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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

Caitlin Liss

All seminars will meet over Zoom for the 2020-2021 academic year. Meeting links provided upon RSVP. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. 

Meeting Schedule

11/05/2020 Online Meeting
7:00 PM
the U.S. elections and U.S.-Latin American relations
John Coatsworth, Columbia University

Respondent: Jorge Castañeda, New York University

12/03/2020 Online Meeting
7:00 PM
Chile Awoke: From Popular Rebellion to Constitutional Convention
Patricio Navia, New York University and Universidad Diego Portales (Chile)

Jorge Heine, Boston University

02/04/2021 Online Meeting
7:00 PM
Peru's Political Crisis & Presidential Election
Jo-Marie Burt, George Mason University

Respondent: Natalia Sobrevilla, University of Kent (England, UK)

03/11/2021 Online Meeting
7:00 PM
Memory, Human Rights, Art, and Activism in Argentina
Marcelo Brodsky, Visual and Conceptual Artist

Respondent: Andreas Huyssen, Columbia University

05/06/2021 Online Meeting
7:00 PM
Gambling With Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis
Martin Sherwin, Georg Mason University