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UK Government’s Prosperity Funds open for bids across Latin America

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UK Government’s Prosperity Funds

As part of the UK government’s international aid programme, it has launched a new Prosperity Fund, worth £1.3 billion over the next five years. Its priorities will include improving the business climate, competitiveness and operation of markets, energy and financial sector reform, and increasing the ability of governments to tackle corruption. It is envisaged that these reforms will contribute to a reduction in poverty in developing countries, and will also create opportunities for international business, including UK companies.

UCL Americas Research Networks: IAHRN - Institutional Change at the Inter-American Human Rights System: New Policy Briefing

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IAHRN

On 9th and 10th October 2015, the Inter-American Human Rights Network (IAHRN) held the second of three workshops examining the development, impact and future of the Inter-American Human Rights System (IAHRS).

UCL Americas Virtual Open Day for prospective Masters degrees students on February 3 2016, 1pm

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Virtual Open Day February 2016

University College London (UCL), London's Global University and the UCL Institute of the Americas are pleased to invite you to a Virtual Open Day to provide information about the Master's programmes offered by the Institute of the Americas.

New Student Funding Opportunities for 2016/17 entry

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The Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce the following new funding opportunities for 2016/17 entry:

UCL Institute of the Americas Open Day for Master's degrees

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UCL Institute of the Americas

UCL Institute of the Americas will be holding an Open Day on Wednesday 27 January 2016 from 1.45pm to 6pm.

UCL-IA's Par Engstrom's Keynote Lecture at Brazil Human Rights Congress

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IV Congresso Internacional de Direitos Humanos

On 5 November Dr Par Engstrom gave a keynote lecture on 'Brazil, Post-Transitional Justice and the Inter-American Human Rights System' at the IV International Human Rights Congress in Palmas, Tocantins, Brazil.

UCL-IA's Néstor Castañeda interviewed by Chilean newspaper on Argentina Elections

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Dr Néstor Castañeda

Néstor Castañeda, Lecturer in Latin American Political Economy at UCL Institute of the Americas, interviewed by Chilean business newspaper Estrategia on what the results of the recent Argentina general elections might mean for business. Read more here (in Spanish, opens as pdf)

Tony McCulloch (UCL-Institute of the Americas) on Sky News explains Canadian election result

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Canada Elections 2015

Dr Tony McCulloch, Senior Fellow in North American Studies, was interviewed about the outcome of the Canadian general election on Tuesday 20 October. The Sky News presenter Adam Boulton asked him to explain why the Liberal Party led by Justin Trudeau had been successful, what difference the election outcome would make to Canadian foreign policy, especially towards Syria, and the significance of the Trudeau name in Canadian politics, with reference to Justin Trudeau’s famous father, the former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau who held office for most of the period 1968 and 1984 – 15 years in all.

Funding opportunities for research and master's studies now available at UCL Institute of the Americas for 2016/17

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UCL Institute of the Americas

We are pleased to inform that applications for funding schemes to pursue research and master's studies are now open. In this call, the following schemes are available:

Call for Papers: Rethinking the 'proceso': The Argentine Dictatorship (1976-1983) in Perspective - UCL Institute of the Americas, March 24, 2016

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Presentation

The coup d'etat of March 24, 1976 was a key and dark landmark in the history of Argentina, one that has been demanding ever since intense efforts of analysis. The complex political and economic system established in the aftermath of the Second World War was brutally transformed under the self-denominated "Proceso de Reorganización Nacional". Unlike some of the previous military coups, the longstanding effects of this "processing" of Argentine society are a complex legacy still present at many levels of Argentine society.

UCL-IA's Paulo Drinot awarded a British Academy Newton Mobility Grant

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The British Academy has awarded Dr Paulo Drinot of the UCL Institute of the Americas and Professor Marcos Cueto of the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz a Newton Mobility Grant for a project titled: 'Latin American Studies Journals in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: the UK and the Brazilian Experiences'.

New modules on offer for Master's degrees for 2015/16

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We are pleased to announce our new modules for 2015-16 academic year. Please refer to this webpage: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/graduate-study/masters/new_modules to find out more.

Professor Kevin Middlebrook's radio interview on Mexican union leader's arrest on charges of embezzlement

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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.

UCL Americas - our US politics specialist Iwan Morgan predicts Obama victory in 2012...

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... 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.

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