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2016

 

JANUARY

 

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Challenges and potential contributions to the 'anthropocene:' A critique from the social sciences" Presented by Former Tinker Visiting Professor and Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Germán Palacio, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (1/26)
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FEBRUARY

 

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Tinker-Nave Summer Field Research Grant Information Session" Presented by Alberto Vargas, LACIS' Associate Director, UW-Madison (2/2)
  • Latin American & Spain Internship Info Session Presented by International Internship Program (IIP) and LACIS (2/9)
  • Conference: "The Promise of Paris: Connecting Wisconsin and the U.N. Climate Talks) (Sponsored by International Division, Office of Sustainability, Institute for Regional and International Studies, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, Wisconsin Union Directorate Society and Politics Committee, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and more) (2/9)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Property Arrangements and soy governance in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso: Implications for deforestation-free production" Presented by Lisa Rausch, Research Associate in the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Sponsored by the Land Tenure Center, Co-sponsored by LACIS, the Brazil Initiative and International Division) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjaXcV5zQDI) (2/16)
  • Wisconsin Global Youth Summit at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2/20)
  • Lecture: "The county-scale concejo territorial of indigenous Honduras: Top-down or grassroots tenure instrument?" Presented by John Kelly, Assistant Professor of Geography, UW-Lacrosse (Co-sponsored by LACIS) (2/23) 
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Mapping Language Education Policy (and Educational Imperialism): U.S. Schooling the Indigenous Element in Borikén, Puerto Rico" Presented by Kristine Harrison, Postdoctoral studies in Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison (2/23)
  • Lecture: "Forests, Conservation and Community in Mexico" Presented by Christopher Boyer, author of Political Landscapes (Co-sponsored by the Land Tenure Center, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Department of Geography, and LACIS) (2/29)

 

March

 

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "The Peace Process in Colombia: Transitional Justice's Promise" Presented by Cecilia Zárate-Laun, Jack Laun and Eunice Gibson of Colombia Support Network, and Luis Carlos Arenas, Principal Consultant at Grassroots Initiatives Consulting, LLC (Co-sponsored by Colombia Support Network) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g01fLiHwLW8) (3/1)     
  • "Peace Corps Week Kickoff: Reflections on Peace with Justice in Colombia" Presented by Cecilia Zárate-Laun and Jack Laun, Co-founders of the Colombia Support Network (Co-sponsored by International Division, UW Peace Corps and LACIS) (3/1)
  • Festival de Cine 2016: "A Monster With A Thousand Heads/Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas" (3/4)
  • Luncthime Lecture: "Ancient Looms, Modern Threads: Contemporary Handwoven Garments of Oaxaca, Mexico" Presented by Carolyn Jenkinson, M.S, Candidate, Design Studies, UW-Madison (3/8)
  • Lecture: "Coffee and Climate Change in Chiapas, Mexico" Presented by Jose Perez Vasquez, Founder of the Maya Vinic Coffee Co-op and Las Abejas, Chiapas, Mexico (Co-sponsored by Just Coffee Cooperative and On the Ground) (3/9)
  • Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Kaleidoscope Conference: "Making Contact: Artistic and Linguistic Representations of Conflict and Commonality" (3/10-3/12)

 

April

  •  Mini-Conference: “Criminal Actors in the Americas” (Sponsored by the Political Science Department, the Global Legal Studies Center, and the Human Rights Program, and generalously funded by LACIS (Title VI, Nave Fund) and the Anonymous Fund) (4/1)
  •  Lecture: “Favela, Inc. – Violence as Spectacle in Contemporary Rio de Janeiro” Presented by Professor Erika Robb Larkins, University of Oklahome (Sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, LACIS, the Department of Anthropology, and the International Division) (4/4)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: “New State Activism in Brazil: Continuing Concerns and New Challenges” Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Diogo Coutinho, Professor, U of Sao Paolo, & David Trubek, Professor Emeritus of Law, UW-Madison (Sponsored by LACIS, the Nave fund, the Brazil Initiative, the Division of International Studies, Global Legal Studies Center and the UW Law School) (4/5)
  • Cultural Celebration: “International Showcase 2016” Presented by UW-Madison’s International Reach Program and International Student Services (Co-sponsored by WIOC, Assembly of International students, Overture Center for the Arts, and in part by Overture Center’s Community Arts Access Program) (4/9)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: “Dilma Rousseff, Political Crisis, and the Role of Women in Politics in Brazil” Presented by Pedro dos Santos, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Luther College (As part of Brazil Month at UW-Madison) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asAiKHq4oIU) (4/12)
  • Lecture: “Argentine Pathways to a Cooperative Market Economy” Presented by Laura Hanson Schlachter, PhD student in economic, environmental and political sociology at UW-Madison (Sponsored by LACIS and the Nave Fund) (4/13)
  • Lecture: Climate Change and Potatoes” Presented by Dr. Carolina Bailey, Spanish Instructor, Madison College (Co-sponsored by Madison College) (4/13)
  • Symposium: Lusophone Transnational Cinema (Sponsored by The Department of Spanish and Portguese, the Center for European Studies, with support from the Anonymous Fund, the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund of the College of Letters and Science) (Co-sponsored by LACIS and the African Studies Program) (4/14-4/15)
  • Wisconsin Film Festival (Co-sponsored by LACIS) (4/14-4/21)
  • Lecture: Role of Women in Indigenous Communities” Presented by Dr. Carolina Bailey, Spanish Instructor, Madison College (Co-sponsored by Madison CollegE) (4/20)
  • Lecture: “US-Cuba Relations” Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Ernesto Domínguez López (Sponsored by LACIS, the Nave Fund, and the UW School of Business) (4/21)
  • Film screening: “Boi de Fé Em Deus – A Community in Motion” as part of Brazil Month at UW (Sponsored by LACIS, the Brazil Initiative and the Division of International Studies) (4/22)
  • Live Performance: Choro de Lá Pra Cá (Co-sponsored by The Brazil Initiative, LACIS, The International Division and Fair Trade Coffee House) (4/30)

May

  • Lecture: “Indigenous Activism and Their Political Views” Presented by Dr. Carolina Bailey, Spanish Instructor, Madison College (Co-sponsored by Madison College) (5/4)

September 


  • Multiple Events: "Chicano Latino Heritage Month 2016" Presented by Lambda, Theta, Alpha Latino Sorority Incorporated, Palma, LLSA (Latino Law Student Association), MEchA, Pathway to Educational Achievement, Diversity Equity and Educational Achievement, Multicultural Student Center, Wisconsin Alumni Association. (Co- Sponsored by Sex out Loud, Kappa Delta Chi, LACIS, ASM, Colombian Badgers, Chicano and Latino Studies) (9/13 - 10/14)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Larios Gallery in Camaguey and Art and Culture in Cuba" Presented by Orestes Larios Zaak, Cuban painter (Co-Sponsored by Madison Sister Cities) (9/13)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Fire and Farmhands: Regulating Agrarian and Environmental Change in Brazilian Sugarcane" Presented by Ian Carillo, PhD Candidate in Sociology and Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (9/20)

  • Lunchtime Lecture: “The fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras: Justice for Berta and beyond” Presented by Martin Fernandez,National Coordinator of MADJ (The Movement for Justice and Dignity). (Co-Sponsored by Witness for the peace) (9/27)
  • Presentation: "Broken Future Line: Urban Landscape/ The City Social Body" Presented by Carlos Garaicoa, Cuban Visual artist. (Co-Sponsored by LACIS)
  • Lecture: "Judging and Gender Equality in the International Realm" Presented by Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director of the Center for Justice and International Law based on Washington, DC. (Co-Sponsored by LACIS, UW-Madison Human Rigths Program, Global Legal Studies, Center, 4W Initiative) (9/28)
  • Symposium:"Wisconsin Mecinal Plant Symposium" Presented by Edith Leoso, Jeff Girgnon, Yangbum Gyal, Chirs Tyrrel, Bruce Barret, David Kiefer. UW-Madison Department of Family Medice, Bad Rvier Band Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Menominee tribe  of Wisconsin, and Medicina Budah Healing (Co-Sponsored by WARF, LACIS, Department of Horticulture, and Allen Centennial Garden) (9/30)

October


  • Lunchtime Lecture: ”New Perspectives on Homosexuality in Nelson Rodrigues’s O beijo no asphalt”, Presented by Israel Pechstein, Portuguese PhD Student and 2016 Nabuco Award recipient (10/4)
  • Internship Info: "Latin America and Spain Internship Info session", Presented by Sarah Ripp, Assistant Director for Programming and Communication (Co-Sponsored by LACIS and International Intership Program) (10/4)
  • Run: "Run for the Refugees", Presented by United Nations Association of the United State of America (Co-Sponsored by LACIS ,  Willy Street Co-op,United Nations Association Dane County Chapter and Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc) (10/9)
  • Colloquium: "Jama y Carcomilla: Gastronomia y revolucion en Cuba", Presented by Antonio Jose Ponte, Cuban Poet and essayist (Co- Sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portueguese, The Center of Visual Cultures,LACIS, and the Food Studies Borghesi-Mellon Workshop) (10/10)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Ancient sites and modern techniques in Peruvian archaeology", Presented by UW-Madison Phd Archaeology (10/11)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Redefining a Serious State: Labor, Politics, and Regulation in Transnational Seed Firms in Chile", Presented by Annabel Ipsen, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University. (10/18)
  • Lecture: "Meet the Producer! Omar Rodríguez of COCAFCAL in Honduras", Presented by Jose Omar Rodriguez, General manager of Cooperativa Cafetalera Capucas Limitada (Co-Sponsored by Colectivo Café and Nelson Institute) (10/19)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: “Deforestation in the Amazon caused by speculation with land and lack of Land Governance”, Presented by Bastiaan Reydon, Tinker Visiting Professor in Sociology and Professor at the UNICAMP in Environmental Economics and Agricultural Economics (Co-Sponsored by Nelson Institute and The Land Tenure Center) (10/25)
  • Lecture: "Como ser escritor na periferia do mundo", Presented by Luiz Ruffato, Brazilian Writer (Co-Sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese, LACIS and International Division) (10/25)
  • Lecture: "Utopias y Distopias en la ciencia ficcion cubana", Presented by Jose Miguel Sachez Gomez aka Yoss, Cuban Science Fiction writer (Co-Sponsored by LACIS, Program and Nave Fund, The Department of Comparative Literature and Floklore Studies, The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and The Center for Visual Cultures) (10/25)

November

 

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Ties that bind: Churches, Youth Gangs, and the Management of everyday life in urban Latin America", Presented by Brendal Jamal Thorton, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies at University North Carolila-Chapel Hill (11/1)
  • Lecture: "Indigenous Education in Belize", Presented by Filiberto Penados, Indigenous Studies and Education Scholar (Co-Sponsored by Curriculum and Instruction and LACIS) (11/9)
  • Lecture: "Rio's True Olympic Legacy What Have We Learned? What's next", Presented by Theresa Williamson, Executive Director Catalytic Communities (Co-Sponsored by LACIS and Internation Intership Program) (11/11)
  • Presentation: "The figth for fair food: Why consumer are boycotting Wendys", Presented by Yaissy Solis and Natalia Rodriguez, CIW Student/Farmworker Alliance (Co-Sponsored by LACIS and Latino and Chicano Studies) (11/14)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Is civic culture dead? A comparative analysis of Political Culture or Why Trump Won", Presented by Hernando Rojas, Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication and Director of LACIS at UW-Madison (11/15)
  • Lecture: "The Racial Palimpsest: New analytical lenses for studying race and migration", Presented by Chair of the African American Studies Program, Associate Professor of Sociology at Loyola University-New Orleans (Co-Sponsored by LACIS and Department of Socioloy) (11/16)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Amazonia as a Storied Land", Presented by Professor of Latin American poetry and Amazonian Cultures at Florida State University (Co-Sponsored by Spanish and Portugueses Department) (11/29)
  • Presentation: "What's in a name?: Searching for the African Origins 'Samba' and 'Zumbi' in Brazil", Presented by Mark Hertzman, Professor of History in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaing (Co- Sponored by LACIS, Anthopology, African Cultural Studies, History, Nave Fund, and International Division) (11/30)

December


  • Film Showcase: "Marmato" (2014), "Impunity"(2012), "Embrace of the serpent" (2015) and "Chocolate of peace" (2016), Presented by Colombian Support Network (Co-Sponsored by ASM and Colombian Support Network and LACIS) (12/1-12/6)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Murder in the Carpa Cubana: Racialized Reporting and the Execution of Chief Red Wing for the Murder of Evangelina Cavazos, 1930-1931”, Presented by Peter Haney, Independent Scholar (12/6)

2015

 

 

JANUARY

 

  • Community Arts Practice: "Laura Anderson Barbata and Carolyn Kallenborn," (1/21)
  • Information Session: "FLAS Information Session" (1/22)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Tinker-Nave Summer Field Research Grant Info. Session" Presented by Alberto Vargas, Angela Buongiorno and Darcy Little from the Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program, (1/27)
  • Information Session: "Latin America and Spain Summer Internship Info Session with IIP/LACIS" Presented by Carly Stingl and Sarah Ripp, (1/28) 


FEBRUARY 

 

  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Bolivia's Presidential Elections: What Evo Morales' Win Means for Bolivia and the Region" Presented by Jack Laun, Colombia Support Network, (2/3) Video
  • LACIS Lunctime Lecture: "Venezuela, 1980-1908" Presented by Bill Sullivan, (2/10)
  • Reception and Performance: "Juan de Marcos" (2/10)
  • Lecture: "Road Blocks and Roses Along the Silk Road" Presented by Madeline Uraneck, (2/10)
  • Campus lecture: "Juan de Marcos" (2/11)
  • Lecture: “The Roots of Afro-Cuban Music From Yesterday to Today” Presented by Juan de Marcos, (2/12)
  • Lecture: Piracy and the Materialities of Digital Ciculation in Brazil" Presented by Alexander Sebastian Dent, George Washington University, Co-Sponosred by the A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program of the Center for the Humanities, Instituite for Research in the Humanities, and the Brazil Initiative
  • Performance: "The Pedrito Martinez Group" (2/12)
  • Lecture: "Piracy and the Materialities of Digital Circulation in Brazil" Presented by Alexander Sebastian Dent, George Washington University, (2/12)
  • Lecture: "Her Mere Presence Was Testimony Enough”: Transnational Solidarity in the Guatemalan Refugee Camps of Mexico" Presented by Mary Todd, Montana State University, (2/16)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Tactics of Intersubjectivity and Literacy Ideologies in a Community of Practice: Reflections from a Quechua Language Policy" Presented by Virginia Zavala, Tinker Visiting Professor, Ph.D in Sociolinguistics and Professor of Humanities, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, (2/17)
  • Lecture, "Planting for Future Generations: Environmental Justice in Guatemala," Presented by Jorge Armando Lopez Pocol, Chico Mendes Reforestation Project, (2/18)
  • Lecture: "Political Economy of Mortality in Mexico," Presented by Alberto Diaz Cayeros, (2/19) 
  • Film Screening: "The Linguists" (2/19)
  • Continuing Education Course, "The Daily Life of the Cuban Revolution," Presented by Araceli Alonso, (2/25)
  • Lecture and Workshop, "Brooklyn Jumbies," Presented by the Brooklyn Jumbies, (2/26)
  • Summit, "Global Youth Summit," Presented by Sarah Ripp, LACIS, (2/28)

 

MARCH 

 

