UCL Institute of the Americas


UCL Americas Course at Foreign and Commonwealth Office

24 March 2017

UCL Americas at FCO

From L to R: Dr Néstor Castañeda, Lecturer in Latin American Political Economy; Dr Kate Saunders-Hastings, Lecturer in Latin American Studies; Dr Paulo Drinot, Senior Lecturer in Latin American History; Dr Par Engstrom, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights; PhD candidate Iván Lobo

On 22 March 2017 UCL Americas academic staff delivered a short course on key historical and contemporary themes and issues in Latin America to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The course drew on staff expertise and covered the UK's historic links with Latin America and its legacies in the region; the recent performance and prospects of Latin American economies; the current political landscape; and the dynamics of criminality, violence, and insecurity in contemporary Latin America.