Programming Archive

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SPRING 2024

FEBRUARY 6: “Arts for Everyone, Everywhere. Laura Anderson Barbata, Interdisciplinary Arts Outreach Collaborator” | Presented by Laura Anderson Barbata, Interdisciplinary Arts Outreach Collaborator and LACIS Honorary Fellow | VIRTUAL | VIDEO RECORDING

FEBRUARY 20: “Legal Access for Migrants in Transit in Colombia and Mexico: Creating a Transnational Immigrant Justice Clinic” | Presented by Professor Sara L. McKinnon, LACIS Director, and Erin Barbato, Director, Immigrant Justice Clinic, UW-Madison | 206 Ingraham Hall or via Zoom | VIDEO RECORDING

FALL 2023

September 12: “Half a century later: Taking stock of the impact of the coup d’etat on Chile’s politics and constitutional order” | Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor of Law, Javier Couso Salas | HYBRID: 206 Ingraham Hall and via Zoom | VIDEO RECORDING

September 14: “Expertise Capture: How Business Advances Its Interests in Technocratic States” | Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar, Alisha Holland, Associate Professor, Government Department, Harvard University

September 14: Film Screening: “Rotting in the Sun” | Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall | https://cinema.wisc.edu/series/2023/fall/fall-premieres#3391

September 14: “The Struggle of Border Farm Workers Against Capital” Presented by: Carlos Marentes, Labor Rights/Human Rights Activist

September 19: “The media, health/risk communication, and politics in Puerto Rico” | Presented by LACIS Honorary Fellow, Dr. Federico Subervi | HYBRID: 206 Ingraham and via Zoom | VIDEO RECORDING

September 22: “Juarez en Nueva Orleans” | Presented (In Spanish) by: Yuri Herrera, Author, and Professor of Latin American literature at Tulane University

September 27: “Material histories: Mennonites in Latin America” | Presented by Dr. Rebecca Janzen, McCausland Fellow and Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina in Columbia

September 27: Puerto Rican Students in the Midwest: “We See our Future: It’s Free of Colonizers”

September 30: Allen Centennial Garden’s Harvest Festival

October 3: “Stepping Softly on the Earth: As a Way to Postpone the End of the World” | Presented by Filmmaker and UW alum, Dr. Marcos Colon | HYBRID: 206 Ingraham and via Zoom

October 10: “The Transformation of Corruption Discourse: A Study of Guatemala’s Political Landscape in 2015 and 2023” | Presented by Adriana Angel Botero, Universidad de la Sabana, Chia, Colombia | HYBRID: 206 Ingraham and via Zoom  | VIDEO RECORDING

October 17:  Please note: We will NOT host a lunchtime lecture at Noon; however, we invite you to attend the Soffa Lecture “Accountability for Crimes against Humanity: From Pinochet to the Present” at 4:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center

October 26-27: Censorship, Surveillance, Disinformation: Symposium of the Center for Early Modern Studies | PROGRAM GUIDE

October 31: “Are the Colombian Media Contributing to War or Peace? The Role of the News Media in Covering the Colombian Conflict” | Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor, Dr. Jesus Arroyave Cabrera | HYBRID: 206 Ingraham Hall and via Zoom | VIDEO RECORDING

November 4th, 9-3 |Community College Workshop: “Refugees, Dehumanization, and Rehumanization: A Practical, Pedagogical Workshop for K-14 Educators” |  | Edgewater Hotel, Madison, WI | RESOURCES | RECORDINGS

November 7: “Reading and interpreting geoheritage for society: Case from Comarca Minera UNESCO Global Geopark, Mexico” | Presented (Presented in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation) by Dr. Eduardo García Alonso, Architect and Executive Director of the Comarca Minera World Geopark — UNESCO | HYBRID: 206 Ingraham Hall and via Zoom  | VIDEO RECORDING

November 14: “Living Alongside: Activism, Agency, and Infrastructure Development in the Biodiversity Hotspot of Southern Bahia, Brazil” | Presented by Professor Colleen Scanlan Lyons, University of Colorado, Boulder | HYBRID: 206 Ingraham Hall and via Zoom

November 28: “Re-owning Time: A Discussion of Peruvian History through Andean Knowledge” | Presented by Andrea Guzmán Giura and Pedro de Jesús Gonzales Durán | HYBRID: 206 Ingraham and via Zoom | VIDEO RECORDING

December 2 | International Children’s Literature Celebration: Folk & Fairy Tales |  Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI | RESOURCES

December 5: Book Presentation/Lecture: “Poetics of Walking: “Poems” (1817) by John Keats (1817) by John Keats” | Presented by Diego Alegria Corona, PhD candidate, Literary Studies, UW-Madison | HYBRID: 206 Ingraham and via Zoom | VIDEO RECORDING

December 12: “Breaking the Norms of Género: One-Eyed Homicidal Beauty in Leonor de Meneses’ Short Novel El desdeñado más firme (1655)” | Presented by Jenny Jihyun Jeong, PhD candidate, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison | HYBRID: 206 Ingraham and via Zoom

SUMMER 2023

May 18: An Informal Q&A with Dr. Esteban Valenzuela, Agriculture Minister of Chile

May 19: Art Exhibition featuring live Brazilian music | Kchongo, Madison, WI

June 16: “Seminario Humboldt: Patrimonio, Recursos minerales, y Sostenibildad” | Virtual via Zoom | with the Universidad LaSalle, Pachuca, Mexico

July 18-20: K-12 Summer Teacher Institute: “Sustainable by design: re-shaping the human landscape of Latin American cities” | UW-Milwaukee

July 24: (Virtual) Educator Workshop: “The Good Life: Global Perspectives on Wellbeing and Happiness” 

All Summer: Nature Net Passport Program (Available in English & Spanish) — a program of the Aldo Leopold Nature Center

 

SPRING 2023

February 3: “Zoot Suit Riots, Pachucas, and Pachucos: Mexican American Youth Culture in the US Southwest” | Presented by Dr. Gerardo Licon, UW-Eau Claire

February 7: “The Endless Crisis: An Analysis of the Socio-Political Situation of Peru” | Presented by Christian Fidel Revilla Arizaca, Universidad Nacional de San Agustin de Arequipa | VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM | *Please note that this lecture will be given virtually via Zoom; however, we will be livestreaming it in 206 Ingraham if you would like to watch it with us there.* | VIDEO RECORDING

February 8: “Intern in Spain & Latin America” Information Session | Presented by Sarah Ripp, LACIS, Rachelle Eilers, Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program, and Kimberly Harn, International Internship Program

February 14: Book Presentation/Lecture: “Fundidores del progreso: imaginación industrial y la forja de la nación moderna en España/Founders of the Future: The Science and Industry of Spanish Modernization” | Presented (in Spanish, with live interpretation to English) by Dr. Oscar Ivan Useche, Lecturer, Department of English, UW-Madison | HYBRID: 206 INGRAHAM HALL or VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM | VIDEO RECORDING

February 21: “The future of the Lula government and the uncertainties of Brazilian democracy” | Presented by Professor Glauco Arbix, University of Sao Paolo. Brazil | VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM | VIDEO RECORDING

February 28: Book Presentation/Lecture: “Oralidades y escrituras kichwas”Presented by Dr. Armando Muyolema, Quechua Instructor, UW-Madison, and Dr. Fernando Garces, Professor, Salesian Polytechnic Institute, Ecuador |  HYBRID: 206 INGRAHAM HALL or VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM | VIDEO RECORDING

March 3-4: The 17th Annual “Kaleidoscope” Graduate Student Conference: “Navigating Shifts in Space, Time, and Topics” | Presented by Dr. Tara Daly, Marquette University, Dr. Kara Morgan-Short, U of IL, Chicago, and Dr. Pedro Ruiz Perez, University of Cordoba, Spain | Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison

March 7: “Mother Nature’s Secret Conversations: Wayñu Songs from the Indigenous Communities of the Highlands of Peru” | Presented by Natalia Armacanqui, Artist and dancer, and Richard Hildner Armacanqui, musician | HYBRID: 206 INGRAHAM HALL or VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM | VIDEO RECORDING

March 21: “Economic Solidarity and Feminist Agroecologies in Guatemala during Covid-19” | Presented by Anika Rice | VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM | *Please note that this lecture will be given virtually via Zoom; however, we will be livestreaming it in 206 Ingraham if you would like to watch it with us there.*VIDEO RECORDING

March 28: “Opportunity and Inequality in Cuba’s Changing Economy: Examining Havana’s Highly Stratified Residential Real-Estate Market” | Presented by Martina Kunovic, Sociology Faculty Member, Madison College, PhD, UW-Madison| HYBRID:  206 INGRAHAM HALL and VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM | VIDEO RECORDING

April 4: “A Comparative Perspective on the Dirty Wars of Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Argentina” | Presented by Dr. Adela Cedillo, Assistant Professor of Modern Mexican History, University of Houston | HYBRID: 206 INGRAHAM HALL and VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM | VIDEO RECORDING

April 11: “Indigenous Music Traditions from the Huasteca region, Mexico” | Presented by Raquel Gonzalez Paraiso, researcher, musician, and educator | HYBRID: 206 INGRAHAM HALL and VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM | VIDEO RECORDING

April 18: Film Discussion/Presentation: “A World for Julius” | Presented by the film’s writer and director, Rossana Diaz Costa  | HYBRID: 206 INGRAHAM HALL and VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM | Co-sponsored by the WI Film Festival, The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at UW-Milwaukee, and the UW-Madison Cinematheque | *The film “A World for Julius” will be screened the same evening as part of the WI Film Festival on April 18th and 5:15 p.m.* | VIDEO RECORDING

April 25: “Ritualizing Redistribution? Late Prehispanic Settlements in the Middle Sechin Valley, Peru” | Presented by Dr. David Pacifico, Director, Mathis Gallery, and Assistant Professor, Latin American Art, UW-Milwaukee | HYBRID: 206 INGRAHAM HALL and VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM | VIDEO RECORDING

April 25: Presentation del Diccionario del espanol de Mexico | Presented by Professor Francisco Segovia, editor, poet, and writer, El Colegio de Mexico | Co-sponsored by the Mexican Consulate of Milwaukee | Pyle Center

April 26: “Making Art in Cuba” | Presented by Nave Visiting Scholars, Reynier Leyva Novo, Celia Irina Gonzalez, Rafael Villares, and Camila Lobon | Co-sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Humanities

May 2: Book Presentation/Lecture: “Musical Entrepreneurs and the Cultural Politics of Inequality in Northeastern Brazil” | Presented by Dr. Falina Enriquez,  Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, and LACIS Faculty Affiliate, UW-Madison | HYBRID: 206 INGRAHAM HALL and VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM | VIDEO RECORDING

FALL 2022

September 20: “Traditional Music and Community in Mexico at the Turn of the 21st Century” Presented by UW-alumna, Raquel Gonzalez-Paraiso, Musician, Researcher, and Educator; PhD in Ethnomusicology, UW-Madison | Virtual | Video Recording

September 22: NAVE Visiting Scholar Lecture: “Visualizing Racial Politics: Mexican Americans and the Aesthetics of Non/Violence”  | Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Jose Izaguirre, III.

September 22: “Sustainability and Placemaking in Latinx Communities” | As part of Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Today Series.

September 23: NAVE Visiting Scholar Lecture: “Psychoanalysis and the Future of Humanities” | Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholars Dr. Vera Camden, Kent State University; Dr. Zehra Mehdi, Columbia University; and Dr. Valentino Zullo, Ursuline College; and Dr. Beatriz Botero, UW-Madison.

September 27: Book Presentation & Lecture: “Ni perversas ni traidoras: Ficciones de colaboración femenina en las dictaduras de Argentina y Chile” | Presented in Spanish by Ksenija Bilbija, Professor of Spanish, and former LACIS Faculty Director, UW-Madison | Virtual | Video Recording

September 29: “Social Movements and Policy Entrenchment in Latin America” | Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar, Jessica A.J. Rich, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University.

October 4: “Inca’s Hydraulics System and the Pre-Inca Stage” | Presented by Jose De Pierola, Senior Advisor in Water Resources Management | HYBRID | Video Recording

October 11: “A Latinas Path into Oregon Wine”Presented by Elena Rodriguez, President & Winemaker of Alumbra Cellars, as well as Viticulturist for the Rodriguez Family Vineyard |Video Recording

October 18: “Between Brown and Black: Anti-Racist Activism in Brazil” | Presented by Antonio José Bacelar da Silva, University of Arizona | Video Recording

October 25: “40 Days Without Food. The controversial public fast of Dr. Henry S. Tanner in New York, 1880” Presented by Agustí Nieto-Galan is Professor of History of Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), ICREA Acadèmia Fellow (2009 & 2018), and director of the Institut d’Història de la Ciència (iHC) at the UAB | Video Recording

November 1: “Play Throughout the Lifespan” | Presented (in Spanish) by Mercedes Gonzalez, founder of “Play for Life”; and Karen Haygood, LACIS alumna, and founder of Creando Little Language Learners | Video Recording

November 2: “The Perfection of Nature: Animals, Breeding, and Race in the Renaissance” | Presented by Professor Mackenzie Cooley

November 7:  “La situación de los escritores uruguayos” | Presented (in Spanish) by Uruguayan poet, Silvia Guerra

November 8: “The uncertain truth of the histórical novel. Writing about Francisca Pizarro” Presented by Alonso Cueto | Video Recording

November 15: Book Presentation/Lecture: “Milked: How an American Crisis Brought Together Midwestern Dairy Farmers and Mexican Workers” Presented by Ruth Conniff | Video Recording

November 22: “Diversity for Monoculture: The United Fruit Company and Agricultural Research” | Presented by Dr. Megan Raby, UT-Austin | Video Recording

November 27-December 1: LACIS’ Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence, Jacob Kushner

November 28: “Into Africa: Reporting on the return of other peoples’ things” | Presented by LACIS’ Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence, Jacob Kushner

November 29: “Perspectives for President Lula’s Third Administration in Brazil” | Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor of Sociology, Dr. Glauco Arbix | Video Recording

December 1: “STEM Pipeline or Catalyst for Change? Science Teachers Negotiating Contested Definitions of Equity” | Presented by Dr. Daniel Morales-Doyle

December 1: Career Conversation with international freelance journalist and LACIS’ Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence, Jacob Kushner

December 6: “Territorial Remainders in Patricio Guzman’s Geographical Triptych” Presented by Dr. Charles George Allen | VIDEO RECORDING

SPRING 2022

January 11-April 6: “Today in International Politics Speaker Series (TIPSS)” for K-12 Educators | Featuring various speakers including Dr. Carlos Urzua, Monterrey Institute for Technology and Higher Studies, Mexico (February 15)

January 15-16, 2022 via Zoom | (VIRTUAL) EDUCATOR WORKSHOP: Empowering Educators to Teach on Genocide | This virtual event will empower Wisconsin’s K-12 educators to teach on genocide and fulfill the mandates of Act 30, the new law passed by the Wisconsin legislature and Governor Evers in April 2021. It will offer participants the chance to hear presentations by top experts and acquire free book sets and other practical materials for teaching on the subject of genocide and five specific cases: the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda, Argentina, and the Uyghurs in China. | NEWS ARTICLE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

January 26-April 10: Intercambios: Art, Stories, & Comunidad Exhibition | Ruth Davis Design Gallery | Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholars Miriam Campos and Ana Paula Fuentes

February 1: “The Cold War is Stil Alive in Latin America: Reporting in The Progressive Magazine for Four Decades” | Presented by Norman Stockwell, publisher of The Progressive, and Jeff Abbott, Jeff Abbott, freelance journalist, photojournalist, and producer based in Guatemala. His work has appeared at Al Jazeera, the Guardian, and The Progressive Magazine. | VIRTUAL | Video Recording

February 3: “Mutual learning for the defense, culturally respectful and ethical use of indigenous biodiversity” | Presented by Dr. Claudia Calderon, Faculty Associate, Horticulture, UW-Madison

February 8: Lecture and Book Presentation of “Drugs, Violence and Latin America Global Psychotropy and Culture” | Presented by Joe Patteson | VIRTUAL | Video Recording

February 11: Film Screening: “Arrebato” (Spain) | Cinematheque

February 15: Lecture and Book Presentation: “Filmspanism: A Critical Companion to the Study of Spanish Film”* | Presented by Professor Juan Egea, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison | VIRTUAL | Video Recording

February 18: Film Screening: “Dressed in Blue” (Spain) | Cinematheque

February 24: Film Screening: “Dark Habits” (Spain) | Cinematheque

March 1: “Intercultural education in Mexico, implications for natural resources conservation” | Presented by Francisco Rosado May | VIRTUAL | Video Recording

March 7: “Indigenous Struggles to Preserve Their Land in Brazil” A Virtual Roundtable with Indigenous Leaders & Scholars of Brazilian History & Culture
featuring indigenous leaders and scholars of Brazilian history and culture

March 8: “Smallholder Dairy Systems and Sustainable Development Goals: The Case of Central Mexico” | Presented by Michel Wattiaux, Professor of Dairy Systems Management, UW-Madison, and Carlos Manuel Arriaga-Jordan, Professor-Researcher, Institute for Agricultural and Rural Sciences, Universidad del Estado de Mexico (UAEM) | VIRTUAL | Video Recording

March 8-9: Lecture & Workshop: “Vodou, LGBTQ, Activism, politics, and electronic music” | Presented by Maksaens Denis, Haitian Multimedia artist

March 9: “Linguistics Matters” | Presented by Dr. Maria Polinsky

March 17-26: “CDMC Drop and Stitch with Nave Visiting Scholar Miriam Campos and Carolyn Kallenborn” as part of the Intercambios: Art, Stories & Comunidad Exhibition

March 21: “Pop Culture and Curriculum, Assemble! On Being Otherwise Sin Querer Queriendo” | Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Daniel Friedrich, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Director of the Doctoral Program in the Dept of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University | Video Recording

March 21: Musical Performance and lecture by Leonardo Arturo Quintero |DMA candidate, guitar performance, UW-Madison | IN PERSON | 206 Ingraham Hall | Video Recording

March 22: “Food, medicine, or poison?: Understanding roles of apazote (Dysphania ambrosioides) in communities across Guatemala” | Presented by Tabitha Faber, UW-Madison PhD student, Botany | IN PERSON, 206 INGRAHAM | Video Recording

March 29: Rebels and Braves: Women behind the camera in the history of Peruvian film (1895-1992) | Presented by Gabriela Yepes-Rossal*, UW-Madison PhD student, Interdisciplinary Theater, and moderated by Professor Paola Hernandez, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison | Video Recording

April 5: “Chile’s Constitutional Convention: Challenges and Triumphs” | Presented by Javier Couso Salas, Professor of law at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile, and Professor of Global Trends in Constitutionalism, University of Utrecht, Netherlands. Dr. Couso Salas is a specialist in the field of sociology of law and comparative law, with a focus on constitutional issues in Latin American countries including Chile. Discussants: Professor Alexandra Huneeus, UW-Madison Law School, and Professor Kata Beilin, LACIS Faculty Director