  • Lecture, "Laura Anderson Barbata: Her Artistic Journey." Co-Cponsored by MANIAC and the Arts Institute, (3/3)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture, "La Violencia, La Dictadura, y la Globalizacion: Arte y Politica en el Peru Contemperaneo," Presented by Victor Vich, NAVE Visiting Scholar, Co-Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, (3/3)
  • Lecture, "No More Boundaries in Cuban Photography" Presented by Nelson Ramierez, Artist and Director of the National Photography Museum in Havana, Co-Sponsored by Center for Visual Arts, Center for the Humanities, Art History, Anonymous Fund, Spanish and Portuguese, Art Department, and Theater and Drama, (3/5)
  • Performance, "OLMECA" Presented by OLMECA, Latino Hip Hop Artist, Co-Sponosored by OMAI, Young Gifted and Black, Chicano and Latino Studies, FI, Mecaistas, (3/5 -3/6)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture, "Speaking Across Nations: Chilean-Peruvian Intellectual Encounters," Presented by Joanna Crow, Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol, England and WUN Research Mobility Programme Scholar, (3/10) Video
  • Film Screening: "Festival de Cine: New Argentine Cinema" Presented by LACIS, (3/7 & 3/14) (http://cinema.wisc.edu/series/2015/spring/new-argentine-cinema)
  • Lecture: "Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the San Jose, Colombia Massacre" Presented by Norman Stockwell (of WORT-FM Community Radio) and Eunice Gibson (former Madison City Attorney), co-sponsored by Colombia Support Network (3/12)
  • Conference: "Kaleidoscope: The Graduate Conference of the Spanish and Portuguese Department" Presented by Frederick de Armas, Javier Gutierrez-Rexach, Leopoldo Bernucci, and Jean Franco, Co-Sponsored by ASM, Brittingham Fund, The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Keper Knapp Bequest, and the LACIS Nave fund, (3/12, 3/13, 3/14)
  • Concert: "Choro de Lá pra Cá" co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the School of Music, (3/14)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Politics, Development, and Cultura Popular in São Luiz, Maranhão, Brazil" Presented by Brendan Loula, MA student in Ethnomusicology, Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and The Division of International Studies, (3/17) Video
  • Lecture: "César Vallejo y la ética de lo Real" Presented by Visiting Tinker Professor Victor Vich and Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow Darien Lamen, co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (3/18)
  • Concert: "Juan Tomas Martinez" Presented by Nave visiting scholar Juan Tomas Martinez and Golpe Tierra, Co-Sponosored by Nave and the School of Music, (3/22)
  • Radio Interview: "A Public Affair" Presented by Carmen Nora Hernandez Chavez http://archive.wortfm.org/mp3/wort_150320_120101apafri.mp3 (3/20)
  • Radio Interview: "Third World View" Presented by Carmen Nora Hernandez Chavez http://archive.wortfm.org/mp3/wort_150322_17001twv.mp3 (3/22)
  • Lecture: "Cuba Today and Tomorrow" Presented by Carmen Nora Hernandez Chavez, founding memeber of MLKC in Havana, Cuba, Co-sponsored by Witness for Peace" (3/23)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Zapatista Women: Gender Transformations and Local Alternatives to Globalization" Presented by Hilary Klein, Chief of Staff, Make the Road, Co-Sponsored by the Communications Department, Edgewood College, Outside the Bean, and Just Coffee, (3/24)
  • Panel: "Mass Movements and Alternatives to Criminal Justice" Presented by Hilary Klein, M. Adams, and Ananda Mirilli, co-sponsored by Young, Gifted, and Black, and YWCA Restorative Justice Program, (3/25)
  • Roundtable Discussion: "Lo Letrado Mas Alla de la Academia: Nuevos Circuitos del Libeo en America Latina" Presented by Marcy Schwartz, Rutgers University; Jaime Vargas Luna, UW, and Victor Vich; Nave Visiting Scholar, (3/25)
  • Lecture: "How Fairness Affects Clientelism: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mexico" Presented by Ana de La O, Yale University, Nave Visiting Scholar, (3/26)
  • Reading: "Water and Women" Presented by Hilary Klien, (3/26)
  • Lecture: "Botantic Tropes in Latin America Imagination" Presented by Paulo Moreira, Author, Co-Sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, (3/27)

APRIL 

 

  • Lecture: "A Chain of Endless Tigers: Jorge Luis Borges Revisits UWM" Presented by Daniel Balderston, Univeristy of Pittsburgh; Alfredo Alonso Estenoz, Luther College; and Leah Leone, UWM, Co-Sponosored by the Masters in Language, Literature and Translation Program, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, (4/2)
  • Lecture: "Hearing the Dead: Children, Death and Adjacent Worlds" Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Clara Han, Sponsored by the Department of Gender and Women Studies and AnthroCircle, (4/6)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "The Autoethnographic Weave of Plantation Poker: The Merkin Stories by Joscelyn Gardner" Presented by Nicole Fadellin, PhD in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, (4/7)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Objects and Memory: Looking at Martinican Colonial History and Identity Through Jean-François Boclé's Art" Presented by Jeanne Essame, PhD candidate in the History Department, (4/7)
  • Lecture: "Building Policy Analysis Capacity in Brazil" Presented by Leonardo Secchi, Visiting Prof at UW, Sponsored by the La Follette School of Public Affairs, (4/7)
  • Lecture: "The Origins of Democracy in Latin America" Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Raúl Madird, Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas - Austin, Sponsored by the Comparative Politics Colloquium, (4/9)
  • Lecture: "Sailors as Region-Makers: Seafaring and the Configuration of a Transimperial Greater Caribbean During the Age of Revolution" Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Ernesto Bassi, Assistant Professor of History at Cornell, (4/9)
  • Lecture: "Operation Memory: Contemporary Argentine Novelists Wrestle with History" Presented by Marguerite Feirlowitz, Professor at Bennington College, Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Center for European Studies, and the Center for Visual Culture (4/9)
  • World Cinema Day, "Girlhood," (4/9)
  • Wisconsin Film Series, LACIS sponsored 14 films made in or with themes pertinent to the LACIS region, http://2015.wifilmfest.org/ for list of all films and sponsorships, (4/9 - 4/16)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Cuba Reflections" presented by Randall Dunham, UW - School of Business, Monica Murphy, Erin Wright, and Edith Flores, UW Undergraduates, (4/14)
  • Lecture: "Impressions on a Trip to Eastern Cuba" presented by Alberto Vargas, Associate Director of LACIS, Co-Sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County, Madison Public Library, and the Madison-Camaguey Sister City Association, (4/14)
  • Film Screening: "Big Screen, Little Folks" Part of WI Film Fest, (4/14)
  • Lecture: "The Weight of History" Presented by Reynier Leyva Novo, Cuban Conceptual Artist, Co-Sponsored by the Center for Visual Arts, (4/14)
  • Workshop: "Justice for Ayotzinapa Cartonera Workshop" (4/16)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Para Todos Los Chapines" Presented by Jack Forbes, Honorary Fellow in Anthropology at UW, (4/21)
  • Lecture: "Between the Old Law and the New: Indian Jurisdiction and Colonial Justice in highland Oaxaca, Mexico" Presented by Yanna Yannakakis, Professor at Emory, Co-Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Jay C and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund, and the Anonymous Fund, (4/22)
  • Lecture: "Linking Predation Risk, Ungulate Anti-Predator Responses and Patterns of Vegetation in the High Andes," Presented by Dr. Emiliano Donadio, CONICET-Inbioma, Argentina, Co-sponsored by the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, (4/24)
  • Film Screening: "El Casamiento" Presented by Gustavo Dibarboure, Deputy Consul of Uruguay, Co-Sponsored by Reel Love Film Fest, WUD Film, Uruguayan Consulate, and ASM, (4/25) Blog Post HERE 
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "An Island Divided: A Reporter's Guide to Haiti and the Dominican Republic," Presented by Jacob Kushner, LACIS Alum and Journalist, Co-Sponsored by the school of Journalism, (4/28)
  • Career Roundtable Discussion: "Learn About Carrers in the International and NonProfit and Journalism Fields," Presented by Jacob Kushner, LACIS Alum and Journalist, Co-Sponsored by the school of Journalism, (4/28)
  • Lecture: "Housing Policy and Socio-Spatial Displacement in Pre-Olympics Rio de Janeiro," Presented by Meg Healy, UW Geography and Political Science Undergraduate. Co-Sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the Division of International Studies (4/30)
  • Reading: "Poetry and Music of the African Diaspora," Presented by Nathaniel Mackey, Professor of English at Duke University, Co-Sponsored by the English Department, Afro-American Studies, WI Institute for Creative Writing, the Anonymous Fund, and the Lectures General Fund (4/30)

MAY

 

  • Community Arts Procession: "STRUT!" Presented by Laura Anderson Barbata, Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, Co-Sponsored by the Arts Institute, School of Human Ecology, and Madison Children's Museum, (5/2)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Film Screening and Discussion of WEB" (5/5)
  • Play: "Musica de Balas" Presented by the UW Department of Spanish and Portuguese and its Latin American Theater student. (5/8 & 5/9)
  • Symposium: "Teaching and Learning" presented by Sarah Ripp (5/21)

 

JUNE

 

  • Presentation: "Preschool Storytime with author Karen Lynn Williams" (6/26)
  • Workshop: "Exploring Global Stories Locally: children's literature, migration histories, and Wisconsin experiences" (6/27) 

 

JULY

 

  • Summer Teacher Workshop: "Essential Themes in Latin American History for Teaching World History" (UW-Milwaukee) (7/6-7/8)
  • Educator Trip: "Travel to Belize and Tikal (Guatemala)" (Co-sponsored by UW-Milwaukee, U of IL, U of NM, U of Chicago) (7/12-7/26)
  • "Second Annual South Madison International Community Night" (Sponsored by WIOC) (7/14)
  • Lecture: "The Taste of a Commune: Ideological Compatibility and the Challenges for Indonesian Cooperative Movement" Presented by Susy Tekunan (7/27)

SEPTEMBER

  • Weston Roundtable Series: "Wildlife Conservation in Chile: A Multidisciplinary Approach" Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Cristián Bonacic (Co-sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Office of Sustainability) (9/10)
  • "Welcome Back/Tinker Reception" (9/11)
  • Juan de Marcos González UW-Madison Arts Institute Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Events (9/13-12/8)
  • Luso-Hispanic Literary & Cultural Studies Lecture Series: "Brazilian Jews in Israel: Subjectivities in (a) Conflict" Presented by Professor Miguel Vale de Almeida (Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Brazil Initiative, The Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund, the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters & Science, and the Division of International Studies) (9/14)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Library/Archival Resources on Afro-Cuban Arts, Cultures, and Histories" Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Tomas Fernandez Robaina (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlPqMmjnatw) (Co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and the Department of Afro-American Studies) (9/15)
  • Lecture: "Colombia's 'Development Locomotive' & multinational corporations' threats to the environment and communities: The view from Santurban, Sibundoy & Marmato" Presented by Steve Bray, David Kast & Jack Laun (Co-sponsored by Colombia Support Network, The Madison-Rafah Sister City Project, The Wisconsin Fair Trade Coalition, The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, The Progressive Magazine and the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, UW-Human Rights Program & Members Peace Corps Volunteers - Wisconsin/Madison Branch) (9/17)
  • Lecture: "Cooperation and Collective Action in State-Building: an Anthropological Perspective" Presented by Dr. Richard E. Blanton of Purdue University (Co-sponsored by the UW Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series) (9/17)
  • "Nabuco Award Presentation" (Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative & The International Division) (9/18)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Elements to Understand Contemporary Amazonia" Presented by Former Tinker Visiting Professor and Fulbright Visiting Scholar Germán Palacio (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GfDUh0jlTo) (9/22)
  • "Madison World Music Festival" (9/18 - 9/19)
  • "Junior Faculty Luncheon" (9/24)
  • Film Screening: "Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley" Presented by director Jesse Freeston (Co-sponsored by the Havens Center) (9/26)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Climate Displacement and Relocation in Colombia: The Case of Gramalote" Presented by Carlos Arenas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4-SM_whcTo) (9/29)

 

OCTOBER

  • Film Screening: "Rojo Amanecer: A Story of the Social Struggle in Mexico City, 1968" Presented by Axolote (10/2)
  • Day of the Dead Shadow Box Workshop (Madison Children's Museum) (10/3)
  • Lecture: "Podemos Vivir Sin Oro; No Podemos Vivir Sin Agua" Presented by Salvadoran Community Organizer Claudia Castro (Co-sponsored by Madison Area Technical College, Edgewood College, U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities, Madison Action for Mining Alternatives, Sierra Club- Four Lakes, WI Bailout People, Womens' International League for Peace & Freedom) (10/5)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: Film Screening/Discussion of "La Vida y Los Muertos: Day of the Dead, Oaxaca, Mexico" Presented by Carolyn Kallenborn (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyEXl3RJTUA) (Co-sponsored by the WARF Foundation) (10/6)
  • Latin America & Spain Internship Info Session w/ International Internship Program (10/7)
  • Lecture: "Origen eclesiástico de los textos épicos conservados" Presented by Irene Zaderenko (Co-sponsored by the Brittingham Fund, the Anonymous Fund, the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese) (10/8)
  • Performance: Duo Violão Brasil (Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, the Division of International Studies, and Fair Trade Coffee House) (10/9)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Rural Development in Mexico: Some Dilemmas" Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Gustavo Gordillo (Co-sponsored by the Land Tenure Center) (10/13)
  • Lecture: "Redes culturales de mujeres de letras españolas y latinoamericanas, Política de las Emociones en la España contemporánea y El mapa de la edición iberolatinoamericana (siglos XIX-XXI): Tres proyectos transatlánticos" Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Pura Fernández (Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese) (10/13)
  • Lecture: "El lugar del Cantar de la partición de los reinos en los ciclos de la épica castellano-leonesa" Presented by Mercedes Vaquero (Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, the Anonymous Fund & the Jay C. & Ruth Halls Visiting Scholars Fund) (10/15)
  • Taste of Identities Festival (Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Alumni Association, the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement, the Office of the Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Office) (10/16-10/17)
  • Day of the Dead Bike Float Workshop (10/17)
  • UNA-USA Dane County Fall Luncheon w/ Ambassador John Lange (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDk2Wcf6CD0) (10/18)
  • Free Concert: "Members of the Afro-Cuban All Stars, Charanga Agozá & Cuban String Ensemble Class" (Co-sponsored by the Arts Institute, the School of Music, Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives. Project of the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. Support provided by the Anonymous Fund) (10/18)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Afro-Indigenous Hondurans in Resistance: U.S. Drug War, Violent Displacement, and Migration" Presented by Alfredo Lopez (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L223BJ-hCZ8) (Co-sponsored by the Land Tenure Center, Global Legal Studies, Human Rights Program, the Global Health Institute and UNA-USA Dane County Chapter) (10/20)
  • Presentation & Discussion: "Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside" Presented by Alexander Avina (Co-sponsored by Axolote, Group of Mexican Students and Friends) (10/20)
  • Lecture: "Perverse Masculinities: The Joy of Hurting Women in Failed and Achieved States" Presented by Ileana Rodriguez (Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, the Anonymous Fund & the Jay C. & Ruth Halls Visiting Scholars Fund) (10/20)
  • Lecture: "On Writing Songs in Southeastern Brazil 1980-1990 Followed by Live Performance" Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Carlos Sandroni (Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, the Division of International Studies, the School of Music Colloquium and the Department of Anthropology) (10/23) 
  • Remembrance and Celebration Community Altar Project (at Edgewood College and Marzen Gallery) (10/24)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Preventative Oral Health Care in Honduras" Presented by Amit Nimunkar (10/27)
  • Lecture: "Public Health in Brazil, Uruguay, and Other Latin-American Countries: A Comparative View" Presented by Vice-Minister of Education and Culture of Uruguay Jorge Papadópulos, Former Tinker Visiting Professor (Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the International Division) (10/27)
  • Latin@ Chican@ Heritage Month 2015 Including Taste of Identities Festival (Many Co-sponsors, including Centro Hispano of Dane County, the Global Connections Committee, the LGBT Campus Center, the Multicultural Student Center, Wisconsin Alumni Association and more)
  • Juan de Marcos González Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Events - Lectures Every Tuesday of the Month Dating back to September
  • Exhibit: "Ayotzinapa: We Will Not Wither (Curated by graduate students from the Department of Art, Department of History, and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, a local artist, and community members from the organization Axolote Group of Mexican Students and Friends, in Collaboration with UW-Madison Memorial Library's Ibero-American Studies librarian, Paloma Celis-Carbajal) (9/16-10/30)

