Events

Seminar: 'Qallunajatut (Urban Inuk): illuminating the histories, tensions and futures of Montreal Inuit'

Dr Mark Watson (Concordia University, Montreal) - Why is it that Inuit in Ottawa have access to Inuit specific services (ranging from low cost housing and a community centre to addictions rehab and health services - all Inuit specific and in Inuktitut) whereas Inuit in Montreal, just two hours away, have little or none? This is the main question being addressed by a project funded by a five year SSHRC Insight grant entitled 'Out of place in nunalijjuaq: effecting social change with Montreal Inuit through participatory action research' (nunalijjuaq means 'big place where people live' in Inuktitut).
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Starts: Oct 6, 2014 6:00:00 PM

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: Mexico's Middle Classes after 1968: History of Economic and Political Crisis

Louise Walker (Northeastern University) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to attend this event, part of the IHR's Latin American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.
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Starts: Oct 7, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Seminar: A New Path for Mexico? Interim Assessments of the Peña Nieto Administration And Recent Constitutional Reforms

UCL- Institute of the Americas in collaboration with El Colegio de México is pleased to host this roundtable discussion that will examine major recent reforms in Mexico concerning energy policy, education, fiscal matters, and security policy. Speakers will also assess the implications of the reform process for the administration of President Enrique Peña Nieto and the future directions in Mexican politics. More...

Starts: Oct 8, 2014 1:30:00 PM

Book Launch: 'Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future'

UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to host the launch of Argentina since the 2001 Crisis: Recovering the Past, Reclaiming the Future (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) edited by Cara Levey, Daniel Ozarow and Christopher Wylde More...

Starts: Oct 8, 2014 5:30:00 PM

UCL Meets the Americas: The UCL Americas Research Network presents its aims and activities

The UCL Americas Research Network is pleased to invite all interested parties to this networking event. The purpose is primarily aimed at all UCL-based research students with a research interest in the Americas. The network will introduce its aims and planned activities, and what it has on offer for the community of UCL research students. Additionally, the event will provide all UCL Americas-oriented societies and networks with the opportunity to briefly introduce their aims and objectives. It will be a great opportunity to get to know each other and share our ideas in a friendly and informal environment. Followed by a drinks reception. More...

Starts: Oct 9, 2014 5:30:00 PM

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: 60 Years of Research in Latin American History in the UK

Chris Abel (UCL) - The Institute of Historical Research (IHR) and UCL-Institute of the Americas would like to invite you to attend this event, part of the IHR's Latin American History Series. For further information, registration and queries, please contact the IHR directly.
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Starts: Oct 21, 2014 5:30:00 PM

Seminar: Evo's Bolivia: Continuity and Change

Linda Farthing - When Evo Morales came to power in 2006, expectations were high that Bolivia's first indigenous president would transform the country. Based on a forthcoming book written with Ben Kohl, Farthing’s talk will examine how well Morales and his movement towards Socialism has done in achieving goals of greater equality and inclusion in South America's poorest country. More...

Starts: Oct 23, 2014 6:00:00 PM

Seminar: China and Latin America: from Cyberspace to the Farm Gate

Adrian H. Hearn (University of Melbourne) and Ariel C. Armony (University of Miami) - China’s growing influence in Latin America is evident in the growth of bilateral trade to $240 (£143) billion in 2013, and a new wave of investment announced during Xi Jinping’s July 2014 regional tour. Alongside mining and energy, agriculture has become critical to Sino-Latin cooperation, driven by unprecedented demand for food as Chinese cities progress toward the target of one billion residents. Chinese acquisition of Latin American land for food production has proven more contentious than investment in other primary sectors, mainly because of local suspicion of Chinese state-owned enterprises. In Brazil, which provided 45 per cent of China’s 2013 soybean imports (amounting to 33 million metric tons worth $17.2 billion), President Rousseff has warned that 'inane xenophobia' may ward off Chinese investment. More...

Starts: Oct 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM