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Funding opportunities for Master's degrees at UCL-Institute of the Americas

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UCL Institute of the Americas is delighted to announce these new funding opportunities for those planning to apply for a place at one of our MA and MSc degrees: the Santander Universities Scholarship Awards and the Postgraduate Support Scheme (PSS).

UCL-IA PhD student Lupita Valdez panellist at Parliament discussion on human rights in Mexico

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Lupita Valdez participated as panel member at the event organized and chaired by Jeremy Corbin MP at the Houses of Parliament on February 24. The event's purpose was to highlight the Human Rights crisis in Mexico. Other members of the panel were Cathy Jamieson MP, Professor Elvira Dominguez (from the team who was part of a Mision de Observacion Civil in Mexico last November), and Rupert Knox, former researcher for Amnesty International, amongst others. Contributions focused on enforced disappearances, torture, extrajudicial killings, violence to journalists and activists and the large omission of human rights in the agenda of the UK-MX2015 dual year. The parliamentarians present urged the public to lobby their MPs to join the cause of the new NGO launched at the meeting: JusticeMexicoNow, of which Lupita is founding member. You can follow JusticeMexicoNow at https://www.facebook.com/JusticeMexicoNow

BAAS Peter Parish Prize 2015 awarded to UCL-IA's James Hillyer

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UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is delighted to congratulate PhD student, James Hillyer on his award of the Peter Parish Prize 2015. This prize to the value of £750 is awarded by the British Association for American Studies (BAAS) or the best research trip proposal in the field of American history. James has been invited to accept his award at the BAAS Annual Awards Dinner at Northumbria University in April. James will use the award to part fund his research trip to the US in May/June for his PhD Promoting Keynesian Liberalism: Walter W. Heller and U.S. Economic Policy, 1940 – 1987. Additionally, James also has had a book review published on US Studies Online: Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal by Jennifer A. Delton, which can be viewed here. Congratulations!

Research funding opportunity: the Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship - deadline March 27 2015

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Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship 2015/16 – deadline 27 March 2015 There is 1 scholarship worth £25,000 pa available. The scheme is aimed at research students who plan to explore the nature of religious, racial and cultural prejudices and to find ways of combating them. Applications from faculties and departments such as Social and Historical Studies, Law and Development Planning Unit are encouraged, particularly where a candidate can demonstrate practical application of their analyses to current problems of intolerance, always bearing in mind the interest of the Founder of the Trust (details at www.fbbtrust.org.uk) not only in the nature of intolerance but in identifying 'a means to combat it'. Applications need to be submitted by students by 27 March 2015 – further information and application form at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate/UK-EU_Res/frederick

Dr Nick Witham appointed to new UCL-IA US Political History lectureship

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UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is pleased to announce that Dr Nick Witham will be joining us in September as the newly appointed Lecturer in US Political History. Nick is a historian of twentieth-century US politics and society, specialising in the study of popular protest and dissent since the 1960s.

Job advertisement - Lectureship in Latin American Political Economy/Economic Development at UCL-Institute of the Americas

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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 Latin American Political Economy and/or Economic Development from September 2015. UCL-IA is a leading multidisciplinary specialist institution for the study of Latin America, the United States, the Caribbean and Canada.

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