With great sadness, Georgetown’s Center for Latin American Studies mourns the passing of our colleague and friend Dr. Virginia M. “Ginny” Bouvier.
The report is a collection of stories and the analysis of rural women’s economic empowerment through their participation in agricultural value chains. The field work took place in Bolivia, Belize and Guatemala, commodities surveyed included: quinoa, cassava and maize respectively.
Camille Gaskin-Reyes, Ph.D., CLAS adjunct professor, published her most recent editing work in October 2016. Water Planet: The Culture, Politics, Economics, and Sustainability of Water on Earth offers an unprecedented examination of the critical subject of water sustainability.
Professor Jennifer McCoy and Professor Daniel Hellinger talked about Venezuela and future prospects for the troubled country at a talk hosted by CLAS.
On March 21st, Professor John Bailey, Mr. Juan Carlos Garzon-Vergara, and Mr. Alvaro Santos gave a seminar on informal/illegal markets and democratic governance in Latin America. This talk focused on the informal and illegal market sectors in Mexico and Colombia.
In Challenges for Central Banking: Perspectives from Latin America, Professor Jácome and his coauthors (Yan Carriere-Swallow, Hamid Faruqee, and Krishna Srinivasan) hone in on challenges faced by central banks across Latin America, particularly in the wake of changes to banking policy and operations that came about as a result of the 2008-2009 financial crisis.
Check out Dr. Vreeland’s latest co-authored piece. This article was published in the Wall Street Journal on February 22, 2017 as part of the WSJ’s Monkey Cage Political Analysis series.
On Thursday, February 16, the Center for Latin American Studies hosted an event on the peace processes in Colombia as part of the Americas in Flux speaker series. Students and staff of all ages and nationalities arrived promptly to hear from the experienced panel and ask questions.
Georgetown University’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) has become aware of an internet news story claiming to cite evidence from a purported CLAS pre-election poll in Ecuador. We wish to make clear that this poll was NOT carried out by CLAS, nor was any such poll carried out by CLAS or any member of our community of scholars and researchers.
Dr. Gianelli is an interesting person, to say the least. With his extensive career in law and Uruguay’s foreign service, he has keen insight into the position of Uruguay in the region and its relationships with other nations and international corporations. I appreciated his attention to detail and his extreme practicality.
SFS history professor John Tutino recently published New Countries: Capitalism, Revolutions, and Nations in the Americas, 1750–1870, a volume focusing on independence and associated political economic development in the Americas.
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.