 

NOVEMBER

 

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Léxico Hispanoamericano: an online resource for the study of the Spanish American language and culture" Presented by Professor Ivy Corfis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qmGjAOjKXg) (11/3)
  • Conference: "A New Politics of Human Rights: Crossing Disciplines, Regions, and Issues" Featuring keynote speaker Professor Tanya Hernandez (Co-sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, UW Law School, the Center for South Asia, the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Go Big Read at UW-Madison and the Human Rights Program at UW-Madison) (11/5-11/7)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Racial Versus Class discrimination, Occupation, and Skin Color in Brazil" Presented by Dr. Gladys Mitchell-Walthour (Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the International Division) (11/10)
  • Film screening: "The Second Mother/Que hora ela volta?" Directed by Anna Muylaert (Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the UW International Division) (11/14)
  • MOSTRA Film Festival screening: "Brasil Orgânico" Directed by Kátia Klock and Lícia Brancher (Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the UW International Division) (11/15)
  • Lecture: "Género y cuerpo: La literatura como espacio de reconstrucción" Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Patricia de Souza (Sponsored by the Nave Visiting Scholar Fund) (11/16) 
  • Lecture: "Why vote buying fails: campaign effects and the elusive swing voter" Presented by Kenneth Greene, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Texas-Austin (Sponsored by LACIS, the Cyril Nave Fund, & the department of Political Science) (11/19)

 

DECEMBER

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "The invisible bridge/El puente invisible: The Poetry of Circe Maia" Presented by Jesse Kercheval, Zona Gale Professor of English, Director of Creative Writing, UW-Madison (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYRV7Ulsn70) (Co-sponsored by the Program in Creative Writing and the Department of English, UW-Madison) (12/1)
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UWM (CLACS) 50th Anniversary Celebration (Co-sponsored by the College of Letters and Science, Office of the Provost, Roberto Hernandez Center (UW-Milwaukee), LACIS, and Colectivo Coffee) (12/3)
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Workshop (UWM) (12/4)
  • Free concert for Haiti with Mona Augustin (12/5)
  • Lecture: "Enseñanza desde la perspectiva cultural Maya Chuj de San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala" Presented by K'ana' Jacinto Pablo, Bilingual and Intercultural Educator, Guatemala (Sponsored by LACIS and the Nave Fund) (12/7)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Linking cash transfer programs and rural productivity improvements: Lessons from Mexico and Brazil" Presented by Professor Brad Barham, Agriculture and Applied Economics, UW-Madison and Tinker Visiting Professor Gustavo Gordillo, Professor, Department of Rural Development, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNhgCIzIbk8) (Co-sponsored by the Department of Agriculture and Economics, UW-Madison) (12/8)
  • Lecture: "A Vision for the Future of Havana" Presented by Julio César Pérez Hernandez, President, Cuban Chapter of CEU, Architect and Urban Planner/Designer (Sponsored by LACIS, the Nave Fund, and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning) (12/9) 
  • Luncthime Lecture: "Rebel Reporting" Presented by Norm Stockwell, WORT-FM, Madison (12/15)

 

2014

 

JANUARY

 

  • Performance: "Brazilian Percussion Performance by The Handphibians," (1/18)
  • Lecture: "Africa at Noon: Caribbean Colonisers and Diasporic Imahinaries in the French Empire, 1880-1960," Presented by Philip Janzen, Department of History, (1/22)
  • Information Session: "Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Info Session," Presented by Alberto Vargas, LACIS, (1/23)
  • Lecture: "Discourses of Debt and Lending in Medieval Iberia," Presented by Gregory Milton, Department of History at the University of South Florida, Marquette University, UCLA and the U.S. Naval Academy, (1/27)

FEBRUARY

  

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Tinker-NAVE Summer Research Grant Info. Session," Presented by Alberto Vargas, LACIS (2/4)
  • Lecture: "Africa at Noon: "'Because your Kings live longer:' West-African Diplomacy and Health Exchanges in the Seventeenth Century Iberian Atlantic," Presented by Pablo Gomez, LACIS, Co-Sponsored by the African Studies Center at UW-Madison, (2/5)
  • Film Screening: "LACIS Festival de Cine: The Future (Il Futuro)" (2/8)
  • Film Screening: "LACIS Festival de Cine: Aftershock" (2/8)
  • Lecture: "On the Backs of Tortoises: Conserving Evolution in the Galápagos Islands," Presented by Elizabeth Hennessy, (2/10)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: ""Aristóteles en el Quijote," Presented by Dr. Carlos Miguel Andrés, Associate Professor of Spanish at California State University-Stanislaus (Department of Philosophy and Modern Languages), (2/11)
  • Conference: "Peeling Back the Layers: Asking the Right Questions with Students in Academic Jeopardy" (2/11)
  • Information Session: "Pathways to your International Internship in Latin America," Presented by Sarah Ripp, LACIS, (2/12)
  • Film Screening: "LACIS Festival de Cine: Verano de los peces voladores (The Summer of Flying Fish)" (2/15)
  • Film Screening: "LACIS Festival de Cine: De jueves a domingo (Thursday Till Sunday)" (2/15)
  • Conference: "Doing Business in Brazil: Challenges and Opportunities for Midwestern Companies" (2/19)
  • Lecture: "Europe and the Transition to Democracy in Portugal: an Assessment 40 Years Later," Presented by Luís Nuno Rodrigues, Associate Professor at the Department of History of ISCTE, University Institute of Lisbon, and Visiting Professor at Brown University, (2/20)
  • Lecture: “Transnational Transgressions: Gender and 1968 in Brazil” Presented by Professor Victoria Langland, Department of History, University of Michigan, Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Program in Gender and Women's History, the Department of History and the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, (2/21)
  • Lecture: "Water Governance at the U.S.- Mexico Border: Geopolitical Ecologies of Shared Water, Shared Scarcity" Presented by Margaret Wilder, University of Arizona, Co-sponsored by UWM Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for Water Policy at UWM, (2/21)
  • Lecture: "Performing Participation: Mining, Power, and the Limits of Community Consultation in Bolivia" Presented by Professor Tom Perreault, Associate Professor of Geography, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Mellon Foundation (2/21)
  • Lecture: “Revolutionary Bodies: Copper Miners and the Bolivian National Revolution, 1952-1992" Presented by Elena McGrath Thistle, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Co-sponsored by Program in Gender and Women's History, the Department of History, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, and the Brazil Initiative, (2/21)
  • 2nd Annual Global Youth Summit (2/22)
  • Film Screening: "LACIS Festival de Cine: Post Mortem" (2/22)
  • Film Screening: "LACIS Festival de Cine: Tony Manero" (2/22)
  • Film Screening: "LACIS Festival de Cine: No) (2/22)
  • Information Session: "Amigos de las Américas," Presented by Erin Wright, Amigos, (2/24)
  • Information Session: "IAP Barcelona Spain Study Abroad Program Information Session" Presented by Dr. Cèsar Alegre Alsina, Resident Director of IES Abroad's Study Abroad Program in Barcelona, Spain, as well as representatives from UW's IAP office, Co-sponsored by International Academic Programs and IES Abroad, (2/25)
  • Lunchtime Lecture, "Crisis (Indignados), Budget Cuts, Corruption, and Catalonian Strive for Self-Determination," Presented by Dr. Cèsar Alegre Alsina, (2/25)

 

MARCH

  

  • Lecture: "Gendered Expertise: Lawyers Promoting Court Reforms in Chile," Presented by Maria Azocar, Department of Sociology, Co-sponsored by Sociology of Gender (FemSem) and Sociology, (3/6)
  • Lecture, "Chorotegan Archaeology on Mesoamerica's Southern Frontier," (3/6)
  • Exhibit, "Trash, Slums, and Exploitation: Grit in the Global South" (3/6)
  • Conference: "Kaleidoscope Graduate Conference: "Pertenencia: The Theory and Practice of Belonging," (3/6-3/8)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Morada misteriosa/Living with the Question: A Bilingual Reading" Presented by Susana Chavez-Silverman, Pomona College, (3/11)
  • Public Reading: "Morada misteriosa/Living with the Question: A Bilingual Reading" Presented by Susana Chavez-Silverman, Pomona College, (3/11)
  • Lecture: "Democratic Education: Historical Consciousness and the Moralizing Limits of the Present" Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Dr. Daniel Friedrich, Assistant Professor at Teacher's College, Columbia University, (3/24)
  • Lecture: "Black Rio: The Brazilian Soul Movement of the 1970s" Presented by Christopher Dunn, Tulane University, (3/24)
  • Presentation: "A Tribute to Saul Landau: Reflections on the Past, Present and Future of Social Justice and Activism in the Film and Music Industries," Co-sponsored by The Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement,  Progressive Magazine, the Department of Communication Arts, the Division of Continuing Studies, and the School of Education's Office of Education Outreach and Partnerships, (3/24) 
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Democratic Education as a Curricular Problem: Memory, History and Teaching in Post-Dictatorship Argentina," Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Dr. Daniel Friedrich, Assistant Professor at Teacher's College, Columbia University, (3/25) video
  • Lecture: "Africa at Noon: "Healing Fate: A Feast for Lazarus-Babalu-Aye in Contemporary Central Cuba" Presented by Todd Ochoa, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, (3/26)
  • Lecture: "The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Empire" Presented by Bianca Premo, Associate Professor of History, Graduate Program Director, Department of History and Director, Andean Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Florida International University, Co-sponsored by The Institute for Legal Studies, (3/31)

 

 

APRIL

  

  • Lunchtime Leture: "Brujas, Doctores y Obispos: "Epistemologies of Corporeality in the Early Modern Caribbean" Presented by Pablo Gomez, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical History, UW-Madison. (4/1) video
  • Lecture: "Tururùctuc" Presented by Orlando Guillèn, poet, tranlsator and Tinker Visiting Professor, Co-Spsonsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (4/3)
  • Syposium: "Brazil and Human Rights Reconsidered: Politics, Culture and Dictatorship, 50 Years after the 1964 Coup" Co-Sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, the Division of International Studies, the Goldberg Fund, the Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, (4/3)
  • Syposium: "Brazil and Human Rights Reconsidered: Politics, Culture and Dictatorship, 50 Years after the 1964 Coup" Co-Sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, the Division of International Studies, the Goldberg Fund, the Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, (4/4)
  • Lecture: 'Signs of Disquiet — Portuguese Cultural Politics in the 1980s,' Presented by Ellen Sapega, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison (4/7)
  • Lecture: "A Fountain of Cognitive Youth? The Effects of Bilingual Proficiencies on Cognitive Aging" Presented by Catherine Stafford, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, (4/7)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Making the Most of an 'Obsolete Shibboleth': Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu, and the Monroe Doctrine" Presented by Christa Olson, Assistant Professor, Department of English. (4/8) video
  • Social Cinema Film Series: "Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program" (4/9)
  • Lecture: "Technology and Images in the Narrative of our Time," Presented by Cesear Gutierrez, (4/11)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: Pre-Release Lecture:  "Art Film and Exhibition: 'La Vida y Los Muertos'" Presented by Carolyn Kallenborn (4/15) video
  • Lecture: "Talking to Strangers and Cultural Intimacy: Representing the Nation-state in (Post)imperial Times," Presented by Manuela Ribeiro Sanches, Center for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon, (4/15)
  • Lecture: "Sustaining the Planet and its People: Sustainable Family Farms as Key," Presented by Florence Reed, Edgewood College, Co-Sponsored by United Nations Association Dane County Chapter, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Madison, Edgewood College School of Integrative Studies and Environmental Studies Program. (4/15)
  • Social Cinema Film Series: "The State of Arizona" (4/16)
  • Performance: "South Madison International Community Night" (4/17)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Farms to forests: Challenges and opportunities in post-agricultural landscapes in the Caribbean" Presented by Erika Matin-Spiotta, Assistant Professor of Geography and a faculty affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Departments of Soil Science and Forest and Wildlife Ecology, and the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, (4/22) video
  • Social Cinema Film Series: "Connected by Coffee" (4/23)
  • Presentation: "Cherokee Middle Shool Field Trip: Presentation on the Amazon and Serinquerros" Presented by Alberto Vargas, (4/23)
  • Lecture, "The Effects of Land and Economic Reforms on the Modernization of Chile's Agricultural Sector From 1965-2000" Presented by Lovell (Tu) Jarvis, Professor of Ag and Resource Economics and founding director of the Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Davis, (4/24)
  • Performance: "Jacob Wolbert Senior Percussion Recital" Presented by Jacob Wolbert, (4/26)
  • Lecture: "Ceramics, pigments, and adobes of the Aguada Culture (ca. 300-1000 AD) in the Ambato Valley (Argentina):  Clay resources, technology, and social change," Presented by Silvana Bertolino, Geologist and Research Scientist from the University of Cordoba, (4/28)
  • Lecture: ""Geopoetics of the Caribbean: Francophone Writers in Dialogue with their Anglophone and Hispanophone Counterparts" Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Daniel Maximin, (4/28)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Contrasting patterns of urban expansion in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia between 1992 and 2009," Pressented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Nora Alvarez Berrios, (4/29) video

MAY

 

  • Lecture, "La marea caníbal: gastro-política y culturas populares en la actual crisis española (2008-2012)" Presented by Germàn Labrador Méndez, Princenton University, (5/5)

JUNE

 

  • Music Festival, "Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society and our 23rd Summer Chamber Music Festival" Co-sponsored by The Livingston Inn, Arcadia Books, Driftless Depot, CUNA, Dane Arts, LACIS, Wisconsin Art Board, Alliant Energy, Madison Arts Commission, (6/13-6/29)

JULY

  

  • Teacher Workshop, "Sports and Society in Latin America" Co-Sponsored by UW-Whitewater and CLACS, (7/9-7/11)

AUGUST

  

  • Public Reading, "Muslim Journeys" Co-Sponsored by WIOC, Division of International Institute, L&S, UW-Madison, (8/15&16)

SEPTEMBER

  

  • Lecture: "Digging Up the Dead in Archaeology and Afro-Cuban Palo Monte" Presented by Stephan Palmie, Professor, Chair of the Anthropology Dept., U of Chicago, Co-sponsored by AnthroCircle, (9/8) video
  • Lecture, "The Work of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Other UN Agencies in Food Security Emergencies" Presented by Gre Garbinsky, Consultant and Trainer fo Interworks, (9/9) video
  • Information Session: "UW Cuba Study Abroad Information Session" Presneted by Randy Dunhma, UW Professor of Business, Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin School of Business Education Innocation Fund and CIBER, (9/11)
  • Music Fesival, "Wisconsin World Music Festival," (9/12-9/13)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "The Neoliberal Diet" Presented by Gerardo Otero, LACIS, (9/16) video
  • Luncheon, "LACIS New Faculty Luncheon" (9/17)
  • Open House, "LACIS Open House Fall 2014" (9/19)
  • Information Session: "Amigos" Presented by Erin Wright, (9/22)
  • Information Session: "Latin America and Spain Internships Info Session" (9/22)
  • Performance: "Brazilian Choro and Samba: Homenagem a Ernesto Nazareth no Seculo XXI" (9/23)
  • Information Session: "International Careers: Find Your Path" (9/25)
  • Lecture: "I Didn't Know There Were Latinos in Wisconsin: Three Decades of Hispanic Writing" Presented by Oscar Mireles, (9/28)
  • Radio Interview: "Haitian Musician/Composer/Artist/Advocate Mona Augustin" WORT Radio, (9/28)
  • Reception: "Reception & Fiesta! Honoring multidisciplinary artist Laura Anderson Barbata" (9/28)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: “Nabuco Award Presentations and Reception" Presented by RJ Hayes and Micha McKay, (9/30) video