April 6: “The Retornados Speak: The Politics of (Non) Belonging Confront Portugal’s Reimagined National Identity” | Presented by Professor Ana Catarina Teixeira, Director of the Portuguese Program, Emory University, Georgia

April 6: “Fandango Sin Fronteras!” (Live music as part of the Intercambios: Art, Stories, and Communidad exhibition)

April 8: World Cinema Day for K-12 Educators and their Students (as part of the Wisconsin Film Festival) | Organized in part by the Wisconsin International Resource Consortium (WIRC)

April 9: Global Learning Summit 2022: Glocal Learning Inside-Out (for K-12 Educators) | Organized by the Wisconsin International Resource Consortium (WIRC) and the WI Department of Public Instruction

April 12: Lecture and Book Presentation: “Precarious Democracy: Ethnographies of Hope, Despair, and Resistance in Brazil” | Presented by Dr. Falina Enriquez, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, and LACIS Faculty Affiliate, UW-Madison, with Sean Mitchel (Rutgers University), and Alvaro Jarrin (Holy Cross University). | VIRTUAL | Video Recording

April 19: Film Presentation: “Maya Land; Listening to the Bees”* | Presented by Kata Beilin, LACIS Faculty Director and Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison | VIRTUAL | Video Recording

April 21: Latinx Art: Representation, Exhibitions, and Institutions” | Presented by Marcela Guerrero | VIRTUAL

April 26: Imagination’s crucial role in confronting the menace of civilizatory collapse/El papel crucial de la imaginacion ante la amenzana de colapso civilizatorio” | Presented by Miguel Brieva* | VIRTUAL | Video Recording

April 29:“Museums and Human Rights: The Constitutional Controversy Presented by the University of Guadalajara to the Mexican Supreme Court” | Presented by Dr. Eduardo Santana Castellon | Video Recording

May 3: “Gente de la Tierra: a Fotoblog Project to Connect Youth, Communities, and Stewardship of the Earth” | Mary Beth Collins, Executive Director, Center for Community & Nonprofit Studies, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison; Maria Moreno, Earth Partnership and Associate for Experiential Education,  Global Health Institute, UW-Madison; and Carlos Dávalos, doctoral candidate, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison. | IN PERSON, 206 Ingraham Hall

May 28: Cartonera Workshop | Create a cartonera book and learn about the history of cartoneras and how libraries collect them | @ UW South Partnership | Sponsored by LACIS, Axolote Cartonera, Friends of UW-Madison Libraries, and Memorial Library Special Collections

FALL 2021

FALL 2021:

August 31-December 8:  “Today in International Politics Speaker Series (TIPSS)” for K-12 Educators | Featuring various speakers

September 17: Film Screening: “New Order/Nuevo Orden” | Cinematheque

September 21: “Situacion Actual y Gestion del Desarrollo en Cusco-Peru” (Presented in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation) | Presented by Dr. Victor Boluarte Medina, Mayor of Cusco, Peru | Video Recording

September 27:  LACIS Fall Meet & Greet + Opportunities in Spanish-Speaking Countries with Study Abroad (IAP) and the International Internship Program (IIP) | Video Recording

September 28: Qué les pasó a las Abejas? | What happened to the Bees? in Campeche, Mexico  | Presented by Adriana Otero, Director of the film distribution company ABEJAS CINE | Video Recording

October 5: “An Ice Age Art Gallery in Amazonia?  | Presented by Jose Iriarte, Professor of Archaeology, Exeter University, and leading expert on the Amazon and pre-Columbian History | Ella Al-Shamahi, paleoanthropologist, National Geographic Explorer, evolutionary biologist, and stand-up comic. Moderated by Tinker Visiting Professor of History, German Palacio, lawyer at la Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. | Video Recording

October 12: “The Conquest of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, 1521-2021: Domination and Oppression vs Resistance and Liberation” |Presented by LACIS Honorary Fellow, Jesús (Chucho) Alvarado | Video Recording

October 12: “Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education and Bilingual Education in 21st Century Ecuador” | Presented by Armando Muyolema, LACIS, and Mirian Masquiza Jerez, United Nations

October 19:  “The Urbanization of the Rural World. Water, Homes, and Territorial Transformations in the Tropics” |Presented by Antonio Azuela de la Cueva, Researcher of Urban and Regional Studies, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. | Video Recording

October 22: Film Screening/Discussion: “The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz” | Cinematheque

October 26: ESCAPE TO DESPECIALIZATION: The shapes that art takes on the edges” | Presented by Alejandro Meitin | Video Recording

November 2: “Short Term Medical Missions to Central America” |Presented by Douglas Dulli, M.D., M.S. , UW-Madison, MD, MS | Video Recording

November 4/5: Workshop & Lecture with Jorge Marcone, artist | Center for Visual Cultures

November 8: “Day of the Dead Community Altar Story Sharing & Celebration” | Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

November 9: Contemporary art and poetry and the colonial archive in Brazil”  | Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor, Diana Klinger | Video Recording

November 12: “Remembrance & Celebration at Garver Feed Mill”

November 15: “Lessons from a First-Generation Badger and LACIS Alum” | Presented by Jesus Del Toro, District Communications Coordinator & Outreach Liaison, Illinois’ 4th Congressional District | Video Recording

November 16: “The Sacrificial deaths of Peccary and Puma: A Pan-Andean Ethnographic Theme?” | Presented by Frank Salomon, John V. Murra Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iowa | Video Recording

November 17: Career Presentation: “How to Highlight International Experiences on a Resume”

November 18: Film Screening: “Between Sea and Land” 

November 30: “Ficciones endeudadas latinoamericanas: el poder mimético y ficcional de la deuda / Indebted Latin American Fictions: The Power of Debt” | Presented by Karen Garcia Escorcia, PhD, UW-Madison | Video Recording

November 30: Virtual Tour: “Mexico City was on a Lake?” | Presented by Natalia Cabarga, www.walkingthroughistory.com

December 7: “Stopping the Next One: Chronicling the race to prevent the next pandemic”  | Presented by Jacob Kushner, international freelance journalist and UW-Madison LACIS/Journalism alum, and Dr. Karen B. Strier, Vilas Research Professor and Irven Devore Professor of Anthropology, and LACIS faculty affiliate, UW-Madison | Video Recording

December 8: Career Conversation with Jacob Kushner, International Freelance Journalist

SUMMER 2021

America and World Fascism from the Spanish Civil War to Nuremberg and Beyond

LACIS was pleased to offer scholarships for qualified educators who wish to attend this workshop. Scholarships are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 10 applicants. Learn more about the course HERE.

2021 CLACS Summer Teacher Institute: Underreported News Stories from Latin America

Please join Pulitzer Center and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for an engaging webinar and workshop series Monday, June 28-Wednesday, June 30, 2021 (9am-12noon CDT) that will introduce techniques for integrating journalism about Latin American, media literacy skills, and global competency skills into the curriculum. Led by education staff and journalist-grantees from the Pulitzer Center, this virtual Institute will include presentations by award-winning journalists Ana Maria Arevalo GosenAnita Pouchard Serra, and Valentina Oropeza. The Institute is also designed to give participants the opportunity to collectively explore ways to use journalism to teach communication and critical thinking skills, and to analyze how other instructors have employed Pulitzer resources to support their curricula and help students develop critical thinking, communication skills, and empathy.

A collaboration between the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) and the Florida International University (FIU) Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center. CLACS, LACIS and FIU are Title VI National Resource Centers, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

https://uwm.edu/clacs/2021-clacs-summer-teacher-institute/

SPRING 2021

SPRING 2021:

February 2nd: “Of Neutrality: Science, innovation and the politics of the future” | Presented by Vicenzo Pavone* | Video Recording

February 9th: “Nitrogen fixation in maize landraces from Oaxaca, Mexico: from Indigenous knowledge to the Wisconsin Idea”| Presented by Jean-Michel Ane Video Recording

February 16th: “The O’odham Nation, a people between borders. The new immigration policies and indigenous territory” | Presented by Lucila Polo Video Recording

February 23rd: “Perspectives of development in the Yucatan Peninsula” | Presented by Robin Canul* | Video Recording

March 2nd: “Identidad Imaginada: Novelistica Colombiana del siglo XXI” | Presented by Beatriz Botero Video Recording

March 9th: “The Colombia-Wisconsin One Health Effort: Innovation and the Study of Emerging Diseases” | Presented by Juan Pablo Hernandez, Leonor Hidalgo, and Jorge Osorio Video Recording

March 10th, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m. (CST): Virtual Guided Tour of Mexico City: “Mexico City Was on a Lake?”

LACIS has arranged to have a virtual guided tour of Mexico City for teachers, families, and others who may be interested in learning more about the history, geography, and rich cultural heritage of Mexico City!

This is a FREE event and open to any of our LACIS and LAASEN partners and friends.

March 16th: “Not Even a Grain of Rice: Buying Food on Credit in the Dominican Republic” | Presented by Christine Hippert Video Recording

March 23rd: “Agribiopolitics: Plants and humans in the age of monocrops in Paraguay” | Presented by Kregg Hetherington* | Video Recording

March 30th: “There and back again: US-Cuba Policy and the power transition in Washington” | Presented by Ernesto Dominguez Video Recording

April 6th: “On the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Cuban Economy, and Remittance Flows to the Island” | Presented by Denisse Delgado Vazquez Video Recording

April 13th: “Violence and anonymity in the Mexican blogosphere” | Presented by Hector Amaya Video Recording

April 20th: “Facing the Environmental Mission: Small Farmers in Nicaragua and the Agro-Ecological Challenges of the Neoliberal Food Regime” | Presented by Birgit Muller* | Video Recording

April 27th: “Short-term prospects for the Mexican economy / Perspectivas en el corto plazo de la economía Mexicana”| Presented by Carlos M. Urzua Video Recording

FALL 2020

FALL 2020:

September 15: “Contemporary Colombian Cinema: A conversation with producer and director Jorge Andrés Botero” 

September 22: “Desentrañando los Empeños. La subversión de un esfuerzo colectivo.Unraveling the Trials. The subversion of a collective effort” | Presented by Nuria Alkorta, with comments provided by Gloria Morales, Maria Pulla-France, and Elizabeth Neary | Video Recording

September 29: “Julia Pastrana and the The Eye of the Beholder” | Presented by Laura Anderson Barbata Video Recording

October (Month-long workshop): The Growing Crisis of Refugees and Statelessness: A Practical, Pedagogical Workshop for Community-College Educators

October 6: Winds of Desire: “Energy and sovereignty in southern México” | Presented by Dominic Boyer | Video Recording

October 13: Indigenous Rights and Megaprojects in the Tehuantepec Isthmus in Mexico” | Presented by Lucila Bettina Cruz Velázquez | Video Recording

October 20: “Frontiers, Conservation and Armed Conflict in the Colombia Amazon” | Presented by German Palacio | Video Recording

October 27: “Women’s Voices. New Approaches to Mexico’s Human Rights Crisis” | Presented by Lucia Melgar, cultural critic, and professor of literature and gender studies | Video Recording

November 3: COVID in Brazil: Political and Institutional Effects | Presented by Jean Vilbert, Helen Firstbrook Fellow, La Follette School of Public Affairs | Video Recording

November 10: “SUGAR MACHINE: Medical Technologies and Plantation Legacies in the Caribbean Diabetes Epidemic” | Presented by Amy Moran-Thomas, Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT

November 17: “Renewable Energy and More-than-Human Worlds: A Case Study in Mexico” | Presented by Cymene Howe, Professor of Anthropology at Rice University | Video Recording

December 1: “Narracion oral escenica de la literatura Peruana” | Presented by WillaqCuna | Video Recording

MIGRATION WEBINAR SERIES: LATIN AMERICA AND THE U.S.

September 9Gender, Sexuality, and Migration in the Americas

Welcome by LACIS Director Kata Beilin

Moderator: Associate Professor of Geography at UW-Madison Jenna Loyd

Speakers: Eithne Luibheid, Sandibel Borges and Dario Valles

September 16Women, Youth, and Violence in the Borderlands

Welcome by CLACS Director Natasha Borges Sugiyama (Associate Professor of Political Science, UW-Milwaukee)

Speaker/Moderator: Kristin Pitt (CLACS Fellow, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies and French, Italian & Comparative Literature, UW-Milwaukee), “An Impossible Story to Tell: Representing Feminicide in Desert Blood: The Juárez Murders

Speaker: Cynthia Bejarano (Regents Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, New Mexico State University) & Ma. Eugenia (Maru) Hernández Sánchez (Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez), “The Migrant as Encounter: Constructing a Duality of ‘Other’ness along the U.S.-Mexico Border”

September 23: Panel on Central America

Moderators: Associate Professor of Geography at UW-Madison Jenna Loyd and Associate Professor of Communication Arts at UW-Madison Sara McKinnon

Speakers: Wendy Vogt (Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) & Douglas Haynes (Professor of English, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; UWM; CLACS Regional Faculty Associate & UW Madison CHE Community Associate; Author of Every Day We Live Is the Future: Surviving in a City of Disasters)

September 30Crossing U.S. Borders

Moderator: Rachel Ida Buff (CLACS Fellow, Professor, History UW-Milwaukee), “A is for Asylum Seeker: Words for People on the Move

Speakers: Adam Goodman (Assistant Professor, Latin American & Latino Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago, “Deportation without Due Process: The American Way”) & Nicole Ramos (Director, Border Rights Project, Al Otro Lado, “Sanctuary, Solidarity & the Rule of Law at the US-Mexico Border”)

October 7Providing Legal Services to Women and Children Seeking Asylum in Detention

Moderator: Erin Barbato (Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at UW-Madison’s Law School)

Panelists: Juan Jose Fonseca Angel: Third Year Law Student, Angela O’Brien: Associate Attorney at Quarles & Brady, Julia Jagow: Associate Attorney at Boardman and Clark, Perla Rubio Terrones: Clinical Instructor at the Immigrant Justice Clinic at UW Law School, Margaret Morris: Third Year Law Student, Nancy Cruz: Associate Attorney at Michael Best, Naomi Smith: Third Year Law Student, Ramuel Figueroa: Third Year Law Student

October 14: Trends in Immigration Reform

Moderator: Michael Light (Associate Professor of Sociology and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Speakers: Jens Manuel Krogstad (Senior writer and editor at Pew Research Center), Aissa Olivarez (Community Immigration Law Center), Isabel Anadon (UW-Madison Sociology PhD Student)

October 21: Panel on transnational migrations to the Americas and on Venezuela

Moderator: Lesley Bartlett (Professor of Educational Policy Studies; Faculty Director at the Institute for Regional and International Studies; Editor for Anthropology and Education Quarterly at UW-Madison)

Speakers: Luisa Feline Freier (Associate Professor of Social and Political Science and
Associate Editor for Migration Studies Universidad del Pacífico), Diana Rodriguez Gomez (Assistant Professor of Education Policy Studies at UW-Madison)

October 28: Crossing Borders, Navigating Race: Blackness and Migration in the Americas

Moderator: Ermitte Saint Jacques (Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at UW-Milwaukee)

Speakers: Monika Gosin (Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of William & Mary, “Becoming (Afro) Cuban in Miami”), Jeffery Kahn (Assistant Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Davis, “Haitian Migration and the History of the Present”), Ida Marie Savio Vammen (Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Danish Institute for International Studies, “Contesting Borders: movement and friction in the lives of Senegalese migrants in Argentina”)

November 4: South-South Migration

Moderator: Anne Dressel (CLACS Fellow and Assistant Professor of Nursing at UW-Milwaukee, “Attitudes toward immigrants and refugees in Ecuador”)

Speakers: Megan Sheehan (Assistant Professor of Sociology at College of Saint Benedict at Saint John’s University, “Urban Encounters: Migrant Settlement in Santiago, Chile”), Cristián Doña-Reveco (Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and Office of Latino/Latin American Studies at University of Nebraska at Omaha, “Receiving Context and Policy Changes in the Transformation from Emigration Country to an Immigration Country. The case of Chile”)

November 11: Immigration from LA to the Midwest

Moderator: Armando Ibarra (Associate Professor of Chicano@ and Latin@ Studies and the School for Workers at UW-Madison)

Panelists: Almita A. Miranda (Assistant Professor of Geography and Chican@ and Latin@ Studies at UW-Madison), Alfredo Carlos (Director of  The Foundation for Economic Democracy & Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at CSU Long Beach), Marla A. Ramírez (Assistant Professor of History and Chican@ and Latin@ Studies at UW-Madison), José G. Villagrán ( Ph.D., Lecturer, Chican@ & Latin@ Studies, UW-Madison)

November 18: Wisconsin/Milwaukee Ties

Moderator: Rachel Bloom-Pojar (CLACS Fellow and Associate Professor of English at UW-Milwaukee)

Speakers: Jesús Salas (Activist, ShopTalk speaker for the Wisconsin Humanities Council’s Working Lives Project, former member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents)

SUMMER 2020

SUMMER 2020:

June 12 – July 12: Virtual K-12 Outreach Online Workshop: “America and World Facism” / Co-sponsored by LACIS and Collaborative for Educational Services 

June 30: Musical Performance: “Contested Homes: Migration Liberation Movement Suite” by Artists-in-Residence Ben Barson & Gizelxanath Rodriguez of the Afro-Yaqui Music Collective / Co-sponsored by: LACIS, Division of the Arts, Asian American Studies, Dance Dept, Mead Witter School of Music, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

June 14: Virtual K-12 Outreach Online Workshop: “Globalizing Children’s Literature: Focus on Migration” with Staff of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center @ UW-Madison (CCBC) / School of Education / Co-sponsored by IRIS / LACIS / School of Education 

June 17: Less Commonly Taught Languages Virtual Career Fair hosted by Title VI Centers @ UW (including LACIS) / WISLI / Including various panelists and business exhibitors 

SPRING 2020

SPRING 2020:

January 7: Presentation on NRC Resources by Alberto Vargas and Diego Román 

January 20 – June 20: Live performances throughout the semester + Course: “Artivism: Intercultural Solidarity & Decolonizing Performance” by Ben Barson & Gizelxanath Rodriguez of the Afro-Yaqui Music Collective / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Division of the Arts, Asian American Studies, Dance Dept, Mead Witter School of Music, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

January 27 & 28: “Colombia After the Conflict: Implementing the most Ambitious Peace Deal in the World” / Presented by Mariana Palau (International journalist) / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Pulitzer Center, and School of Journalism and Mass Communication  

January 29: “Blackface and Catedracismo in Miami: Performing Ibero-America in the Age of Obama” / Presented by Danielle Roper (University of Chicago Professor, brought by Teatro Décimo Piso) / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Teatro Décimo Piso, and Global Badger Experience Gran

February 4: “Food Sovereignty, Autonomy, and Security: Dilemmas and Policies in the Triple Amazon Frontier between Colombia, Brazil and Peru” / Presented by Olga Lucia Chaparro Africano 

February 11: “Bridging Science and Amazonian Knowledge in Ecuador: A Role for the Environmental Humanities” / Presented by Tod Swanson (Associate Professor, Arizona State University) 

February 12: “Professonalize your Spanish” workshop / Co-sponsored by Language Institute and LACIS

