Newsletter October 2014     For an in-depth update on developments at the Institute of Americas, see our Newsletter.

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Recent UCL-IA Graduate Dr Verena Brähler gives interview on extortion in Guatemala

Dr Verana Brähler, who this year was awarded her PhD by the Institute of the Americas on 'Inequality of Security: Exploring Violent Pluralism and Territory in Six Neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil' gave an interview to HispanTV on extortion in  Guatemala. The interview can be found here. More...

Published: Dec 15, 2014 10:36:37 AM

Success of latest Graduate Open Day

The UCL Joint Faculty (Arts&Humanities and Social&Historical Sciences) Graduate Open Day took place in Senate House on November 19 2014. It attracted hundreds of prospective students and visitors, and we are pleased to report that the stall of UCL-Institute of the Americas was one of the busiest during the event.
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Published: Dec 4, 2014 10:46:37 AM

UCL-IA's Visiting Fellow Manuel Olle Sese, guest speaker at international human rights seminar in Quito

Professor Olle will be one of the distinguished guest speakers at the international seminar Verdad, justicia y reparacion organized by the government of Ecuador and FLACSO, to take place in Quito, December 8-10, together with, amongst others, Judge Baltasar Garzon (Spain) and Dr Jorge Auat (Argentina). More information also here.
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Published: Dec 4, 2014 9:57:58 AM

Job Advertisement - US Politics/ US Political History Lectureship

UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that we are seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Lecturer in US Political History or US Politics from September 2015. UCL-IA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada. The post is available as a full-time open-ended contract. The postholder will be required to carry out research, teaching and administration within the Institute, especially in the area of US History or Politics. More...

Published: Nov 28, 2014 9:43:19 AM

Summary of Inter-American Human Rights Workshop now available

A summary of the workshop on the impact of the Inter-American Human Rights system, which took place in Mexico City in October 2014, is now available on UCL-IA's Inter-American Human Rights Network. More...

Published: Nov 20, 2014 11:09:11 AM

UCL Overseas Research Scholarships 2015/16

UCL Overseas Research Scholarships (ORS) - Applications for 2015/16 are now open. To apply please submit an online PhD admissions application including a research proposal. Additionally, you will need to submit a GRS/ORS application form to the Institute Manager, Abi Espie at a.espie@ucl.ac.uk by 16th January 2015. Full details of the ORS scheme can be found here.
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Published: Nov 18, 2014 4:19:30 PM

UCL Graduate Research Scholarships 2015/16

UCL Graduate Research Scholarships (GRS) - Applications for 2015/16 are now open. To apply please submit an online PhD admissions application including a research proposal. Additionally, you will need to submit a GRS/ORS application form to the Institute Manager, Abi Espie at a.espie@ucl.ac.uk by 16th January 2015. Full details of the GRS scheme can be found here.
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Published: Nov 18, 2014 4:17:16 PM

Wolfson Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies in Humanities 2015/16

Wolfson Scholarships – Postgraduate Scholarships in Humanities. Applications for 2015/16 are now open. This scheme is open to UK and EU applicants who meet the eligibility criteria. To apply please submit an online PhD admissions application including a research proposal, and also notify the Institute Manager, Abi Espie at a.espie@ucl.ac.uk that you wish to be considered, along with a letter from your potential supervisor confirming that they are willing to supervise the specific project outlined by 16th January 2015. Full details of the scheme can be found here. More...

Published: Nov 18, 2014 4:15:08 PM

UCL-IA Research Fellow Richard Follett 'White Fright' US Tour Success

Richard Follett is Professor of American History at the University of Sussex and, for 2014-15, the British Association for American Studies-UCL Institute of the Americas Research Fellow.
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Published: Nov 18, 2014 11:28:49 AM

UCL-IA's Par Engstrom and Peter Low at Launch Workshop to Examine IAHRS Impact

Leading human rights scholars and practitioners met in Mexico City between 10th and 11th October to discuss the impact of the Inter American Court and Commission on human rights outcomes in the Americas. Read more on this workshop here.
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Published: Oct 23, 2014 11:48:34 AM

UCL-IA Visiting Fellow Manuel Olle Sese Awarded Prestigious Human Rights Prize

UCL-Institute of the Americas warmly congratulates Professor Manuel Olle Sese, currently Visiting Fellow at the Institute, on the award of the prestigious Enrique Ruano Casanova - Pro Derechos Humanos prize, conferred by the Universidad Complutense's Faculty of Laws. The award ceremony took place in Madrid on Thursday 16 October. This prize has been awarded in the past to influential contributors to the field of human rights, such as Nelson Mandela and Adolfo Suarez. Congratulations! More information on this event here.
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Published: Oct 17, 2014 11:38:00 AM