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LATIN AMERICAN ISSUES speaker Series


*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

*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public


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