February 13: Latin American Area Studies-Educator Network Event (LAAS-EN), organized by Janel Anderson (LACIS)

February 14: “Sensoria” workshop with Marlon James (Author) / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Center for Humanities 

February 18: “Colombia Today: Peace, War, and Protests” / Presented by Jorge Tovar, Tinker Professor, Universidad de los Andes / Video Recording Pt. 1 & Pt. 2

February 20: Daughters of the Dust Screening with Paula Ebron (Stanford University) / in collaboration with Sawyer Seminar “Interrogating the Plantationocene”

February 28 – March 1: “El Amor de Las Luciérnagas” Musical Performance / Co-sponsored by LACIS and Teatro Decimo Piso  

February 28: Tandem Press Jazz Series Performance: Ben Barson and Gizelxanath Rodriguez of the Afro Yaqui Music Collective / Co-sponsors: LACIS and Tandem Press 

March 3: “Lucha Por el Territorio y el Agua en el Río Yaqui, Sonora, México” by Vicam Mario Luna Romero (Yaqui Tribe Leader) 

March 6: “Haunted By History: Cuban Poets and Cuban Politics” workshop / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Center for Culture, History, Environment 

March 6 – 8: International Graduate Conference: “Environmental Justice in Multispecies Worlds: Land, Water, Food” with featured speakers Marisol de la Cadena, Kyle Powys Whyte, and Cleo Woelfle-Erksine / Organized by the Center for Culture, History, Environment with support from the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies; Co-sponsored by LACIS 

March 7: “Global Learning Summit: Immigration, Migration, and Me” / Sponsored by IRIS (with support of LACIS) and the WI Dept. of Public Instruction / Intended for K-12 outreach 

March 10: “Antropoloops: Open Musical Collages” by Ruben Alonso, Associate Professor of Architecture, Malaga, Spain /  Co-sponsored by Division of the Arts, IARP, and LACIS 

April 1: Film Screening as part of the Festival de Cine annual LACIS Film Festival: Bacurau / Online screening due to COVID-19 / Sponsored by the Cinematheque with support from LACIS

FALL 2019

FALL 2019:

September 12, 2019: Ingraham Hall Student Welcome: LACIS Open House with Sarah Ripp and Janel Anderson / Co-sponsored by LACIS and others

September 13 – 14: Wisconsin Union Theater presents: Madison World Music Festival, featuring performances co-sponsored by LACIS: 

  • September 13: Los Wemblers de Iquitos (Visiting Peruvian Dance Group) / Co-sponsored with Centro Hispánico and Wisconsin Union Directorate 
  • September 14: Samba Novistas (Local Brazilian band, co-sponsored with Wisconsin Union Directorate); Nohe y Sus Santos (Honduran band, co-sponsored with Wisconsin Union Directorate)

September 17: LACIS Lecture Series: Screening Slaughter. Evasive Figuration in Spanish American Slaughterhouse Documentaries / Presented by Glen Close, UW-Madison

September 19: Ice Cream Social hosted by LACIS 

September 23: “Globalization, World Regions, and Globalizing Education” / Round-table with Sarah Ripp, Aleia McCoro, Mike Cullinane (UW-Madison) / Co-sponsored by the School of Education

September 24: LACIS Lecture Series: “The Race and Indigeneity Speaker Series: A Panel on Indigenous Studies” / Roundtable with Jessica Hurley (LACIS Adjunct Professor of Yucatec Maya), Reynaldo Morales (PhD Dissertator), Armando Muyolema, and Kata Beilin / Video Recording

September 26: “Varieties of Feminism in the Middle East and North Africa” / Presented by Valentine Moghadam (Northwestern U.) / Co-sponsored by IRIS with support from LACIS and others 

October 1: LACIS Lecture Series: “The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: Telling Stories from the UW-Mexico Border” / Presented by Aaron Bobrow-Strain (Whitman College) / Video Recording

October 8: LACIS Lecture Series: “The Role of Community Organizing to Confront Climate Change and Forced Migration in El Salvador” / Presented by Zulma Tobar (US-El Salvador Sister Cities) / Video Recording

October 8: “How the landless workers movement transformed Brazilian education” / Presented by Rebecca Tarlau (Penn State) / Co-sponsored by IRIS, Wright-Havens Center, School of Education Global Engagement Office 

October 10: “IS Career Conversations Alumni Panel” with the International Division’s External Advisory Board / Speakers include: Paula Luff, Tom Sternberg, George McReddie, Stephen Halloway, Aaron Williams, Stephen Morrison / Sponsored by the International Division (including support from LACIS)

October 15: Nabuco Awards Luncheon & Presentations / Presented by Logan Allen Krishka and Carlos Andres Rojas

October 16 & 17: Workshops and Talk with Iván Vergara (Mexican Poet, Founder of Ultramarina Editorial Cartonera Digital and Director of PLACA) 

  • October 16: 
    • Poetry workshop: “La poesía contagia otros géneros” / Co-sponsored by LACIS and SPAN 224 
    • Workshop: “Transparencias: a session with 4W Living Poetry: Women in Translation” / Co-sponsored by LACIS and SOHE 
  • October 17: 
    • Workshop: “Transparencias o la poesía como traducción” / Co-sponsored by LACIS and SPAN 319
    • Taller Rec: “Recycle, Edit, and Create: a workshop and lecture on Cartonera Publishing” / Co-sponsored by LACIS, 4W, & Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

October 21: LACIS Lecture: “Favelas at the Vanguard: Rethinking our Assumptions in Sustainable Development” / Presented by Theresa Williamson (City Planner and Founding Executive Director of Catalytic Communities) 

October 22: LACIS Lecture Series: From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico / Presented by Casey Lurtz (Johns Hopkins University) / Video Recording

October 22: “Anticorruption policies in Brazil after the Lava Jato Case: Lessons and Challenges” / Presented by Rabio Ramazzini Bechara (State Prosecutor and Executive Secretary of the Attorney General of São Paulo) / Sponsored by the UW-Law School, co-sponsored by LACIS

October 22: Film screening and discussion, The Unafraid, as part of Indocumentales/Undocumentaries: The US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series (What Moves You? / Cinema Tropical / CLACS @ NYU / WCPUN) / Co-sponsors: LACIS and Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program 

October 24: “The News Media in Puerto Rico: Journalism in a colonial setting and times of crisis” / Presented by Dr. Federico Subervi-Vélez, Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Communication; Honorary LACIS Fellow / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Puerto Rico Affinity Group 

October 27: UNA-USA Dane County Annual UN Day Luncheon, “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” with Keynote Speaker Satya Rhodes-Conway (Mayor of Madison, WI) and Global Citizen of the Year Recognition: Lori Diprete Brown / Co-sponsors include LACIS and others 

October 29: LACIS Lecture Series: “The Jakalteko language of Guadalupe Victoria: Documenting an endangered dialect of the Mayan language Jakalteko-Popti’ in Chiapas, Mexico” / Presented by Grant Armstrong, Associate Professor, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese / Video Recording

October 29 – 30: Alumni-in-Residence, Presentations by Jacob Kushner (LACIS Alum and International freelance reporter) / Co-sponsored by LACIS, African Studies, SJMC, International Studies 

  • October 29: “Life and Work as an International Journalist” 
  • October 30: “Reporting on Haiti Ten Years After the Quake” 
  • October 31: Panel with Eric Gitari (Human RIghts lawyer and Activist), “Litigating LGBTQI+ Issues in Kenya” 

October 31:  Teatro Decimo Piso Presents: “Performing Ibero-America”: “Spectral Desires: Queer Kinship in the Family Album” / Presented by Joseph M. Pierce / Co-sponsored by LACIS and ASM 

November 1: Day of the Dead Programming and Celebration (including a community altar) / Co-sponsored by LACIS and SOHE

November 5: LACIS Lecture Series: Attending to the Pulses of the Territory: Local Officers, National Parks and Indigenous Territories in Colombia” / Presented by Paula Ungar, Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Bogotá, Colombia / Video Recording

November 6: The Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Colloquium / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Spanish & Portuguese Dept. 

  • “Socio-Historical Approaches to Language Variation and Change in Spanish” by Fernando Tejedo-Herrero (Spanish Historical Linguistics) 
  • “Exploring Mass Neuter in Asturian: The Lexical Decomposition of Nouns” by Mateo Burner (Romance Morphosyntax) 
  • Moderated by Carlos Andrés Rojas (Spanish Linguistics) 

November 8: “Environmental Justice in Multispecies Worlds: Writing Workshop with Paula Ungar, Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Bogotá, Colombia” 

  • Sessions: 
    • “As Indigenous Relationships with the Land Shift: Towards Decolonial Formations of Agrobiodiversity in Guatemala” by Marisa Lanker (Agroecology, UW-Madison) 
    • Lunch and discussion of “Just Preservation” with Adrian Treves of the UW-Madison Carnivore Coexistence Lab 
    • “Towards a Political Ecology of Insect Conservation” by Ben Iuliano (Biology, UW-Madison) 
    • “Keeping Seeds: The poetics of fugivity” by Christian Keeve (Geography, UW-Madison) 

Co-sponsored by LACIS, Environmental Justice in Multispecies Worlds Research Group, Holtz Center for Science and Technology, Center for the Humanities Borghesi-Mellon Workshop 

November 12: “When is a Style? Tiwanaku and the Middle Horizon” / Presented by Jonah Augustine (LACIS Honorary Fellow, Dept. of Anthropology, UW-Madison) 

November 14: “Capitalismo gore, fascismo 2.0, fronterización” / Presented by Sayak Valencia (Poet, Activist) / Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Visual Cultures, and LACIS 

November 19: LACIS Lecture Series/Panel: “Chile’s Political Crisis and the Pinochet Constitution” / Presented by Alex Huneeus (Professor of Law, Director of the Global Legal Studies Center, UW-Madison), Heinz Klug (Evjue-Bascom Professor in Law, UW-Madison), and Javier Couso (Professor of Constitutional Law, Universidad Diego Portales and Utrecht University) / Video Recording

November 20: “World Appreciation Day for Grades 5-9” Conference 

  • Words of Welcome, Nancy Heingartner (IRIS Assistant Director of Outreach) 
  • Capoeira Demonstration by Raizes do Brasil 
  • Yucatec Maya Lesson by Jessica Hurley (LACIS Professor) 

December 3: LACIS Lecture Series: “Healing from the trauma of war: Developing sustainable, culturally responsive, community-based mental health supports in El Salvador, Central America” / Presented by David Rosenthal (Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, UW-Madison) 

December 5: “Verses and Flows: Migrant Lives and the Sounds of Crossing” / Presented by Alex Chávez (Nancy O’Neill Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame) / Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Anthropology, LACIS, Chican@ & Latin@ Studies, Center for Visual Cultures) 

December 10: Music of Paraguay from the Inside / Mba’epu Paraguai mbytete guive / Performance by Ramiro Miranda (Professor of Violin/Viola, Daniel Luzko (Music instructor of Theory/Composition), Pedro Oviedo (Violinist and conductor), Magdalena Sus (Cellist) 

December 10: “Perspectives on Bolivia” / Presented by Gabriel Hetland (U. of Albany, SUNY) and Javier Sanjines (U. of Michigan); Moderated by Patrick Iber (UW-Madison, and Elena McGrath, Carleton College) 

SUMMER 2019

SUMMER 2019:

June 7-8: Colombia Support Network Annual Conference 

  • Speakers include: Colombia Support Network Board Members / Al Gedicks, UW-Lacrosse / Francisco Ramirez, Mayor of Peace Community in Colombia and numerous others 
  • Co-sponsored by Edgewood College partners, LACIS, and Colombia Support Network 

July 8-9: “The Dark Side of Sugar: Slavery, Indentured Labor, and Race Relations” K-12 Workshop 

  • Speakers: Valentina Peguero, Dept of History, UW-Stevens Point / Christy Clark-Pujara, Associate Professor of History, UW-Madison / Licho Lopez, Lecturer, U of Melbourne 
  • Co-sponsors: African Studies, Center for South Asia @ UW-Madison and Madison College

July 10-12: “Society and Politics in Contemporary Central America: CLACS Summer Teacher Institute” / Co-sponsored by University of Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, LACIS, and FIU Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center

  • Speakers: Douglas Haynes (UW-Oshkosh), Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera (former President of Costa Rica, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies, Kimberly Green (Florida International University), Ellen Moodie (U. of Illinois), Jorge Argueta (Salvadoran poet and children’s book author), Tim Muth (editor, El Salvador Perspectives), James Winship (UW-Whitewater), Lauren Markkham (Independent Journalist), Aims McGuinness (UW-Milwaukee), David Carey Jr. (Loyola U. of Maryland), Laura Matthew (Marquette University), Arnulfo Simón (Kaqchikel Maya linguist), Aimee Orndorf (UW-Milwaukee) 

SPRING 2019

SPRING 2019:

February 5: LACIS Lecture Series: “From Optimism to Pessimism? Social Media and Citizenship in Chile” / Presented by Sebastián Valenzuela (Tinker Visiting Professor. School of Journalism and Mass Comm.) 

February, 12: LACIS Lecture Series: “From Hope to Hate: The Rise of Conservative Subjectivity in Brazil” / Presented by Rosana Pinheiro Machado, UFSM Brazil 

February 19: LACIS Lecture Series: “A Difficult Transition: Colombian Peace Process from Ex-Combatants Perspective.” / Presented by Margarita Orozco (School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison)  

February 26: LACIS Lecture Series: “The Caravans, The Phenomenon that Changes the Face of Emigration” / Presented by Jacobo García (Periódico El País de España) 

March 5: LACIS Lecture Series: Queering the Cuban Screen, Other Faces and Desires on the New Cuban Cinema / Presented by Norge Espinosa (Poet, critic, playwright, and queer activist) 

March 12: LACIS Lecture Series: “The Hidden Life of Things: Andean and Amazonian Cultural Artifacts” / Presented by Michelle Wibbelsman (Ohio State University) 

March 26: LACIS Lecture Series: “Reflections on Migration in Response to Opportunities and Shocks in Mexico” / Presented by Esteban Quiñones (Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Predoctoral Trainee at the Center for Demography and Ecology)

April 2: “The Novels of Lucrecia Zappi: A Reading and Conversation” / Presented by Lucrecia Zappi, Brazilian author and journalist   

April 9: “Understanding Translations of Queerness: Diving Deeper Into Queer Transculturation & Alternative Uses of Queer Terminology in Latin America – Aesthetics of Broken Bodies: Traces of XXth Century Latin American Visuality & Haptics on Estela Dos Santos’ Literary Project” 

April 16: “Bossa Nova Longplay: Getz/Gilberto and Bossa Nova Rio de Janeiro” / Presented by Bryan McCann (Georgetown University) 

April 23: “Media Laboratories: Late Modernist Authorship in South America” / Presented  by Sarah Wells (UW-Madison)  

April 30: Portrait of a Port: Industry and Ideology in El Salvador (1805-1900) / Presented by Lauren Bridges (UW-Madison)

FALL 2018

FALL 2018:

August 31: International Student Welcome Event and Information Fair (with participation and support from IRIS, including LACIS)

September 11: LACIS Lecture Series: “A Local View to Mexico’s 2018 Election: The Case of Atlixco, Puebla” / Presented by Barbara Alvarado (International Observer and LACIS Honorary Fellow) & David Alvarado and Diana García Rodea (Representatives of Ahora Atlixco) 

September 14: “The Gray Zones of Medicine(s): Towards a History of Healers and Healing in Colonial and Modern Latin America and the Caribbean 

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks 
  • Roundtable with Workshop Participants 
    • Diego Armus (Swathmore College) 
    • Sheila Cominsky (Rutgers University-Camden) 
    • Victoria Estrada (Universidad EAFIT, Colombia) 
    • Martha Few (Penn State University) 
    • Pablo F. Gomez (UW-Madison) 
    • Jethro Hernandez Berrones (Southwestern University) 
    • Jorge Márquez Valderrama (National University of Colombia) 
    • Alberto Ortiz Diaz (University of Iowa) 
    • Patricia Palma (University of California, Irvine) 
    • José Ragas (Catholic University of Chile) 
    • João José Reis (Federal University of Bahia, Brazil) 
    • Gabriela Soto Laveaga (Harvard University) 
    • James Sweet (UW-Madison) 
    • Adam Warren (University of Washington) 
  • Conveners: Pablo F. Gómez (UW-Madison), Diego Armus (Swarthmore College) 
  • Sponsored by: The Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters and Sciences, the Department of History, LACIS, and the Department of Medical History and Bioethics 

September 18: Nabuco Awards Ceremony 2018, hosted by LACIS

  • Presentations: 
    • “Fire, Farms and Water: A Synthesis of Environmental Progress in Brazil” by Ella Norris 
    • “Seeing Amazônia Slowly: Its Connection with Beyond Fortlândia” by Marcos Antonio Colón 

September 25: LACIS Lecture Series: Antonio Skármeta y la Novela del Posboom: Apuntes a El Cartero de Neruda / Presented by Cesar Ferreira, Professor, Latin American Literature (UW-Milwaukee) 

September 28: IRIS Fall 2018 Welcome Open House featuring Keynote address: “Methods and Applications of Comparative Area Studies” / Presented by Ariel Ahram, Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs 

October 2: LACIS Lecture Series: “U.S. Political Parties, Polarization, and Immigration” / Presented by Barry Burden (Department of Political Science) 

October 9: LACIS Lecture Series: “Empire Logistics and the Making of the World System” / Presented by Daniel Nemser (University of Michigan) 

October 16: “Abril-Tirado y el Desarrollo de la Guitarra Clásica en Latinoamérica / Presented by Javier Calderón (UW-Madison) 

October 16: Lecture: “The Cost of Not Being There – What Happens When Wars Are No Longer Covered?” / Presented by filmmaker and Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist Justin Kenny / Sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies (including LACIS)

  • Career Workshop: International Careers in Journalism Lunch & Learn with Justin Kenny and Elise Labott (CNN;s global affairs correspondent and UW alumna) / Co-sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies, Successworks at the College of Letters & Science, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication

October 18: “The Challenges of Making Peace in Colombia” / Panel with Alexandra Huneeus, Roddy Brett, and Pablo Rueda (UW-Madison) / Co-sponsored with UW Law School 

October 22: Non-Violence Communication Workshop by Mary Kay Reinemann (Co-hosted by LACIS and GNIES, with ENV 977 – Environmental Studies Graduate Seminar) 

October 23: LACIS Lecture Series: “Over the Wall: Getting a Perspective on U.S. Politics from Mexico” / Ruth Conniff (The Progressive) 

October 28: UNA Dane County Annual Luncheon 

  • Keynote Lecture: “The Role of Human Rights in Achieving Peace and Stability in the Great Lakes Region of Africa” / Presented by Russ Feingold (Wisconsin Progressive, US Senate) 
  • Global Citizen of the Year Recognition: The Liberian Assistance Program 
    • LACIS and IRIS as UW-Madison Co-sponsors 

October 30: “Killing Two Condors with One Stone: the War on Drugs, Counterinsurgency, and the State of Siege in Northwestern Mexico During the Late 1970s” / Presented by Adela Cedillo (UW-Madison) 

November 1: LACIS Lecture Series: “Is There Hope for Human Rights in the New Political Climate of Mexico?” / Emilio Álvarez Icaza, Independent Senator – Mexican Congress / Co-sponsored by: Human Rights Program and Havens Center, UW-Madison 

November 6: LACIS Lecture Series: “Nicaragua Crisis 2018” / Presented by Alex Fernández (Mayor of Waspam, Nicaragua)   

November 12 – 18: Art Exhibit and LACIS Lecture: “In Thy Tent I Dwell” by Jonatas Chimen (UW alum and Artist) / Co-sponsors include LACIS 

  • November 13: LACIS Lecture Series: “In Thy Tent I Dwell” / Co-sponsored by Global Legal Studies, Human Rights Program, Madison Children’s Museum, UW Madison Hillel Foundation, UNA-USA Dane County Chapter

November 14: IRIS 2018 International Film Series: Offered as part of International Education Week 2018 / Film Screening Dear Ambassador in Portuguese with English subtitles; Luiz Fernando Goulart / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies, & UNA-USA Dane County 

November 15: Lecture “Travel as a Political Act” followed by Student Meet & Greet with Rick Steves, Sponsored by IRIS with support from LACIS

November 27: LACIS Lecture Series: “Peace, Freedom, and the Politics of Culture in Early Cold War in Latin America” / Presented by Patrick Iber (UW-Madison) 

December 4: LACIS Lecture Series: “Inequalities and Digital Media in The Mobile Era: The Case Of Chile” / Presented by Teresa Correa (Tinker Visiting Professor, department of Gender and Women Studies)

SPRING 2018

SPRING 2018:

February 6: LACIS Lecture Series: “What is DACA and Who are the Dreamers” / Presented by Kennia Coronado, PhD Student, Department of Political Science

February 13: LACIS Lecture Series: “Fonkoze and the Path to a Better Life for Haiti’s Poor” / Presented by Steve Werlin. The presenter has an extensive background working & living in Haiti. Currently he is responsible for the course enrichment of Middleton High School students.

