intended to facilitate the planning of a collaborative
research project on the impact of the Inter-American Human Rights Court and
Commission on human rights outcomes in Latin America, as well as future
research and student exchanges between UCL-IA and USP.
Launch of the new UCL Institute of the Americas
Publication date: 16 October 2012
Three new books published in the UCL-IA Palgrave Studies
Publication date: 21 September 2012
Three new books published in the UCL-IA Palgrave Studies of the Americas series edited by Professor Molyneux:
Professor Iwan Morgan on CNBC
Publication date: 6 September 2012
Professor Iwan Morgan (UCL Institute of the Americas) appeared on CNBC, describing the task for Obama as quite different from 2008, as he needs to give a vision and explaining why he deserves a second term:
Grant for Institute from the Foundation for Canadian Studies
Publication date: 30 August 2012
Two new publications by Professor Iwan Morgan
Publication date: 24 August 2012
Welcome to Dr David Sim
Publication date: 16 August 2012
The Institute of the Americas is pleased to welcome Dr David Sim. Dr Sim teaches US history with a particular focus on politics, diplomacy, imperialism and culture during the nineteenth century.
American Studies in the UK 2000 - 2010
Publication date: 9 August 2012
We are pleased to
announce the publication of a report on American Studies in the UK commissioned
by the British Association of American Studies in conjunction with the