The Annual UCL Canadian Studies Lecture on July 2, marked the end of our successful events calendar for this academic year.
This series of conferences, lectures and seminars would not have been possible without the arduous work of UCL-IA academic coordinators who organised and convened these events, as well as that of fellow academic departments and institutes, students, research networks, etc., both within and outside UCL. UCL Institute of the Americas would like to thank the UCL Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences and the various offices and dependencies throughout UCL (Finance, Estates, Hospitality, Security, Communications Office, etc.) for their support.
By the same token, we would like to thank various organisations, such as NGO's, think-tanks, embassies and high commissions, and also private individuals, who chose to share their events with us.
A heart-felt word of gratitude also goes to our speakers, all and each one of them eminent players in their own fields, who kindly shared their time and knowledge with our community.
And we are especially indebted to our students and followers, those who were here for [almost] every event, and those who got to know us for the first time (and hopefully not the last!) and without whose encouragement, support and critical views, our calendar of events would not be the dynamic and richly varied showcase of Americas-related academic events in London and the UK. Podcasts of and blogs on a number of these events are available.
Our events calendar is beginning to fill up quickly now for the academic year starting in the fall of 2015, and you will be able to see details of it here shortly. Until then, and wishing you all a very pleasant summer,
Prof Jonathan Bell
UCL Institute of the Americas