February 20: LACIS Lecture Series: “Every Day We Live Is the Future. Stories of Nicaraguan Migrant Families” / Presented by Douglas Haynes. Associate Professor, Department of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

February 27: LACIS Lecture Series: “The Politics of Blackness. Racial Identity and Political Behavior in Contemporary Brazil” / Presented by Gladys Mitchell-Walthour. Assistant Professor of Public Policy & Political Economy, Department of Africology, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

February 28: Narrating the ‘Righteous’ in the Colombian Armed Conflict: A civil pedagogy of solidarity for highly polarized and deeply divided societies” / Presented by Dr. Carlo Tognato (Director of the Center of Social Studies of the National University in Colombia) 

March 6: LACIS Lecture Series: “Machado de Assis in a Transamerican Perspective” / Presented by Hélio Guimarães. Tinker Visiting Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison and University of São Paulo, Brazil

March 13: LACIS Lecture Series: “Thinking with Piezas: Slave Trading and the Imagination of the Quantifiable Body in the Early Modern Atlantic” / Presented by Pablo Gómez

March 20: LACIS Lecture Series: “Rezonans: A Sonic Approach to Caribbean History” / Presented by Jerome Camal, Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison 

April 3: LACIS Lecture Series: “Possible and Impossible Dialogues: Clarice Lispector’s Interviews in Manchete and Fatos e Fotos” / Presented by Claire Williams (Visitor from Oxford to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese)

April 10: LACIS Lecture Series: “The Eye of the Beholder: Julia Pastrana’s Long Journey Home” / Presented by Laura Anderson Barbata

April 17: LACIS Lecture Series: “At the Mountains Altar. Anthropology of Religion in an Andean Community” / Presented by Frank Salomon, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, UW

April 17: LACIS Lecture Series: “Isolated Tribes and Recent Contact of Indians in The Amazon: How Many Are There, How do They Take Care of Their Health?” / Presented by Erik Jennings (Neurosurgeon based in Santarém, Pará) and Marcos Colón (Spanish & Portuguese Dept. dissertator

April 24: LACIS Lecture Series: “Women in Contemporary Latin American Novel. Psychoanalysis and Gendered Violence” / Presented by Beatriz Botero, Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, UW

May 1: LACIS Lecture Series: “Anthropology of Religion in an Andean Community” / Presented by Frank Solomon (Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, UW-Madison)

FALL 2017

FALL 2017:

September 12: “Reconfiguring Property Rights, Reshaping Social Relations: Housing Policy in Castro’s Cuba, 1959-2017” / Presented by Martina Kunović (UW-Madison) 

September 19: “The United States – Cuba Relations: From Obama to Trump” / Presented by Dr. Ernesto Domínguez López (Tinker Visiting Professor, Dept. of Political Science) 

September 22: “Cuban and Latin Music for Education” / Presented by Yasmin Bowers / Sponsored by LACIS

September 26: LACIS Lecture Series: “Land Use Change and Oasis Bird Communities in the Atacama Desert” / Presented by Dr. Cristian Estrades, Tinker Visiting Professor (Dept. of Forest & Wildlife Ecology) 

September 26: IRIS Fall 2017 Welcome Event

  • Featuring presentation: “Cuba-US in the 21st Century: The Big Questions” by Tinker Visiting Professor Ernesto Dominguez, U. of Havana, Cuba 
  • Co-sponsored by African Studies Program / Center for East Asian Studies / Center for European Studies / International Studies Major / LACIS / Middle East Studies Program / Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia / Center for South Asia / Center for Southeast Asian Studies 

September 28: Sinica Podcast live recording at UW-Madison with Sean Jacobs, Kaiser Kuo and Jeremy Goldkorn, with support from Institute for Regional and International Studies (including LACIS) 

October 2: “The Essential Role of Community Organizing in National Change” / LACIS Lecture Series with Cintia Gonzalez and Zulma Tobar

October 3: LACIS Lecture Series: “Women and the Construction of Peace in Colombia” / Presented by Carol Rojas, Feminist Antimilitarist Network, Hosted by Witness for Peace

October 10: Nabuco Awards 2017: “Ancient Medicine in the Modern Age: The Entheogenic Sacrament in Brazilian Religious Traditions” by Colten Parr (UW-Madison);  “Brazil’s National Development Bank Under the Worker’s Party: Was BNDES Lending Driven by New Developmentalist Ideas?” by Loren Peabody (UW-Madison) 

October 17: LACIS Lecture Series: “Managing Water Resources in Chile’s semi-arid Elqui Valley” / Presented by Paul Block, Civil & Environmental Engineering (UW-Madison) 

October 23: “Trump’s America in the World” by Philip Gourevitch, writer and author /  Sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies (including LACIS) / Co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, International Division, MCFR, and the UW-Madison Law School   

October 23: “Inti-Illimany: An Intimate Conversation” / LACIS Musical Events 

October 24: LACIS Lecture Series: “Race and Language of the Belonging Argentina” / Presented by Blenda Femenías, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, American University 

October 29: UNA-USA Luncheon featuring Keynote Speaker Thierry Cruvellier (journalist and author) and Global Citizen of the Year Margaret Hawkins (UW-Madison) / Co-sponsored by Edgewood College (Center for Global Education, Henry Predolin School of Nursing) and UW-Madison (LACIS, International Division, and IRIS). 

October 31: LACIS Lecture Series: “Ethical Positioning Created by Authoritarianism: from the Popular Subject to the Collective “I” in the Chilean Documentary” / Waleskca Pino-Ojeda (University of Auckland – New Zealand) 

November 2: LACIS Lecture Series: “Rethinking the Future of Housing Worldwide: Favelas as a Sustainable Model?” / Presented by Theresa Williamson (Executive Director, Catalytic Communities – Brazil) 

November 7: LACIS Lecture Series: “On the Backs of Tortoises: The Will to Save the Galapagos Islands” by Elizabeth Hennessey (UW-Madison) 

November 14: LACIS Lecture Series: “Documentation, Activism and Revitalization of Indigenous Ecuadorian Languages: A Shared Commitment” / Presented by Marleen Haboud (Universidad Católica del Ecuador) 

November 17: LACIS Cuba Special Panel: Cuba in the XXI Century: Challenges and Opportunities / With Michael Martín (UW-Milwaukee), Henry Heredia (Cuban Institute for Cultural Research), Martina Kunovic (UW-Madison), Ernesto Dominguez (U. de La Habana, Cuba), Patrick Iber (UW-Madison), Anju Reejhsinghani (UW-Stevens Point), Selda Barrera (U. de la Habana, Cuba) 

November 27: LACIS Co-Sponsor Lectures: “Cooperatives in Cuba, Comparisons with other Non-State Businesses” by Seida Barrera (Center of the Cuban Economy, U. de La Habana, Cuba) 

November 28: LACIS Lecture Series: “Democratizing Texas Politics: Race, Identity, and Mexican American Empowerment, 1945-2002” / Presented by Benjamin Marquez, Director, Chicano/Latino Studies 

December 4: LACIS Co-Sponsor Lecture: “Untimely Participation and Colonial Aesthetics in Wilders Music” / Presented by Jessica Swanston Baker 

December 5: “Yasuni: Experiencias en el Manejo del Parque Nacional Más Grande del Ecuador Continental” / By José Narváez (Ex-Director del Parque Yasuní, UW-Madison) 

December 12:  LACIS Lecture Series: “Remittances and Family Dynamics in Cuba” / By Denisse Delgado Vazquez (Harvard University) 

SPRING 2017

SPRING 2017:

February 13: “Fonkoze and the Path to a Better Life for Haiti’s Poor” by Steve Werlin, LACIS Lecture Series / Co-sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) 

February 14: “New Poetry from Uruguay” with Uruguayan poets Javier Etchevarren and Virginia Lucas

February 21: “Interspecies Resistance and Re-Existence in Hispanic AgriCultures Facing Genetically Engineered Crops” by Kata Beilin and Sainath Suryanarayanan / Video Recording

February 28: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Borders, Bocas, and Bailes: Gang Governance in Rio de Janeiro” / Presented by Nicholas Barnes (UW-Madison) 

March 4: “Ocea Mundo” Presented by Renowned Composer and Musician Victor Gama / Presented by IRIS, Co-sponsored by: LACIS, The African Studies Program, the Center for European Studies, and the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

March 7: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Connecting Landscapes: a collaborative project and project to promote collaboration between the University of Guadalajara and UW” / Presented by Group of Scholars: Connie Flanagan, School of Human Ecology; Paul Zedler, Nelson Institute; Lori DiPrete Brown, Global Health Institute; Mary Beth Collins, School of Human Ecology; Maria Moreno, Earth Partnerships. With contributions from Alberto Vargas, Carolina Sarmiento, and Noah Weeth Feinstein) / Video Recording

March 14: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “A Socio Legal Approach to the Neoliberal Revolution in Chile” / Presented by Javier Velasco (UW-Madison) 

March 15-17: Wisconsin Center for Education Research presents, “Language Education Policy and Identities Inclusion: Cultivating Distinctiveness – Perceived Identities of Immigrant, Displaced and Refugee Children.” 

  • March 15: Keynotes: “The Ethics of Linguistic Democracy in Schools and Societies” / Donaldo Macedo, UMass-Boston; “Critical Media Literacy: A Pedagogy for and about Newcomer Children and Youth” / Shirley Steinberg, University of Calgary and University of West Scotland, UK; “The Misuses of Special Education: Sorting and Classifying Immigrant and Refugee Children” / Elizabeth Kozleski, University of Kansas; “Nurturing Refugee Aspirations to Attain the American Dream” / Fessahaye Mebrahtu, Director, Pan-African Community Association 
    • With support from IRIS (including LACIS) 

March 19: Victor Gama, Composer and Musician Presents “Works for Acrux and Toha” Musical Performance and Reception / Sponsors: African Studies Program, Center for European Studies, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, LACIS, School of Music 

March 20: “The Solidarity Economy response to Neoliberalism in Argentina” / Presented by Dario Farcy, Worker-Owner at Proyecto Coopar and Gabriela Buff, Educational Adviser at Idelcoop / Sponsored by LACIS, co-sponsored by the Havens Center, the Institute for Regional and International Studies, the Madison Labor Temple, and the Mutual Aid Network 

March 28: “Conservation of botanical diversity in Nicaragua’s shade coffee agroecosystems” / Presented by Jeannine H. Richards (UW-Madison) / Video Recording

March 29: “Haiti: the Promised Land” / Presented by Jacob Kushner (Foreign Correspondent, BA, Journalism & Latin American Studies, UW-Madison) and Accompanied by Mona Augustin (Award-winning Haitian musician, composer, artist, and advocate for women and children) / Co-sponsored by: International Division, Language Institute, LACIS, and the School of Journalism / Video Recording

March 30: Brown Bag Discussion: “Chat with a foreign correspondent and SJMC alum” with Jacob Kushner 

April 3: “The Challenges of the Mexican Economy” / Presented by Dr. Carlos Urzúa (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico’s finance minister by the nation’s Party of the Democratic Revolution) / Sponsored by the International Division, Institute for Regional and International Studies, LACIS, Global Legal Studies Center

April 4: “Taboos and Human Rights in Argentina” / Presented by Nancy Gates Madsen (Luther College) 

April 11: “La obra de arte y el espectador” / Presented by María Fernanda Zuluaga (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) 

April 19: “Seeing Amazonia Slowly: Nature and Culture in a Time of Environmental Change” / Presented by Marcos Colón (UW-Madison) / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Nelson Institute 

April 24: “Haiti 2018” Lecture by Mona Augustin; Event Co-sponsored by IRIS and LACIS

April 25: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Literature and oppression: ‘Culture and Resistance in Equatorial Guinea’” / Presented by Donato Ndongo-Bidyogo, Writer and Journalist 

April 25: Honduran Feminist Resistance: Author Melissa Cardoza and Singer Karla Lara / Cardoza and Lara will be accompanied by Liz Moldan and Elise Roberts from Witness for Peace-Midwest / The event is co-sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS) Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Center for Multicultural Education & Ethnic Studies Program at Edgewood College. 

May 5: Performance and Lecture: “‘Jon Thundercloud and Drummers’ at the Indigeneity and Sustainability Seminar” / Sponsored by LACIS

FALL 2016

FALL 2016:

September 1 – 23: Artistic Exhibition by Orestes Larios Zaak /  The visit and exhibition are sponsored by the Madison-Camagüey Sister City Association, National Union of Artists and Writers of Cuba, Beth Israel Center of Madison, Goodman Community Center, Wisconsin Medical Project, and LACIS.

  • September 13: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: Presentation by Larios Zaak: “Larios Gallery in Camagüey and Art and Culture in Cuba”

September 20: “Fire and farmhands: Regulating Agrarian and Environmental Change in Brazilian Sugarcane” / Presented by Ian Carillo, UW-Madison 

September 27: “The Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras: Justice for Berta and Beyond” / Presented by Martín Fernandez, National Coordinator of MADJ (the Movement for Justice and Dignity) 

October 4: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “New Perspectives on Homosexuality in Nelson Rodrigues’s O beijo no asfalto” / Presented by Israel Pechstein, UW-Madison, 2016 Nabuco Award recipient

October 11: “Ancient Sites and Modern Techniques in Peruvian Archaeology” / Presented by Isabelle C. Druc (UW-Madison) 

October 18: “Redefining a Serious State: Labor, Politics, and Regulations in Transnational Seed Firms in Chile” / Presented by Annabel Ipsen, Michigan State University 

October 25: LACIS 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 the Land Tenure Center, Nelson Institute.

November 1: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Ties that Bind: Churches, Youth Gangs, and the Management of Everyday Life in Urban Latin America” / Presented by Brendan Jamal Thornton (University North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 

November 15: LACIS 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, UW-Madison, and Director of the LACIS program 

November 22: “Tierra de Nadie”: Film Screening followed by Q&A 

November 29: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Amazonia as a Storied Land” / Presented by Juan Carlos Galeano, Professor at Florida State University / Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the Anonymous Fund

December 6: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Murder in the Carpa Cubana: Racialized Reporting and the Execution of Chief Red Wing for the Murder of Evangelina Cavazos, 1930-1931”

SPRING 2016

SPRING 2016:

January 26: LACIS 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)

February 2: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Tinker-Nave Summer Field Research Grant Information Session” / Presented by Alberto Vargas, LACIS’ Associate Director

February 8: The Institute for Regional and International Studies (including LACIS) presents: International Introduction for Ouisconsing School of Collaboration with support from UW-Madison’s International REACH and International Academic Programs 

February 16: LACIS 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, UW-Madison / Video Recording

February 23: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Mapping Language Education Policy (and Educational Imperialism): U.S. Schooling the Indigenous Element in Borikén (Puerto Rico)” / Presented by Kristine Harrison, UW-Madison / Video Recording

March 1: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “The Peace Process in Colombia: Transitional Justice’s Promise” / Presented by Cecilia Zarate-Laun, Jack Laun and Eunice Gibson of Colombia Support Network, and Luis Carlos Arenas, Principal Consultant at Grassroots Initiatives Consulting, LLC. / Co-sponsored by the Colombia Support Network / Video Recording

March 8: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Ancient Looms, Modern Threads: Contemporary Handwoven Garments of Oaxaca, Mexico” / Presented by Carolyn Jenkinson, M.S. Candidate, Design Studies, UW-Madison

March 15: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Perilous Journeys with Karin Muller” / Presented by Karin Muller, Author, National Geographic & PBS Film-maker, Adventurer / Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Union

March 29: Lunchtime Lecture: “Reflections on Cuba” / Presented by  participants from the undergraduate travel seminar to Cuba: Kimberly McCormick, Julia Raupp, Katherine Voelkers, and Jennifer Wagman – with comments by Randall Dunham (International Business, Management and Human Resources) / Video Recording

March 29: “Redes de negocios y circulación de mercancías chinas en la época colonial” / Presented by Antonio Ibarra, Professor of Economic History at the UNAM 

March 30: “Walking with the Subjects of History: Indigenous Communities’ Fight for Autonomy and Human Rights in Chiapas, Mexico, and Beyond” / Co-sponsored by Mexico Solidarity Network, Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center and LACIS / Video Recording

April: Brazil Month 

  • April 4: “Favela, inc.: Violence as Spectacle in Contemporary Rio de Janeiro” with Prof. Erika Robb Larkins, University of Oklahoma 
  • April 5: “New State Activism in Brazil: Continuing Concerns and New Challenges” with Prof. Diogo Coutinho, Universidade de São Paulo & Prof. Emeritus of Law David Trubek, UW-Madison 
  • April 7: “Live Performance: Forró Fo Sho” 
  • April 12: “Dilma Rousseff, Political Crisis and the Role of Women in Politics in Brazil” with Prof. Pedro dos Santos, Luther College / Video Recording
  • April 15 & 16: Wisconsin Film Wisconsin Film Festival Presents: Kill Me Please (2015) & Fuga Animada (2014)
  • April 22: Documentary Premiere: Boi da Fé Em Deus – A Community in Motion (2016) / Comments by director, Brendan Loula (MA Ethnomusicology, 2015)
  • April 30: Live Performance: Choro de Lá Pra Cá
  • May 3: “Brazil Scientific Mobility Program” / Visiting International Student Program Coordinator Anna Seidel-Quast
  • Co-sponsors: LACIS, Dept. of Anthropology, International Division, Global Legal Studies Center, University of Wisconsin Law School, Fair Trade Coffee House

April 5: Lunchtime Lecture: “New State Activism in Brazil: Continuing Concerns and New Challenges” / Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Diogo Coutinho, Professor, U of Sao Paulo, and David Trubek, Professor Emeritus of Law, UW-Madison / Co-sponsored by Global Legal Studies Center and the UW Law School, as well as the Brazil Initiative and the International Division.

