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Workshop: Historical Perspectives on Latin American Constitutionalism

Start: Jun 3, 2014 2:00:00 PM
End: Jun 3, 2014 5:30:00 PM

The workshop will focus on Professor Roberto Gargarella's book with Cambridge University Press (2010), The Legal Foundations of Inequality: Constitutionalism in the Americas, 1776-1860, and consist of shorter presentations by Professor Gargarella on two key themes of his book followed by comments by specially invited staff members at UCL. Consult the full program here.

Lecture: New Histories of the Old PRI

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

This event will serve to launch two recent books on twentieth-century Mexican history, Thomas Rath's Myths of Demilitarization in Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1920-1960 (University of North Carolina Press, 2013), and Paul Gillingham and Benjamin Smith's edited volume, Dictablanda: Politics, Work, and Culture in Mexico, 1938-1968 (Duke University Press, 2014).

Canadian Seminar: Out in the Cold? Canada's Arctic Policy in the 21st Century

Start: Jun 9, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: Jun 9, 2014 7:30:00 PM

Dr Petra Dolata (King's College London) - Arctic policy has emerged as an important issue area in Canadian politics. While it has evolved since the early 2000s to include many aspects and refers to various levels of governance – local, regional, national, circumpolar and international – the narrative of sovereignty seems to override all these. This presentation will suggest that the best way to understand Canadian Arctic policy is by focusing on historical narratives and identity constructions.

Conversatorio de Paz: Peace Negotiations between the Colombian Government and FARC

Start: Jun 12, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 12, 2014 7:45:00 PM

UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to host the seventh in the series of seminars to discuss the latest developments in the peace negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia).

Americas Plural Lecture: Marie Arana on 'Bolivar: American Liberator'

Start: Jun 16, 2014 6:45:00 PM
End: Jun 16, 2014 8:30:00 PM

Drawing on her new biography of the revolutionary leader, novelist and journalist Marie Arana discusses the colourful and dramatic life of Simon Bolivar.  In 1813, he launched a campaign for the independence of Colombia and Venezuela, commencing a dazzling career that would take him across the rugged terrain of South America. From his battlefield victories to his ill-fated brief marriage and legendary love affairs, Bolivar emerges as a man of many facets: fearless general, brilliant strategist, consummate diplomat, passionate abolitionist, and gifted writer.

Panel Discussion: British Reparations for Caribbean Slavery: Why, When and How?

Start: Jun 24, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: Jun 24, 2014 8:30:00 PM

The British Foundation for the University of the West Indies (BFUWI), in collaboration with UCL - Institute of the Americas, invite you to attend this, The Third Dr Eric Williams Discussion Panel, with the participation of distinguished panellists Professor Sir Hilary Beckles (University of West Indies, Cave Hill Campus), Professor Harry Golbourne (London South Bank Univeristy) and Esther Stanford-Xosei (Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe). More details on the panellists and the discussion contents here.

The First Presidential History Network Conference: A Presidential Nation: The Presidency in US History

Start: Jun 27, 2014 8:30:00 AM
End: Jun 27, 2014 6:00:00 PM

As part of the Presidential History Network, UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to invite all interested scholars and members of the public to this first conference, to take place at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK.
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