'Cuba's Road Ahead' is the title of the article written by Dr Emily Morris (UCL Americas Honorary Research Fellow, and Country Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank) recently published by 'Foreign Affairs'. Please follow this link to read the full article.
Published: Jan 11, 2017 4:27:21 PM
Published: Jan 5, 2017 4:23:36 PM
On December 13, UCL Americas students and distinguished guests had the opportunity to listen to and discuss with two leading experts on Cuba, Professors Hal Klepak (UCL Americas Visiting Fellow), and Jean Stubbs (UCL Americas Associate Fellow) talking about their reflections and assessment on Cuba after the death of its former leader Fidel Castro (November 25, 2016). This event was convened by Dr Kate Quinn, Lecturer in Caribbean History at UCL Americas. The podcast of their presentations is available here:
Published: Dec 16, 2016 11:36:55 AM
Maxine Molyneux and Par Engstrom have both been awarded funding for Global Exchange projects. Professor Molyneux’s funding is to establish a comparative oral history of Second Wave Feminism in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. Dr Engstrom’s is for the development of a collaborative project on drug policy and human rights in Latin America. We warmly congratulate them. More...
Published: Dec 9, 2016 3:08:13 PM
Maxine Molyneux, Professor of Sociology at UCL Americas, has been appointed to serve on the advisory panel of a large scale research
project on Social Accountability in Social Protection at the Department for International Development (DFID). The research will be
conducted in 5 countries and is to be carried out by Development
Published: Dec 8, 2016 4:08:25 PM
Following the success of our 1st and 2nd International Conferences, the
UCL Americas Research Network invites postgraduate students and early
career researchers working on any aspect of the Americas to participate in
our 3rd International Conference: ‘Nationalism and Transnationalism in the
Americas.’ Please consult the call in full here, and send your abstracts (between 250-300 words) together with a short biography to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 13th January 2017. More...
Published: Dec 7, 2016 11:11:18 AM
Giovanna Violi (MA Caribbean and Latin American Studies, 2013-15) is the curator of Colourful Greys: Liminal Spaces Between Life and Death, Appreciation and Appropriation at the Square Gallery in London. Far
from claiming a complete rendering of all Dia de los Muertos aspects and
nuances, this exhibition is aimed at giving the viewer a snippet of what this
astonishing celebration is like as observed, experienced and thought of by
several artists, both insiders and outsiders of Mexican culture. A dialogue is
thus created between the various points of view, allowing the viewer to
appreciate the liminal space that can be found between the realities of life
and death, opposite, yet so close to each other as celebrated in Dia de los
Muertos, as well as the problematic phenomenon of cultural appropriation, often defended through claims of appreciation, that
sometimes affect the festivities. This exhibition runs between December 9 and 11, and is presented by CuratorLove and Osterly.
Published: Dec 5, 2016 3:41:06 PM
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. More...
Published: Dec 2, 2016 12:36:12 PM
Published: Nov 28, 2016 5:20:03 PM
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. More...
Published: Nov 25, 2016 2:43:20 PM
Published: Nov 22, 2016 1:10:39 PM