OCTOBER

 

  • Lecture: "Estado de los Derechos de las Mujeres Nicaraguenses y la Violencia de Genero/State of the Rights of Nicaraguan Women and Gender Violence" Presented by Juanita Jimenez Martinez, Red de Mujeres Contra la Violencia, Co-sponsored by Edgewood College, Madison College, the Human Rights Program at UW-Madison, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, the Dane County Chapter of the United Nations, and UW-Eau Claire, (10/1) video
  • Lecture, "Smallholder Coffee in Southern Mexico Through 20 Years of NAFTA" Presented by Antonio Ruiz, Co-sponsored by Outside the Bean and Just Coffee, (10/2)
  • Cuban Film Series, "Habana Blues"  (10/2) video
  • Lecture: "Multidisciplinary Artist Laura Anderson Barbata" (10/2)
  • Reption: "Rememberance and Celebration Community Altar Project" (10/3)
  • Film Screening: "Cesar Chavez: History is Made One Step at a Time" (10/4)
  • Lecture: "Whither the Revolution? Cuba and the Challenges of the 21st Century" Presented by Ernesto Dominguez Lopez, Professor of History and Political Science at the University of Havana, (10/6)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Climate Change and Displacement is the Autonomous Region of Gunayala, Panama” Presented by Carlos Arenas, Consultant at Displacement Solutions, (10/7) video
  • Fundraiser/Film, "Mozayik" Presented by Mona Augustin, Director, Co-Sponsored by the Haiti Alliance and UW Human Rights Programs (10/7)
  • Cuban Film Series, "Fallen Gods/ Los Dioses Rotos" (10/9)
  • Performance, "Imaginary Activism: The Role of the Artist Beyond the Art World Performance" Presented by Guillermo Gomez Pena, Co-sponsored by Center for Visual Cultures, Department of Spansish and Portuguese, Department of English, Department of Art History, UW-Madison Lectures Committee, Fredric March Play Circle Theatre, Memorial Union, and the Anonymous Fund. Events Co-sponsored by the Art Department, Center for the Humanities, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies, Departmebnt of Gender and Women's Studies, and the Department of Theatre and Drama, (10/9)
  • Performance, "Madison Stilt Walkers" Presented by Laura Barbata, (10/10)
  • Workshop: "Multiple Jouneys: the Life and Work of Guillermo Gomez-Pena Multimedia Lecture Performance" Presented by Guillermo Gomez Pena, Co-sponsored by Center for Visual Cultures, Department of Spansish and Portuguese, Department of English, Department of Art History, UW-Madison Lectures Committee, Fredric March Play Circle Theatre, Memorial Union, and the Anonymous Fund. Events Co-sponsored by the Art Department, Center for the Humanities, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies, Departmebnt of Gender and Women's Studies, and the Department of Theatre and Drama, (10/10)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: “These Roses Have Thorns: Flower Workers and US Free Trade with Colombia” Presented by Josefa Gomez and Leonardo Luna Alzate, CACTUS, Co-Sponsored by Witness for Peace and Colombia Support Network, (10/14) video
  • Lecture: "Local, translocal, and global examples of transmediality in small-screen melodrama" (10/14)
  • Lecture: "K-12 Outreach, Cuba" Presented by Karin Muller, Filmmaker, (10/14)
  • Lecture: "Undocumented, Unafraid, & Unapologetic: Fighting for Immigrant Rights with Dignity" Presented by Antonio Gutierrez, Mexico-US Solidarity Network, (10/20) video
  • Lunchtime Lecture: ""Posdictadura y Milenio en la Narrativa Argentina" Presented by Ana Maria Shua, NAVE, (10/21) video
  • Reception, "The UN: A Work in Progress" (10/21)
  • Cuban Film Series: "Conducta" (10/23)
  • Lecture: "Favelas at the Vangaurd: Rethinking our Assumptions in Sustainable Development" Presented by Theresa Williamson, Catalytic Communities, (10/27) video
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Farms to forests: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Agricultural Landscapes in the Caribbean" Presented by Erika Marin-Spiotta, Assistant Professor of Geography, (10/28)

 NOVEMBER

  

  • Film Screening: "La Vida y Los Muertos" (11/1&11/2)
  • Radio Interview: "Paulinho Garcia & Grazyna Auguscik" (11/1)
  • Performance: "Day of the Dead Celebration" (11/1)
  • Information Session: "Berlitz Informatin Session" (11/3)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Preventative Oral Health Care in Honduras" Presented by Amit J Nimunkar, Associate Faculty Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering, (11/4)
  • Lecture: "Trabalhar no Arquivo Almada Negreiros e Sarah Affonso: o Desafio da Unidade / Working in the Almada Negreiros" Co-sponsored by Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Center for European Studies, and Center for Visual Culture (11/3)
  • Information Session: "Berlitz Informatin Session" (11/4)
  • Lecture and Lunch with Ray Ybarra Maldonado, (11/4)
  • Performance, "Globalización y migración a 100 años del Canal de Panamá," Presented by Romulo Castro, NAVE, Co-sponsored by First Wave @ UW; Latino Arts in Milwaukee, Old Town School of Music in Chicago, (11/6) video
  • Lecture: "Dramatic Devices in Lipsector's Prose" Presented by Maria José Somerlate Barbosa, University of Iowa, Co-Sponsored by the Brazil Initiate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese (11/7)
  • Conference, "Mining, Large Damns, and Right to Water" Co-sponsored by UW-Madison Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies Center, UW Law School, the Nelson Institute, (11/7-11/8)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: “Citizen’s Revolution” and the Bilingual Education en Ecuador.  Supportive Words, Homogenizing Actions." Presented by Armando Muyolema, Department of Anthropoloy - UW Madison, (11/11) video
  • Lecture: "Nonviolence and Resoratie Justice in Palestine" Presented by Zoughbi Zoughbi, Palestinian Conflict Resolution, Co-sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County, (11/11)
  • Lecture: "Alabanza del Desorden: Movimiento Poetico Hora Zero" Presented by Tulio Mora, NAVE, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Nave Visiting Scholar, and the Jay and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund, (11/13)
  • Performance: "The Dane County Latino Chamber of Commerce with the Latino Professional Association in partnership with the University Club present:  José Iñiguez with pianist Vincent Fuh" (11/13)
  • Film Screening: "MOSTRA IV: Brazilian Film Series presents "Cidade Cinza", with invited guests Paulo Iglecia and Marcos Berntstein" (11/14)
  • World Appreciation Day (11/17)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Writing AIDS: (Re)Conceptualizing the Individual and Social Body in Spanish American Literature" Presented by Jodie Parys, Associate Professor of Spanish at UW-Whitewater, (11/18)
  • Performance: Helen Tintes, (11/19-11/20)
  • Lecture: "Mexican Textiles Up Close" Presented by Carolyn Kallenborn, Associate Professor, Design Studies, and LACIS Affiliated Faculty, UW-Madison, (11/20)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Campesino Organization and the Struggle for Justice in Colombia," Presented by Marylen Serna Salinas, People's Congress of Colombia and Coordinator of the Cajibio Campesion Movement, (11/25) video

DECEMBER

  

  • Information Session: "Teach for All" Presented by Daniel Friedrich, Teach for All, (12/1)
  • Information Session: "Study Abroad in Nicaragua Information Session" (12/3)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Chancellor's Fellows Presentations" Presented by Josh Poper, Jatherine Oswald, Daniel Ares Lopez, LACIS, (12/9)

 

2013

 

JANUARY

 

  • Videoconference: "Plantas de poder en el chamanismo nahuatl y maya," presented by Mercedes de la Garza Camino, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (1/17)
  • Videoconference: "Las aves y el cosmos mesoamericano: el aguila, el colobri, y el zopilote," presented by  Silvia Limon Olvera, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (1/24)
  • Film Festival: "2013 LACIS Festival de Cine: Tabu," Co-sponsored by UW Cinemateque (1/25)
  • Film Festival: "2013 LACIS Festival de Cine: Juan of the Dead," Co-sponsored by UW Cinemateque (1/25)
  • Film Festival: "2013 LACIS Festival de Cine:  Las Acacias," Co-sponsored by UW Cinemateque (1/26)
  • Film Festival: "2013 LACIS Festival de Cine: The Harder They Come," Co-sponsored by UW Cinemateque (1/26)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "A Nose for Translators: Contemporary Latin American Fiction in Search of a Protagonist," presented by Martin Gaspar, Lecturer, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison (1/29)
  • Videoconference: "De jaguares y tecuanes en el mundo mesoamericano," presented by Maria del Carmen Valverde Valdes, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (1/31)

 

FEBRUARY

 

  • Videoconference: "Cosmogonia y cosmologia mayas: la sagrada madre ceiba," presented by Alberto Morales Damian, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (2/7)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Panorama Socio-linguistico del Ecuador," presented by Armando Muyolema, Lecturer, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison (2/12)
  • Lecture/Discussion: "A View from the US/Mexico Border: The Struggle for Humanitarian Aid and Human Rights," presented by Members of No more deaths/No mas muertes, Co-sponsored by UW-Madison School of Social Work, Macro Seminar Series and Office of Provost Damon Williams, Havens Center, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, Madison Arcatao Sister City Project (2/12)
  • Job Talk: "Imagining an Amazonian Caribbean: Popular Music, Marginal Mobilites, and Cosmopolitan Crossings in Blem do Para, Brazil," presented by Darien Lamen, Dept of Ethnomusicology, UW-Madison, Co-sponsored by Dept of Anthropology (2/13)
  • Videoconference: "Maax: la simbolica del mono entre los mayas," presented by Martha Ilia Najera Coronado, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (2/14)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Panorama Politico de Honduras en el Contexto del las Elecciones Presidenciales de 2013," presented by Marcio Enrique Sierra Mejia, PhD Candidate, UW-Madison (2/19)
  • Videoconference: "El murcielago en la cosmovision mesoamericana," presented by Roberto Romero Sandoval, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (2/21)
  • Videoconference: "Abejas sagradas entre los mayas," presented by Laura Elena Sotelo Santos, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (2/28)

 

MARCH

 

  • Luncheon: "Celebrating the Life of George McGovern," Co-sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County Chapter (3//3)
  • Videoconference: "Concepciones tzotziles y tojolabales de la fauna," presented by Fernando Guerrero Martinez, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (3/7)
  • Conference: "Kaleidoscope Graduate Student Conference: Examining identities and imaginaries through the real, fictional and theoretical practices of Iberian and Latin American literatures," Co-sponsored by The Nave Visiting Scholars Fund, LACIS, The Anonymous Fund, The Brittingham Fund, The Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, The Kemper K. Knapp Bequest, Global Studies (3/8-3/10)
  • Videoconference: "El kinam de las plantas sagradas mayas y su poder en la curacion," presented by Genoveva Ocampo Rosales, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (3/14)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Madison Students Report Back from El Salvador," presented by Valeria Cerda, Lauren Danen, Claire Gecewics, Nick Nealson & Chris Warner, Undergraduate Students, UW-Madison (3/19) Video
  • Film Screening/Discussion: "The Take," presented by Erik Olin Wright, Author of Envisioning Real Utopias, Co-sponsored by UW Democratic Socialists of America, WUD Films (3/19)
  • Videoconference: "Animales y plantas que controlan y pronostican el tiempo meteorologico en el altiplano central mexicano," presented by Alicia Juarez Becerril, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (3/21)

 

APRIL

 

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Otro Chile Es Posible: Media, memory, and framing political opportunity in the online networks of the Chilean student movement," presented by Jackson Foote, PhD Candidate, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison (4/2) Video
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Engineering the Border, Imagining America," presented by Alex Rivera, Fall 2013 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence, Co-sponsored by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Arts Institute, Dept of Communication Arts (4/9)
  • Lecture: "Dinosaurs, Democracy and Development: A New Era in Mexico and US-Mexico Relations," presented by Christopher Wilson, Associate, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Co-sponsored by Madison Committee on Foreign Relations (4/9)
  • Lecture: "Human Rights in the Americas: Challenges for the Inter-American Court and Commission," presented by the Honorable Diego Garcia-Sayan, Judge, Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Co-sponsored by Global Legal Studies Center (4/11)
  • Film Screening: "World Cinema Day 2013," Co-sponsored by Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium, Wisconsin Film Festival (4/11)
  • Teacher Workshop: "The Global Marketplace: a one-day K-12 teacher workshop," Co-sponsored by Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction, Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (4/20)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Brazilian Cultural Economy as Political Economy: Superfluity and the 'Productive Precariat' in the 'Post Multiculturalist' Movement," presented by Darien Lamen, ACLS Faculty Fellow in Ethnomusicology, UW-Madison (4/23)
  • Lecture: "Citizenship and Technology in Cuba," presented by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Writer, Blogger, & Social Activist, Co-sponsored by the NAVE Visiting Scholar Fund, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese (4/24)
  • Lecture: "Lumpenmachismo: Criminal Masculinities in Contemporary Mexico," presented by Hector Dominguez Ruvalcaba, University of Texas-Austin, Co-sponsored by MeCHA (4/25)
  • Author Panel: "Brazilian Immigration to the United States," presented by Maxine Margolis & H.B. Cavalcanti, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Florida and Professor of Sociology, James Madison University respectively, Co-sponsored by University of Wisconsin Press, Brazil Initiative, the Division of International Studies (4/26)
  • Workshop: "Lumpenmachismo: Criminal Masculinities in Contemporary Mexico," presented by Hector Dominguez Ruvalcaba, University of Texas-Austin, Co-sponsored by MeCHA (4/26)
  • Ball: "2013 Latino Ball," Co-sponsored by Union Puertorriquena and Latinos Unidos (4/27)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Naturaleza en la ciudad: La participacion del rio Tunjuelo en la construccion de Bogota en el siglo XX; Contribuciones a la hitoria ambiental urbana de America Latina," presented by Fabio Vladimir Sanchez Calderon, PhD Student, History, Universidad de los Andes, Bogota (4/30)

 

MAY

 

  • Lecture: "Carioca Orientalism: Morocco in the Imaginary of a Brazilian Telenovela," presented by Wail S. Hassan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, Dept of African Languages and Literatures, African Diaspora and the Atlantic World Research Circle, Global Studies, Institute for Research in the Humanities (5/3)
  • Lecture: "Salvador da Bahia: Economic and Social Aspects of a Proto-global City in Brazil, 1650-1750," presented by Christopher Ebert, Associate Professor, History, Brooklyn College/CUNY, Co-sponsored by Brazil Initiative, Division of International Studies (5/8)
  • Lecture: "Identity and Narration: Autobiographical Quests," presented by Leonor Arfuch, Social Sciences School, University of Buenos Aires, Co-sponsored by the School of Education Global Education Committee, Dept of Curriculum and Instruction (5/20)

 

JULY

 

  • Teacher Institute: "Indigenous Movements in Contemporary Latin America," Co-Sponsored by UW-Whitewater and CLACS

 

AUGUST

 

  • Teacher Institure: "Women and Democracy Around the World"

 

SEPTEMBER

 

