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Student Viewpoint: The Art of Poetry and Politics

On Friday night four well-recognized figures of the world of writing and translation spoke after performing their pieces at the Mortara Center as part of a Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies event titled “The Art of Poetry and Politics.” Translator Forrest Gander, and poet Valerie Mejer performed pieces inspired by Mejer’s experiences of her home country, México.

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Professor Monica Arruda de Almeida Recent Publications

Monica Arruda de Almeida is an adjunct professor at the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Georgetown University. Her research focus is on illicit economies, with an emphasis on anti-money laundering efforts. From 2005 to 2008, she was a faculty fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Naomi Glassman

¡Nuestra Gente! Naomi Glassman

Naomi Glassman is a recent graduate student from the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), where she pursued Master’s degree in Latin American Studies and her Juris Doctor (J.D.) through a Dual Degree Program. She completed her studies May 2018.

Eric Salgado

¡Nuestra Gente! Eric Salgado

Eric Salgado is recent graduate from the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), where he completed a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies with distinction. A 2015 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellow, Eric is now working as a Foreign Service Officer (FSO) overseas. Eric completed his degree May 2017.

Monica Arruda de Almeida

¡Nuestra Gente! Monica Arruda de Almeida, Ph.D.

Monica Arruda de Almeida, Ph.D. arrived in the U.S. in 1994 in Brazil. Before pursuing her academic career, she was a journalist in Rio de Janeiro and then the United States. Dr. Arruda de Almeida was recently interviewed by BSFS fellow, Rocío Mondragón Reyes (SFS’19, Culture and Politics Major, Portuguese Minor).

Angelo Rivero Santos

¡Nuestra Gente! Angelo Rivero-Santos, Ph.D.

Angelo Rivero-Santos, Ph.D. was born and primarily raised in Venezuela. He currently serves the Georgetown community as a Professor and Academic Advisor to the M.A. program in Latin American Studies. His work in academia intersects with various other factors of his values and prior work experiences as an educator and Venezuelan diplomat.

Ambassador Juan Carlos Pinzon

Ambassador Pinzón discusses challenges and opportunities following Colombia’s peace referendum

On Thursday, October 27, Georgetown University’s Latin American Initiative hosted Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States, Juan Carlos Pinzón, for a discussion on the Colombian peace process and opportunities for the country moving forward. The conversation was moderated by Matthew Carnes, S.J., professor and director of the Center for Latin American Studies in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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Anna Deeny Morales, Ph.D., Latest Publication

Dr. Anna Deeny Morales is a literary critic and translator and an adjunct professor at the Center for Latin American Studies. She received her doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley. On October 2016, Northwestern University Press published Dr. Deeny’s latest translation, a book of poems written by Raul Zurita titled Sky Below: Selected Works.