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Here below you will find a selection of videos, podcasts and blogs of some of the events recently organized or hosted by or with collaboration from UCL Americas.






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IHR Latin American History Seminar: Reindigenisation and Culture in the Andes (Nineteenth Century)

Adrian Pearce (University College London) - The little-known historical topic of reindigenisation is understood as a greater presence and protagonism of the indigenous in national life in the Andean republics during the decades subsequent to independence. More information here. More...

Starts: Jan 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Coalitions and Compliance: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents in Latin America

Kenneth Shadlen (LSE) -Since the late 1980s developing countries have come under considerable pressure to revise their intellectual property policies and practices. One area where pressures have been exceptionally controversial is in pharmaceuticals: historically, fearing the costs of providing private property rights over knowledge in this area, developing countries did not grant patents to drugs. Now they must do so.

Starts: Jan 25, 2017 5:30:00 PM

What will Trump's presidency mean for Europe and the UK?

A UCL European Institute event in collaboration with UCL Americas - The election of Donald Trump as President of the USA has sent shockwaves throughout the world. The consequences of his surprise victory are significant but uncertain, especially for the UK and Europe. During the presidential campaign and the transition, many of Trump’s remarks, pledges and promises suggested that his presidency may have a major effect on the post-war global order and the US’s relationship with Europe. More...

Starts: Jan 30, 2017 6:00:00 PM

Inside the Car Wash: corruption scandal or a systemic ‘illicit financial Quid Pro Quo’ in Brazil?

Fernanda Odilla V. de Figueiredo (Brazil Institute – King’s College London) - In 2014 a corruption scheme emerged in Brazil with unprecedented political and judicial repercussions. Dubbed Lava Jato (Car Wash in Portuguese), the investigation has uncovered large-scale bribery, kickbacks, money laundering, cartel practice, influence peddling and illegal campaign finance involving the state-run oil company Petrobras.

Starts: Jan 31, 2017 6:00:00 PM

The politics of left-wing militants' confessions to past violence in Latin America

Professor Leigh A Payne (Oxford) - What happens when state perpetrators publicly confess to human rights violations in past dictatorships? The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission considered them crucial to delivering on the promise of truth and reconciliation. But Payne’s study of perpetrators’ confessions within and outside such commissions challenges that assumption. She finds that perpetrators’ versions of the past, not always the truth, emerge. She further contends that conflict, and not reconciliation, is the outcome of these confessions. This conflict is not necessarily negative for democracy.
She argues that 'contentious coexistence' puts fundamental democratic values of participation, contestation, and expression in practice. She sets out this argument in her book Unsettling Accounts. In this presentation she will present a study she has begun on confessions made by former left-wing guerrillas. She explores why contentious coexistence did not result from the recent confessions made by two Argentines about their involvement in the 1970s armed left movement. More...

Starts: Feb 1, 2017 5:30:00 PM

IHR North American History Seminar: Society under Steam: The Culture of the US Marine Empire, c.1870-1920

With Dr Alex Goodall (UCL) - UCL Americas is pleased to collaborated in the organisation and delivery of the Institute of Historical Research North American History Seminar Series.

Starts: Feb 2, 2017 5:30:00 PM

IHR Latin American History Seminar: The Global Coolie Trade between China and Latin America in the Nineteenth Century

Rudolph Ng (Birkbeck University of London) - This paper details how two opposing coalitions of international agents fought for thirty years, one to continue, the other to abolish, the Chinese coolie trade to Latin America. As abolitionism gained strength in the early 1800s, owners of mines, plantations, and other industries in Latin America began looking with some urgency for a substitute for their African slaves. More information here. More...

Starts: Feb 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

'Bayou-Maharajah': A special LGBT+ History Month screening and discussion

To mark LGBT+ History Month, UCL Americas Research Network is collaborating with UCL's LGBTQ Research Network, qUCL, to host a screening of Bayou Maharajah followed by a discussion around themes raised in the documentary and a drinks reception.  More...

Starts: Feb 7, 2017 6:00:00 PM

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