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Cultural Policy after the Coup of 2009 and the Eve of Honduran Presidential Elections 2013," presented by Dario Euraque (9/11) video
  • Film Screening: "The Undocumented," Presented by Director Marco Williams, Associate Arts Professor at New York University, Co-sponsored by the Brittingham Visiting Scholars Program the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, the Multicultural Student Center, Department of Communication Arts and D-Squad (9/16)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "The Evolution of a Cause: Sarita Cartonera's Battle Against Economic and Academic Partiality with Cardboard,Presented by Gabrielle Korb LACIS Undergraduate Alumna ('13) (9/17)
  • Reception: LACIS Junior Faculty Luncheon (9/18)
  • Reception: LACIS Fall Open House (9/20)
  • Lecture: "Brazil Street Protestors Panel," Moderated by Professor Chris Dunn, Tulane University, 2013-2014 Brazil Initiative Fellow, Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the Division of International Studies (9/20)
  • Presentation and Workshop: NAVE Visiting Scholar Dr. Leopoldo Fergusson, Co-sponsored by Universidad de los Andes (9/23)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "High Powered Incentives with Weak Institutions: The case of the Colombian 'False Positives'," presented by Dr. Leopoldo Fergusson, Co-sponsored by Universidad de los Andes (9/24) video
  • Performance: "Chile 40 Years Later: an Evening of New Song Music & Literary Reading," Presented by LACIS and History Professor Florencia Mallon (9/27)

 

OCTOBER

 

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Rethinking the Comparative Perspective on Class and Representation: Evidence from Latin America," Presented by Noam Lupu, Assistant Professor and Trice Faculty Scholar in the department of political science (10/1)
  • Lecture: "40 Years After the Coupe: Indigenous Rights, Democracy, and the Struggle for Recognition of the Mapuche People in Chile," Presented by Pedro Cayuqueo,Mapuche Journalist (Chile), 2013 Recipient of Chavkin Award for Integrity in Journalism in Latin America, Co-sponsored by the Mellon Workshop in New Media and Popular Culture in the Global South, the Department of Comparative Literature and and Folklore, and the Global Legal Studies Center (10/3)
  • Lecture: "From Novela to Telenovela: Doña Bárbara on the 2008 Small Screen" Presented by Jenni Lehtinen, Assistant Professor of World Languages and Literature, Nazarbayev University, Republic of Kazakhstan, Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (10/4)
  • Film Screening: "Na Cidade Vazia (Hollow City)" (10/4)
  • Lecture: "Evita's Death and Resurrections: The (Trans)National Case of Copi's Eva Peron," Presented by Jean Graham-Jones (10/4)
  • Lecture: "Los Grandes del Arte Moderno Mexicano," Presented by Rubén Medina, chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (10/4)
  • Lecure: "Portature and Enslavement: A Transalantic Account," Presented by Agnes Jugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago, Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (10/5)
  • Film Screening: "Una Noche," (10/7)
  • Presentation: "Mining, Jobs, and the Environment," Presented by Esmeralda Villalta, Association for the Development of El Salvador, Co-sponsored by Madison Arcatao Sister City Project (10/8)
  • Lecture: "An Update on the Plague: The AIDS Global Humanitarian Crisis: A Work in Progress," Presented by award-winning Spanish playwright Emilio Williams, Co-sponsored by the NAVE Visiting Scholar Fund, the Anonymous Fund and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, (10/8)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Drums, Dance, and Detour: Political Perspectives on the Patrimonialization of Guadeloupean Music," Presented by Jerome Camal, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Global Music Studies program, (10/8)
  • Lecture: "From the notebook to the stage: a playwright creative process," Presented by Spanish playwright Emilio Williams, Co-sponsored by the NAVE Visiting Scholar Fund, the Anonymous Fund and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (10/10)
  • Lecture: "Connection Forrest, Connection People: Intigrating Conserbation and Community Development in Coastal Ecuador," Presented by Catherine Woodward, Institute for Biology Education and the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation, Co-sponsored by the Nelson Institute, (10/13)
  • Summit: "UW-Madison Brazil Business Summit" Co-sponsored by WI School of Buis., Divis of Int. Studies, Center of  Int. Bui. Research, Brazilian Buisness Outreach, Madison International trade Association, UW Office of Corporate Relations,Ferrari & Pedroso, (10/14)
  • Film Screening, "Juan of the Dead" (10/14)
  • Presentation: "World Languages Day" Presented by Sarah Ripp, Rachell Weiss, Jessica Hurley, LACIS (10/14)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Guns, and US Policies in Mexico: Lessons from the Mexican Human Rights Organization Comité Cerezo" Presented in Spanish by NAVE Visiting Scholar Francisco Cerezo, (10/15) video
  • Film Screening, "Gold Feaver"
  • Lecture: "Sex, Pleasure and Violence in Ancient Peru: Interpreting Moche Pots," Presented by Dr. Weismantel, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University and the Director of the Program of Gender and Sexualities Studies, Co-sponsored by Dept. of Anthropology, Art History and Gender and Women's Studies at UW-Madison. (10/17)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "South-South Cooperation in Social Policy: the Case of the Inter-American Social Protection Network," Presented by Francisco Pilotti, Tinker Visiting Professor. Co-sponsonred by LaFolette School of Public Affiars, (10/22) video
  • Information Session: "Amigos de las Americas Information Session: Volunteer in Latin America!" Presented by Erin Wright (10/22)
  • Lecture: "A conversation with  Dr. Eduardo Santana, Museum for Environmental Sciences Project" Presented by Dr. Santana, UW-Madison alum (BSc79, MSc85, PhD00), professor at the Universidad de Guadalajara, and adjunct professor at the UW - Department of Forestry and Wildlife Ecology, Co-Sponsored by Department of Biology, (10/22)
  • Lecture: "How Haitian Farmers Feed Their Own Communities - Lessons for Monsanto and the Rest of Humanity" Presented by Rose Edith Germain and Flavio Barboso, World Food Sovereignty Prize and Executive Director of MULAC, Co-sponsored by Family Farm Defenders, (10/22)
  • Lecture: "Climate Change and Coffee: Global Warming Impacts and Adaption on Central American Coffee Farms" Presented by Cristian Merlo, manager and producer, Las Diosas Cooperative in Nicaragua, Caitilyn Allen, Plant Pathology professor LACIS affiliated, Brad Barham, Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics and Matt Early, Co-founder of Just Coffee Cooperative, (10/23)
  • Reception: "United Nations Day Reception" Co-sponsored by UW International Student Services - Millennium Development Goals Awareness Project, Edgewood College Center for Global Education, and SERRV International (10/24)
  • Lecture: "Palabras mayores. Escribiendo en el País Vasco. Violencia, memoria, héroes cotidianos." Presented by Luisa Etxenike, Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese (10/25)
  • Lecture: "Memory’s Turn: Culture and Transitional Justice in Brazil" Presented by Rebecca Atencio, Tulane University, Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, the Division of International Studies and the Human Rights Program, supported by a UW-Madison Mellon Foundation grant for the advancement of area and international studies, (10/25)
  • Lecture: "Aquilombando: Rebellious Landscapes and Colonial Visuality" Presented by Matthew Francis Rarey, Dana-Allen Dissertation Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, (10/28)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Disobeying the Law: Citizenship, Law and Democracy in Latin America" Presented by Tinker Visiting Scholar Mauricio García-Villegas, Doctor in Political Science of the Université Catholique de Lovain-la-Neuve in Belgium with post-doctoral studies in the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), (10/29)

NOVEMBER

 

  • Roundtable: "Tales of Time and Futures," Conversation with Ruth Ozeki, Alex Rivera, Marie-Hélène Cousineau, and Zach Kunuk, Filmmakers, (11/1) 
  • Film Festival: "Tales From Planet Earth" (11/1-11/3)
  • Performance: "The Afro-Peruvian Diaspora Journey," Presented by Juan Medrano Cotito, Co-sponsored by the Office of Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, Hatari Peru Cultural Association and the City of Madison Arts Commission, First Wave, MECHA (11/3)
  • Information Session: "Berlitz Colombia Student Info session" (11/4)
  • Lecture: "Evita's Death and Resurrections: the (Trans)National Case of Copi's Eva Perón" Presented by Jean Graham-Jones, CUNY, Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, (11/4)
  • Lecture: "Generational transition in smallholder dairy farms in central Mexico" Presented by Professor Martínez Castañeda, Instituto de Ciencias Agropecuarias y Rurales - Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (ICAR – UAEM), (11/5) video
  • Lecture: "Sexual Violence in Conflict" Presented by Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary,  Genera, Co-sponsored by the UW–Madison Global Health Institute, ISS-Millennium Development Goals Awareness Project (MDGAP), Human Rights Program, Division of International Studies, the Distinguished Lecture Series-Wisconsin Union Directorate, African Studies Program; Associated Students of Madison, CALS International Programs; Department of Gender and Women’s Studies; Global Studies and International Studies Major; International Learning Community; Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies; School of Social Work; Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health; and the United Nations Association of Dane County, (11/6)
  • Lecture: "Assesment of Sustainability of Small Scale Dairy Systems in the Highlands of Central Mexico" Presented by Dr Carlos M. Arriaga-Jordan, (11/7)
  • Lecture: "New Reasons to Preserve the Amazon Rainforest" Presented by Marcos Heil Costa, Associate Professor of Agricultural Engineering, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Co-sponsored by the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Office of Sustainability (11/7)
  • Film Screening:"Una Noche" (11/7)
  • Film Screening: "The Year My Parents Went On Vacation" / "O Ano Em Que Meus Pais Saíram De Férias" (11/8)
  • Reception: "An Evening of Solidarity with Democracy in Honduras" Presented by Norman Stockwell, Operations Coordinator at WORT,  Sarah Blaskey, Madison-based independent journalist/activist and frequent contributor to WORT’s Third World View, and Jesse Chapman, Independent journalist from Costa Rica (11/8)
  • Lecture: "Justice for Genocide: A Survivor's Story" Presented by Anselmo Roldán Aguilar, prominent Guatemalan indigenous rights leader, and co-founder and newly elected president of the Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR), Co-sponosored by NISGUA, (11/9)
  • Event, "Batizado & Troca de Cordas with Omulu Capoeira" Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate – Global Connections and Associated Students of Madison (11/10)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Swiss Church's Experience in El Salvador" Presented by Dr. Frank Kilpatrick, Physician of Internal Medicine and Associate Professor in the UW-Madison Department of Medicine, (11/12) video
  • Lecture: "Connecting Forests, Connecting People: Integrating Conservation and Community Development in Coastal Ecuador" Presented by Dr. Catherine Woodward, Faculty Associate in Institute for Biology Education, President of the Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation and LACIS affiliated faculty, Co-sponsored by Nelson Institute Student Representatives and the Environmental Masters program (11/13)
  • Film Screening: "Juan of the Dead" (11/14)
  • Fundraiser: "6th Annual Tropical Forrest Funk Raiser" Co-sponsored by the Institute of Biology Education, (11/14)
  • Performance: "Isthmus Jazz Series: Papo Vazquez" (11/14)
  • Travel Adventure Series: "Cuba - The Inside Story," with Karin Muller, Filmmaker (11/18)
  • Lecture: "Mexican "Retornados" and Families in Mexico" Presented by María de la Luz Pérez Padilla, professor at Universidad de Guadalajara - San Juan de los Lagos, Visiting Scholar in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (School of Human Ecology), Co-sponsored by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, the Global Health Institute, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, and Counseling Psychology, (11/22)

DECEMBER

 

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Sin Maíz No Hay País: Cooperation, Participation and Community in the Mexico Tortillazo Protests," Presented by Erica Simmons, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies, (12/3)
  • Lecture: "Land, Water, and Human Rights: Multidisciplinary Intersections" Presented by Samer Alatout, Community & Environmental Sociology, Rachel Schwartz, Political Science, Kramer Gillin, Geography, Christina Ewig, Gender & Women's Studies and Political Science, Erica Simmons, Political Science and International Studies, Tatiana Alfonso, Sociology, and Heinz Klug, Law. Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies, A.W. Mellon Foundation, and International Studies. (12/3)
  • Information Session: "FLAS Fellowship Information Session" (12/3)
  • Lecture: "Wildlife Conservation Challenges in Chile: A Practical Approach" Presented by Christian Bonacic, Pointifica Universidad Catolica de Chile, (12/16)

2012

 

JANUARY

 

  • Film Festival: "2012 Festival de Cine: 21st Century Catalan," Black Bread (Pa Negre)Catalunya über alles!
    Honor of the Knights (Honor de Cavalleria)En Construcción, Co-sponsored by Cinemateque and European Studies (1/27)
     

FEBRUARY

 

  • Tour/Presentation: "Don Barletti's Photo Exhibit from Enrique's Journey," presented by Paloma Carbajal-Celis, Bibilographer, Ibero-American Collection, UW Memorial Library (2/1, 2/21, 2/22, 2/23)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Packaging Positional, Orientational and Configurational Concepts into Words and Phrases: a Comparison of Spanish and Yucatec Maya," presented by Grant Armstrong, Assistant Professor, Dept of Spanish and Porttuguese , UW-Madison (2/7)
  • Lecture: "Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and Black Britons" presented by Darrell Newton, Associate Professor and Dept. Chair, Dept of Communication Arts, Salisbury University (2/14) Video
  • Lecture: "Attention, Archive, and Authorship in the Digital Visual Culture: Changing Terrains for Schooling," presented by Ines Dussel, Senior Researcher, Educational Area, Latin American School for the Social Sciences (FLASCO Argentina), Co-sponsored by the Dept of Curriculum and Instruction (2/27)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Global Advocacy and Academia: the Ethical Imperative of Fighting Hunger," presented by Pablo Prado, Tinker Visiting Scholar, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Botany and the Tinker Foundation (2/28)
  • Film Screening/Lecture: "Woven Lives," presented by Carolyn Kallenborn, Assistant Professor, Design Studies Dept, UW-Madison (2/29)
  • Presentation: "Reading, Discussion and Slide Show: Stories from Mexico," presented by Wendy Call, Author (2/29)

 

MARCH

 

