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January 2019

[CLAS Ambassador Series] Times of Change: Prospects for Brazil

January 22 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

The Center for Latin American Studies invites you to a conversation with the Brazilian Ambassador to the United States, Sergio Silva do Amaral, as he discusses what's next for Brazil. THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD OFF THE RECORD. Lunch will be provided, if you have any dietary restrictions please contact Laura Cossette at lc1070@georgetown.edu.RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clas-ambassador-series-times-of-change-prospects-for-brazil-tickets-54859478176 

Mexican Migration to the United States 1980-2017

January 31 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

During his stay in D.C., CLAS visiting researcher Dr. Jesús G. Muñoz Bandala has been carrying out original research on the different variables that affect migration trends. Specifically, he developed empirical tests at the country, state and municipality levels to identify prevailing variables driving the current migration trend from Mexico to the U.S.According to major studies on immigration, migration and remittances are determined either by individuals’ desire to improve their circumstances (the ‘place premium’) or by the gap in quality…

February 2019

U.S Foreign Policy for South America 2003 to 2015

February 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

During her stay at the Center for Latin American Studies in Georgetown University as a visiting researcher, Livia Peres Milani worked on her dissertation, which looks at U.S. Foreign Policy for South America during the period marked by the "pink tide" (2003-2015). Her study's objective is to understand how the U.S. as a superpower acted in the region during a moment when there was resistance to its dominance. Peres Milani argues that despite the common perception of U.S. neglect towards…

Realities and Challenges of U.S.-Cuban Relations

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

On February 12, join the Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming H.E. José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez, Cuba’s ambassador to the United States, and the Hon. Jeffrey DeLaurentis (SFS’76), former chargé d'affaires of the U.S. embassy in Havana. The ambassadors will engage in a dialogue at Georgetown University on the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S.-Cuba relationship, the impact of diplomacy on the relationship's trajectory, and recent developments. This event is off the record. If you need special accommodation, please…

Public Policies for Early Childhood in Brazil (1988-2016)

February 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

CLAS visiting researcher Eduardo Chaves da Silva has been working on his political science dissertation, which looks at the institutional changes that affected early childhood public policies in Brazil between 1988 and 2016. The disertation's normative base is composed of five major pieces of legislation that changed between the creation of the Statute of the Child and the Adolescent - ECA (Brazil, 1990) and the Legal Framework for Early Childhood - MLPI (Brazil, 2016). Chaves da Silva's study aims to…

Forgotten History of the Car Barn

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Forgotten History of the Car Barn Police Repression and Resistance in the Cold War From late 1963 through 1975, the Car Barn was home to the International Police Academy, which trained thousands of police from around the world. Under the auspices of the Agency for International Development, the IPA offered training in topics from riot control to traffic management, personnel management to forensics. The Academy touted its results: many of its graduates went on to high-ranking positions in governments…

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