The Jeremy Bentham PhD Studentship at the UCL Institute of the Americas
Publication date: 4 December 2013
The UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce its newly established Jeremy Bentham PhD Studentship. This fully funded three-year studentship covers fees as well as offering a stipend of £15,863.
London Latin American Film Festival 2013 at UCL-Institute of the Americas
Publication date: 3 December 2013
One of our missions at UCL Institute of the Americas is to highlight the presence, the importance and the cultural and social impact of the Latin American community in London and the UK, and to foster dialogue and knowledge exchange with and between the different communities of the Americas. It has been our privilege to collaborate with the London Latin American Film Festival (LLAFF) since 2012. For the Festival’s 2013 edition, we were glad to host the screening of two of this year’s films: ‘We Women Warriors’ (Dir. Nicole Karsin , USA/Colombia 2012) and ‘Unseen Colombia’ (Dir. Unai Aranzad, Colombia/Spain, 2012) on November 22, both to full-house attendance and great acclaim.
Masters dissertation prizes
Publication date: 29 November 2013
The UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce the award of its masters dissertation prizes.
The prize for the best dissertation on a Latin American and Caribbean topic was awarded to:
Appointment of Dr Dylan Vernon, former UCL-IA student, as Belize's Ambassador to the EU
Publication date: 28 November 2013
Congratulations to Dr Dylan Vernon, former research student at the Institute of the Americas, who has recently been appointed Belizean Ambassador to the European Union. Dylan completed his PhD on Clientelism and Democracy in the Modern Politics of Belize at the Institute, under the supervision of Prof Kevin Middlebrook, in July 2013. He takes up his post in Brussels on Monday and in the coming months will also be accredited as Belize's representative to the World Trade Organisation and as non-resident ambassador to several European state. We wish him every success in his career.
PhD Studentships at UCL Institute of the Americas
Publication date: 22 November 2013
The London Arts and Humanities Partnership is pleased to invite applications from outstanding candidates for AHRC/LAHP Doctoral Training Awards for 2014-15 entry. Up to 80 studentships are available for postgraduate research students studying Arts & Humanities at University College London, King's College London, or School of Advanced Study (University of London) from London Arts & Humanities Partnership (AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership) 2014.
Now Published: UCL Institute of the Americas October 2013 Newsletter
Publication date: 9 October 2013
New fellowship - Professor Martin Halliwell will research American medicine and psychiatry
Publication date: 9 October 2013
Professor Kevin Middlebrook's radio interview on Brazilian President Roussef's postponed visit to the USA
Publication date: 24 September 2013
Listen here to Prof Kevin Middlebrook's radio interview on Brazilian President Roussef's decision to postpone her state visit to the US, pending clarification of US secret interception of her electronic communications and communications involving Petrobras.
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships 2014
Publication date: 20 August 2013
We are pleased to consider applications from candidates interested in holding British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships at the UCL Institute of the Americas from October 2014.
We particularly welcome applications from candidates with research interests in one or more of our research clusters http://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/research-fields
The BA deadline for outline applications is 9 October 2013, with application forms available from the e-GAP system from 28 August 2013.
UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce that three Santander Scholarship Awards of £5,000 are available, on a competitive basis, to Latin American Masters' students applying for entry in 2013
Publication date: 9 July 2013
Professor Kevin Middlebrook's radio interview on Bolivian President's flight diversion
Publication date: 4 July 2013
Listen to Prof Middlebrook's radio interview to Voice of Russia on the implications to Latin-America - Europe relations after the diversion suffered by the aircraft carrying Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, on July 3, due to the refusal of various European countries to allow his airplane to enter their airspace.
New MSc in International Relations of the Americas
Publication date: 31 May 2013
The UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for the new MSc in International Relations of the Americas. This new MSc programme is uniquely focused on the international relations of the Americas in their entirety. No other course anywhere else offers a comparable opportunity to study and research the foreign policies of this continent. The hemisphere is home to the world's most important power and a number of emergent powers. The nation-states within it confront geopolitical, geo-economic, environmental, human rights, and international drug control issues that have global significance. They are also engaged in a pivot away from a traditional Atlantic focus to an Asia-Pacific one that will have immense significance in shaping the power structure of the twenty-first century world. This is a programme that will benefit anyone looking to develop a career in diplomacy, the media, think-tank research, international organizations, and commerce.
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.