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February 2019

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…

“Port of Destiny: Peace” Film Screening and Conversation with Former President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Juan Manuel Santos, thirty-second president of Colombia, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016 for his work to end the decades-long armed conflict in Colombia, culminating in the signing and implementation of a historic peace accord with members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). This work has been documented in a remarkable new film, Port of Destiny: Peace. The documentary, produced by SellersEaston Media and directed by Robert Abbott, provides unparalleled insight into the peace negotiations and…

March 2019

CLAS Career Workshop: The Global Job Hunt

March 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Center for Latin American Studies in a career workshop and discussion led by the SFS Career Center's Mrim Boutla as she helps guide students on the global job hunt. The workshop will also feature Julie McMurtry and Angelo Rivero Santos who will share insight, patterns, and trends that they have observed over the last several years of CLAS graduates in the workforce.Dr. Mrim Boutla coaches students and alumni as they clarify and reach their leadership goals. Mrim’s coaching…

Art & Political Dissidence with Juan Luis Landaeta

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

Join the Center for Latin American Studies in an event with artist Juan Luis Landaeta as he examines, through the works of several artists and writers, how situations of exile, social represion, and the extraordinary socio-political situation of Venezuela during the last decade intersects with notions of civic freedom, freedom of speech, and creativity, especially in the face of authoritarian regimes. Juan Luis Landaeta is a New York-based, Venezuelan-born visual artist, composer and writer. Drawing his inspiration from the hustle and…

Historical Political Economy of Mexico

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Join the Center for Latin American Studies in a day-long conference featuring various panelists discussing topics regarding the Historical Political Economy of Mexico. The schedule of panels will be as follows: 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Colonial Geography and Long-Term Development Chair: Desha Girod (Government Department, Georgetown University) "The Historical Legacy of (Pre?)Colonial Indigenous Settlements in Mexico" Fernando Arteaga (George Mason University) Discussant: A. Diaz-Cayeros (Stanford University) "Protection of Peril? Overlapping Jurisdictions and Long-Run Development in Colonial Mexico" Jenny…

April 2019

CLAS Open House for Admitted Students

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:50 pm

A Missionary Order without Saints: Unbeatified and Uncanonized Jesuits and Substitute Sanctity in Italy and Peru, 1580-1622

April 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Center for Latin American Studies in a conversation with Dr. Gauvin Bailey about the decades during which the Catholic Reformation found themselves as a "missionary order without saints." Learn about the history of this time period and how the Church adapted to this unusual situation.  Dr. Gauvin Bailey is Professor and Alfred and Isabel Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art at Queen’s University at Kingston. He has taught Renaissance, Baroque, Latin American, and Asian art at King’s College at…

Speak Up & Listen Part II: Gender in the Classroom, Curricula & Beyond

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Center for Latin American Studies in its Graduate Student Programming event on gender in the classroom, curricula and beyond. The event will be lead and moderated by Dr. Anna Deeny-Morales and will serve as a continuation of the event by the same title in the Fall of 2018. We will discuss strategies moving forward, pushing back, and curricular considerations.Lunch will be provided, please email lc1070@georgetown.edu with any dietary restrictions.Please RSVP here.

Coloquio Marc Chernick: Temas de Paz

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Thursday April 25, 2019 the Center for Latin American Studies will be joining in a colloquium to honor the anniversary of the passing of our dear Professor Marc Chernick. The colloquium will serve as a space to discuss and reflect on themes related to peace, especially peace processes, which were so important to Professor Chernick. This event will take place in Bogotá, Colombia in conjunction with the Centro de Investigación y Educación Popular, the Universidad de los Andes and…

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