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Tulane University

Latin America at the Crossroads Seminar with Dr. Ernesto Calvo

February 3rd, 2017
4:00 PM

Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research is hosting a seminar with Dr. Ernesto Calvo, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland-College Park. This is the first in a series of talks on “Latin America at the Crossroads” featuring discussions of the future of Latin America.

The upset victory of Mauricio Macri against the Peronist candidate for president in 2015 has led many to question if this is the start of a new era of politics in Argentina and its international relations. What are the expectations for the legislative elections scheduled for 2017? Dr. Calvo’s work focuses on asymmetries in representation, or the mechanisms by which electoral rules provide unequal voting power to di­fferent subgroups of voters, especially in Argentina. His research on political representation, elections, and legislatures has received awards from the Representation, Comparative Politics and the Political Economy sections of the American Political Science Association and has been published in journals in the US, Europe and Latin America.

Event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required. For more information and to reserve your seat, please contact Sefira Fialko­ff­ at or 504.862.3141.






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Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.