April 12: 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 / Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the International Division 

April 13: “Argentine Pathways to a Cooperative Market Economy” / Presented by Laura Hanson Schlachter (UW-Madison) / Sponsored by LACIS and the Nave Fund 

April 26: Lunchtime Lecture: “Lakes rising: A climate change mystery in the Caribbean”* / Presented by Jacob Kushner, Foreign correspondent (UW ’10 – LACIS and Journalism) / Video Recording

*This lecture will be followed at 1:30 by a roundtable discussion on international careers in journalism, non-profits and NGO’s led by Jacob. / Co-sponsored by the School of Journalism.

May 3: Lunchtime Lecture: “Brazil Scientific Mobility Program” / Presented by Anna Seidel-Quast, Visiting International Student Program Coordinator, UW-Madison / Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and International Division.

FALL 2015

FALL 2015:

September 10: Weston Roundtable Lecture: “Wildlife Conservation in Chile: A Multidisciplinary Approach” with Tinker Visiting Professor Cristián Bonacic (Department of Ecosystems and the Environment, School of Agriculture and Forestry, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago) / Co-sponsors: LACIS, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Office of Sustainability

September 11: LACIS Welcome Back/Tinker Reception with remarks  from Sarah Ripp and Alberto Vargas

September 13: Cuban String Ensemble: Performance Workshop with Cliceria González Abreu / Co-sponsors: LACIS and UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies

September 14: “Brazilian Jews in Israel: Subjectivities in (a) Conflict” / Presented by Miguel Vale de Almeida (Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE) Lisbon, Portugal) / Co-sponsors: Brazil Initiative, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, LACIS

September 15: Juan de Marcos (of Afro-Cuban All Stars) welcome reception

September 15: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Library/Archival Resources on Afro-Cuban Arts, Cultureas and Histories” / Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Tomas Fernandez Robaina (National Library, Havana, Cuba) / Co-sponsors: Department of Art History, Department of Afro-American Studies, LACIS / Video Recording

September 16 – October 30: “Ayotzinapa: We Will Not Wither” / Presented by Paloma Celis-Carbajal (UW-Madison’s Memorial Library’s Ibero-American Studies librarian)

September 17: “Cooperation and Collective Action in State-Building: an Anthropological Perspective” / Presented by Dr. Richard E. Blanton (Department of Anthropology, Purdue University) / Co-sponsors: LACIS, UW Department of Anthropology

September 17: “Colombia’s ‘development locomotive’ and multinational corporations’ threats to the environment and communities: The view from Santurban, Sibundoy and Marmato” / Presented by Steve Bray, David Kast, Jack Laun (Colombia Support Network )

Co-sponsors: Colombia Support Network, LACIS, 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

September 18: Joaquim Nabuco Award 2015 Presentation by Fernanda Firmino / Co-sponsors: LACIS, International Division, Brazil Initiative

September 18-19: Madison World Music Festival, with performances sponsored by LACIS

September 22: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Elements to Understand Contemporary Amazonia” by Former Tinker Visiting Professor and Fulbright Visiting Scholar Germán Palacio (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, UW-Madison, Florida International University) / Video Recording

September 22: Lecture featuring Pellejo Seco: “Cuban Son” by Juan de Marcos (Afro-Cuban All Stars)

September 24: LACIS Junior Faculty Luncheon, organized by Sarah Ripp

September 25: Centro Hispano’s Fiesta Hispana / Co-sponsored by: LACIS, Madison Gas & Electric, Cuna Mutual Group, Alliant Energy, UW Health, Woodman’s

September 26: Film Screening: Resistencia: The Fight for the Aguan Valley, followed by Q&A with Director Jesse Freeston / Co-sponsored by: LACIS, Havens Center

September 29: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Climate Displacement and Relocation in Colombia” / Presented by Carlos Arenas, Colombian Human Rights Lawyer, Consultant at Displacement Solutions / Video Recording

September 29: Lecture: “Popular Cuban Music” featuring Afro-Cuban All Stars, with Juan de Marcos. Co-sponsored by OMAI, UW-Madison School of Music, The Cap Times, LACIS

October 1: Lecture & Book Signing, “”Race in Modern America” by Ian Haney-López (University of California, Berkeley)

October 2: Afro-Cuban All Stars Concert with Juan de Marcos / Co-sponsors: OMAI, UW-Madison School of Music, The Cap Times

October 2: Film Screening: ‘Rojo Amanecer: A story of the social struggle in Mexico City 1968″ by Axolote

October 3: Day of the Dead Shadow Box Workshop co-sponsored with Edgewood College, Madison’s Children Museum and LACIS

October 5: “Podemos vivir sin oro; no podemos vivir sin agua” / Presented by Claudia Castro (Salvarodan Community Organizer) / Co-sponsors: Madison Area Technical College, Edgewood College, LACIS, U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities, WI Bailout People, Madison Action for Mining Alternatives, Sierra Club-Four Lakes, Womens’ International League for Peace & Freedom

October 6: Lecture: “Africanism in Cuban Music” by Juan de Marcos (Afro-Cuban All Stars, UW-Madison Arts Institute) / Co-sponsors: OMAI, UW-Madison School of Music, The Cap Times

October 6: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: Film Screening/Discussion: “La Vida y Los Muertos: Day of the Day, Oaxaca, Mexico” with Carolyn Kallenborn (Associate Professor, Design Studies, LACIS Affiliated Faculty, UW-Madison) / Video Recording

October 7: Latin America & Spain Internship Info Session with Sarah Ripp (LACIS) / Co-sponsors LACIS, International Internship Program

October 8: “Origen eclesiástico de los textos épicos conservados” presented by Irene Zaderenko (Boston University) / Co-sponsors: Brittingham Fund, Anonymous Fund, Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

October 9: Live Guitar Performance by Rogério Souza & Edinho Gerber of Duo Violão / Co-sponsors: Brazil Initiative, LACIS, Division of International Studies, Fair Trade Coffee House

October 9 – November 6: “Remembrance & Celebration: Community Altar Project” by Carolyn Kallenborn (Associate Professor, Design Studies, LACIS Affiliated Faculty, UW-Madison)

October 13: Lecture: “The Danzón and Cuban Social Dance” by Juan de Marcos (Afro-Cuban All Stars, UW-Madison Arts Institute) / Co-sponsors: OMAI, UW-Madison School of Music, The Cap Times

October 13: “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 (Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CSIC, Madrid) / Video Recording

Co-sponsors: LACIS, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

October 13: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Rural Development in Mexico: Some Dilemmas” by Tinker Visiting Professor Gustavo Gordillo (Department of Rural Development, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) / Co-sponsored by LACIS and Land Tenure Center

October 15: “El lugar del Cantar de la partición de los reinos en los ciclos de la época castellano-leonesa” by Mercedes Vaquero (Brown University) / Co-sponsored by: the Anonymous Fund, the Jay C. & Ruth Halls Visiting Scholars Fund, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

October 16-17: Festival: Latin@ Chican@ Heritage Month 2015 / Co-sponsors: Wisconsin Alumni Association, Division of Diversity, Equity, & Educational Achievement, Pathways to Educational Achievement, The Office of the Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer, LACIS

October 18: Performance by students of Gliceria González Abreu’s “Cuban String Ensemble” workshop and Charanga Agozá, includes lecture by Juan De Marcos (Afro-Cuban All Stars, UW-Madison Arts Institute) / Co-sponsored by OMAI, UW-Madison School of Music, The Cap Times

October 18: 70th anniversary of the United Nations, UNA-Dane County Luncheon, featuring Keynote Speaker John E. Lange (UN Foundation) / Co-sponsors: Dane County Chapter of the United Nations Association, Global Health Institute, LACIS, IRIS, Division of International Studies / Video Recording

October 20: Lecture featuring Telmary Diaz and Juan de Marcos: “Hip Hop in Cuba” / Co-sponsors: OMAI, UW-Madison School of Music, The Cap Times

October 20: LACIS presentation and outreach during Majors Fair, led by Sarah Ripp (LACIS)

October 20: “Specters of Revolution: Peasant Guerrillas in the Cold War Mexican Countryside” / Presented by Alexander Avina (Florida State University) / Co-sponsors: LACIS, Axolote, Group of Mexican Students and Friends

October 20: “Perverse Masculinities: The Joy of Hurting Women in Failed and Achieved States” by Ileana Rodriguez (Ohio State University) / Co-sponsors: LACIS, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Anonymous Fund

October 20: LACIS Lunchtime Lectures: “Afro-Indigenous Hondurans in Resistance: U.S. Drug War, Violent Displacement, and Migration” / Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Alfredo Lopez (OFRANEH (Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras), Witness for Peace) / Video Recording

Co-sponsors: LACIS, Land Tenure Center, Global Legal Studies, Human Rights Program, the Global Health Institute, and UNA-USA Dane County Chapter

October 22 – 24: Passing the Mic Festival hosted by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (with LACIS support for several performances)

October 23: “On Writing Songs in Southeastern Brazil 1980-1990” (with live performance to follow) by Nave Visiting Scholar Professor Carlos Sandroni (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco) / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Brazil Initiative, Division of International Studies, School of Music Colloquium, Department of Anthropology

October 25: “Preventative Oral Health Care in Honduras” / Presented by Amit Nimunkar (Biomedical Engineering, UW-Madison)

October 27: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Public Health in Brazil, Uruguay and Other Latin American Countries: A Comparative View” / Presented by Jorge Papadópulos (Vice-Minister of Education and Culture of Uruguay) / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Brazil Initiative, International Division

November 3: Lecture: “European Influence on Cuban Popular Music” by Juan De Marcos (Afro-Cuban All Stars, UW-Madison Arts Institute)

November 3: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Lexico Hispanoamericano: an online resource for the study of the Spanish American language and culture” / Presented by Ivy Corfis (Department of Spanish & Portuguese) / Video Recording

November 10: “Cuban Composers: 18th Century to Today” Presented by Juan De Marcos (Afro-Cuban All Stars, UW-Madison Arts Institute)

November 10: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Racial Versus Class Discrimination, Occupation, and Skin Color in Brazil” by Dr. Gladys Mithcell-Walthour (UW-Milwaukee) / Co-sponsors: Brazil Initiative, International Division / Video Recording

November 13: Film Screening: Brasil Orgânico / Co-sponsors: Brazil Initiative, International Division, LACIS

November 14: Film Screening: The Second Mother / Co-sponsors: Brazil Initiative, International Division, LACIS

November 16: “Género y Cuerpo: La literatura como espacio de reconstrucción” / Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Patricia de Souza (Universidad de La Sorbonne Paris)

November 18: Auction: “Give a Little, Change a Lot” staffed by Sarah Ripp (LACIS, Partners in Giving)

November 19: “Why Vote Buying Fails: Campaign Effects and the Elusive Swing Voter” / Presented by Kenneth Greene (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Texas-Austin) / Co-sponsors: LACIS, Cyril Nave Fund, Department of Political Science

December 1: LACIS 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, University of Wisconsin-Madison) / Co-sponsors: LACIS, Program in Creative Writing, Department of English, UW-Madison / Video Recording

December 3: CLACS’ 50th Anniversary Celebration Reception / Co-sponsored by College of Letters and Science (UWM), Office of the Provost (UWM), Roberto Hernandez Center (UWM), LACIS, and Colectivo Coffee

December 5: “Free Concert For Haiti” by Mona Augustin (Musician from Haiti)

December 7: “Enseñanza desde la perspective cultural Maya Chuj de San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala” / Presented by K’ana’ Jacinto Pablo (Bilingual and Intercultural Educator, San Mateo Ixtatán, Guatemala)

December 8: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Linking cash transfer programs and rural productivity improvements: Lessons from Mexico and Brazil” / Presented by Professor Brad Barham; Tinker Visiting Professor Gustavo Gordillo (Agriculture and Applied Economics, UW-Madison; Department of Rural Development, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) / Video Recording

Co-sponsors: LACIS, Department of Agriculture and Economics, UW-Madison

December 9: “A Vision for the Future of Havana” / Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez (President, Cuban Chapter of CEU, Architect and Urban Planner/Designer) / Co-sponsors: LACIS, Nave Fund, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

December 15: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Rebel Reporting” by Norm Stockwell (WORT-FM, Madison) / Co-sponsors: UW-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication / Video Recording

SUMMER 2015

SUMMER 2015:

May 21: Teaching & Learning Symposium, “High School… to College… to Career: Considering Area Studies and Languages as Your Major(s)!” Presentation by Sarah Ripp, LACIS

July 6 – 8: CLACS Summer Teaching Institute: “Essential Themes in Latin American History for Teaching World History” / A collaboration between UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison LACIS and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies 

July 6 – 10: “World Explorers” Summer School with K-12 Students at Leopold Elementary 

July 14: “2nd Annual South Madison International Community Night” with Intemperance Collective, Wisconsin Surma, Madison Eskimo Martial Arts, Handphibians / With support from Title VI funding from LACIS

August 15: Roots of Brazil Batizado, featuring various Afro-Brazilian Dance and capoeira workshops / Sponsored by LACIS

SPRING 2015

SPRING 2015:

January – May, 2015 (Various Dates): Interdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence Laura Anderson Barbata programming / Hosted by Design Studies Department, Co-sponsored by LACIS, Dance Department, Art Department, and Department of Theatre and Drama

  • February 25: Community Conversation
  • February 26: Student and community workshops
  • February 27: Moonshine performance series
  • May 2: Strut! Community Arts Procession
  • Weekly Community Conversations: Wednesdays, January 21 – March 25

January 22: FLAS Info Session / Co-sponsored by African Studies Program, the Center for European Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Center for South Asia, LACIS, CREECA, 

January 27: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Tinker-Nave Summer Field Research Information” / Presented by Alberto Vargas, Angela Boungiorno and Darcy Little 

January 28: “Latin America & Spain Summer Internship Info Session” / Co-sponsored by International Internship Program and LACIS 

February 3: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “What Evo Morales’ Win Means for Bolivia and the Region” / Video Recording

February 10: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Venezuela, 1890-1908” / Presented by Dr. William Sullivan

February 12: “Piracy and the Materialities of Digital Circulation in Brazil” / Presented by Alexander Sebastian Dent, George Washington University / Sponsored by the A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program of the Center for the Humanities and Institute for Research in the Humanities / Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative of LACIS 

February 16: “Her Mere Presence Was Testimony Enough: Transnational Solidarity in the Guatemalan Refugee Camps of Mexico” / Presented by Dr. Molly Todd (Montana State University) / Co-sponsored by LACIS, MASCP, and Edgewood College COR Program 

February 17: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Tactics of intersubjectivity and literacy ideologies in a community of practice: Reflections from a Quechua language policy” / Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Virginia Zavala (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) 

February 18: “Planting for Future Generations: Environmental Justice in Guatemala” / Co-sponsored by LACIS and Alliance for Global Justice

February 19: “Political Economy of Mortality in Mexico” / Presented by Alberto Diaz Cayeros / Funding is being provided by the Political Economy Colloquium and the Comparative Politics Colloquium with additional funding from LACIS 

February 23 – April 30: Cardboard-Cover Books Exhibit “Cartonera Crossings: From Cardboard Books to Cultural Identity” led by Saylín Álvarez Oquendo (Spanish and Portuguese, UW-Madison) and partnered with Kristen Scott  (Bilingual teacher, Cherokee Heights Middle School), was made possible thanks to a 2014-2015 HEX Grant awarded by the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison / With additional support from LACIS NAVE funding

February 26: Workshop by The Brooklyn Jumbies with elementary, middle, and high school students, followed by a community dinner and performance.  

