Conference: 'China in Latin America'
May 21, 2013 10:00:00 AM
End: May 21, 2013 5:00:00 PM
UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) gladly hosts and supports this conference, organised in conjunction with UCL History Department.
This one-day conference convenes specialists working on important aspects of China’s involvement with Latin America. The programme will begin with a history of the Chinese diaspora focusing on the different patterns of migration taken by Chinese workers on their journey to the Americas. Against this background speakers will then examine Sino-Latin American relations in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This theme will be analysed through the two sides’ respective political economies and through the impact of China’s investments on emerging markets. Health diplomacy offers a final perspective through which to trace China in Latin America.
Public Lecture: 'The Eleanor Roosevelt Lecture'
May 22, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: May 22, 2013 8:30:00 PM
UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is inaugurating an annual lecture to mark Eleanor Roosevelt's contribution to various aspects of American politics and history, notably liberalism, internationalism, the New Deal, the United Nations, civil rights, women's rights, and the Democratic Party. Each year we will host a distinguished scholar to speak on one of these subjects. Eleanor Roosevelt's own contribution may feature but this will not always be the case - the remit is to explore topics that engaged her.
Talk: 'The Achievements and Limits of Political Regime Change under the PAN Governments in Mexico'
May 24, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: May 24, 2013 7:30:00 PM
Prof Victor Alarcon Olguin (Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico and Universidad de Salamanca, Spain) and Prof Irma Mendez de Hoyos (FLACSO Mexico; Essex) discuss and assess the quality of democracy in Mexico during the twelve years of the PAN [Partido Accion Nacional] regime (2000-2012).
The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session, and discussion is encouraged to continue over a wine reception afterwards. Entrance is free of charge but registration is required.
Talk: 'The 2013 Paraguay Elections'
Jun 4, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 4, 2013 7:00:00 PM
The Colorado Party ruled Paraguay uninterrupted for 61 years until kicked out in 2008 by an opposition coalition built around a former bishop, Fernando Lugo. But on 21 April they returned to power in presidential elections, won by their millionaire candidate Horacio Cartes, at the same time greatly increasing their representation in Congress.
Book Launch: 'The Paraguay Reader'
Jun 4, 2013 7:00:00 PM
End: Jun 4, 2013 8:00:00 PM
Talk: 'Propaganda in the Americas: A Historical Evaluation'
Jun 10, 2013 6:30:00 PM
End: Jun 10, 2013 8:00:00 PM
UCL-Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) gladly co-sponsors this talk, to take place at the Conference Center, British Library.
Book Launch: 'Cuba Under Raul Castro: Assessing the Reforms'
Jun 13, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 13, 2013 7:00:00 PM
Conference: 'Report on the Americas 2013: Economies in Flux'
Jun 14, 2013 9:45:00 AM
End: Jun 14, 2013 8:00:00 PM
UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) hosts this conference, with the participation of eminent scholars and experts: Juan Carlos Moreno Brid, of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will provide a keynote presentation, followed by a host of distinguished guest speakers, including Professor Carmelo Mesa Lago (University of Pittsburgh), Dr Diego Sanchez Ancochea (St Anthony’s College, Oxford University), Dr Mahrukh Doctor (University of Hull), John Bowler (Economist Intelligence Unit), Professor Ricardo Ffrench Davis (ECLAC) and UCL-IA's Professors Maxine Molyneux, Iwan Morgan and Victor Bulmer-Thomas, amongst others.
Seminar: 'Reflections on the Radical Caribbean Intellectual: From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Walter Rodney'
Jun 19, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 19, 2013 7:30:00 PM
Prof Anthony Bogues (Brown) will review some of the main elements of the different practices of the radical Caribbean intellectual.
Book Launch: 'Che Wants to See You: The Untold Story of Che in Bolivia' (Verso, 2013)
Jun 26, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 26, 2013 7:30:00 PM
UCL-Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) welcomes the author of this fascinating memoir, Ciro Bustos, to share his cherished memory of Che Guevara and their revolutionary life, revealing the truth behind what really happened in Bolivia in 1967 and who was responsible for Che’s execution. With the participation of discussants Richard Gott, author of 'Guerrilla Movements in Latin America', and James Dunkerley, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London and author of 'Rebellion in the Veins: Political Struggle in Bolivia, 1952-1982'
Conference: 'Assessing Westminster in the Caribbean: Then and Now'
Sep 19, 2013 9:30:00 AM
End: Sep 20, 2013 7:00:00 PM
UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) proudly hosts this international conference, with keynotes by Professors Norman Girvan and Brian Meeks (both University of West Indies). Other distinguished scholars include Dr Henrice Altink (York), Dr Clifford Griffin (North Carolina State University), Prof David Hinds (Arizona State University) amongst others. Please consult the complete list of speakers.