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Call for papers: Chile and the Inter-american Human Rights System

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This one-day conference seeks to cater to an international community of human rights practitioners and researchers of the Americas from across the humanities and the social sciences by focusing on an interdisciplinary and detailed examination the most recent cases decided by the Inter American Human Rights System against the Chilean state. Deadline of submission: March 15, 2015

Open Day at UCL Institute of the Americas for Master's Degrees on Wednesday 18th March 2015

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UCL Institute of the Americas will be hosting an Open Day for anyone interested in our Master's Programmes for entry in September 2015, whether you are already holding an offer or if you are simply interested in learning more about our programmes. This event will start at 13:45 and is scheduled to end at 18:00 on Wednesday 18th March 2015, and it will take place on the premises of the Institute at 51 Gordon Square. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from our Course Directors and speak with them, in addition to our current students and alumni in an informal setting. Attendance is free of charge but registration is essential. We look forward to you joining us.

Santander Universities Scholarship Awards Announced

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UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is delighted to announce the Santander Universities Award of three £5,000 scholarships for our MA and MSc Programmes. This award is for International Students applying from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay for entry in September 2015. To be considered for this award you must have applied for the relevant programme by 1st May 2015. Further details can be found on http://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/graduate-study/santander-universities

Recent UCL-IA Graduate Dr Verena Brähler gives interview on extortion in Guatemala

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Dr Verana Brähler, who this year was awarded her PhD by the Institute of the Americas on 'Inequality of Security: Exploring Violent Pluralism and Territory in Six Neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil' gave an interview to HispanTV on extortion in  Guatemala. The interview can be found here.

Success of latest Graduate Open Day

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Graduate Open Day - November 19 - opening the stall

The UCL Joint Faculty (Arts&Humanities and Social&Historical Sciences) Graduate Open Day took place in Senate House on November 19 2014. It attracted hundreds of prospective students and visitors, and we are pleased to report that the stall of UCL-Institute of the Americas was one of the busiest during the event.

UCL-IA's Visiting Fellow Manuel Olle Sese, guest speaker at international human rights seminar in Quito

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Manuel Olle-Sese at International Seminar on Justice and Reparations, Quito, December 2014

Professor Olle was one of the distinguished guest speakers at the international seminar Verdad, justicia y reparacion organized by the government of Ecuador and FLACSO, in Quito, December 8-10, together with, amongst others, Judge Baltasar Garzon (Spain) and Dr Jorge Auat (Argentina). More information also here.

UCL Overseas Research Scholarships 2015/16

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UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS) - Applications for 2015/16 are now open. To apply please submit an online PhD admissions application including a research proposal. Additionally, you will need to submit a GRS/ORS application form to the Institute Manager, Abi Espie at a.espie@ucl.ac.uk by 16th January 2015. Full details of the ORS scheme can be found on http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate/overs-res/ors

UCL Graduate Research Scholarships 2015/16

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UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) - Applications for 2015/16 are now open. To apply please submit an online PhD admissions application including a research proposal. Additionally, you will need to submit a GRS/ORS application form to the Institute Manager, Abi Espie at a.espie@ucl.ac.uk by 16th January 2015. Full details of the GRS scheme can be found on http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate/UK-EU_Res/grs

Wolfson Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies in Humanities 2015/16

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Wolfson Scholarships – Postgraduate Scholarships in Humanities. Applications for 2015/16 are now open. This scheme is open to UK and EU applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. To apply please submit an online PhD admissions application including a research proposal, and also notify the Institute Manager, Abi Espie at a.espie@ucl.ac.uk that you wish to be considered, along with a letter from your potential supervisor confirming that they are willing to supervise the specific project outlined by 16th January 2015. Full details of the scheme can be found on http://www.ucl.ac.uk/jfigs/wolfson-postgraduate-scholarship

London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP) AHRC doctoral training programme - applications for 2015/16 open on 1st December 2014

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This scheme is open to UK and EU applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. Applications close on 30th January 2015. Additionally, you must have submitted an admissions application to UCL by 16th January. Full details can be found here: http://www.lahp.ac.uk/apply-for-a-studentship/

Call for papers: 1st Postgraduate Americas Conference: Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era

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The UCL Americas Research Network invites doctoral students and early career researchers of the Americas (Central, South, and North America, as well as the Caribbean) from across the humanities and the social sciences to submit their proposals on the theme Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era, which will take place at University College London from April 30 - May 1, 2015.

UCL-IA launches Inter-American Human Rights Network website

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The Inter-American Human Rights Network (IAHRN), an international research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, today launches its website: http://interamericanhumanrights.org/ on the development and impact of the regional human rights system of the Americas.

Post-doctoral Fellowships at UCL-IA

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UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to inform that applications for post-doctoral fellowships are now being received. Those interested in applying should submit an expression of interest in the first instance. Deadlines for applications vary according to the various schemes available. For further details, please visit our Fellowships page.

Leverhulme Trust International Network award: The Inter-American Human Rights System: Assessing its Development and Impact

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UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce the award for an international Network grant by the Leverhulme Trust (IN-2014-013) for a two-year research project entitled ‘The Inter-American Human Rights System: Assessing its Development and Impact’, to be led by UCL-IA's Dr Par Engstrom, Lecturer in Human Rights, as Principal Investigator.

Kate Quinn's new book is out: Black Power in the Caribbean

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Black Power in the Caribbean

UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce the publication, to great acclaim, of the latest book edited by Kate Quinn, 'Black Power in the Caribbean' (Gainesville, 2014).

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.

Dr Graham Woodgate appointed International Expert in Environmental Sociology for the Expo 2015 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life' in Milan

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Congratulations to UCL-IA's Dr Graham Woodgate who has been appointed 'International Expert in Environmental Sociology' to the 'Feeding Knowledge Programme' that is being developed in preparation for the Expo 2015 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life' in Milan.

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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