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Leverhulme Lecture II - Roberto Gargarella on: Two Centuries of Constitutional Debates in the Americas

Start: May 6, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: May 6, 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.

Lecture: The Politics of Coalitional Presidentialism in Latin America

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

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Tim Power (Oxford) - Elections in Latin America frequently produce presidents whose parties do not command a majority in the legislature, thus forcing these executive to fashion multiparty coalitions in order to govern. This presentation examines the tools which presidents use to form and maintain interparty coalitions in Brazil, Chile and Ecuador, while assessing the impact of these same tools on governance and on democratic quality.

Open Day at UCL-Institute of the Americas

Start: May 8, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: May 8, 2014 6:00:00 PM

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UCL - Institute of the Americas will be holding an Open Day on Thursday 8th May 2014 from 2pm to 6pm. The Open Day is an opportunity for prospective students or offer holders of our Master’s degrees, to find out more about the Institute and your programme of interest, and to visit UCL's campus.

Roundtable: The Struggle Against Torture and Other Human Rights Violations in Contemporary Mexico

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

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UCL-Institute of the Americas is proud to host this roundtable, co-organised with Amnesty International. Torture and other human rights violations are significant problems in contemporary Mexico, especially in the context of public security policies aiming to combat violent criminal gangs. Opinion polls show that impunity remains a major public concern. This event seeks to illuminate the scale of these problems and evaluate the effectiveness of attempts by both non-governmental organizations and official agencies to address them.

Naomi Wood discusses her book 'Mrs. Hemingway'

Start: May 15, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: May 15, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Mrs Hemingway by N Wood (Picador/Viking, London 2014)
Today, Ernest Hemingway is remembered as one of the most gifted writers of the twentieth century. But he was also married to four extraordinary women: Hadley, Pauline, Martha and Mary. Told in four parts, Naomi Wood’s new novel Mrs. Hemingway tells the story of what it was to love – and be loved by – one of the most famous writers in the world. Set against the backdrop of Roaring Twenties Paris and into Cold War America, Mrs. Hemingway recovers each woman from Hemingway’ shadow, and gives a touching and balanced account of life with ‘Ernesto’.

Political Discussion Forum: The EZLN, 20 years after: Origins and impact on the Mexican society

Start: May 22, 2014 6:20:00 PM
End: May 22, 2014 8:30:00 PM

The EZLN, 20 years after: Origins and impact on the Mexican society
In 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) declared war on the Mexican government; this was a strong declaration of opposition against the Mexican political system and the capitalist establishment. It was also a fierce call from the indigenous people for their legitimate right to exist. For the last 20 years, the Zapatista movement has had a strong influence over several political and social issues. The UCLU Mexican Society is pleased to invite you all to discuss what has happened with the movement during this time and to listen to our three guest speakers introducing the discussion:

Seminar: Selwyn Strachan on 'The Grenada Revolution: Its Impact on the Caribbean Region'

Start: May 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: May 27, 2014 7:00:00 PM

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UCL-Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is delighted to host Selwyn Strachan, founding member of Grenada's New Jewel Movement (NJM) and a central figure in the People's Revolutionary Government (PRG). Selwyn will discuss the significance of the Grenada Revolution (1979-1983) in the light of its profound impact on the wider Caribbean region.
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