Dr. Gonzalo Paz, CLAS professor, was quoted in a recent Xinhua article covering President Xi Jinping’s visit to Argentina. Article in Spanish.
In Search of the Colombian Pearl: An MSFS Student’s Perspective on Carlos Vives’s visit to Georgetown
Carlos Vives was at Georgetown for a panel discussion, titled “Tras la Perla” (in search of the Pearl): Carlos Vives’ Social Impact Project, focusing on his not-for-profit initiative, Tras la Perla.
Nicolás Albertoni (MA’16) and Christopher Sabatini contributed research to a new book, Necessary Travel: New Area Studies and Canada in Comparative Perspective. Their chapter is titled “Latin American Studies: What Have We Achieved and Where are We Heading?.”
In November, Professor Anna Deeny Morales gave readings of her translation work at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. and at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
On November 16th, the Center for Latin American Studies welcomed Father Francisco de Roux, S.J., for a conversation about the Commission of Truth, Coexistence and No Repetition in Colombia.
On November 14, LatAm Council student leaders invited Cuban students, entrepreneurs and leaders to take part in a roundtable conversation about Cuba. This conversation was incredibly rich and interesting, as all participants were able to post questions beforehand and receive
On October 25th, the Center for Latin American Studies hosted priest and anthropologist Father Ricardo Falla, S.J. for a discussion about the 1982 San Francisco Massacre in Guatemala. Though a tragedy almost three decades in the past, Fr. Falla stressed the continuing impact that memories of this massacre, and others like it, continue to have on Guatemala.
On Oct. 30, CLAS alum Antonio Quintanilla (MA’18) was interviewed by NTN24 regarding the likelihood of Brazil intervening militarily in Venezuela.
Winning essays will be awarded the Marcos and Ida Kerschner Prize: $2,500 for first place, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place. The top submission will also be eligible for publication in Americas Quarterly. Due November 30, 2018!
CLAS congratulates Professors Erick Langer and Miléna Santoro for the publication of a new book by University of Nebraska Press which they co-edited. The book, titled Hemispheric Indignities, is a critical anthology that brings together indigenous and non indigenous scholars specializing in the Andes, Mesoamerica, and Canada.
We write to share the very sad news of the tragic death of Wendy Karina Martinez, CLAS MA 2012. Let us find strength in one another, in our faith, and in the mission and sense of connectedness that unite us. And let us pray for Wendy and her family and friends at this terribly difficult time.
CLAS Professor Anna Deeny interviews poet Mercedes Roffé. This interview covered Roffé’s writing process and the inspiration behind her latest work, Ghost Opera.