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November 2018

Hunger and Malnutrition Lessons from Latin America: A Roundtable

November 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Hunger is a problem among vulnerable populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO): “For the third year in a row, there has been a rise in world hunger. The absolute number of undernourished people, i.e. those facing chronic food deprivation, has increased to nearly 821 million in 2017, from around 804 million in 2016. These are levels from almost a decade ago.” Obesity is also an increasingly common condition throughout the region,…

The Effect of Corruption in Central America

November 29, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

According to Transparency International’s Corruption Index, 62 percent of people in Central American countries believe corruption is on the rise. Ambassador Todd Robinson (SFS'85) will lead a discussion on the drivers behind this perception, as well as the economic and societal costs of corruption in Central America. Prior to his current post as senior advisor for Central America in the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Robinson was charge d’affaires at the U.S. embassy in Caracas, Venezuela until May 22, 2018,…

December 2018

Rescuing Venezuela: The Role of the International Community

December 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event will be in Spanish.Georgetown Latin America Leadership Program and the Center for Latin American Studies are hosting a discussion on the role of the international community in regards to the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.Luis Almagro, secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), will lead the discussion and present the current position of Venezuela in the OAS. Luis Moreno Ocampo, former prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), will talk about the Venezuela case before the ICC.Carlos Ponce,…

January 2019

CANCELLED El Salvador 2019: Perspectives from presidential candidate Nayib Bukele

January 18 @ 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

DUE TO CHANGES IN MR. BUKELE'S SCHEDULE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. On January 18, the Center for Latin American Studies is pleased to welcome presidential candidate in El Salvador Nayib Bukele, who will share his perspectives on El Salvador’s most pressing challenges, his vision for the country’s future, and the political and personal trajectory which led him to run for the highest political office in El Salvador. In 2017 Nayib Bukele, who was mayor of San Salvador from 2015…

[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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