February 29: 2015 Wisconsin Global Youth Summit / Co-sponsored by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Global Wisconsin, and Division of International Studies

March 3: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “La violencia, la dictadura y la globalización: arte y política en el Perú contemporáneo” / Presented (in Spanish) by Tinker Visiting Professor Victor Vich, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

March 5: Lecture: “No More Boundaries for Cuban Photography” by Nelson Ramirez de Arellano Conde 

  • Funding provided by the UW-Madison Anonymous Fund, Center for the Humanities, and LACIS Program with the support from the US Department of Education’s Title VI Grant Program

March 5 & 6: Performance and Programming with Olmeca, a NAVE Visiting Artist  

  • March 5: “From Ferguson to Deportation: Youth of Color Identity as an Act of Resistance” 
  • March 6: “A Look at Zapatismo and its Relevance to Us Struggles” Hosted by OMAI – First Wave 
  • March 6: Performance by Olmeca

March 6 – June 21: Art exhibition, “Apertura: Photography in Cuba Today” at the Chazen Museum of Art / Co-sponsored by the Center for Visual Cultures and by LACIS

March 7 & March 14: Spring 2015 UW Cinematheque films co-sponsored by LACIS 

  • March 7: “Jauja” & “Two Shots Fired (Dos Disparos)” 
  • March 14: “The Dead Man and Being Happy (El Muerto y Ser Feliz)” & “The Use of a Magazine Rack (La Utilidad de un Revistero)”

March 10: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Speaking Across Nations: Chilean-Peruvian Intellectual Encounters” / Presented by Joanna Crow, WUN Research Mobility Programme Scholar / Video Recording

March 12 – 14: Kaleidoscope 2015: The Graduate Conference of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese – “Description and Denotation: All the senses of the word” 

  • March 12: Frederick de Armas, “Apelles in Imperial Spain: Canvases and Ekphrses of a Cobbler, a Goddess and a Ruler” 
  • March 13: Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach, “From Structure to Sense: Comparison and Correlation” 
  • March 14: 
    • Guest Lecture: Jean Franco, “Some Reflections on the State of Literature in the Narco Nation” 
    • Leopoldo Bernucci, “Textual and Visual Representations of Amazonia: Euclides da Cuhna, Alberto Rangel, and José Eustasio Rivera” 
  • Theatre performances by El Grupo de Teatro Décimo Piso 
    • “¿Una foto?” Por Eduardo Rovner 
    • “Avispas en febrero” por Gustavo Pernas Cora
  • Moderators: Laissa Rodríguez Moreno, Denise Castillo, Rocío Rubio Moirón, Priya Ananth, Russell Simonsen, Emily Kuder, Israel Pechstein, Micah McKay 
  • Panelists: Caitlin Quintenz, Emma Robinson, Emi Frerichs, Karen Garcia Escorcia, David Reher, Ben Post, Marta Adán, Jenny Jeong, Cassidy Reis, Nora Díaz, Andrew Schmiege, Jarrett Chapin, Kelsey Ihinger, Ricardo Calderon Tejo, Christina Baker, Melvin González Rivera, Evangelia-Lydia Manatou, Erwin Lares, Lorena Botella Salinas, Brianna Butera, Marcos Colón, Tessa Sermet, Berenice Ventura, Rocío del Águila Gracey, Óscar Daniel Campo Becerra
  • Supported by Associated Students of Madison, Brittingham Fund, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, Kemper Knapp Bequest, & LACIS 

March 12: “Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the San Jose Massacre: A community continues to seek justice” / Presented by Norman Stockwell and Eunice Gibson of the Colombia Support Network (Co-sponsored by CSN, WORT, RAFAH-Madison, and LACIS) 

March 14: “Choro de Lá pra Cá” / Musical performance by Julie Koidin, Caio Padilha, Diogo Guanabara and Camila Masiso / Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, LACIS, and the School of Music 

March 17: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Politics, Development, and Cultura Popular in São Luiz, Maranhão, Brazil” / Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the Division of International Studies / Video Recording

March 22: Concert with Juan Tomas Martinez, accompanied by the UW pianist Vincent Fuh. Followed by a discussion of the history of Opera in Venezuela and its intersection with Venezuelan folk music. / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the School of Music

March 23: “Cuba Today and Tomorrow” by Carmen Nora Hernandez Chavez / Co-sponsored by LACIS and Witness for Peace 

March 24: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Zapatista Women: Gender Transformations and Local Alternatives to Globalization” / Presented by Hilary Klein, Make the Road / Co-sponsored by the Communications Department at UW-Madison, Edgewood College, Outside the Bean, and Just Coffee Cooperative / Video Recording

March 25: Mesa Redonda: “Lo letrado más allá de la academia: nuevos circuitos del libro en América Latina” / A conversation with Marcy Schwartz (Rutgers), Jaime Vargas Luna (UW-Madison), Víctor Vich (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) / Hosted by the Spanish & Portuguese Dept. with support from LACIS

March 26: “How Fairness Affects Clientelism: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Mexico” by Ana de la O / Co-sponsored by the LACIS NAVE fund

March 27: “Botanic Tropes in Latin American Imagination” / Presented by Professor Paulo Moreira (Yale University) / Sponsored by the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund and the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters & Science; Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative & LACIS 

April 6: “Hearing the dead: Children, death and adjacent worlds” / Presented by Clara Han (Johns Hopkins) / Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and LACIS 

April 7: “Building Policy Analysis Capacity in Brazil” / Presented by Leonardo Secchi (Santa Catarina State University / Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and La Follette School of Public Affairs

April 7: LACIS Lunchtime Lectures:

  • “The Autoethnographic Weave of Plantation Poker: The Merkin Stories by Joscelyn Gardner” / Presented by Nicole Fadellin (Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese) / Video Recording
  • “Objects and Memory: Looking at Martinican colonial history and identity through Jean-Francois Boclé’s Art” / Presented by Jeanne Essame (History Department) / Video Recording

April 9: “Operation Memory: Contemporary Argentine Novelists Wrestle with History” / Presented by Marguerite Feitlowitz (Bennington College) / Sponsors: Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Center for European Studies; Co-sponsors: LACIS, Center for Visual Culture

April 9: “Sailors as Region-Makers: Seafaring and the Configuration of a Transimperial Greater Caribbean during the Age of Revolutions” / Presented by Nave Visiting Scholar Ernesto Bassi, Cornell University / Sponsored by LACIS and the Nave Visiting Scholar Program 

April 9: Presentation with the Comparative Politics Colloquium, by Raúl Madrid / With support from the LACIS Nave Fund 

April 11: In collaboration with the Wisconsin Film Festival (Big) Screens for Teens film series: Post-film screening discussion and presentation led by LACIS Program Outreach Intern/Undergraduate Jess Schwartz about her volunteer experience in Buenos Aires, Argentina

April 14: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Cuba Reflections” / Presented by LACIS Undergraduate Students Edith Flores, Monica Murphy, and Erin Wright with comments by Prof. Randy Dunham (International Business and Industrial Management) / Video Recording

April 14: “Impressions on a Trip to Eastern Cuba” / Presented by Alberto Vargas (Associate Director of LACIS) with comments by Jon Heinrich (Madison-Camaguey Sister City Association) / Co-sponsored by the Madison Public Library System and the Madison Camaguey Sister City Association

April 14: Lecture: El Peso de la Historia (In Spanish with live translation in English) with Center for Visual Cultures Spring 2015 Visiting Artist Reynier Leyva Novo / Sponsored by Center of Visual Cultures, Co-sponsored by LACIS, the Chazen Museum of Art. Funded by the Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters & Science. 

April 14: Big Screens Little Folks Wisconsin Film Festival (an elementary school friendly children’s cinema program) / Sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group and the UW Department of Chemistry / Additional support provided by American Family Insurance / Campus support provided by LACIS and others 

April 21: LACIS weekly Lunchtime Lecture Series: “Para todos los chapines” presented (in English) by Jack W. Forbes, Honorary Fellow in Anthropology at UW-Madison 

April 24: “Linking predation risk, ungulate anti-predator responses and patterns of vegetation in the high Andes” / Sponsored by the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology with support from LACIS / Presented by Dr. Emiliano Donadio, CONICET-INBIOMA, Argentina 

April 25: The Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee Presents the Reel Love Film Festival featuring a screening of “El Casamiento” (“The Marriage”) followed by live Skype discussion with interpretation provided by Alberto Vargas, Associate Director, LACIS / Presented by LACIS and the Uruguayan Consulate

April 28: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “An Island Divided: A Reporter’s Guide to Haiti and the Dominican Republic” / Presented by Jacob Kushner, LACIS Alum and Freelance, Award-Winning Journalist / Video Recording

April 28: Career Roundtable Discussion: Learn about careers in the international non-profit and journalism fields / Led by Jacob Kushner (UW-Madison & Columbia University) / Co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and LACIS

April 30: “Poetry and Music of the African Diaspora” by Nathaniel Mackey (Reynolds Price Professor of English at Duke University) / With support from the English Department, Afro-American Studies, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, LACIS, the Anonymous Fund, and the Lectures Committee General Fund

April 30: Lecture: “Housing Policy and Socio-Spatial Displacement in Pre-Olympics Rio de Janeiro” / Presented by Meg Healy (UW-Madison) / Sponsored by the Brazil Initiative & Division of International Studies 

May 5: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: Film Screening & Discussion: WEB 

May 8: “Disputas por el uso autónomo del territorio, la política indigena a finales del siglo XIX en Guatemala” / Presented by Dr. Edgar Esquit / Sponsored by LACIS NAVE Fund

May 15: LACIS and Spanish & Portuguese Department Graduation Ceremony / Featuring a musical performance by Golpe Tierra and welcoming remarks from LACIS’ Director Francisco Scarano and Spanish & Portuguese Chair, Luis Madureira

FALL 2014

FALL 2014:

September 8: “Digging up the Dead in Archaeology and Afro-Cuban Palo Monte” / Stephan Palmié (University of Chicago) / Co-sponsored by LACIS and AnthroCircle / Video Recording

September 11: “UW Cuba Study Abroad Program Information Session” / Event sponsored by LACIS, The Wisconsin School of Business Education Innovation Fund, and by The Center for International Business Education & Research

September 12 – 13: WI World Music Festival, with LACIS support for performers Calypso Rose and Kobo Town / Presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater and co-sponsored by numerous others

September 16: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series: “The Neoliberal Diet and Inequality: Differentiated Convergence in North America” / Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Gerardo Otero (Simon Fraser University) / Video Recording

September 19 – November 21: The Ruth Davis Design Gallery Presents: Laura Anderson Barbata: “Transcommunality” exhibition

  • September 28: Opening Fiesta and Artist Talk
  • October 2: Talk with Anderson Barbata about her Interdisciplinary Arts Institute residency
  • Co-sponsored by the School of Human Ecology, Arts Institute, LACIS, FONCA, CONACULTA, Fomento Cultural Banamex, La Curtiduría, Museo Textil de Oaxaca, Centro de Diseño de Oaxaca 

September 19: Fall 2014 LACIS Open House, welcoming Tinker Visiting Professor Gerardo Otero (Simon Fraser University) 

September 22: AMIGOS de las Americas Information Session / Co-sponsored by LACIS and AMIGOS 

September 23: LACIS Lunchtime Series: “What it takes: Andean potters and production strategies” / Presented by Isabelle Druc (UW-Madison) 

September 23: Performance, “Brazilian Choro and Samba: Homenagem a Ernesto Nazareth no Século XXI” with guitarists Rogério Souza and Edinho Gerber / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Brazil Initiative, School of Music Percussion Program

September 30: 2014 Nabuco Awards Presentation and Reception with presentations from RJ Hayes, UW-Madison: “The World Cup for Who? Race, Class, and the Destruction of Favelas in Brazil” and Micah McKay, UW-Madison: “Deus, salve a América”: Ignácio de Loyola Brandão’s Zero and the Production of Trash” / Video Recording

October 1: “Estado de los Derechos de las Mujeres Nicaragüenses y la Violencia de Genero” (Presented in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation) / Presented by Human Rights Lawyer and Activist Juanita Jiménez Martinez / Video Recording

October 2: “Smallholder Coffee in Southern Mexico through 20 years of NAFTA” / Presented (in Spanish with interpretation) by Antonio Ruiz, commercial manager of Maya Vinic Coffee Cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico / Co-sponsored by Outside the Barn, Just Coffee Cooperative, and LACIS / Video Recording

October 2: Cuban Film & Discussion Series: Viewing and discussion of Benito Zambrano’s Havana Blues / Sponsored by LACIS 

October 3 – November 7: “Remembrance and Celebration Community Altar Project” featuring “La Luz y Sombra” by Carolyn Kallenborn and “Remembrance and Celebration” exhibition by Madison community members / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Edgewood College, and Madison Children’s Museum 

October 4: Film Screening – “Cesar Chavez: History is Made One Step at a Time” / Presented by the Classy Chi Chapter of Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority, Inc. & Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers / Co-sponsored by Chican@ & Latin@ Student Academic Services, LACIS, SHPE

October 6: “Whither the Revolution? Cuba and the Challenges of the 21st Century” / Presented by Ernesto Domínguez López (University of Havana, Cuba) / Co-sponsored by the NAVE Visiting Scholars and Artists program at LACIS

October 7: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series: “Climate Change and Displacement in the Autonomous Region of Gunayala, Panama” / Presented by Carlos Arenas / Video Recording

October 7: “Haiti: Four Years After the Earthquake… Mozayik” film screening & fundraiser / Co-presented by LACIS, UW Human Rights Program, and the Haiti Alliance

October 7 – 10: Center for Visual Cultures Fall 2014 Artist-in-Residence Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Radical Performance Artist 

  • October 7 & 8: Exercises for Rebel Artists: A 2-Day Performance Workshop led by La Pocha Nostra troupe members, Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Saúl García-López 
  • October 9: Imaginary Activism: The Role of the Artist Beyond the Art World 
  • October 10: Multiple Journeys: The Life and Work of Guillermo Gómez-Peña
  • Sponsors: Center for Visual Cultures, LACIS, and others 

October 9: Cuban Film & Discussion Series: Viewing and discussion of the award-winning Fallen Gods / Sponsored by LACIS

October 14: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “These Roses Have Thorns: Flower Workers and US Free Trade with Colombia” / Presentation by Josefa Gomez (former flower worker and Cactus outreach organizer) and Leonardo Luna Alzate (leader of the Cactus program) / Video Recording

  • Sponsored by LACIS Nave Fund and Witness for Peace

October 14: “Local, translocal, and global examples of transmediality in small-screen melodrama.” Roundtable with Ana López (Tulane), Mary Good (Wake Forest University), and Mari Castaneda (U. of Massachusetts Amherst). / Sponsored by LACIS, the Brazil Initiative, and the Division of International Studies

October 20: “Undocumented, Unafraid, & Unapologetic: Fighting for Immigrant Rights with Dignity in Chicago and Beyond” with Antonio Gutiérrez of the Immigrant Youth Justice League / Co-sponsored by LACIS, the Mexico Solidarity Network & Immigrant Youth Justice League / Video Recording

October 21: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Posdictadura y milenio en la narrativa argentina” / Presented (in Spanish) by Nave Visiting Scholar and Author, Ana María Shua / Video Recording

October 23: Cuban Film & Discussion Series: Una proyección y discusión de la nueva película de Ernesto Darana, Conducta / Sponsored by LACIS

October 27: Brazil Initiative Event: “Favelas at the Vanguard: Rethinking our Assumptions in Sustainable Development” / Presented by Theresa Williamson / Video Recording 

October 28: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Farms to Forests: Challenges and opportunities in post-agricultural landscapes in the Caribbean” / Presented by Dr. Erika Marín-Spiotta (Geography, LACIS Affiliate) / Video Recording

November 4: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Preventative Oral Health Care in Honduras” / Presented by Amit J Nimunkar (Biomedical Engineering, UW-Madison)

November 5: Musical performance by Rómulo Castro, “Channeling Panama in Madison” / Sponsored by LACIS / Video Recording

November 7: “Dramatic Devices in Lispector’s Prose” / Professor Maria José Somerlate Barbosa (University of Iowa) / Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative / Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and LACIS 

November 7: “Singing the Cheerful Rebellion: An Update on the Political and Social Situation in Honduras: 5 years After the Coup, the Popular Resistance Continues” / Presented by Activist & Performer Karla Lara and Híbridos Jazz 

  • Sponsored by LACIS; Co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Human Rights Program, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative, Honduran Solidarity Network, and the Milwaukee Latin American Solidarity Network  

November 7 – 8: Workshop on Land, Water and the Environment: The Politics of Rights / Including the following LACIS-relevant events: 

  • Panel 1: Mining and Right to Water 
    • Chair/commentator: Larry Nesper (UW-Madison) 
    • Speakers: José Carlos Orihuela (Universidad Catolica, Lima, Peru), Glenn Reynolds (former attorney, Mole Lake band), and Tracy-Lynn Humby (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)
  • Panel 3: Social Movements and Right to Water 
    • Chair/commentator: Erica Simmons (UW-Madison) 
    • Speakers: Maritza Paredes (Universidad Catolica, Peru), Boa Santos (UW-Madison & University of Coimbra), and Jessie Conaway (UW-Madison) 
  • Sponsors include LACIS, UW-Madison Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies Center, UW Law School, and the Nelson Institute

November 11:  LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “The ‘Citizen’s Revolution’ and the Bilingual Education in Ecuador: Supportive words, homogenizing actions” / Presented by Armando Muyolema (UW-Madison) / Video Recording

November 13: Contemporary Spanish American II Colloquium Presents: “Alabanza del Desorden: Movimiento Poético Hora Zero” by Tulio Mora / Sponsored by the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, the Nave Visiting Scholar, and the Jay & Ruth Halls Visiting Scholar Fund

November 14: Brazil Initiative in partnership with MOSTRA V presents the documentary “Cidade Cinza” with invited artist commentators Paulo Iglecia (Xadu) and Bianca Turner 

November 18: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Writing AIDS: (Re)Conceptualizing the Individual and Social Body in Spanish American Literature” / Presented by Jodie Parys (Spanish, UW-Madison) 

November 19 & 20: Latin American and Spanish Song Repertoire with Helen Tintes

  • November 19: Master class 
  • November 20: Guest Artist Recital 
  • With support from LACIS’ NAVE Fund and from the Anonymous Fund

November 25: “Campesino organization and the struggle for justice in Colombia” / Presented by Marylén Serna Salinas / Co-sponsors: Colombia Support Network and LACIS / Video Recording

December 1: “One Day, All Children will be Numbers: Teach for All and the Universalizing Appeal of Data” / Daniel Friedrich, Teachers College Columbia University / Co-sponsored by LACIS Nave Fund

December 3: Nicaragua Summer Exchange Information Session, Sponsored by LACIS 

December 9: Chancellor’s Fellowship Recipient Presentations with Josh Pope (Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese), Katherine Oswald (Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese), and Daniel Ares Lopez (Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese) 

  • Joshua Pope: “Dialect acquisition during study abroad: Factors that determine linguistic adaptation” 
  • Katherine Oswald: “Glimpses of a Now-Lost Cantar de Gesta in Four Thirteenth-Century Accounts of the Legend of Bernardo del Carpio” 
  • Daniel Ares López: Serie Ibérica

SUMMER 2014

SUMMER 2014:

June (Various Dates): “23 Skidoo” Music Series / Co-sponsored by LACIS and numerous others

July 9 – 11: Sport and Society in Modern Latin America / A collaboration between UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison LACIS, and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

SPRING 2014

SPRING 2014:

February 4: Tinker/NAVE Short-Term Field Research Grant Information Session for Graduate Students / Presented by Alberto Vargas (Associate Director, LACIS) 

February 8: UW-Cinematheque, Spring 2014: LACIS-Sponsored Film Screenings

  • The Future (Il Futuro)
  • Aftershock 

February 11: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Aristóteles en el Quijote” / Presented in Spanish by Carlos Miguel Andres (California State University) 

February 12: “Pathways to Engagement in Latin America: Turning an Internship into Employment” / Presented by Michelle Mazzeo & Sarah Ripp 

February 20: “Europe and the Transition to Democracy in Portugal: an Assessment 40 Years Later” / Presented by Luís Nuno Rodrigues, University Institute of Lisbon / Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, LACIS

February 21: “Transnational Transgressions: Gender and 1968 in Brazil” / Co-sponsored by the LACIS Brazil Initiative, Program of Gender and Women’s History, the Department of History and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies 

February 24: “Amigos de las Americas” Information Session / Sponsored by LACIS and AMIGOS 

February 25: Study Abroad in Barcelona Information Session, Co-sponsored by LACIS, the Center for European Studies, IES and International Academic Programs

February 25: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Crisis (Indignados), Budget cuts, Corruption, and Catalonian Strive for Self-determination” / Presented by Dr. César Alegre Alsina (Co-sponsored by LACIS, the Center for European Studies, International Academic Programs and IES Abroad

March 6: “Choretegan Archaeology on Mesoamerica’s Southern Frontier” / Dr. Geoffrey McCafferty (University of Calgary) / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the UW-Madison Department of Anthropology

March 11: “Morada misteriosa/Living with the Question: A Bilingual Reading” / Presented by Susana Chavez-Silverman / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies, and the Cardinal Bar

March 17: WORT 89.9 FM Broadcast, “A Public Affair” featuring Greg Landau, son of legendary filmmaker, Saul Landau 

March 24: “A Tribute to Saul Landau: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Social Justice and Activism in the Film and Music Industries” with Greg Sandau, an award-winning music and video producer, educator and music historian. Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Communication Arts Department.  

