CIPR | Center For Inter-American Policy & Research

Tulane University

Latin America at the Crossroads Seminar: Colombia

March 3rd, 2017
4:00 - 5:00 PM

Location
Greenleaf Conference Room
100A Jones Hall

The third talk in this semester’s Latin America at the Crossroads Seminar will be presented by Dr. David Roll Vélez, Professor at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and will discuss Colombia’s recent political developments. On October 2, 2016 a majority of voters rejected a peace accord between the FAR and the government. A new peace deal, ratified through Congress was signed on November 23, 2016. What effects with this new deal have?

Dr. David Roll Vélez is a Professor and Researcher at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. As the author of ­fifteen books, various articles, and a permanent column in the El Mundo newspaper, his work focuses on democracy in Colombia and Andean countries. He has also produced research in migration, political theory and international relations. Professor Roll has also worked as a consultant for several public ­figures in Colombia, including the President and Ombudsman.

Sponsored by the Center for Inter American Policy and Research. For more information and to reserve your seat, please contact Sefira Fialko­ff­ at cipr@tulane.edu or 504.862.3141.

LATEST SITE UPDATES

All Events

Upcoming Events

Latin American Writers Series: Alberto Barrera Tyszka

View Full Event Description

Ecuadorian writer and Tulane Visiting Scholar Gabriela Alemán interviews Venezuelan writer Alberto Barrera Tyszka about his life, interests, and influences. Their discussion will be followed by an open Q&A and an informal reception. This event will be held in Spanish.

About the Latin American Writers Series

This series brings together Latin America’s most representative creative voices and the editorial entrepreneurs that publish them. By way of interviews conducted by renowned Ecuadorian writer Gabriela Alemán and presentations of various editorial missions, the guests will shed light on a literary world shaped by the contemporary issues of the continent. Moving forward, their conversations will comprise the centerpiece of a digital archive that introduces their ideas to a global audience.

Este serie reúne a los autores más representativos de la escritura continental y los editores que los publican. A través de entrevistas con la reconocida escritora ecuatoriana Gabriela Alemán y presentaciones de proyectos editoriales, los invitados explorarán los vínculos entre el mundo literario y la realidad continental. Sus conversaciones se convertirán después en el eje de un archivo digital que busca llevar estas ideas a un público global.

About the Author

Born in Caracas, Alberto Barrera Tyszka has published over a dozen works of poetry, short story, chronicle, novel, and biography. His most recent publications include the novels Patria o Muerte (2015) and Rating (2011), the poetic anthology La inquietud (2013), the collection of chronicles Un país a la semana (2013), and the short story collection Crímenes (2009). In 2005, he collaborated with Cristina Marcano to write the definitive biography of Hugo Chávez, Hugo Chávez sin uniforme: una historia personal (2005). Patria o muerte won the 2015 Premio Tusquets de Novela, and his novel La enfermedad, translated into English as The Sickness (2010), received the 2006 Herralde Award. Barrera also writes for television and has scripted soap operas for Venezuelan, Mexican, Colombian, and Argentinian networks.