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November 2018

Género, trabajo y cuidado social: Perspectivas históricas y dimensiones políticas

November 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

This presentation addresses the relevance of social care work and its political and institutional articulation in social provision systems. In order to deal with this issue, this presentation first identifies the historical trajectory of social work by women in the public sphere, highlighting some cultural links between Europe and Latin America. Second, this presentation addresses implications of the monetarization of professional care work and social assistance carried out by women, and the tensions that this currently produces. Finally, this presentation…

Memoria, paz territorial y comunidad política

November 8 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Esta presentación, dada por el Dr. Carlos Zambrano Rodríguez, es el avance de su estancia de investigación en Georgetown; la misma actualiza información sobre una tendencia en la realidad política latinoamericana, la emergencia de nuevas legitimidades, reivindicaciones territoriales y micropolíticas, incluido el tema de la paz territorial. La presentación abordará tres cuestiones:¿Qué importancia tienen estos estudios micro en una época en donde predominan las macropolíticas y la globalización?¿Cuáles son los vínculos de la comunidad, la memoria y el territorio con…

CLAS Summer Program Info Session

November 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Planning on studying abroad this coming summer? Want to learn the differences between our Brazil, Chile and Colombia programs? Then join us for our CLAS Summer Program info session Tuesday, November 13 at 12:30 p.m. in ICC 450. Bring all your questions!Lunch will be provided. Please email Regi at crt33@georgetown.edu and let us know of any dietary restrictions.Click here to rsvp.

Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Latin America

November 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

According to the World Bank, 4 out of every 10 young Latin Americans desire to become entrepreneurs - and the region is taking notice. Whether in the “Chilecon Valley” or the government-backed accelerators of Buenos Aires, innovation hubs are popping up across the region and developing a culture of creativity and entrepreneurship. "Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Latin America" will explore efforts underway to build a successful social enterprise ecosystem in Latin America, and the impact this movement will have on…

A Historic Opportunity

November 16 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Join the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) in welcoming Fr. Francisco de Roux, president of the Commission of Truth, Coexistence and No Repetition in Colombia. Fr. de Roux will talk about the integral system of transitional justice that is being built in Colombia, which is the first of its kind and could serve as a model for other countries recovering from decades of internecine conflict. He will also share lessons gathered from his experience as president of the Truth…

Una Conversación con Leonel Fernández

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

El próximo lunes 19 de noviembre, Riqueza Dominicana en colaboración con el Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos de la Universidad de Georgetown invitan a los estudiantes dominicanos en el area de Washington, D.C. a una conversación con el expresidente de la República Dominicana Dr. Leonel Fernández.

Las Mujeres y la Paz: Líderes de Colombia

November 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Event will be in Spanish.Join the Center for Latin American Studies and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) in welcoming la Cumbre Nacional de Mujeres y Paz, an alliance of multiple groups and networks representing women in Colombia.Cumbre representatives Nelly Antonia Velandia Avendaño and Luisa Fernanda González Moreno will lead a discussion on their views regarding the implementation of the Colombian peace agreement two years after its implementation. In addition to sharing their assessment of how President Duque´s election…

Hunger and Malnutrition Lessons from Latin America: A Roundtable

November 27 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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,…

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