March 24 & 25: Presentations by NAVE Visiting Scholar Daniel Friedrich 

  • March 24: “Democratic Education: Historical Consciousness and the Moralizing Limits of the Present” / Video Recording
  • March 25: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Democratic Education as a Curricular Problem: Memory, History and Teaching in Post-Dictatorship Argentina” / Video Recording
  • Sponsored by LACIS, LACIS’ NAVE Fund, and the Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction

April (Various Dates): Social Series, Stories of Struggle & Cinema: Special Series on Immigration 

  • April 9: Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program with discussion led by Patrick Hickey
    • April 16: The State of Arizona with discussion led by local activist organization 
    • April 23: Connected by Coffee with discussion led by Matt Early (Just Coffee) 
  • April 30: Who is Dayani Cristal? with discussion led by local activist organization
  • Co-sponsored by the Havens Center, WUD Film Committee, and LACIS

April 3: Tururúctuc Poetry Reading and Reception hosted by Tinker Visiting Professor Orlando Guillèn / Co-hosted by LACIS and Spanish & Portuguese

April 3 – 4: “Brazil and Human Rights Reconsidered: Politics, Culture and Dictatorship, 50 Years after the 1964 Coup” An Anniversary Symposium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Keynote Address: “Memories of Resistance in Brazil: Reflections on Student Opposition, 50 Years after the Golpe de Estado” by Prof. Victoria Langland (University of Michigan) 
  • Remarks & Comments by: Prof. Severino J. Albuquerque (UW-Madison), Prof. Francisco Scarano (UW-Madison), Prof. James Sweet (UW-Madison), Adela Cedillo (UW-Madison), Jacob Blanc (PhD Candidate, UW-Madison), Marta-Laura Suska (UW-Madison), Dr. Steven Smith (UW-Madison), Prof. Francisco Scarano (UW-Madison)   
  • Chairs: Prof. Alberto Vargas (UW-Madison)
  • Speakers: Prof. Jerry Dávila (U. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), Dr. Peter Kornbluh (George Washington University), Prof. Marc Hertzman (U. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign), Prof. Peter Beattie (Michigan State University), Prof. Steve J. Stern (UW-Madison), Prof. Severino J. Albuquerque (UW-Madison), Prof. Rebecca Atencio (Tulane), Prof. Chris Dunn (Tulane), Prof. Leila Lehnen (U. of New Mexico), Prof. Luca Bacchini (Italy) 

April 3 – 10: Wisconsin Film Festival 2014, featuring the following films co-sponsored by LACIS: Tanta Agua, All About the Feathers, Heli, Cannibal

April 8: “Making the Most of an ‘Obsolete Shibboleth’: Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu, and the Monroe Doctrine” / Presented by Christa Olson (Department of English, UW-Madison) / Video Recording

April 8: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Making the Most of an ‘Obsolete Shibboleth’: Hiram Bingham, Machu Picchu, and the Monroe Doctrine” / Presented by Christa Olson (Dept. of English) 

April 11: “Technology and the Images in the Narrative of our Time” / Presented by Cesar Gutierrez, Writer and Journalist / Co-sponsored by LACIS and UW-Greenbay

April 15: “Pre-Release Lecture: Art Film and Exhibition: ‘La Vida y Los Muertos’” / Presented by Professor Carolyn Kallenborn (Design Studies, UW-Madison) / Video Recording

April 15: “Talking to Strangers and Cultural Intimacy: Representing the Nation-State in (Post)Imperial Times” / By Professor Manuela Ribeiro Sanches Center for Comparative Studies, University of Lisbon / Sponsored by Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, Anonymous Fund of the College of Letters and Sciences, LACIS, Center for European Studies, and Global Studies

April 16: “Trickle-Down Sacredness: Building Churches in the Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo (c. 550-711)” / Presented by Damián Fernández 

April 18: “Pájaro Caribe: Puerto Rico y la poética de la relación” / A talk by Rubén Ríos Avila (University of Puerto Rico) 

  • Sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, LACIS, the Anonymous Fund

April 22: “Farm to forests: Challenges and opportunities in post-agricultural landscapes in the Caribbean” / Presented by Erika Marín-Spiotta (Geography, UW-Madison) 

April 28: The Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series, “Ceramics, Pigments, and Adobes of the Aguada Culture (CA. 300-1000 AD) in the Ambato Valley (Argentina): Clay Resources, Technology, and Social Change” by Dr. Silvana Bertolino, NAVE Scholar, LACIS. Sponsored by LACIS and the Nave Foundation. 

April 28: “Geopoetics of the Caribbean: Francophone Writers in Dialogue with their Anglophone and Hispanophone Counterparts” / Co-sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies; the LACIS Program & the Center for European Studies with the generous support of la Maison Française. 

April 29: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture, “Contrasting patterns of urban expansion in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia between 1992 and 2009” by Nora Barrios / Video Recording

April 30: “Value of Liberal Arts and Academic Job Market” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Djurdja Trajkovic (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

May 16: LACIS Spring 2014 Open House Celebration, featuring remarks by Alberto Vargas (LACIS’ Associate Director) and Sarah Ripp

FALL 2013

FALL 2013:

September 10: “Nabuco Award Presentations & Lunch Reception” / Video Recording

  • Presented by Jacob Blanc, PhD Candidate in Latin American History 
  • Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative and the Division of International Studies 

September 16,: Film screening and discussion, The Undocumented with Kathryn Rodriguez and filmmaker and NAVE Visiting Scholar Marco Williams / Sponsored by LACIS, NAVE Foundation and others

September 17: “The Evolution of a Cause: Sarita Cartonera’s Battle Against Economic and Academic Partiality with Cardboard” / Presented by Gabrielle Korb, LACIS Alumna in collaboration with Prof. Ksenija Bilbija (Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese) / Video Recording

September 20: Fall 2013 LACIS Open House 

  • Welcoming LACIS Tinker Visiting Professors Francisco Pilotti and Mauricio García Villegas 

September 20: Brazil Street Protests Panel, Moderated by Professor Chris Dunn, Participants: Prof. Jerry Davila, Jacob Blanc, Marta Laura Suska & Lucas Iervolino

  • Co-sponsored by LACIS, The Brazil Initiative, Division of International Studies 

September 23: “Mexican Agrarian Reform” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Leopoldo Fergusson (Universidad de los Andes)  

September 24: “High Powered Incentives with Weak Institutions: The case of the Colombian ‘False Positives’ / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Leopoldo Fergusson (Universidad de los Andes) / Video Recording

September 27: Screening of Sleep Dealer (2008) and The Border Trilogy (2003), followed by Q&A with Alex Rivera, Fall 2013 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence / Sponsored by LACIS and others 

October 1: “Rethinking the Comparative Perspective on Class and Representation: Evidence from Latin America” / Presented by Noam Lupu (Dept. of Political Science) / Video Recording

October 3: Seminar: 40 Years After the Coup: Indigenous Rights, Democracy, and the Struggle for Recognition of the Mapuche People in Chile / Co-sponsored by the Havens Center, LACIS; The Center for Humanities Mellon Workshop on “New Media and Mass/Popular Culture in the Global South”; the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore; and the Global Legal Studies

October 8: “Drums, Dance, and Detour: Political Perspectives on the Patrimonialization of Guadeloupean Music” / Presented by Jerome Camal, Visiting Assistant Professor, UCLA Dept. of Musicology 

October 8: “Mining, jobs, and the environment” / With presenters Al Gedicks (UW-Lacrosse), David Newby (Wisconsin AFL-CIO), Esmeralda Villalta and Alexandra Early (grassroots anti-mining and human rights activists)  

  • Co-sponsored by LACIS and numerous others 

October 8, 10, & 12: Visit from Emilio Williams, playwright 

  • October 8: An Update on the Plague: the AIDS Global Humanitarian Crisis 
  • October 10: From the notebook to the stage: a playwright’s creative process 
  • October 12: Intensive playwriting workshop

October 14: UW-Madison Brazil Business Summit with Keynote Speaker Ambassador Paulo Camargo, Consul General of Brazil / Co-sponsored by LACIS and numerous others

October 15: “Lessons from the Mexican Human Rights Organization Comité Cerezo” / Presented by Francisco Cerezo, Witness for Peace / Video Recording

October 15: Madison Area Network for Innovation and Collaboration Breakfast with Alex Rivera, Fall 2013 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence / Sponsored by LACIS and others 

October 15: Screening of “Gold Fever” followed by discussion / With support from LACIS

October 17: “Sex, Pleasure and Violence in Ancient Peru: Interpreting Moche Pots” / NAVE Visiting Scholar, Dr. Mary J. Weismantel, Northwestern University 

October 22: “South-South Cooperation in Social Policy: the Case of the Inter-American Social Protection Network” / Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Francisco J. Pilotti / Video Recording

October 22: “Museum for Environmental Science Project in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico” / Eduardo Santana (Universidad de Guadalajara) / Sponsored by Nelson Institute, Global Health Institute, LACIS 

October 23: “How Haitian Farmers Fed Their Own Communities” / Presented by Rose Edith Germain and Flavio Barbosa / Co-sponsored by LACIS and others 

October 24: UNA-USA Dane County celebration for United Nations Day and the International Year of Water Cooperation 

  • Funding and support provided by LACIS, UW International Student Services, Edgewood College, SERRV International, and Artifax Graphics

October 25: “Memory’s Turn: Culture and Transitional Justice in Brazil” / Presented by Brazil Initiative Visiting Scholar Rebecca Atencio (UW-Madison) / Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, LACIS, the Division of International Studies and the Human Rights Program.  

October 29: “Disobeying the Law: Citizenship, Law and Democracy in Latin America” / Presented by Tinker Visiting Scholar Mauricio Garcia Villegas 

November 1-3: Tales from Planet Earth Film Festival, featuring films on international/transnational futurism curated by Alex Rivera, Fall 2013 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence / Sponsored by LACIS and others 

  • November 1: Opening Night Roundtable: Tales of Time and Futures 

November 3: Afroperuvian Diaspora Journey with Juan Medrano Cotito / With support from LACIS NAVE Fund 

November 5: LACIS and the UW Dairy Science Program Visiting Scholar Program Present a Seminar by Professor Ernesto Martínez-Castañeda / “Generational transition in smallholder dairy farms in central Mexico” / Video Recording

November 6 & 7: Spotlight with Zainab Hawa Bangura, the United Nations Special Envoy on Sexual Violence in Conflict 

  • November 6: Sexual Violence in Areas of Armed Conflict
  • November 7: Breakfast and Conversation with students 
  • November 7: Crafting an International Legal Framework to Combat Sexual Violence in Conflict 
  • With support from LACIS and numerous others 

November 7 & 14: Cuba Film Series

  • November 7: Film screening followed by discussion: Una Noche 
  • November 14: Film screening followed by discussion, Juan of the Dead

November 9: “Justice for Genocide: A Survivor’s Story” / Presented by Anselmo Roldán Aguilar / Hosted by the Network in Solidarity with the People in Guatemala and the Association for Justice and Reconciliation 

November 12: “Our Experience in El Salvador” / Presented by Dr. Frank Kilpatrick (UW-Madison) / Video Recording

November 13 & 14: The Wisconsin Union Theater, Madison Music Collective, and Isthmus welcome Papo Vázquez and His Mighty Pirates Troubadours / Co-sponsored by LACIS and others / Part of Papo Vázquez Residency 

November 14: “World Languages Day: Bringing the World to Wisconsin!” / A highschool outreach program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Language Institute / Major sponsors include LACIS; African Studies Program; Center for East Asian Studies; Center for European Studies, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia; Office of Admissions and Recruitment; Russian Flagship Program; and Wisconsin Humanities Council 

November 17 – 19: Mini-Course: Memory & Language: Connecting with a Diverse World presented by Karin Muller, film producer, director and cinematographer

  • November 18 & 19: Travel Adventure Film Series – Cuba: The Inside Story with Karin Muller 
  • Supported by funding from the LACIS NAVE Fund

November 19: “Cultural Policy after the Coup of 2009 and on the Eve of the Honduran Presidential Elections of 2013” / Presented by Darío Euraque, Trinity College / Video Recording

November 22: “Mexican ‘Retornados’ and Families in Mexico: The Impact of the Migration Experience” / Presented by Professor María de la Luz Pérez Padilla / Co-sponsored by LACIS and others

December 3: “Sin Maíz No Hay País: Cooperation, Participation and Community in the Mexico Tortillazo Protests” / Presented by Erica Simmons (Political Science and International Studies) 

December 5: “Portraiture and Enslavement: A Transatlantic Account” by Agnes Lugo-Ortiz, University of Chicago / Sponsored by Spanish and Portuguese, LACIS, and the Center for Visual Cultures

December 16: “Wildlife conservation challenges in Chile: a practical approach” / Presented by Dr. Cristian Bonacic / Co-sponsored by LACIS and others

SPRING 2013

SPRING 2013:

March 8-10: Kaleidoscope 2013, The Ninth Annual Conference of the Graduate Students of the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese at UW-Madison: Examining identities and imaginaries through the real, fictional and theoretical practices of Iberian and Latin American literatures 

  • Supported by: The NAVE Visiting Scholars Fund, LACIS, the Anonymous Fund, The Brittingham Fund, The Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, The Kemper K. Knapp Bequest, Global Studies
  • Keynote Speakers: Horacio Castellanos Moya, Sibylle Fischer Dávila 
  • Moderators: Emily Kuder, Kate Ginsbach, Désirée Díaz, Marcos Colón, Nora Díaz Chávez, Marga Solano, Jaime Vargas Luna, Deneille Erikson 
  • Panelists: Nora Benedict, Nora Gardner, Roberto García Delgado, José Paredes, Tamara Mitchell, Estefanía Moralejo, Antonio Cardentey Levin, Maria Gracia Pardo, Diana Menasche, Gina Malagold, Ben Post, Charlotte Cartenberg, Óscar A. Pérez, Marilyn Rivera, Joe Patterson, Evelyn Galindo-Doucette, Marilyn Jones, Isaac García-Guerrero, Désirée Díaz, Gonzalo Montero, Micah McKay, Hannah Langsfield, Tara Greatorez  

April 9: “Dinosaurs, Democracy and Development: A New Era in Mexico and U.S. – Mexico Relations” / Presented by Christopher Wilson, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars / Co-sponsored by the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations and LACIS

April 9: “Engineering the Border, Imagining America” / Presented by Alex Rivera, Fall 2013 Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence 

April 15 – 18: WI Film Festival 2013, Presented by Arts Institute, UW-Madison, UW Department of Communication Arts with Campus Partners UW Cinematheque, WI Center for Film and Theater Research, WI Union Directorate Film Committee; With additional sponsorship and support from numerous partners

    • April 15: “Amerindian Perspectivism and Non-Human Rights,” Idelber Avelar, NAVE Visiting Scholar, Spanish & Portuguese, Tulane University. Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshop. Sponsored by LACIS, the Brazil Initiative, Spanish & Portuguese, Anthropology, and the NAVE Fund. 
  • April 16: 
    • “Trickle-down Scaredness: Building Churches in the Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo (c. 550-711),” Damián Fernández, History, Northern Illinois University. Sponsored by LACIS. 
    • “New Media and the Global South: Intersecting Parallels: Transnational Popular Culture in the Global South” / A roundtable, Moradewun Adejunmobi, University of California, Davis; Idelbar Avelar, Tulane University; and Anustup Basu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Sponsored by LACIS and others. 
    • “Decentering ‘New Cinemas’ History: Transatlantic Exchanges in 1960s Cuba,” Susan Martín-Márquez (Rutgers University); Sponsored by European Studies, Spanish & Portuguese, and LACIS
  • April 17: “Feminist Theory and Practice in the African Diaspora: Recasting ‘Black Venues’ in the New African Diaspora (Part II),” Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe, Duke University. Sponsored by LACIS and others.  
  • April 18: 
    • “Pájaro Caribe: Puerto Rico y La Poética de la Relación” / Rubén Ríos Ávila, University of Puerto Rico / Sponsored by Spanish & Portuguese, LACIS and the Anonymous Fund 
    • “State of the Student Movement… In the Rest of the Decade.” Felipe Matos, Max Berger, Nelini Stamp, and Molly Shack. Sponsored by LACIS, Working Class Student Union, USSA UW-Madison Campus Chapter, the Brazil Initiative, and Students for Justice in Palestine. 

April 23: “Brazilian Cultural Economy as Political Economy: Superfluity and the ‘Productive Precariat’ in the ‘Post-Multiculturalist’ Movement.” / Video Recording

May 8: “Salvador da Bahia: Economic and Social Aspects of a Proto-global City in Brazil, 1650-1750” / Presented by Christopher Ebert (Brooklyn College/CUNY) / Sponsored by LACIS, the Brazil Initiative and the Division of International Studies 

July 10 – 12: CLACS Summer Teacher Institute: Indigenous Movements in Contemporary Latin America, Hosted at UW-Milwaukee 

  • Lectures by: Dr. R. McKenna Brown (Virginia Commonwealth University), Dr. Shannan Mattiace (Allegheny College), Dr. Karl Swinehart (University of Chicago), Dr. Christa Olson 
  • A collaboration between UW-Whitewater, LACIS, and UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

FALL 2012

FALL 2012:

September 11: “Where have you been, Mr. Bim?’ Tom Jobim, cronista de Nova Iorque” / Sponsored by LACIS and the Brazil Initiative

September 18: Joaquim Nabuco Award Presentation and Reception, presented by Nicholas Barnes, Political Science at UW-Madison / Video Recording

October 2: “Does protest make policy? Explaining Education Reform in Chile” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Rossana Castiglioni, Visiting Fellow at Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame and Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile / Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Political Science and Sociology, UW-Madison / Video Recording

October 9: “Teatro y Frontera” Presented by Hugo Salcedo, award-winning playwright, poet, essayist, critic and theater director

October 16: “The Peace Community’s Alternative University: A Novel Approach to Education” / Presented by Jesús Tuberquia, legal representative of the Peace Community San José de Apartadó, Colombia / Video Recording

October 23: “Traditional Medicine is ‘Modern’ Medicine” / Presented by David Kiefer, UW-Madison / Co-sponsored by the Department of Medical History & Bioethics, the Global Health Institute and UW’s Department of Family Medicine / Video Recording

October 30: “Protecting All the Inhabitants of the Republics: Pro-American Nicaraguans and U.S. Interventions 1909 – 1932” / Presented by David Fields (UW-Madison) 

November 6: “The Representation of Sexual Minorities in Brazilian Cinema” / Presented by Michael Hill, BA Candidate, LACIS, Portuguese & International Studies & Recipient of a Hilldale Fellowship / Sponsored by LACIS, the Brazil Initiative and the Division of International Studies 

November 12: “Connecting Common Struggles: Destructive Mining in El Salvador and Wisconsin” / Sponsored by LACIS’ NAVE Fund, OXFAM, Sierra Club, Madison-Arcatao 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 

November 13: “Blood of the Sun: The Poetry of Salgado Maranhao” / Presented by Professor Alexis Levitin, SUNY Distinguished Professor / Sponsored by LACIS, the Brazil Initiative and the DIvision of International Studies

November 27: “Policing as a Motor of Trust? Exploring the Pacification Police Unit in Rio de Janeiro” / Presented by Marta-Laura Suska (UWM) / Sponsored by LACIS, the Brazil Initiative and the Division of International Studies

SPRING 2012

SPRING 2012:

Ongoing Art Exhibition: “Women, Labor & Compassion” / Co-sponsored by the Overture Center for the Arts, Women’s Issues Committee and the Madison Arts Commission with support from LACIS and others. 

