*Photo “Presencia de América Latina”, ubicado en la Casa del Arte, Universidad de Concepción, Fotografía tomada por Farisori; Autor del mural: Jorge González Camarena, mexicano; Propiedad de la Universidad de Concepción, Chile
Learn more about the history, culture and current issues facing Latin Americans, in this monthly speaker series presented by CALL in partnership with U of C’s Latin American Research Centre (LARC).
Each one-hour presentation is followed by a half-hour for questions and discussion.
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. at cSPACE King Edward, Room #310, 1721-29th Avenue SW.
Our 2018 / 2019 dates are: Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Jan. 15, Feb. 12, Mar. 12, Apr. 9.
All are welcome. CALL membership is not required. No fee and no registration.
Coordinator: Judy Hamill for more information.
Tuesday, November 13 1:30 - 3:00 PM
2018 Elections in Latin America
Topic: In 2018, Latin America’s three biggest countries - Brazil, Columbia and Mexico - plus Costa Rica, Paraguay and Venezuela - held Presidential elections, in a year that could see sweeping change across the region. Join us for a discussion of the resulting political shifts and challenges to democracy.
Speaker: Pablo Policzer, PhD, Director of the Latin American Research Centre (LARC) and Associate Professor of Political Science, U of C.
Dr. Policzer’s research focuses on the evolution of violent conflict - especially among militaries, police forces, and non-state armed groups in authoritarian and democratic regimes.
He is a Fellow at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, he formerly held the Canada Research Chair in Latin American Politics, and is the award-winning author of The Rise and Fall of Repression in Chile.
|For listings of public events at LARC (the Latin American Research Centre), see larc.ucalgary.ca|
Gender Inequality in Latin America
“Malintzin" – The Native Woman Who Assisted Cortes in the 16th Century Spanish Conquest of Mexico
“Panpipes and Flutes - The Music of the Incas”
Boomtown in Acient Belize: The Archeology of Rapid Growth in the Mayan World
Colombia: The Roots of Conflict, The Road to Peace
Resource Development and Indigeous Rights in the Andes
The Politics of Mobility in Southern Mexico
The State of Democracy in Latin America: Lessons for the North
An Overview of Latin American Regional Integration in the 21st Century
Democracy in Brazil: Why Does It Seem That Corruption Is Getting Worse?
"Barbarous Games" and "Civilized Celebrations": The Early History of Carnival in Brazil