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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 UCL-Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA).






UCL Lecturecast




Canada’s Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada

Lisa Monchalin (Kwantlen Polytechnic University) - Indigenous peoples are vastly overrepresented in the Canadian criminal justice system. This development is not new. It has been well documented for decades. The Canadian government has framed this disproportionate victimization and criminalization as being an 'Indian problem.'

Starts: Oct 24, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Book launch: Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability (Routledge, 2016)

Speaker: Cath Collins (Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University); discussants: Pilar Domingo (ODI), Par Engstrom (UCL Americas) - This event is the launch of the recently published Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability (Routledge, 2016) edited by Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos and Cath Collins. Professor Cath Collins will be joined by Dr Pilar Domingo and Dr Par Engstrom to discuss the main findings of this 3 year, inter-regional research project as well as its main implications for research and policy on transitional justice in Latin America and beyond. More...

Starts: Oct 25, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Documentary Screening: Yage Is Our Life - the future of a traditional Colombian medicine - followed by Q&A with producer Lesly Vela

'Yage is Our Life' is a film about the indigenous people of Putumayo, Colombia, their relationship with Yage and their perceptions on the commercialisation of their traditional medicine. Indigenous groups living in the Putumayo region of southern Colombia have been using Yage (Ayahuasca) for the health, social cohesion and spiritual guidance of their communities for centuries. Yage is rich in the potent psychedelic substance DMT and for these indigenous groups it is sacred, allowing them access to ancient wisdom and the spirits of nature. More...

Starts: Oct 26, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Film screening and discussion: Tangerine (dir.: S Baker; US, 2015)

To mark Black History Month, UCL Americas Research Network is collaborating with UCL's LGBTQ Research Network, qUCL, to host a screening of Tangerine followed by a discussion around themes of intersectionality raised in the film. More...

Starts: Oct 26, 2016 6:00:00 PM

IHR North American History Seminar Seminar Series: The Supreme Court in Reconstruction

Professor Orville Vernon Burton (Clemson University) - This event is part of the Institute of Historical Research series and is free to attend. More information on this series by following this link. More...

Starts: Oct 27, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Beyond Tragedy: The Grenada Revolution, Remembrance, and Renewal

Shalini Puri (Pittsburgh) - That amnesia about the Grenada Revolution is a problem is widely recognized.  But what is asked less often is:  What does the predominant focus on the tragic fall of the Grenada Revolution in 1983 leave out?  What do other genres of memory enable? How do they think their way out of and beyond tragedy?  While the state, law, and politics undoubtedly have a role to play in reconciliation and renewal in Grenada, the arts and the everyday practices of ordinary people offer possibilities beyond the absolutes of politics, policy, and polemics.  The author explores the arts not for agreement on the topic of the Revolution but for imaginative ways of living with disagreement that might yet aspire and contribute to an egalitarian and just society. More...

Starts: Oct 28, 2016 5:30:00 PM

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: The Party of Order and Progress: The European revolutions of 1848 and the Mexican Conservative Party

Ed Shawcross (UCL) - The study of conservatism has often been seen as a topic of secondary importance; historians have conventionally preferred to research groups that played a 'progressive' role in society. This is particularly the case in Mexico where the Conservative Party, founded in 1849, was caricatured by its liberal opponents as supporting a blind reaction that looked backwards to Mexico’s colonial past. More...

Starts: Nov 1, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Documentary Screening: 'Amazon Voices' ('Voix d'Amazonie'; dir.: L Alamany, L Chraibi, M David; 2015; 52 mins, English subtitles)

Alborada and UCL Americas present the UK premiere of the documentary Amazon Voices (Voix d'Amazonie), a documentary directed by Lucile Alemany, Lamia Chraibi and Margerie David, followed by a post-screening conversation with director Lamia Chraibi chaired by Pablo Navarrete, Alborada

Starts: Nov 4, 2016 6:00:00 PM

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