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Latin America at the Crossroads: Brazil

February 17th, 2017
4:00 PM

Location
Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research for the second talk in the series Latin America at the Crossroads to discuss recent political developments in Brazil. The seminar will address the question of what does the political future hold for Brazil following the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff and the arrest of the powerful former speaker of the lower house of Congress for corruption?

The seminar will be led by Dr. Timothy Power, Director of the Brazilian Studies Programme and Associate Professor in Brazilian Studies at the Latin American Centre at the University of Oxford. Dr. Power is a comparative political scientist whose research concerns democratization and political institutions (parties, legislatures, and elections) in modern Latin America, particularly Brazil. He has studied the democratic transition in the 1980s and the role of the political right in the 1990s in Brazil. He is currently working on a discussion of the consequences of ‘coalitional presidentialism’ in Brazil.

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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 lago.tulane@gmail.com with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.