  • Lecture: "Transplantation and the Trolley Case: Why not Confiscate Cadaveric Organs?" presented by Pablo de Lora, Professor of Jurisprudence and Bioethics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Co-sponsored by Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, Dept of Medical History and Biotheics (3/1)
  • Lecture: "Marrying Tradition and Innovation: Collaborations between Oaxacan Artisans and 21st Century Designers," presented by Ana Paula Fuentes Quintana, Director, Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Co-sponsored by Helen Louise Textile College, Dept of Design Studies, Anonymous Fund (3/1)
  • Lecture: "Vida, muerte y responsibilidad en los enamoramientos de Javier Marias: algunas notas a pie de página," presented by Pablo de Lora, Professor of Jurisprudence and Bioethics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Co-sponsored by Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, Dept of Medical History and Biotheics (3/2)
  • Celebration/Performance: "Carnival: Celebrating Music from Latin America & the Iberian Peninsula," presented by over 30 performers and composers from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba and Venezuela, Co-sponsored by the UW Piano Dept (3/3)
  • Lecture: "Two Settlement Houses in Chicago and the Mexican Identity,"  presented by Fernando Vizcaino, Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (3/6)
  • Presentation: "The Afro-Colombian Presence in Art: Desconstruction of Marginalized Identities," presented by Liliana Angulo, Performance & Visual Artist, Co-sponsored by the Anonymous Fund, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese, Visual Cultures, Global Studies (3/7)
  • Lecture: "Globetrotting to End Hunger; Stories from the Frontlines of Fighting Hunger; Holy Cow! From the UW to CNN to the UN; Quakes, Wars & Celebs - Fighting Hunger Worldwide," presented by Bettina Luescher, World Food Programme Chief Spokesperson for North America, Co-sponsored by Global Health Institute, CALS, International Student Services, Global Studies, United Nations Association of Dane County, Wisconsin Alumni Association, Wisconsin Union Directorate (3/8)
  • Workshop: "Art as a Form of Expression," presented by Dee Lush, Traveling Scholar and Activist, Co-sponsored by MeCHA (3/8)
  • Conference: "Kaleidoscope Graduate Conference: Civil Disobedience/Acts of Resistance," presented by Graduate Students of the Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison, Co-sponsored by the Anonymous Fund, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese, Knapp House, Global Studies (3/8) Video
  • K-12 Workshop at Lodi, WI High School: presented by Panmela Castro, Graffiti Artist & Women's Rights Activist (3/12)
  • Community Workshop w/ K-8 Students at the Goodman Center: presented by Panmela Castro, Graffiti Artist & Women's Rights Activist (3/12)
  • Live Art Installation/Reception: "Mother Fools Graffiti Mural Project," presented by Panmela Castro, Graffiti Artist & Women's Rights Activist, Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Vital Voices Global Partnership
    (3/13)
  • Lecture: "The Labor and Science of Images: Science Fiction in 21st-Century Latin America" presented by Sarah Wells, Assistant Professor, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Iowa (3/13) Video
  • Lecture: "Borders, Immigration and Photo Journalism with Pulitzer-prize Recipient Don Bartletti," presented by Don Bartletti, Photographer of Enrique's Journey, Co-sponsored by the School of Journalism, General Library System, Friends of the University of Wisconsin - Madison Library (3/19)
  • Community Workshop at Madison's Centro Hispano, presented by Don Bartletti, Photographer of Enrique's Journey (3/19)
  • Film Screening/Discussion: "Forced and Compulsory Sterilization of Indigenous Women in the Americas," presented by Reynaldo Morales & Araceli Alonso, UW Grad Student and Film Maker & Faculty Associate, School of Medicine & Public Health, UW Madison respectively (3/20)
  • Lecture: "Border Politics from Above & Below: Organizing for Justice in Spite of Elections," presented by Macrena Cardenas, Grassroots Organizer with Tijuana's La Casa del Migrante, Co-sponsored by the Mexico Solidarity Network (3/26)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Public Signs and Threatened Face: The Pragmatics of Public Prohibitions in Spanish and its Neighbors," presented by John Green, University of Bradford, UK, Co-sponsored by the University Lectures Committee, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, Dept of French and Italian, Dept of Linguistics (3/28)

 

APRIL

 

  • Lecture: "The Ideational Foundations of Judicial Power: Legal Cultures, Strategic Litigation and Judicial Behavior in Cases of Gross Human Rights Violations in Peru," presented by Ezequial Gonzalez Ocanto, PhD Candidate, Dept of Political Science, University of Notre Dame (4/9)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Human Rights Threats and Mining in Colombia," presented by John I. Laun, Eunice Gibson, David Newby, Steven Pegelow, & Brice O'Connell, Colombia Support Network, CSN - UW Badgers, AFL-CIO Wisconsin (4/10)
  • Presentation/Workshop: "Business Realities of Chile, Colombia and Brazil--Opportunities, Strategies and Challenges," Co-sponsored by Madison Intl Trade Association, CIBER & Brazil Initiative (4/10)
  • Lecture: "Cosmopolitanism from Behind: Language, Identity, and Critical Genealogy," presented by Lynn Mario Trindade Menezes de Souza, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, Co-sponsored by the Language Institute, Brazil Initiative (4/10)
  • Art Exhibit/Reception: "The Art of Jonatas Chimen," presented Jonatas Chimen, LACIS undergraduate student (4/11)
  • Lecture: "Biomitografiando el bildungsroman: una lecture de la novela El arca de la memoria de Dinorah Cortes-Velez," presented by Dinorah Cortes-Velez, Assistant Professor, Dept of Foreign Language and Literature, Marquette Univesity, Co-sponsored Dept of Spanish and Portuguese (4/12)
  • Conference: "LACIS Graduate Conference: Flowing Frontiers: The Dancing Dynamics of the Americas," presented by graduate students, LACIS program (4/13)
  • Conference: "Two Spanish Masterpieces and La origninalidad artistica de 'La Celestina': an International Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Maria Rosa Lida's Work," Co-sponsored by the Dept of Italian, UW General Library System, Center for European Studies, The Evjue Foundation, The Brittingham Fund, The Bancroft Library of the University of California-Berkeley, The Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States Universities, The Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies (4/15)
  • Lecture: "Mayan Cosmovision: Politics and Spirituality in 2012," presented by Carlos Escalante, Mayan Cosmovision Expert, Spiritual Guide, & Activist, Co-sponsored by Community Action on Latin America, Sustainable Development for Guatemala, Centro Hispano (4/16)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Aesthetics and Politics of Post Autonomous Literatures in Argentina," presented by Djurdja Trajkovic, PhD Candidate, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison (4/17)
  • Lecture: "Alcahuetas en las ciudades bajomedievales y su representacion en la literatura coetanea: Libro de buen amor y Celestina," presented by Eukene Lacarra Lanz, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, Brittingham Scholars Program (4/17)
  • Film Screening: "Miss Bala," Co-sponsored by Cineclub Iberoamericano, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese (4/17)
  • Film Screenings: "Bad IntentionsGranitoLittle MatadorEl VeladorPlease Remember Me," presented by the Wisconsin Film Festival (4/18)
  • Lecture: "The annual Robert G Sanchez Lecture: Art into Life: The Lost Love Lyrics of the Libro de buen amor," presented by John Dageneis, UCLA, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Spanish and Portuguese (4/18)
  • Lecture: "Discussing Helder Macedo's Novel 'Partes de Africa' and the Challenges of Translation," presented by Phillip Rothwell, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers University, Co-sponsored by the Nave Fund, Editorial Board of Luso-Brazilian Review (4/19)
  • Lecture: "Land Use, Climate, and Fire in the Western Peruvian Amazon," presented by Maria Uriarte, Assistant Professor, Dept of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Columbia University, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Geography, Nelson Institue Center for Climatic Research, Wisconsin Ecology, Sustainability in a Global Environment, Dept of Forest and Wildlife Ecology (4/20)
  • Symposium: "Celebrating 50 Years of the Luso-Brazilian Review," Co-sponsored by the L&S Anonymous Fund, LACIS Nave Fund, Center for European Studies, University of Wisconsin Press, Brazil Initiative, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, Global Studies Program (4/20)
  • Seminar: "Sawyer Seminar: Globalization and the New Politics of Women's Rights (Reframing Gender Politics Internationally: Where do we go from here?)," Co-sponsored the Dept of Gender and Women Studies (4/20)
  • Lecture: "Racial Cannibalism: Carmen Miranda and the Performance of White Negritude on the Brazilian Stage of the 1930s," presented by Kathryn Sanchez, Professor, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison, Co-sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Humanities (4/23)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "A Producer's Perspective on Fair Trade Coffee in Latin America," presented by Representatives from Fair Trade Co-ops in Latin America (4/24) Video
  • Workshop: "The Global Market Place II: A One-Day K-12 Teacher Workshop," presented by UW-Madison Faculty, Graduate Students, Regional Outreach Specialists, Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium at UW-Madison (4/25)
  • Lecture: "Symbols of Resistance: the Legacy of Artists under Pinochet," presented by Joanne Pottlitzer, Freelance Playwright and Theater Producer/Director, Co-sponsored by the Goldberg Center, Nave Fund, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, Center for Humanities (4/25)
  • Panel Discussion: "Language for Life: Professional Opportunities in National Security and Intelligence," presented by Al Leftwich, William Rivers, Patrice Shackleford, Errol Smith, Peter Sursi, Co-sponsored by The Language Institute, the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, UW-Madison Russian Flagship Center (4/25)
  • Lecture: "Bilingual and Multicultural Education in Guatemala: Opportunities and Challenges," presented by Maria del Carmen Tuy Tococh, Professional Educator on Mayan Culture, Co-sponsored by Consejo Tikoj, Centro Hispano, Community Action on Latin America, Edgewood College (4/26)
  • Lecture: "Thirty-Five Years of Struggle; Thirty-Five Years of Success: Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Chican@ Latin@ Studies Program," presented by Marc Simon Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Dept of History, University of Notre Dame, Co-sponsored by the Chican@ Latin@ Studies Program, Multicultural Student Center (4/28)
  • Lecture: "Iran, the New Geopolitical Balance in the Middle East, and Implications for Latin America," presented by Zidane Ziraoui, Professor, International Relations Dept, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, Co-sponsored by the Division of International Studies, CREECA, Global Studies, Inside Islam (4/30)


 

MAY

 

  • Lecture/Reception: "Cuba Today: Domestic Developments and Foreign Policy," presented by Julia Sweig, Senior Fellow and Director of Latin American Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Co-sponsored by the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations, the Madison-Camaguey Sister City Association, Brazil Initiative, and the Dane County Chapter of the United Nations (5/2)
  • Lecture: "Thinking About Brazil in Today's Global Environment," presented by Julia Sweig, Senior Fellow and Director of Latin American Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Co-sponsored by Madison Committee on Foreign Relations, the Madison-Camaguey Sister City Association, Brazil Initiative, and the Dane County Chapter of the United Nations (5/3)
  • Lecture: "The Haller Lecture: Tales of Two Brazilian River Basins: Multi-level Struggles for Political Authority," presented by Margaret Keck, Associate Professor, Political Science, John Hopkins University, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Community and Environmental Sociology, Brazil Initiative (5/4)
  • Tequila Degustation: "History and Origins of Tequila," Co-sponsored by La Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, UNAM Chicago, "Casa San Matias", Industrializadora de Agave San Isidro (5/31)

 

JUNE

 

  • Film Screening: "The War We Are Living: Women, War and Peace in Colombia," Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network (6/7)
  • Film Screening: "Impunity", Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network (6/14)
  • Professional Development Workshop: "Exploring Humanitarian law: Preserving Human Rights and Dignity in Conflict," Co-sponsored by Global Studies, National Headquarters of the American Red Cross, global studies NRCs at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, University of North Carolina, University of Washington, UW's Center for South East Asian Studies, Center for European Studies, Center for South Asia (6/18-6/21)
  • Film Screening: "Who Shot My Brother?" Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network (6/28)

 

JULY

 

  • Teacher Institute: "The Politics of Motherhood in Latin America," presented by Dr. Jadwiga Pieper Mooney, Dr. Carol Hendrickson, & Dr. Natasha Borges Sugiyama, Co-sponsored by UW-Whitewater LACIS Dept, UW-Milwaukee CLACS (7/11-7/13)
  • Film Screening: "No podemos guardar silencio," Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network (7/12)
  • Film Screening: "Plan Colombia," Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network (7/19)
  • Film Screening: "El baile rojo," Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network (7/26)

 

SEPTEMBER

 

  • Lecture: "O autor do meu livro nao sou eu': Modern e pos-moderno na literatura de Chico Buarque," presented by Luca Bacchini, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Division of International Studies (9/10)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "'Where have you been, Mr. Bim?': Tom Jobim cronista de Nova Iorque," presented by Luca Bacchini, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Division of International Studies (9/11)
  • Book Reading/Discussion: "Beyond the Ties of Blood," presented by Florencia Mallon, Chair, Professor Dept. of History, UW-Madison (9/11)
  • Film Screening: "El baile rojo," Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network (9/13)
  • Lecture/Book Signing: "Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti," presented by Jebb Sprague, PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara (9/17)
  • Award Presentation/Reception: "Joaquim Nabuco Award Presentation and Reception," presented by Nicholas Barnes,  PhD Candidate in Comparative Politics, Political Science, UW-Madison, Co-sponsored by Brazil Initiative, Division of International Studies (9/18) Video
  • Film Screening: "Plan Colombia," Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network (9/27)

 

OCTOBER

 

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Does protest make policy? Explaining Education Reform in Chile," presented by Rossana Castiglioni, Professor of Political Science, Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Political Science, Dept of Sociology (10/2) Video
  • Lecture: "United States Involvement in Honduras and the Effects on Indigenous People," presented by Tomas Gomez Membreno, Civic Council of Popular Indigenous Organizations, Co-sponsored by LACIS NAVE Fund (10/8)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Teatro y Frontera," presented by Hugo Salcedo, Professor, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Co-sponsored by UW-Green Bay's American Intercultural Center & Modern Language Spanish Program (10/9)
  • Lecture: "How the United Nations has been present in the life of the Peace Community," presented by Jesus Tuberquia, Legal Representative, Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado, Colombia, Co-sposnored by The Dane County Chapter of the United Nations (10/9)
  • Film Screening/Discussion: "We Cannot Keep Silent," presented by Jesus Tuberquia, Legal Representative, Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado, Colombia, Co-sposnored by the Colombia Support Network (10/11)
  • Theater Performance: "The Winds of March," presented by Lynn Osheroff Werner, Poet, Author & Performer, Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network (10/15)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "The Peace Community's Alternative to University: A Novel Approach to Education," presented by Jesus Tuberquia, Legal Representative, Peace Community of San Jose de Apartado, Colombia, Co-sposnored by The Colombia Support Network, the Dane County Chapter of the United Nations (10/16)Video
  • Musical Performance: presented by Alvin Medina, Professional Musician (10/17)
  • Lecture: "History and Culture of the Tsachilas of Ecuador's Western Rainforest and their Survival in the 21st Century," presented by Henrry & Diana Calazacon, Tsachilas Tribal Representatives & Members, Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (1018)
  • Lecture: "Does it end with Roma Women? Documentary Films on Flamenco as Political Art in Franco's Spain," presented by Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, Member of the Drom Kotar Mestipen Roman Women's Association and University of Barcelona CREA Research Center, Co-sponsored by Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (10/18)
  • Salsa Workshop: "History of Salsa and Afro Cuban Rythms Workshop," Co-sponsored by the National Autonomous University of Mexico of Chicago, Cardinal Bar (10/20)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Traditional Medicine Is Modern Medicine," presented by David Kiefer, MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Medical History and Bioethics, Global Health Institute and Dept of Family Medicine (10/23) Video
  • Film Screening: "Impunity", Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network (10/25)
  • Lecture: "A Way, a Path, a Hope: Rumbos, Caminos, Una Esperanza: Promoting inclusion and mobility for children with disabilites," presented by Manuel Escobar Galindo & Jesus Trinidad Lopez, Occupational Therapists, Rumbos, Caminos, Una Esperanza, Co-sponsored by UW-Madison Occupational Therapy Program and SOTA (10/29)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Protecting All the Inhabitants of the Republics: Pro-American Nicaraguans and the U.S. Interventions 1909-1932," presented by David Fields, PhD Candidate in History, UW-Madison (10/30)

 

NOVEMBER

 

