We have been working hard to get the LACIS blog back up and running. Here are some recent articles we hope you will take a peak at:
"LACIS Alum Jacob Kushner Returns for Week-Long Residency"
"Remembrance Celebration: Community Altar Project"
"Madison Community Stands in Solidarity with Chilean Protesters"
Presented by Javier Couso, Professor of Constitutional Law, Universidad Diego Portales, and Utrecht University; and Moderated by Alexandra Huneeus, Professor of Law; Director of the Global Legal Studies Center, UW-Madison, and Heinz Klug, Evjue-Bascom Professor in Law, UW-Madison.
After weeks of massive protests both peaceful and riotous, the government of Chile has announced that Chile will move toward a constitutional convention to replace the 1980 constitution, put in place by the Pinochet military regime. Professor Couso will appear by Skype to discuss why Chile needs a new constitution, and what are the different avenues by which this can happen. Professor Couso worked as a consultant to President Michelle Bachelet’s administration on its constitutional convention proposal. He has published extensively on the Chilean constitution and the neo-liberal model put in place by the Pinochet regime, and kept in place by democratically elected governments for the past 30 years.
Free and Open to the Public
A light lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis.
Are you looking for a course to take next spring that counts for LACIS credit OR are you simply searching for a course with content related to our region of the world? If so, please review the list we have provided of NEW courses being offered by our affiliated faculty next spring!
- November 21
- November 25
- November 26
- December 2
- December 3“Healing from the Trauma of War: Developing Sustainable, Culturally-responsive, Community-based Mental Health Supports"Presented by David Rosenthal, Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, UW-Madison12:30 PM, 206 Ingraham Hall
The mission of the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program as both a Title VI Resource Center*, and as an academic program is:
- To train Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian specialists for academic, government, and private sector work.
- To support the intellectual development and intercultural knowledge of students and faculty interested in the region.
- To serve as a local, regional, and national resource center that provides outreach, support, and information to other university units, K-12 educators, government, community, and business constituencies.
*LACIS is funded in part by a Title VI Resource grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s International Foreign Language Education (IFLE) program.