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This seminar is devoted to developing a better understanding of the region, presenting current research and thinking in disciplines that range from anthropology to economics, history, human rights, political science, religion, literature, and the arts. In addition to scholars affiliated with the academic community, speakers are invited from the private sector, international organizations, and governments. The seminar, whose membership also reflects a broad range of disciplines, offers the framework for a lively exchange of ideas on Latin America, its past, present, and future.

Professor Peter Winn

Mariana Katz

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Meeting Schedule

11/07/2019 International Affairs Building, Room 707, Columbia University
7:00 PM
The Current Crisis in Chile
Peter Winn, Tufts University

12/05/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
the Latin American migration crisis in historical perspective
José Moya, Barnard College, Columbia University

Respondent: Julia Preston, The Marshall Project

02/06/2020 International Affairs Building, Room 802, Columbia University
7:15 PM
Election 2020: Candidates’ Positions on Latin America
Max Paul Friedman, American University

Emily Mendrala, Center for Democracy in the Americas

Daniel P. Erikson, Blue Star Strategies, LLC and Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement

Commentator: Margaret E. Crahan, Columbia University

Notes: The conference will be moderated by the seminar chair, Peter Winn.
03/05/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:00 PM
Zapata and his "Revolution of the South"
John Womack, Harvard University

Respondent: Claudio Lomnitz, Columbia University