  • Lecture: "Operando o Nordeste do Brasil: Celso Furtado, A Operacao Nordeste, e a reformulacao do discurso regionalista," presented by Durval Muniz de Albuquerque Junior, Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, the Brazil Initiative, and the Division of International Studies (11/5)
  • Lecture: "The Art of Pedro Rafael Gonzalez Chavajay," presented by Pedro Rafael Gonzalez Chavajay, Tz'utuhil Maya Artist, Co-sponsored by the Overture Center for the Arts, Edgewood College, LACIS NAVE Fund, Groundwork Collective (11/5)
  • Graduate Student Workshop: presented by Durval Muniz de Albuquerque Junior, Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, the Brazil Initiative, and the Division of International Studies (11/6)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "The Representation of Sexual Minorities in Brazilian Cinema," presented by Michael Hill, BA Candidate, LACIS, Portuguese & International Studies, Co-sponsored by the The Brazil Initative, the Division of International Studies (11/6)
  • Film Screening: "Who Shot My Brother?" Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network (11/8)
  • Lecture: "Latin American and China: Trade, Tensions, and Opportunities," presented by Enrique Dussel Peters, Director of the Mexico-China Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Co-sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, Wisconsin China Initiative (11/9)
  • Lecture: "Connecting Common Struggles: Destructive Mining in El Salvador and Wisconsin," presented by Fr. Lorenzo, Br. Domingo Solis, Jan Morril, Prof. Al Gedicks, El Salvador Mining Roundtable, International Allies Against Metalic Mining in El Salvador, UW-LaCrosse respectively, Co-sponsored by LACIS NAVE Fund, OXFAM, Sierra Club, Madison-Aracatao Sister City Project, U.S.-El Salvador Sister City Network, Madison Action for Mining Alternatives, Midwest Coalition Against Lethal Mining, Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (11/12)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Blood of the Sun: The Poetry of Salgado Maranhao," presented by Salgado Maranhao, Alexis Levitin, Poet & SUNY Distinguished Professor respectively, Co-sponsored by The Brazil Initative, the Division of International Studies (11/12)
  • Lecture: "Literature and the Question of Development in Mozambique," presented by Ungulani Ba Ka Khosa, Author, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, African Studies, African Languages and Literature, Global Studies, African Diaspora and the Atlantic World Research Circle, Anonymous Fund (11/13)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Policing as a Motor of Trust? Exploring the Pacification Police Unit in Rio de Janeiro," presented by Marta-Laura Suska, Second year PhD student in Anthropology, UWM, Co-sponsored by The Brazil Initative, the Division of International Studies (11/27) Video
  • Film Screening: "Marmato: the Moutain of Gold," Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network (11/29)

 

DECEMBER

 

  • Lecture: "Escaping Melodrama: The US STD Experiments in Guatemala and the Difficulties for an Historian," presented by Susan M. Reverby, Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, Wellesley College, Co-sponsored by Medical History and Bioethics, Holtz Center, History of Science (12/3)

 

2011

 

JANUARY

 

  • Lecture: “'Pomp' and his Circumstances: How One Negro League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball and Its Implications for Understanding the History of Sport and Society" presented by Adrian Burgos, Professor of History, African American Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Latino/Latina Studies, Unversity of IL-Champaign (1/27)
  • Film Festival: "2011 LACIS Festival de Cine: New Portuguese Cinema: The Strange Case of Angelica," Co-sponsored by Cinemateque (1/28)
  • Film Festival: "2011 LACIS Festival de Cine: New Portuguese Cinema: Miguel Gomes Shorts & The Face You Deserve," Co-sponsored by Cinemateque (1/29)
  • Film Festival: "2011 LACIS Festival de Cine: New Portuguese Cinema: To Die Like a Man," Co-sponsored by Cinemateque (1/30)

 

FEBRUARY

 

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "The Role of the State on Innovation Policies: Remarks on the Brazilian Experiences on Agro-Business and Aircraft Manufacturing" presented by Renelson Sampaio, Professor of Graduate Programs, SENAI-CIMATEC Center, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil (2/1) Video
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Learning About the Cuban Healthcare System" presented by Dr. Bernard Micke, President, Wisconsin Medical Project, affiliated with UWHealth Palliative Care & HospiceCare, Inc. (2/8)
  • Lecture: "Ciudad Juarez: the Definitive Neoliberal City" presented by Veronica Leyva, Grassroots Organizer, Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, Co-sponsored by the Mexico Solidarity Network, Madison Infoshop, Family Farm Defenders (2/9)
  • Career Workshop: "College to Career: IS and LACIS Majors in the Field" presented by Molly Krochalk, L&S Career Services Advisor, Co-sponsored by International Studies Major, Wisconsin International Studies Major Association, L&S Career Services (2/10)
  • Travel Adventure Film Series: "Cuba: A Road Journey from Havana to Santiago with Marlin Darrah" (2/14-2/15)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Tourists, Ports and Hotspots, Oh My! The Dilemmas of Development and Politics of Place in Brazil's Atlantic Forest" presented by Collen Scanlon Lyons, Associate Director, Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration, and Creative Governance (3cg), U of Colorado-Boulder (2/15)
  • Professional Development Course: "Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World" presented by various speakers, Co-sponsored by the WI International Outreach Consortium (2/15-3/15)
  • Film and Discussion: "Microlending Film: A Documentary About Enterprising Women" presented by Rachel Cook, Film Director & Producer, Co-sponsored by CIBER, African Studies Program (2/17)
  • Lecture: "Mixing of Species, Self Organization, and Ecological Surprise in Cities and Novel Ecosystems" presented by Ariel E. Lugo, Director, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, USDA Service, Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Co-sponsored by Dept of Geography, SAGE, the Nelson Institute, the Dept of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, the Dept of Zoology, Wisconsin Ecology (2/25)

 

MARCH

 

  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Living and Teaching in the Guatemalan Highlands: My Experiences in a Chuj Mayan Community" presented by Alexandra Allweis, Graduate Student, Educational Policy Studies (3/1)
  • Conference: "Kaleidoscope 7th Annual Graduate Student Conference: The Ethics of Representation and the Representation of Ethics" presented by various students, Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, Global Studies & LACIS (3/4-3/6)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil's Northeast" presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Jan Hoffman French, Professor of Anthropology, University of Richmond, Co-sponsored Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, Global Studies (3/8)
  • Lecture: "Of Macho and Men: Russian and Latino Heroes in Contemporary Film" presented by Thomas J. Garza, Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas-Austin, Co-sponsored by CREECA, Dept of Slavic Languages and Literature (3/10)
  • Presentation: "Come and Learn About the Fair Trade Industry Directly from a Guatemalan Producer!" presented by Florinda Gomez de Aquilar, Coordinator of the Asociacion de identidad del pueblo MAM, Co-sponsored by Casa Guatemala, Chicago (3/10)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "TV Serrana from Cuba's Sierra Maestra Mountains", presented by Carlos Rodriguez, Award-winning Cuban filmmaker and member of the renowned Cuban community television project TV Serrana (TVS), Co-sponsored by CALA Madison and Rainbow Bookstore. (3/22) Video
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Do Politics Really Matter? Reforming Health Care Systems in Latin America: The Uruguayan Case in the Comparative Perspective" presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Jorge Papadopulos, Faculdad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Uruguay (3/29)
  • Lecture: "UW-SOTA Peru Orphanage Project," presented by Christie DeAno & Daniel Rortvedt, UW-Madison 2010 Masters degrees in Occupational Therapy, UW-SOTA Members (3/20)
  • Film screening: World Cinema Day featuring : "The Colors of the Mountain (Los Colores de la Montana)" (3/31)
  • Discussion: "Paula Rego and the Power of Vision: 'My Painting is Like an Interior Story" presented by Ana Gabriela Macedo, Universidade de Minho, Portugal (3/31)
  • Film Screening: World Cinema Day Featuring "The Colors of the Mountain/Los Colores de la Montana" (Mar 31st)
  • Presentation: "UW-SOTA Peru Orphanage Project" presented by Christie DeAno & Daniel Rortvedt (Mar 30th)

 

APRIL

 

  • Lecture: "Exclusions and Preferences: Argentine Immigration and Nationality Law in Comparative Perspective" presented by David Cook-Martin, Grinnell College, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Sociology (4/4)
  • LACIS Graduate Student Conference: "reTURN: USA Academia and Latin America: ¿What is your Impact?", keynote address presented by Fernando O. Reati, Professor, Georgia State University, Co-sponsored by NAVE (Apr 5th)
  • Poetry Reading: "Nacion Nomada/Nomadic Nation," presented Ruben Medina, Chair, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese (4/6)
  • Workshop: "How Big is the Carbon Footprint of Medieval World Literature?: On the Agency of Cross-Cultural Literary Trade" presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Cesar Dominguez, Dept of Literature, Literary Theory and Linguistics, Facultade de Folilixia, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Co-sponsored by Center for Humanities, Global Studies, Institute for Research in the Humanities, Center for European Studies, The Program in Medieval Studies, The Center for History of Print Culture in America (4/6)
  • Lecture: "A Rising Power's Challenge to Lead: Brazil's Growing Presence and Influence in the Region" presented by Paulo Sotero, Director of Brazil Institute, Woodwrow Wilson Center for Scholars (Apr 28th)
  • Lecture: "'That Evanescent and Brittle Idea of a Better Spain': The School of Humanities at the University of Madrid during the Second Republic (1931-1936)," presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Santiago Lopez-Rios, Associate Professor, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Harvard University, Co-sponsored by Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, Center for European Studies, the Lectures Committee (4/7)
  • Workshop: "Phantom Within the National Canon-Star Within the World Canon: A Prosopographical Approach to Vicente Blasco Ibanez" presented by Professor Cesar Dominguez, NAVE Visiting Scholar of the Mellon World Literatures Workshop UW-Madison: Dept of Spanish Literature, Literary Theory and Linguistics, Facultade de Folilixia, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (4/8)
  • Lecture: "Religious Images and Heterodoxy" presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Santiago Lopez-Rios, Associate Professor, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Co-sponsored by NAVE Fund, the Dept of Spanish & Portuguese Lectures Committee, Center for European Studies (4/8)
  • Conference: La Mujer Latina "Mujeres con Fuerza: Defining our Legacy while Enhancing Society" featuring a keynote address by NAVE Visiting Scholar Dr. Rusty Barcelo, President of Northern New Mexico College, Co-sponsored by LATINA Magazine, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies, State St. Brats, PEOPLE Scholarship, UW Bookstore, La Movida 1480, WI Alumni Association, Office of Admission and Recruitment, Division of Student Life, Office of Human Resources (4/9)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Current Trends in Brazilian Higher Education" presented by Leandro Tessler, Professor of Physics and Director of International Relations at the State University of Campinas, Brazil, Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative (4/12)
  • Lecture: "Borges, of Death of Theory (Really this Time)" presented by Brett Levinson, Lecturer, State University of NY-Brittingham, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Spanish & Portuguese (4/14)
  • Film Screening & Discussion: Portuguese film "Ne Change Rien," presented by Pedro Costa, Director (4/16)
  • Lecture: "Transcending Blackness in the 21st Century, or How Can I Be Like Barack Obama" presented by Ralina Joseph, Assistant Professor of Communications, University of Washington, Co-sponsored by Global Studies, the International Institute, Division of International Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@ &  Latin@ Studies, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and the departments of History, Afro-American Studies and Communication Arts (4/18)
  • Lecture: "African Nations and Ethnic Identity in the Mina Coast and in Brazil: an Atlantic Comparative Approach" presented by Luis Nicolau Pares, Professor of Anthropology, Federal University of Bahia, Co-sponsored by African Studies, Brazil Initiative (4/20)
  • Panel Discussion: "Hip Hop in Panama: A Panel Discussion" presented by Members of First Wave, UW-Madison, Los Rakas and Beat Gang Crew, Co-sponsored by OMAI (4/21)
  • Lecture: "Sacred Double Consciousness: The Signs of Citizenship and Spirit Possession in the Afro-American World" presented by J. Lorand Matory, Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Director, Center for African and African American Studies, Duke University, Co-sponsored by Department of Anthropology, African Studies Program (4/21)
  • Poetry Reading: "Nacion Nomada/Nomadic Nation" presented by Ruben Medina, Chair, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison (4/21)
  • Film Premiere/Celebration: "Woven Lives Film Premiere: A Celebration of Latin American Art, Music, and Dance," presented by Professor Carolyn Kallenborn, Ballet Folklorico, Que-Flavor!, Co-sponsored by School of Human Ecology, Madison Arts Institute, CALA Madison, Madison Year of the Arts (4/23)
  • Award Ceremony: Global Citizen Award Presented to Joao Almino, Ambassador and Consul General of Brazil in Chicago, Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, the Division of Interntional Studies (4/25)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "An 'Eco-Political' Vision for an Environmental History: Debates in Common Research Agenda for Latin American and North American Scholars" presented by Tinker Visiting Professor German Palacio, Universidad de Colombia (4/26) Video
  • Lecture: "Why Isn't Mexico Rich? Why Should it Be?" presented by Gerardo Esquivel Hernandez, Professor of Economics, El Colegio de Mexico &  Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago (4/26) Video
  • Lecture: "Economic and Political Aspects of the Drug War and Rising Violence in Mexico" presented by Gerardo Esquivel Hernandez, Professor of Economics, El Colegio de Mexico & Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago (4/26)
  • Presentation: "Successful Experiences in Microfinance and Fair Trade in Honduras and Nicaragua" presented by Juana Vallareyna and Irma Lopez, Fundacion Entre Mujeres, Esteli, Nicaragua & Magda Edy Lopez and Olivia Castellanos, Cooperative Mixta de Mujeres Ltda, Honduras (4/28) Video
  • Lecture: "A Rising Power's Challenge to Lead: Brazil's Growing Presence and Influence in the Region," presented by Paulo Sotero,  Director of Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Division of International Studies (4/28)

MAY

  • Lecture: "Knots and Names: A Khipu/Alphabetic Hybrid Text from the Central Andes" presented by Sabine Hyland, Associate Professor of Anthropology, St. Norbert College, Co-sponsored by Anthropology Dept & LACIS NAVE Fund (5/2)
  • Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates: "I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim" presented by Zahra T. Suratwala, CEO of Sahra Ink, Inc.; Mariam Sobh, Editor-in-Chief of HIJABTRENDZ.com; Zainab Alwan, JD, Immigration Law; Amany Ezeldin, Immigration Attorney and Professor of Human Rights, Columbia College, Chicago, Co-sponsored by Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates, The UW-Madison International and Area Studies Centers, WI Public Radio (5/5)
  • Lecture: "What Can We Learn from Brazil's 'Pro-Poor' Strategies" presented by Gay Seidman, Professor of Sociology, UW-Madison, Co-sponsored by Dept of Commuity and Environmental Sociology (5/6)
  • Lecture: "Dengue Virus in Brazil: the 2010 epidemic," presented by Camila Romano, PhD, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Sao Paulo, Co-sponsored by Brazil Initiative Division of International Studies (5/18)

 

JUNE

 

  • Presentation: "Honduran Attorneys Ignore Death Threats, Fight for Justice & Democracy After Coup" presented by Attorneys Alex Navas Alvarez & Alejandro Mairena (6/9)
  • Dance Workshop: Capoeira Workshop for Intensive Portuguese Insitutive, presented by Dominic Stryker, Director/Instructor, Raizes do Brasil-Roots of Brazil Capoeira Madison

 

JULY

 

  • Summer Teacher Workshop: "The New Left in Latin America" (UW-Milwaukee), Co-sponsored by UW-Whitewater, UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (7/6-7/8)
  • Film Screenin & Discussion: "Woven Lives: Art and Life Interwoven with Music," presented by Carolyn Kallenborn, Assistant Professor, Design Studies Department, Co-sponsored by Division of Continuing Studies (7/13)
  • Film Screening: "Marimbas from Hell (Las marimbas del infierno)," Co-sponsored by Cinematheque (7/21)

 

AUGUST

 

  • Reception: Reception for the Memorandum of Understanding with interim Chancellor David Ward, presented by President Fernando Costa & Director of International Relations Leandro Tessler, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (8/23)

 

SEPTEMBER

 

