Adrian Pearce (University College London) - The little-known historical topic of reindigenisation is understood as a greater presence and protagonism of the indigenous in national life in the Andean republics during the decades subsequent to independence. More information here. More...
Starts: Jan 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM
Kenneth Shadlen (LSE) -Since the late 1980s developing countries have come under considerable
pressure to revise their intellectual property policies and practices.
One area where pressures have been exceptionally controversial is in
pharmaceuticals: historically, fearing the costs of providing private
property rights over knowledge in this area, developing countries did
not grant patents to drugs. Now they must do so.
Starts: Jan 25, 2017 5:30:00 PM
A UCL European Institute event in collaboration with UCL Americas - The election of Donald Trump as President of the USA has sent shockwaves throughout the world. The consequences of his surprise victory are significant but uncertain, especially for the UK and Europe. During the presidential campaign and the transition, many of Trump’s remarks, pledges and promises suggested that his presidency may have a major effect on the post-war global order and the US’s relationship with Europe. More...
Starts: Jan 30, 2017 6:00:00 PM
Fernanda Odilla V. de Figueiredo (Brazil Institute – King’s College London) - In 2014 a corruption scheme
emerged in Brazil with unprecedented political and judicial repercussions.
Dubbed Lava Jato (Car Wash in Portuguese), the investigation has uncovered
large-scale bribery, kickbacks, money laundering, cartel practice, influence
peddling and illegal campaign finance involving the state-run oil company
Starts: Jan 31, 2017 6:00:00 PM
Professor Leigh A Payne (Oxford) - What
happens when state perpetrators publicly confess to human rights violations in
past dictatorships? The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission
considered them crucial to delivering on the promise of truth and
reconciliation. But Payne’s study of perpetrators’ confessions within and
outside such commissions challenges that assumption. She finds that perpetrators’ versions of
the past, not always the truth, emerge. She further contends that conflict, and
not reconciliation, is the outcome of these confessions. This conflict is not
necessarily negative for democracy.
She argues that 'contentious coexistence' puts fundamental democratic values of participation, contestation, and expression in practice. She sets out this argument in her book Unsettling Accounts. In this presentation she will present a study she has begun on confessions made by former left-wing guerrillas. She explores why contentious coexistence did not result from the recent confessions made by two Argentines about their involvement in the 1970s armed left movement. More...
Starts: Feb 1, 2017 5:30:00 PM
IHR North American History Seminar: Society under Steam: The Culture of the US Marine Empire, c.1870-1920
With Dr Alex Goodall (UCL) - UCL Americas is pleased to collaborated in the organisation and delivery of the Institute of Historical Research North American History Seminar Series.
Starts: Feb 2, 2017 5:30:00 PM
IHR Latin American History Seminar: The Global Coolie Trade between China and Latin America in the Nineteenth Century
Rudolph Ng (Birkbeck University of London) - This paper details how two opposing coalitions of international agents fought for thirty years, one to continue, the other to abolish, the Chinese coolie trade to Latin America. As abolitionism gained strength in the early 1800s, owners of mines, plantations, and other industries in Latin America began looking with some urgency for a substitute for their African slaves. More information here. More...
Starts: Feb 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM
To mark LGBT+ History Month, UCL Americas Research Network is collaborating with UCL's LGBTQ Research Network, qUCL, to host a screening of Bayou Maharajah followed by a discussion around themes raised in the documentary and a drinks reception. More...
Starts: Feb 7, 2017 6:00:00 PM