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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).






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IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: Lost in Translation?: Brazil, AIDS, Antiretrovirals and Global Health

Marcos Cueto (Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Brazil) - Since the 1990s, when the struggle against AIDS was marked by the use of antiretroviral medicines, Brazil set a global example. In a neo-liberal context, the Brazilian AIDS programme articulated the support of governmental agencies and NGOs, emphasized human rights and challenged pharmaceutical companies by developing and distributing generic antiretrovirals. For more information please contact the IHR directly: http://www.history.ac.uk/events/seminars/323

Starts: Oct 6, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Lecture: Inequality in the Americas: An International Perspective

Andres Solimano (International Center for Globalization and Development, Santiago de Chile) - The presentation will provide recent empirical evidence on inequality in the US, Canada and Latin America (Gini coefficients, top 1 percent shares, top 10 percent) and discuss trends and evolution comparing the Americas with Europe, OECD and main emerging markets. The presentation will highlight the role of taxation systems, wage formation, globalization, wealth concentration and other factors including relevant features of economic elites, the  middle class and working class in the making of social inequality. More...

Starts: Oct 7, 2015 5:30:00 PM

UCL Meets the Americas 2015/16: Introducing the Network's Aims and Activities

The UCL Americas Research Network is pleased to invite all graduate students working on any aspect of the Americas to attend our 2015/16 welcoming event. The Network will introduce its aims and planned activities for the forthcoming academic year, and will detail what it has on offer for the community of UCL graduate students.

Starts: Oct 8, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Seminar: Newfoundland, North America and the British Empire, 1900-1914

James K. Hiller (Emeritus; Memorial University of Newfoundland) - Newfoundland is often overlooked in studies of international and imperial relations in the early 20th century, or treated as a marginal player. During the premiership of Sir Robert Bond (1900-1909), however, the colony raised some important issues of principle concerning the treaty rights of French and United States fishermen in Newfoundland waters, and the relationship between a colony with responsible government and the British authorities. These disputes, especially that with the United States, necessarily involved Canada as well.

Starts: Oct 12, 2015 6:30:00 PM

IHR North American History Seminar Series: Isolationism as an Urban Legend

Kristin Hoganson (Professor of History at the University of Illinois and Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History, University of Oxford) - UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to host this seminar, part of the Institute of Historical Research North American History Series.

Starts: Oct 15, 2015 5:30:00 PM

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: Corruption, Anti-Corruption and the Formation of Venezuela's Neo-Patrimonial State, 1908-1948

Doug Yarrington (Colorado State University) - During the first half of the twentieth century in Venezuela, the opposing dynamics of corruption and anti-corruption contributed to the formation of a neopatrimonial state—i.e., a state characterized by the on-going co-existence of patrimonial modes of power with modern bureaucratic state organization. More...

Starts: Oct 20, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Lecture: 'Sweet Talk: On Kara Walker's Sugar Baby'

Glenda R. Carpio (Harvard) - Professor Carpio will discuss Kara Walker's controversial sculpture, 'A Subtlety', a monumental sugar covered sphinx that drew 130,000 viewers while on a two month display last year at the now demolished Domino sugar factory in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Starts: Oct 23, 2015 6:00:00 PM

Panel discussion: Argentina: analysing the results of the General Elections

The UCL Institute of Americas is delighted to announce this event featuring post-election commentary by Ana Margheritis (University of Southampton), Celia Szusterman (The Institute for Statecraft) and Francisco Panizza (London School of Economics). The speakers will also answer questions from the audience.

Starts: Oct 27, 2015 5:30:00 PM

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