Starts: Dec 7, 2016 3:00:00 PM
Starts: Dec 7, 2016 5:30:00 PM
IHR North American History Seminar Seminar Series: Envying 'Indomitable Citizenry?' American Understandings of Israeli Society during the Vietnam War
Starts: Dec 8, 2016 5:30:00 PM
Starts: Dec 12, 2016 6:00:00 PM
IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: Imperial rivalries, insurgents and spies: Britain and Spain during Latin American Independence
Starts: Dec 13, 2016 5:30:00 PM
UCL Americas Team Produces Report on Colombian Peace Process for PBI
Publication date: 2 December 2016
UCL Americas PhD candidates Jaskiran Chohan and Ivan Lobo produced a report for Peace Brigades International UK (PBI UK), on the occasion of two separate visits of two distinguished Colombians to the UK: President Santos and renowned Colombian human rights lawyer Reinaldo Villalba from the organisation José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers' Collective (CCAJAR). UCL Americas had the honour of meeting the latter during his stay in London. To read the report please follow this link to the PBI UK's website here.
Iwan Morgan's Reagan Book Named One of Best Politics Books of 2016 by The Times
Publication date: 28 November 2016
Professor Iwan Morgan's book 'Reagan: American Icon' has been named one of the best politics books in 2016 by The Times. Read the article here - registration is required.
Success of student-led interdisciplinary event on political violence in Latin America
Publication date: 25 November 2016
Congratulations to the UCL Colombian Society, which on November 21 hosted and succesfully delivered the interdisciplinary, multi-collaboration event 'An Insider's View on Non-State Armed Actors: Political Violence, Crime and State Formation in Latin America'. Please read the executive report in full here.
Doctoral Funding Schemes Available at UCL Americas
Publication date: 22 November 2016
Global Drug Policy, Human Rights and Public Security: Perspectives from Latin America - Report
Publication date: 18 November 2016
This report is
based on the discussions of a workshop convened by the Centro de Estudios
Legales y Sociales (CELS), UCL Institute of the Americas, and UCL's Global
Governance Institute in June 2016 to assess the outcomes of the United Nations
Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS). The event, which
brought together representatives from academia, civil
society, and government, was held under Chatham House Rule. Please follow this link for the full document.
Job opportunity at UCL Americas: Teaching Fellow in African-American Civil Rights
Publication date: 17 November 2016
The UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is seeking to appoint an exceptional scholar to take up the position of Teaching Fellow in African American Civil Rights. 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 for 3 months approximately. The postholder will be required to
carry out teaching, research facilitation, knowledge transfer
and module administration within the Institute relating to the history
of the African American Freedom Struggle and to teach on an
undergraduate survey course on the making of the modern United States
since 1920. Teaching will take place on Thursday and Fridays. For more information, details and conditions, as well as to access the online application form, please follow this link: http://tinyurl.com/hm2bono
UCL Americas Hosts Renowned Human Rights Lawyer
Publication date: 8 November 2016
UCL Americas was delighted to host Reinaldo Villalba from the renowned Colombian human rights organisation José Alvear Restrepo Lawyers' Collective (CCAJAR) and Susi Bascon from Peace Brigades International (PBI) UK on Thursday 3 November. Together with UCL Americas PhD students Jaskiran Chohan, Ivan Lobo, and Sebastian Smart, Dr Par Engstrom expressed his gratitude to Reinaldo for the invaluable opportunity to discuss with him the current state of the peace talks and the important work of CCAJAR in Colombia.
UCL Americas Dissertation Prize Winners Announced
Publication date: 26 October 2016
International Journal of the Commons Publishes UCL Americas PhD Candidate Ivan Lobo's Article on the Colombian Pacific Region
Publication date: 19 October 2016
Building upon case-based evidence this paper explores the role of
leaders in Ecomanglar, a community-based enterprise in the Black collective
territory of La Plata-Bahía Málaga in the Colombian Pacific Basin, whose
purpose is to provide eco and ethno-tourism services.
The paper proposes an analytical framework to understand the role of these
leaders based on the interaction of two dimensions: institutional transfer channels and operational capacity. It
also analyses leaders as essential ‘brokers’ to initialise and sustain
collective action. The findings challenge approaches which view collective
action as an emergent decentralised group-oriented outcome. Read the article here.
Dr. Juan Grigera Awarded ESRC Grant
Publication date: 26 September 2016
Dr. Juan Grigera (UCL Americas) has been awarded funding from the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods to develop methods for natural language processing of newspaper sources to help the building of social conflict databases. The International Visitor Exchange will allow Grigera to do research with the Global Social Protest Research Working Group (led by Prof. Beverly Silver) at the Arrighi Center for Global Studies at John Hopkins University. The project is targeted at advancing online digital and Big Data method and incorporating more advanced NLP techniques to global social history and to overcoming the geographical and historical limitations of the current social unrest datasets.
Iwan Morgan CNBC Interview on Clinton's Nomination
Publication date: 9 August 2016
Iwan Morgan, Professor of U.S. Studies at University College London's Institute of the Americas, says Hillary Clinton must convince Americans that she represents change. Watch the interview here.
UCL Americas and the EU referendum outcome
Publication date: 4 July 2016
IHR lecture series named after UCL Americas Iwan Morgan
Publication date: 6 May 2016
We would like to congratulate our colleague Professor Iwan Morgan on having a prize and an annual lecture named after him, in recognition of his contribution over many years to the study of US history in London.
Strengthening Human Rights Impact through Scholarly Research
Publication date: 7 April 2016
The Inter-American Human Rights Network (IAHRN), a research project funded by The Leverhulme Trust and hosted by UCL Institute of the Americas, will hold a discussion forum in Washington which aims to bring scholars together with practitioners and officials at the Inter-American Human Rights System. This event is