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Leverhulme Lecture I - Roberto Gargarella on: Contemporary Constitutionalism in the Americas

Start: Feb 4, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: Feb 4, 2014 8:30:00 PM

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Professor Roberto Gargarella (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina), is the 2014 Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA). During his six-month Visiting Professorship (January-June 2014) Professor Gargarella will engage in a range of activities, including lectures, workshops, seminars, and skills exchange visits to UK universities. The full schedule of events is available here.

Book Launch: 'Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America'

Start: Feb 6, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 6, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Mark Ledwidge (Canterbury Christ Church University) and Kevern Verney (Edge Hill University) will speak on the book they have co-edited with Inderjeet Parmar (City University), Barack Obama and the Myth of a Post-Racial America (Routledge 2013)

Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the Rise of Japan: the British World during the Great War

Start: Feb 10, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 10, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Jatinder Mann (KCL) - The question of Japan was a prominent issue amongst the British Dominions during the First World War following the military rise of Japan, as exemplified by its victory over Russia in 1905 - the first major defeat of a European power by an Asian one in the modern era. Consequently, nations that were in general proximity to Japan became extremely anxious over Japanese intentions and capabilities.

IHR Latin American History Seminars: Two Hundred Years of Latin American Constitutionalism: Promises and Problems

Start: Feb 11, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 11, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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The Institute of Historical Research (IHR - University of London), with the support of UCL-Institute of the Americas, hosts Roberto Gargarella (Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina / Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, UCL Institute of the Americas), to deliver this seminar, part of its series on Latin American History. For further details, please contact the IHR directly.

Panel: Ecuador Today: Challenges, Diversity And Stability

Start: Feb 11, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: Feb 11, 2014 9:00:00 PM

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UCL-Institute of the Americas is glad to host this panel, co-organised with the Anglo Ecuadorian Society (AES), Canning House, the Embassy of Ecuador in the United Kingdom and ProEcuador

***CHANGE OF VENUE***Lecture: Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival and Fall

Start: Feb 12, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 12, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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***Please note this event will be taking place at the UCL Lecture Theater B05, Chadwick Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT***

Book Launch: 'The Jippi-Jappa Hat Merchant and his Family: A Jamaican Family in Britain'

Start: Feb 13, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: Feb 13, 2014 8:30:00 PM

The Jippi-Jappa Hat Merchant and his Family: A Jamaican Family in Britain

UCL-Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) gladly welcomes Dr. Julian Henriques, Professor Jean Besson and Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green to speak on the writings and memoirs of the several members of the Cyril Henriques family which settled in London from Jamaica in 1919.
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