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Conference: 'Movies for Hard Times: Hollywood and the Great Depression'

Start: Apr 22, 2013 9:30:00 AM
End: Apr 22, 2013 5:00:00 PM


UCL-Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) and the Eccles Centre for American Studies would like to invite all those interested to this one-day conference, with the participation of nine eminent scholars, including Prof Iwan Morgan (UCL-IA), who will analyze de Depression Era context of some classic movies, stars and studios.

Book Launch: 'Urban Encounters: Affirmative Action and Black Identities in Brazil'

Start: Apr 22, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Apr 22, 2013 7:30:00 PM

UCL - Institute of the Americas proudly hosts the launch of this book by Dr Andre Cicalo, with the participation of Prof Denise Ferreira da Silva (Queen Mary) and Dr David Lehmann (Cambridge) as discussants.

University racial quotas have caused strong reactions in Brazil, where ideals of racial and cultural mixture are crucial components of national identity. Focusing on an in-depth ethnographic study of a Rio de Janeiro public university and its students, André Cicalo examines in this book the practical and symbolic potential that affirmative action has to redress historically-produced and territorialized inequalities in the urban space. By engaging with the relevant literature on Brazilian race relations, Cicalo also reflects on different readings of race relations, affirmative action, and racial classification in Brazil.

Book Launch: 'Rethinking Reforms: How Latin America and the Caribbean Can Escape Suppressed World Growth'

Start: Apr 24, 2013 1:00:00 PM
End: Apr 24, 2013 3:00:00 PM


Public Lecture: Prof Bruce Cumings on 'Holding the Peace Since the Korean War? the Armistice at 60'

Start: Apr 24, 2013 3:30:00 PM
End: Apr 24, 2013 5:00:00 PM


UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is honoured to host Prof Bruce Cumings (Chicago), the most distinguished scholar of the Korean War, to deliver this lecture, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Korean Armistice. In his paper, Prof Cumings assesses the significance of the conflict and its historical legacy for the global system and today's East Asia. This event is organised in conjunction with City University International Politics Department, LSE Ideas and SOAS Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy.

Book Launch: ' US Presidents and Democracy Promotion'

Start: Apr 24, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Apr 24, 2013 7:30:00 PM

UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to host co-editors Prof Michael Cox (LSE), Nicolas Bouchet (Chatham House) and Prof Timothy J Lynch (Melbourne), and contributor Dr Tony McCulloch (UCL-IA) to discuss their book's analysis of the historical and contemporary role of US presidents in the establishment and pursuit of democracy promotion as a goal of US foreign policy. 'US Presidents and Democracy Promotion' is published by Routledge (London, 2013)

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required.

Panel: 'Venezuela After Chavez'

Start: Apr 25, 2013 12:30:00 PM
End: Apr 25, 2013 2:30:00 PM


UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) welcomes experts Richard Gott, author of 'In the Shadow of the Liberator: The Impact of Hugo Chávez on Venezuela and Latin America' and 'Hugo Chávez and the Bolivarian Revolution'; Dr Julia Buxton, Head of International Relations and Security Studies (IRSS), Peace Studies, University of Bradford; and Professor Kevin Middlebrook, Professor of Latin American Politics, UCL Institute of the Americas to lead the discussion on this topic.

Book Launch: 'Politics and Power in Haiti'

Start: Apr 25, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Apr 25, 2013 7:30:00 PM


UCL - Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) invites you to the launch of this book, edited by Dr Kate Quinn (UCL-IA) and Prof Paul Sutton, and published by Palgrave Macmillan, with Prof Andrew Leak (French - UCL) and Andy Taylor (Haiti Support Group) as discussants.
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