  • Presentation: "Viva la Solidaridad de Wisconsin!" presented by Jessie Pieper, Daniel Pertzborn, Tom Hanzlik, Michelle Patten, Dawn Henn, Brie Korb, Ashly Wagner, Seth Davis, Sarah Youngbauer, Elizabeth Weber, UW Undergraduates that participated in a Service Learning Trip to Nicaragua (9/13) Video
  • Film Screening & Discussion: "Precious Knowledge," Co-sponsored by MeChA, Multicultural Student Center, Multicultural Student Coalition, School of Education, Wisconsin Union Theatre, Community Action on Latin America (CALA) (9/6)
  • Lecture: "In Search of New Destinations: South-South Migration to Latin America" presented by Feline Freier, Phd Candidate, London School of Economics (9/20) Video
  • Presentation/Award Ceremony: "2011 Nabuco Award Paper Presentations and Reception" featuring Giso Broman, MA, School of Library and Information Studies and Ian Carillo, PhD Candidate in the Dept of Developmental Studies, UW-Madison, Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, Division of International Studies (9/27) Video

 

OCTOBER

 

  • Film Screening & Discussion: "Community Organizing in El Salvador" Film: "Faith, Hope and Revolution," presented by Agustin Menjivar & Alexandra Early, President of the Association of Communities for the Development of Chalatenango and Arcatao leader & in-country Staff Member/cCordinator for the United States-El Salvador Sister Cities Network respectively, Co-sponsored by Edgewood College and the Havens Center (10/3)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Desheredados de al-Andalus: la cultural de mudejares y moriscos" presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Luis Bernabe Pons, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Alicante, Spain (10/4) Video
  • Lecture: "Islam and Chirstianity in 16th century Spain: the Lead Books of Sacromonte," presented by Luis Bernabe Pons, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Alicante, Spain (10/6)
  • Film Screening & Discussion: "Vidas Entretejidas," presented by Tito Mendoza & Alejandrina Rios & Carolyn Kallenborn, Zapotec Weavers & Professor of Design Studies, UW-Madison respectively (10/7)
  • Lecture: "The Internationalization of Higher Education in Brazil," presented by Denise de Menezes Neddermeyer, CAPES, Ministry of Education, Brazil, Co-sponsored Division of International Studies (10/10)
  • Presentation: "Railroaded by CAFTA/NAFTA: The Perilous Journey from Central America to the States" presented by Nancy Garcia, Center for the Orientation of Migrants, Mexico (10/10) Video
  • Film Screening & Discussion: "Black in Latin America," (10/17)
  • Lunchtime Lecture: "Dandies and Rastaquoeres: a History of Snobbery in Latin America" presented by Victor Goldgel-Carballo, Assistant Professor, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison (10/18) Video
  • Lecture: "The Color of Modernity: Racial and Regional Difference," presented by Barbara Weinstein, Silver Professor of History, New York University (10/18)
  • Luncheon: "US Engagement with the UN to Combat Human Trafficking," presented by Carla M. Bury, Multilateral Affairs Coordinator, US State Dept Ofc. To Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons, Co-sponsored by Co-sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County Chapter (10/23)
  • Presentation: "Service Learning and Microenterprise in La Calera, Ecuador with the Global Health Institute at UW-Madison" presented by Carybeth Reddy and Megan Hall, Undergraduate Students, UW-Madison (10/25)Video
  • Creative Wrighting Workshop: presented by Jorge Eduardo Benavides, Peruvian Author (10/27)

 

NOVEMBER

 

  • Lecture: "Power and Language: Printed Books and Standardization of Castilian Around 1500" presented by Fernando Tejedo, Associate Professor, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison (11/1) Video
  • Presentation: "Human Rights in the Indigenous Communities of Chiapas," presented by Priscilla Ruiz Guillen, Community Organizer, Fray Bartolome Human Rights Center, Chiapas, Mexico, Co-sponsored by Mexico Solidarity Network & UW Indigenous Law and Student Association (11/2)
  • Lecture: 'Unearthing the Aztec capital: Archaeology in Downtown Mexico City," presented by Dr. Leandro Lopez Lujan, Senior Researcher, Museo del Templo Mayor & Professor, Mexico City, Co-sponsored by the Dept of Anthropology (11/3)
  • Lecture: "Anonymity in the Andes: From Vargas Llosa to Claudia Llosa" presented by Martin Gaspar, Associate Professor, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison (11/8) Video
  • Lecture: "No More Deaths: Humanitarian Aid on the US/Mexico Border," presented by Dr. Rachel Rodriguez, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Edgewood College, Co-sponsored by Dane County Chapter of the United Nations & Edgewood College (11/8)
  • Lecture/Performance: "I'm Trying to Reach You," presented by Barbara Browning, Dept of Performance Studies, New York University, Co-sponsored by the Dept of English & Center for Visual Cultures (11/10)
  • Lecture: "Theater and Global Capital," presented by Loredana Comparone, Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Wisconsin-Madison (11/15)
  • Lecture: "Representaciones de la nacion en Cadiz, de Benito Perez Galdos: Una Lectura," presented by Professor Antonio Dorca, Macalester College, Co-sponsored by Anonymous Fund, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for European Studies (11/15)
  • Presentation as part of World Languages Day: "College to Career: Your Future in Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies," presented by Sarah Ripp, LACIS Outreach Coordinator & Undergrad Advisor (11/16)
  • Presentation as part of World Languages Day:"Yucatec Maya: Langauge Learning in the Classrom and Abroad," presented by Jessica Hurley, Yucatec Maya Instructor, UW-Madison (11/16)
  • Presentation as part of World Languages Day: "The Inkas' World through the Inka Language," presented by Armando Muyolema, Quichua Instructor, UW-Madison (11/16)
  • Lecture: "Sugestion y maravilla en los discursos cientificos, espirtuales y literarios de la Espana moderna" presented by Alicia Cerezo, Assistant Professor, Dept of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison (11/29) Video

 

DECEMBER

 

  • Film Screening & Discussion: "Impunity: A Colombia Story," Co-sponsored by WUD Film Committee, Colombia Support Network, UW Schl of Journalism, Division of International Studies (12/3)
  • Lecture: "Chota Valley Spanish: Linguistic and Socio-historical Evidence to Shed Light on its Origin," presented by Sandro Sessarego, Assistant Professor, Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison (12/6)

 
 

2010

 

DECEMBER

 

  • Lecture: "Protection of Human Rights in the Americas" presented by Alexandra Hunneus, Professor of Law, UW-Madison (Dec 14th)
  • Lecture: "Brazil: An Emerging Player in Socience and Technology?" presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Glauco Arbix, University of Sao Paulo (Dec 8th)
  • Lecture: "Challenges to Brazil Post-Lula" presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Glauco Arbix, University of Sao Paulo (Dec 7th)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Religious Discourses and the Molding of an Argentinean Identity" presented by Ezequiel Gomez Caride, PhD Candidate, Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison (Dec 7th)
  • Lecture: "Televisionary Memories: A Usable Past for the Family Room" presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Mario Santana, Professor, University of Chicago (Dec 2nd)

 

NOVEMBER

 

  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Is there a New Brazil?" presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Glauco Arbix, University of Sao Paulo (Nov 30th)
  • Lecture: "Sumak Kawsay ("Good Life") or Sustainable Development?: Refounding the State and the New Constitutionalism of Latin America" presented by Boa Santoas, University of Coimbra & UW Law School (Nov 23rd)
  • Indocumentales Film Series (Oct 20th-Nov 17th)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Behind the Scenes: Vidas Entretejidas/Woven Lives" presented by Carolyn Kallenborn, Assistant Professor of Design Studies, UW-Madison (Nov 16th)
  • Lecture: "Latin America's New Stature in the Global Economy" presented by Luz Maria de la Mora Sanchez, J. Jobe Sofa and Marguerite Jacqim Soffa Distinguished Speaker (Nov 15th)
  • Lecture: "Cuerpo y Catastrofe" presented by Francine Masiello, U of CA-Berkeley as part of the Contemporary Spanish American Studies Colloquium Lecture Series (Nov 11th)
  • Lecture: "Negotiating Climate Change" presented by Dr. Charlotte Streck, Director of Climate Focus in Washington (Nov 10th)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "El Salvador Program: Contemporary Issues in El Salvador" presented by Ian Davies and Marc Rosenthal of Edgewood College; Patrick Barrett from the Havens Center @ UW-Madison; and Alberto Vargas, Associate Director, LACIS (Nov 9th) View Video of Presentation
  • Lecture: "Historical and Political Roots of the Never-Ending Colombian Conflict" presented by Tinker Visiting Professor German Palacio (Nov 9th)

 

 

OCTOBER

  

  • Lecture: "What's Behind the Rise of the Poor and Brazil's Shrinking Wealth Gap?" presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Glauco Arbix, University of Sao Paulo (Oct 29th)
  • Discussion: "The Third Conquest of the Colombian Amazon by Global Forces: Neo-Conservatism vs. Neo-Developmentalism" presented by Tinker Visiting Professor German Palacio, Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Oct 27th)
  • Keynote Address: "Civil Society and the Future of the UN-After 65 Years: What role does civil society play?" presented by Dr. Wolfgang Schmidt, Chair, Governor's Commission on the UN (Oct 24th)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "El Salvador Program: History of the Madison-Arcatao Sister City Relationship" presented by Ian Davies & Marc Rosenthal of Edgewood College; Patrick Barrett from the Haven's Center @ UW-Madison and Alberto Vargas, LACIS Associate Director (Oct 26th)
  • Lecture: "Filosofia y cartografia teatral: nuevas orientaciones en la teatrologia argentina" presented by Jorge Dubatti, Universidad de Buenos Aires (as part of the Dept of Spanish & Portuguese's Contemporary Spanish American Studies Colloquium Lecture Series) (Oct 12th)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Espacios teatrales: el lugar del teatro independiente argentino" presented by Jorge Dubatti, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Oct 12th)
  • Lecture: "An Alternative Truth Commission for Honduras" presented by Bertha Oliva, General Coordinator of the Committee of Families Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (Oct 8th)
  • Lecture: "Haitian Earthquake to Mexican Drug Cartels: Washington Post Writer Manuel Roig-Franzia Sharies His Experiences of Reporting Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean" presented by Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post Features Writer (Oct 6th)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture & Book Signing: "Wildman of Rhythm: The Life & Music of Benny More" presented by John Radanovich, UW alum and author (Oct 5th)

 

SEPTEMBER

 

  • Book reading: "Shattering Americana, Stitching Ourselves" presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Susan Chavez-Silverman, Pomona College (Sept 30th)
  • Lecture: "Behind the Development Banks: Washington Politics, World Development and th Wealth of Nations" presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Sarah Babb, Boston College (Oct 29th)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Flora y Fauna del Sur" presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Susan Chavez-Silverman, Pomona College (Sept 28th)
  • Radio Interview: NAVE Visiting Scholar Susana Chavez-Silverman featured on WI Public Radio's Here on Earth Program (Sept 28th)Reception Honoring our Tinker Visiting Professors German Palacio (Colombia) and Glauco Arbix (Brazil) (Sept 27th)Musical Performance featuring Young Huapango Musicians at Lincoln Elementary and Edgewood College (Sept 27th)
  • Conference: "Emerging Issues in US-Brazilian Relations" (Second Conference in Honor of Joaquim Nabuco) (Sept 23rd-24th)
  • Conference: "Brazil: Business Opportunities for US Companies" Featuring Welber Oliveira Barral, Foreign Trade Secretary, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Government of Brazil and Tim Sheehan, Partner at Foley & Lardner Law Firm (Sept 23rd)
  • Film Screening & Discussion: "Film: The Other Side of the Water: the Journey of Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn" presented by Director Jeremy Robbins as part of the Madison World Music Festival (Sept 23rd)
  • Dance Ensemble: "Elegant Nicaraguan Folkloric Dancing" presented by The Women in Action Dance Ensemble (Sept 21st)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "The Duke of Bachata" presented by Alejandro Nunez, a Dominican native and Program and Planning Analyst with the WI Technical College System (Sept 21st)
  • Lecture: "Moving from Food Crisis to Food Sovereignty" presented by John Peck of Family Farm Defenders (Sept 14th)
  • Lecture: "The Cross and the Pelourinho: Christian Violence, Visual Culture and the Representation of Slavery in Brazil" presented by Matthew Rarey, winner of the Nabuco award and Phd Candidate in the Art History Dept at UW-Madison (Sept 14th)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: "Nabuco in Wisconsin, Over a Hundred Years of Collaboration Between Brazil and UW-Madison" presented by Severino Albuquerque, Professor in Spanish & Portuguese and Paloma Carbajal-Celis, Bibliographer, Ibero-American Collection at Memorial Library, UW-Madison (Sept 7th)

 

AUGUST

  • LACIS' Outreach Coordinator, Sarah Ripp, Visits with the Madison Preschool of the Arts Spanish Immersion Program (Aug 11th)

 

 

MAY

  • Photos & PowerPoint Presentation... Lecture: "A case study analysis of large-scale and small-scale dairy operations in Mexico" presented by LACIS Undergraduate, Josh Hamborg (May 4th)

 

APRIL 

  • Graduating Seniors Reception (Apr 28th)
  • Photos & WPR Interview...Lecture: "Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights Among Mexican Immigrants" presented by Alyshia Galvez, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College, City University of New York (Apr 27th)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series: "Acompanamiento: Building the Capacity of Environmental NGOs in Latin America" presented by Bruce Moffett, former Executive Director of the Wisconsin Community Fund, Madison, WI (Apr 20th)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series: "Interdisciplinary Public Health in Mexico" presented by Lori Diprete-Brown, Assistant Director, Center for Global Health and Alyson Williams, MA Candidate, LACIS & SLIS; and first year medical students Joel Charles and Melissa Sands (Apr 13th)

 

MARCH

 

  • WI International Outreach Consortium (WIOC) panel sessions featuring outreach coordinators from WIOC member centers at the WI Council for the Social Studies/International Education Conference (WCSS/IEC) (Mar 15th-16th)
  • "Brazil Night" at the WI Council for the Social Studies/International Education Conference (WCSS/IEC) featuring Raizes do Brasil Capoeira/Roots of Brazil Capoeira (Mar 14th)
  • "Beyond the Music"...Traditional Mexican Music Featuring Sones de Mexico featuring members of Sones de Mexico; Raquel Gonzalez Paraiso, PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology; Jorge F. Rodriguez, PhD student in Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education; David Alvarado, and other members of Son Mudanza--a Madison based Mexican music group (Mar 3rd)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series: "La gastronomia como aporte al desarrollo economic e integrador del Peru" presented by Flavio Solorzano, Executive Chef and Owner of "El Senorio del Sulco" a renowned restaurant in Lima, Peru (Mar 2nd)

 

 

 

2009

 

DECEMBER

 

  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series: "American Medicine in the Peruvian Amazon--Adventures of a UW Alumna in the Rainforest" presented by Dr. Linnea Smith (Dec 15th)

 

OCTOBER

  

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series: "Dialogue with Representatives from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru" (Sept 29th)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series: "Poisons and Counterpoisons in the Drama of Calderon" presented by Professor David Hildner (September 22nd)

 

AUGUST

 

  • Center for Global Health -- Universidad de Guadalajara Visit (August)

 

JUNE

 

 

 

MAY

 

  • LACIS Graduation Party (May 5th)

 

 

APRIL

 

 

 

MARCH

 

  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series, "Cartoneros" (March 31st)
  • Alex Rivera Event with Centro Hispano (March 23rd)

 

 

2008

 

  • GO Global! Information Session (December 3rd)
  • 7th Annual International Children's and Young Adult Literature Celebration featuring Margarita Engle, author of "The Poet Slave of Cuba" (November)
  • Tinker Visiting Scholar Reception (September 30th)
  • Graduating Seniors Reception (May 6th)
  • LACIS Film Screening of "The Women of Brukman" (March 28th)
  • LACIS Undergraduate Research Symposium (May 6th)
  • Latin American Organizations Round Table (March 25th)
  • LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series (Miscellaneous)