On March 1, 2018, Georgetown’s own Eric Gettig, Ph.D. graduate and current lecturer, presented an overview of his current project: a historical review of Cuba’s relationship with oil, or lack thereof. Set against the backdrop of a photograph of Cuba’s first oil well, “this is the story of the absence of a resource,” he said, launching into a compelling argument that will soon be published as a book.
SFS Professor Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State (1997-2001), President Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico (1994-2000), and Strobe Talbott, former Deputy Secretary of State (1994-2001), gathered at the Clinton 25 Symposium to discuss the foreign policy of SFS graduate, President Bill Clinton, at the event’s “Vision for the World” panel.
On January 31st, the Center for Latin American Studies hosted an event to discuss the alleged manipulation of the November 2017 Honduran Presidential election. Miranda Carnes, International Politics Major (SFS’19), shares her viewpoint on Dr. Irfan Nooruddin’s presentation.
On January 30, 2018, The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) welcomed Dr. Mercedes Calzado to present her research on security, politics, and public policy in relation to Argentina’s 2015 Presidential Election.
On January 17, 2018, John Tutino, Professor of History and International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service, launched his new book, The Mexican Heartland: How Communities Shaped Capitalism, a Nation, and World History, at a book talk and discussion with Professor John McNeill at the Mortara Center for International Studies.
Vidal Llerenas Morales, a representative of the Movement for National Regeneration (MORENA) party in the Mexican Chamber of Deputies, visited Georgetown on November 30, 2017 to discuss the Inclusive, Innovative, and Sustainable Industrial Development Law, which he introduced in May of this year and made the subject of his book, “Industrial Policy for Mexico Based on Innovation: An Inclusive, Sustained, and Sustainable Approach.”
Dr. Kevin Healy, adjunct faculty member at the Center for Latin American Studies in Georgetown University, attended a conference in Cuzco, Peru as a speaker. This four-day conference, TINKUY 2017, was held from November 8 thru November 11 and brought together people from all over the world to celebrate the wealth and diversity of Latin American textile traditions.
Remarks made on November 8 by Dr. Francisco Weffort, Emeritus Professor of the University of Sao Paolo and Brazilian Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Democracy and Human Development at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and Fulbright Brasil co-hosted an event in November “Challenges to democracy in Brazil and the United States: A collaborative and comparative analysis,” which featured two renown experts, Drs. Abraham Lowenthal and Francisco Weffort, who expounded on the current state of democracy in the western hemispheres largest democracies.
OpEd published in the Mexican newspaper, El Universal, by Andrew Selee, Director of the Migration Policy Institute and participant in a CLAS-organized event titled Mexico and the U.S.: Mutual Perceptions.
The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), the Wilson Center Mexico Initiative, the Mexican Embassy in Washington, D.C., and the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica (CIDE) co-hosted an event in November titled “U.S. and Mexico: Mutual Perceptions.” This event brought together experts on Mexico to talk about the current state of the bilateral relationship with the United States, ongoing challenges, and upcoming opportunities.
Center for Latin American Studies Hosts Colombian Senator and Presidential Hopeful Juan Manuel Galán
On Friday, September 22, 2017, Senator Juan Manuel Galán (MSFS ‘03) joined students and community members to talk about his presidential campaign, hopes for Colombia’s future, and thoughts on Colombian domestic and international politics.