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Explaining the Role of Violence in the Brazilian State

Start: Jan 11, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Jan 11, 2017 7:00:00 PM

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Whiteness and Weddings in the 'Post'-Colonial, Neo-liberal Economies of the Caribbean

Start: Jan 18, 2017 5:30:00 PM

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IHR Latin American History Seminar: Reindigenisation and Culture in the Andes (Nineteenth Century)

Start: Jan 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Institute of Historical Studies
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.

Coalitions and Compliance: The Political Economy of Pharmaceutical Patents in Latin America

Start: Jan 25, 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.

What will Trump's presidency mean for Europe and the UK?

Start: Jan 30, 2017 6:00:00 PM

UCL European Institute Trump Presidency
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.

Inside the Car Wash: corruption scandal or a systemic ‘illicit financial Quid Pro Quo’ in Brazil?

Start: Jan 31, 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 Petrobras.
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