Lecture: Consolidating growth and development through economic integration in Central America

Start: May 31, 2016 5:30:00 PM
End: May 31, 2016 7:00:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Javier A Gutierrez (Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration - SIECA) will discuss the challenges and opportunities for Central America’s social and economic development. His talk will focus on several initiatives pursued by the region to facilitate trade, integrate into the global economy, and constitute a customs union between the countries of Central America. He will also address the challenges of mitigating the effects of climate change, channeling foreign aid and cooperation funds to where it is most needed, and closing the infrastructure gap in the region.

***RESCHEDULED*** Seminar: Overrepresented: Asian Americans in the Age of Affirmative Action

Start: Jun 6, 2016 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 6, 2016 7:00:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Please note this event has been re-scheduled from May 26 to June 6 and its new venue is UCL Darwin Building Rooom B.15, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (access via Gower Street and via Malet Place for visitors with reduced mobility)

The IHR North American History Series presents: The Inaugural Iwan Morgan Lecture

Start: Jun 16, 2016 5:30:00 PM
End: Jun 16, 2016 7:00:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas is pleased to announce and host this inaugural lecture in honour of Professor Iwan Morgan (UCL Institute of the Americas), which concludes this year’s Institute of Historical Research North American History Seminar Series.

Lecture: From America Latina to Latin London: negotiating (in)visible geographies of international migration

Start: Jun 21, 2016 6:30:00 PM
End: Jun 21, 2016 8:30:00 PM

C McIlwaine Inaugural Lecture
Professor Cathy McIlwaine (Queen Mary University London) - Despite a long history of relations between Latin America and London through trade, diplomacy and exile, only recently have these been extensively established, primarily through flows of people. This lecture examines the nature of these geographies through exploring the processes of (in)visibilisation and the power relations that underpin them. Through interrogating the ambivalent nature of (in)visibility, the lecture highlights the importance of theorising from the global South, in foregrounding the experiences of invisible migrants, especially women, and in recognising how invisibility can reinforce exclusion, but also its utility in negotiating exit from Latin America as well as entry to and settlement in Latin London. It argues for the recognition of Latin Americans in London and the UK who have been largely invisible in public consciousness and policy, yet who contribute enormously to the functioning of the city and the nation more widely. 

The Governance of the Global Cocaine Supply Chain

Start: Jul 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM
End: Jul 4, 2016 4:30:00 PM

UCL Institute of the Americas
Popular reports on drug trafficking often focus on localized violence. The cocaine trade, however, is not a series of isolated spaces affected by a product, but, rather, is an interconnected set of experiences, systems, and processes. This workshop will bring together scholars to examine the nature of the linkages between sites along cocaine’s global supply chain and the implications of those interconnections for social, political, and economic life along the cocaine supply route. By integrating existing site focused qualitative research the workshop will provide a deeper understanding of the impact of illegal commodity flows and offer a stronger basis for understanding the ramifications of drug policy.