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Lecture: The two-speed global crisis and its impact in Latin America

Start: Mar 4, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 4, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Oscar Ugarteche (UNAM, Mexico; Newcastle) - The global crisis started in August of 2007 and has had differentiated impacts due to a combination of negative interest rates  and expansionary monetary policies in the advanced economies. A process of triple arbitrage has been at work since then where interest rates, financial asset price and currency price differentials have impacted on short term capital flows. This has led to a heavy "tail wind" on economic growth while stagnation hit the core capitalist economies. The reverse process is now in process. 

Lecture: Kevin Middlebrook on: Labour Movements and Democratization in Latin America: Mexico in Comparative Perspective

Start: Mar 5, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 5, 2014 7:30:00 PM

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Kevin J. Middlebrook (UCL-Institute of the Americas) analyzes how, in contrast to the recent experiences of many Latin American countries, the organized labour movement in Mexico has not been a force for democratization. This seminar presentation will examine the reasons for Mexican ‘exceptionalism’ and the impact of political democratization on unions and state-labour relations in Mexico since the 1990s.

Lunch Hour Lecture: Gender equality and women’s rights in Latin America

Start: Mar 6, 2014 1:15:00 PM
End: Mar 6, 2014 1:55:00 PM

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Prof Maxine Molyneux, director of the UCL Institute of the Americas delivers this lecture. Among the eight Millennium Development Goals were women’s empowerment and gender equity. This lecture, marking International Women's Day, will focus on the Latin American region, assessing the progress that has been made, and the obstacles that women still face in achieving greater equality and justice, sexual and reproductive rights and measures to tackle violence against women.

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto at UCL - Lecture: 'A Typical Latin American Country: The United States'

Start: Mar 6, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Mar 6, 2014 8:00:00 PM

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UCL-Institute of the Americas is honored to host Prof Felipe Fernandez-Armesto to deliver this lecture on the occasion of the launch of his latest book Our America. A Hispanic History of the United States (W.W.Norton and Company, London 2014).

Seminar: Atlantic Divided: The North Atlantic Triangle and Arctic Security in 1940

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

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Dr Dawn Berry (St Antony’s College, Oxford) - This paper examines the ways in which British failures in the early stages of the Second World War raised doubts about the ability of the Royal Navy to protect the North Atlantic. It argues that these concerns led Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and President Franklin D Roosevelt to radically alter North American defence strategies, particularly in the Arctic, which significantly affected the governance of the region and the management of its resources during and after the war.

IHR Latin American History Seminars: Low Quality Immigrants to Latin America? Human and Social Capital in Historical Migration

Start: Mar 11, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 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 Blanca Sanchez-Alonso (Universidad CEU San Pablo, Madrid), to deliver this seminar, part of IHR's series on Latin American History. For further details, please contact the IHR directly.

UCL Research Network Seminar: 'Neoliberalism (part one) and Argentine History (part two)'

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

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The UCL Americas Research Network is pleased to present its fourth research seminar, as part of an ongoing series of seminars, taking place regularly throughout the academic year. The seminar series will provide research students at UCL working on the Americas with the opportunity to present, within an informal, interdisciplinary, and enjoyable environment, their projects to the academic community of UCL and beyond. The first part of today's seminar will focus on Neoliberalism whilst the second half will have Argentine history as its main topic; the following research projects will be presented:
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