January 27 – 28: 2012 LACIS Festival de Cine: ‘21st Century Catalan” 

  • January 27: Film Screenings, Black Bread (Pa Negre); Catalunya Über Alles
  • January 28: Honor of the Knights (Honor de Cavalleria); En Construcción  
  • Supported in part by LACIS and the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and United States Universities

January 29: “A Nose for Translators: Contemporary Latin American Fiction in Search of a Protagonist” / Presented by Professor Martín Gaspar (Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese) 

January 31: Tinker-NAVE Summer Field Research Grant Information Session 

February 5: “Tinker/NAVE Short-Term Field Research Grant Information Session for Graduate Students” / Presented by Alberto Vargas, LACIS 

February 7: “Packaging positional, orientational and configurational concepts into words and phrases: a comparison of Spanish and Yucatec Maya” / Presented by Grant Armstrong, PhD Georgetown University, UW-Madison Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese 

February 8: “NAFTA Update: Doing International Business Close to Home” featuring Vito Pennimpede, Allen Vigil, and Val Holtrop / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Madison International Trade Association 

February 9: “Taste of Cultures: Discover Brazil!” / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Brazil Initiative

February 14: “Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and Black Britons” / Presented by Darrell Newton, Salisbury University / Video Recording

February 14: NAFTA Update: Doing International Business Close to Home / Presented by the Madison International Trade Association, co-sponsored by LACIS 

February 15: FLAS Information Session for Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships 

February 19: “Panorama Político de Honduras en el Contexto de las Elecciones Presidenciales de 2013” / Presented in Spanish by Marcio Enrique Sierra Mejia 

February 27: “Attention, Archive, and Authorship in the Digital Visual Culture: Changing Terrains for Schooling” / Presented by Inés Dussel, Latin American School for the Social Sciences (FLASCO Argentina) 

February 21: “Alternatives to Traditional Study Abroad” / Hosted by LACIS with numerous participating organizations 

February 28: “Global advocacy and academia – the ethical imperative of fighting hunger” / Presented by Pablo Prado, Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala City, Spring Visiting Professor of Botany in Environmental Studies / Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Botany and the Tinker Foundation 

February 29: “Reading, Discussion and Slideshow: Stories from Mexico” / Presented by Wendy Call 

February 29: “Woven Lives/Vidas Entretejidas” Documentary Film Screening & Discussion / Co-sponsored by LACIS through a grant from the US Dept. of Education Title VI Program

March 2012 (Various Dates): Enrique’s Journey photographer Don Bartlett visits UW-Madison to celebrate Our Nations of Others / Co-organized by LACIS, Memorial Library, Community Partnerships and Outreach Staff Networks, Education Outreach and Partnerships, School of Education, Go Big Read; Co-sponsored by LACIS and others 

  • March 14-30: Multicultural Student Center Gallery 
  • March 19: Brown Bag Discussion: “Borders, Immigration and Photo Journalism: A Conversation with Don Bartletti” 
  • March 20: Awards and Keynote Address: Our Nations of Others featuring special guest Don Bartletti 
  • March 1-30: Photography Exhibit: “Bound to El Norte” by Don Bartletti

March 1: “Transplantation and the Trolley Case; Why not Confiscating Cadaveric Organs?” / Presented by Pablo de Lora, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Sponsored by the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, LACIS, Dept. of Medical History and Bioethics

March 2: “Vida, muerte y responsabilidad en Los enamoramientos de Javier Marías: algunas notas a pie de página” / Presented by Pablo de Lora, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Sponsored by the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, LACIS, Dept. of Medical History and Bioethics

March 3: Carnival: Celebrating Music from Latin America & the Iberian Peninsula, featuring over 30 performers & 20 composers from Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Spain, Portugal & more. 

  • Co-sponsored by LACIS and the UW Piano Department

March 6: “Two settlement houses in Chicago and the Mexican Identity” / Dos casas de asentimiento en Chicago y la identidad mexicana” / Presented in Spanish by Fernando Vizcaíno, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 

March 7: La Presencia Afrocolombiana en el Arte: Deconstrucción de los Imaginarios de la Marginalidad  / Liliana Angulo, Performance & Visual Artist / Presented in conjunction with Civil Disobedience / Acts of Resistance, the 2012 Kaleidoscope Graduate Student Conference

  • Presented by the Nave Visiting Scholars Fund, the Anonymous Fund, the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, LACIS, Global Studies, the Center for Visual Cultures, and Visual Culture Student Focus Group

March 8 – 11: Kaleidoscope, Conference of the graduate students of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese: Civil Disobedience / Acts of Resistance

  • Keynote Speaker: José del Valle 
  • Invited Authors: Liliana Angulo; Mario Bellatín; Felix Bruzzone; Elsa Drucaroff; Yuri Herrera; Ondjaki; Santiago Roncagliolio; Pedro Antonio Valdez 
  • Supporters: LACIS, the Nave Visiting Scholars Fund, The Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, The Knapp House, Global Studies

March 12: “LIVE Mural Painting and Reception with Brazilian Graffiti Artist Panmela Castro” / Co-sponsored by LACIS and Vital Voices Global Partnerships

March 13: Gender Equality Mural Workshops (By invitation only, for educators) 

  • Taught by Panmela Castro

March 13: “The Labor of Images: Science Fiction in 21st-Century Latin America” / Presented by Sarah Wells, U. of Iowa / Video Recording

March 15: LACIS Study Abroad Information Session

March 16: “Learn About AmeriCorps: A National Service Program” / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Community Health Corps, Letters & Services Career Services, and Sixteenth Street

March 19: “Madison Students Report Back from El Salvador” / Presented by undergraduates Valeria Cerda, Lauren Danen, Claire Gecewicz, Nick Nelson, & Chris Warner with UW instructors Patrick Barrett & Alberto Vargas / Video Recording

March 20: “Forced and Compulsory Sterilization of Indigenous Women in the Americas” / Presented by Reynaldo Morales, LACIS Alum, UW Graduate Student & Araceli Alonso, UW-Madison 

March 22: “Language for Life: Languages & Global Health” with Lauren Mueenuddin, Claire Wendland, and Mollie Overby / Co-sponsored by LACIS and other campus partners

March 26: “LACIS Academic Programming Session” with Ksenija Bilbija (Director, LACIS), Alberto Vargas (Associate Director, LACIS), and Sarah Ripp (Undergraduate Advisor, LACIS) 

March 26: “Border Politics from Above & Below: Organizing for Justice in Spite of Elections” with Macrina Cárdenas de Alarcón 

March 27: “Public signs and threatened face: The pragmatics of public prohibitions in Spanish and its neighbors” / John Green, University of Bradford, UK / Sponsored by LACIS, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

March 28: “The manual to Romance: Its history from Bourciez to Elcock, with the occasional diversion” / Sponsored by LACIS, University Lectures Committee, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, Dept. of French & Italian, Dept. of Linguistics

March 29: Alex Rivera Programming / Film screening followed by discussion with Alex Rivera / Co-sponsored by LACIS

April 2: “Otro Chile es Posible”: Media, memory, and framing political opportunity in the online networks of the Chilean student movement / Presented by Jackson Foote (UW-Madison PhD Candidate, School of Journalism & Mass Communication) / Video Recording

April 9: “The Ideational Foundation of Judicial Power: Legal Cultures, Strategic Litigation and Judicial Behavior in Cases of Gross Human Rights Violation in Peru” / Presented by Ezequiel Gonzalez Ocanto, University of Notre Dame

April 10: Brazil, Chile and Colombia Business Realities: Opportunities, Strategies and Challenges / Presented by Dr. Marcus Braga-Alves, Marquette University, and other speakers / Co-sponsored by the Madison International Trade Association and LACIS

April 10: “Human Rights Threats and Mining in Colombia” / Presented by John Laun, President of Colombia Support Network; Eunice Gibson, Secretary of Colombia Support Network; David Newby, AFL – CIO Wisconsin; Steven Pegelow, CSN intern and president of CSN – UW Badgers; Brice O’Connell, CSN intern and member of CSN – UW Badgers 

April 11: Grading Opening Reception: Art Exhibit by Jonatas Chimen, Brazilian Artist and Current LACIS Undergraduate

April 12: Biomitografiando el bildungsroman: una lectura de la novela El arca de la memoria de Dinorah Cortés Veléz” / Presented by Dinorah Cortés-Veléz / Sponsored by LACIS & Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

April 13: 2012 LACIS Graduate Student Conference, Flowing Frontiers: The Dancing Dynamics of the Americas / Video Recording

  • Keynote Address: María Elena Cepeda
  • Panelists: Ian Carrillo, Jen-Jei Jason Nu, Joe Quick, Annabel Ipsen, Alberto Ortiz, Lauren Pagel, Juan Antonio Del Monte Madrigal, Aurelio Meza, Beth Ann Zinsli, Jeanne Essame, Mario Bruzzone, Suzanne Ress, Scarlett Andrews
  • Sponsored by the LACIS NAVE Fund and the Secretary of the Faculty’s Anonymous Fund

April 15 – 17: Two Spanish Masterpieces and La originalidad artística de “La Celestina”. An International Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of María Rosa Lida’s work / Co-sponsored by LACIS and others

April 16: “Mayan Cosmovision: Politics and Spirituality in 2012” / Presented by Carlos Escalante, Mayan cosmovision expert, spiritual guide and activist / Co-sponsored by Community Action on Latin America, Sustainable Development for Guatemala, Centro Hispano, LACIS

April 17: Cineclub Iberoamericano presents Miss Bala / Co-sponsored by the Spanish & Portuguese Dept. and LACIS

April 17: “Aesthetics and Politics of Post Autonomous Literatures in Argentina” / Presented by Djurdja Trajkovic, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, UW-Madison

April 19: “What is Literature? Partes de África” / Lecture by Phillip Rothwell of Rutgers University / Sponsored by the Spanish & Portuguese Dept, The LACIS NAVE Fund, The African Studies Program, and The Center for European Studies

April 20: Sawyer Seminar: Globalization and the New Politics of Women’s Rights – Reframing Gender Politics Internationally: Where do we go from here? 

  • Including numerous Latin Americanists from UW-Madison and elsewhere, with one of the featured speakers Teresa Valdes, Center for the Study and Development of Women, Santiago, Chile 
  • Co-sponsored by LACIS through a Title VI Grant

April 20: “Land Use, Climate, and Fire in the Peruvian Amazon” / Presented by Maria Uriarte (Columbia University) / Co-sponsored by LACIS and others

April 20 – 21: Celebrating Fifty Years of The Luso-Brazilian Review: A Symposium 

  • Speakers: Severino Albuquerque, Kathryn Sanchez, Jeffrey Lesser, Emanuelle Oliveira-Monte, Ellen Sapega, Luís Nuno Rodrigues, Walter Hawthorne, Philip Rothwell, 
  • Panel Chairs: Peter Beattie, Luis Madureira
  • Panelists: Mary L. Daniel, Stanley G. Payne, Ellen Sapega, Pedro Meira Monteiro, Anna Klobucka, João Paulo Coelho
  • Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, College of Letters & Sciences, LACIS, Division of International Studies, the University of Wisconsin Press

April 23: Mellon Foundation New International Studies Lecture: “Brazilian Cultural Economy as Political Economy: Superfluity and the ‘Productive Precariat’ in the ‘Post-Multiculturalist Moment” / Presented in English by Darien Lumen (UW-Madison, Ethnomusicology) 

April 24: “A Producer’s Perspective on Fair Trade Coffee in Latin America” / Presented by representatives from fair trade coffee co-ops that work with Working Capital for Community Needs (WCCN) in Madison (simultaneous interpretation will be provided) / Video Recording

April 25: The Global Market Place II: A One-Day K-12 Teacher Workshop” 

  • “Europe at the Crossroads: The Euro Crisis and the Future of European Integration” featuring George Ross (Brandeis University), Arthur Goldhammer (Harvard University), Menzie Chinn (UW-Madison) 
  • LACIS is a co-sponsor of this event

April 25: “Symbols of Resistance: The Legacy of Artists under Pinochet” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Joanne Pottlitzer / Co-sponsored by the Goldberg Center and NAVE Fund. Sponsored by the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese and the Center for Humanities 

April 26: “Bilingual and Multicultural Education in Guatemala: Opportunities and Challenges” / Presented by Maria del Carmen Tuy Tococh / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Consejo Tikoj, Community Action on Latin America, Edgewood College

April 28: “Thirty-Five Years of Struggle; Thirty-Five Years of Success: Thirty-Fifth Anniversary Chican@ Latin@ Studies Program” / Presented by Marc Simon Rodriguez / Sponsored by the Chican@ Latin@ Studies Program, Multicultural Student Center, LACIS

April 28: Land Tenure Center celebrates its 50th anniversary, with panel discussions and noon roundtable, reception, dinner, and after-dinner stories, history, and legacy / Co-sponsored by LACIS

April 30: “Iran, the New Geopolitical Balance in the Middle East, and Implications for Latin America” / Co-sponsored by LACIS, the Division of International Studies, Global Studies, CREECA and Inside Islam. 

April 31: “Naturaleza en la ciudad: La participación del río Tunjuelo en la construcción de Bogota en el siglo XX; Contribuciones a la historia ambiental urbana en América Latina” / Presented in Spanish by Fabio Vladimir Sánchez Calderón 

May 2: “Cuba Today: Domestic Developments and Foreign Policy” / Presented by Dr. Julia Sweig, author of the recent report “Global Brazil and US-Brazil Relations” / Co-sponsored by MCFR, LACIS, Madison-Camaguey Sister City Association, the Brazil Initiative

May 3: “Thinking about Brazil in Today’s Global Environment” / Leading Cuba and Brazil Expert, Julia Sweig / Co-sponsored by the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations, the Madison-Camaguey Sister City Association, the Brazil Initiative, and the Dane County Chapter of the United Nations 

May 31: “History and the Origins of Tequila” / The National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM Chicago, in collaboration with the LACIS and “Casa San Matias” and Industrializadora de Agave San Isidro

FALL 2011

FALL 2011:

September 6: Dos Vatos Productions, UW-Madison MEChA and Centro Hispano present: Precious Knowledge (film screening) 

  • With support from LACIS and others 

September 13: “Viva la Solidaridad de Wisconsin!” Come and learn about the experiences UW students had during their service-learning program in Nicaragua / Video Recording

  Presented by: Jessie Pieper, Daniel Pertzborn, Tom Hanzlik, Michelle Patten

September 20: “In search of new destinations: South-south migration to Latin America” / Presented by Feline Freier, PhD Candidate, London School of Economics, LACIS alumna / Video Recording

September 27: 2011 Nabuco Award Paper Presentations and Reception / Presented by awardees Giso Broman & Ian Carillo / Co-sponsored by LACIS, the Brazil Initiative and the Division of International Studies / Video Recording

October 3: “Community Organizing in El Salvador” / Presented by Agustin Menjívar (President of the Association of Communities for the Development of Chalatenango and leader of the historic community Arcatao, Madison’s Sister City in El Salvador) and Alexandra Early (Coordinator for the United States-El Salvador Sister Cities Network) / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Edgewood College and the Havens Center

October 4: “Desheredados de al-Andalus: la cultura de mudéjares y moriscos” / Presented in Spanish by Luis Bernabé Pons (NAVE Visiting Scholar & Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies a the University of Alicante, Spain / Video Recording

October 6: “Islam and Christianity in 16th century Spain: the lead books of Sacromonte” / Presented by Luis Bernabé-Pons; Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Universidad de Alicante, Spain 

  • Co-sponsored by LACIS and other UW-Madison departments

October 7:  “Just Bust!” Featuring Rico Pabón / Co-sponsored by LACIS & Chican@ and Latin@ Studies at UW-Madison

October 7 – 11: Screenings of the documentary “Vidas Entretejidas / Woven Lives” & Visit by Zapotec Weaver featured in film 

  • October 7: Screening in Spanish with English subtitles
  • October 10: Screening in English
  • October 10: Screening in Spanish with English subtitles

Film screenings will be followed by a Q&A with Zapotec weaver Tito Mendoza, his wife Alejandrina Rios, and filmmaker Carolyn Kallenborn

October 11: “Railroaded by CAFTA/NAFTA: The Perilous Journey from Central America to the States” / Presented by Nancy Garcia, Center for the Orientation of Migrants / Video Recording

October 17: Film Screening & Discussion – Black in Latin America 

October 18 – 20: “The Color of Modernity: Racial and Regional Difference in Postcolonial Brazil” / Professor Barbara Weinstein (Silver Professor of History – New York University; Past President of the American Historical Association) 

October 18: “Dandies and Rastaquoères: a History of Snobbery in Latin America” / Presented by Victor Goldgel-Carballo, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese / Video Recording

October 23: United Nations Day Luncheon: U.S. Engagement with the UN to Combat Human Trafficking, featuring Keynote Speaker Carla M. Bury / Contributors to the luncheon include LACIS and others

October 25: “Service Learning and Microenterprise in La Calera, Ecuador with the Global Health Institute of the UW” / Presented by Carybeth Reddy & Megan Hall / Video Recording

October 27: Sonia Nazario, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Enrique’s Journey, Q&A Session / Sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor in partnership with LACIS and others

October 27 & 28: Special series featuring writer Jorge Eduardo Benavides

  • October 27: Creative Writing Workshop & Public Reading/Reception 
  • October 28: “Un exilio con e-mail (Nueva narrativa en español) 

November 1: “Power and Language: Printed Books and Standardization of Castilian around 1500” / Presented by Fernando Tejedo (Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese) / Video Recording

November 1 – 3: Haven Center Lecture Series: “The Epistemologies of the South: Reinventing Social Emancipation” by Boaventura de Sousa Santos (University of Coimbra)

  • November 1: “Why and How to Take a Distance from the Western Critical Tradition” 
  • November 2: “A Postcolonial Conception of Citizenship and Intercultural Human Rights” 
  • November 3: Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
  • Co-sponsored by LACIS, the Center for European Studies and Global Studies

November 2: “Justice Now! Human Rights in Indigenous Communities of Chiapas” with Priscilla Ruiz Guillen of Fray Bartolomé Human Rights Center / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the UW Indigenous Law and Student Association

November 3: “Unearthing the Aztec capital: Archaeology in downtown Mexico City” / Presented by Dr. Leonardo López Luján (Senior Researcher, Museo del Templo Mayor; Professor, ENAH/ENCRYM, INAH, Mexico City) / Sponsored by the Dept. of Anthropology and LACIS

November 8: “No More Deaths: Humanitarian Aid on the US/Mexico border” / Presented by Dr. Rachel Rodriguez (Edgewood College)

November 8: “Anonymity in the Andes: from Vargas Llosa to Claudia Llosa” / Presented by Martin Gaspar (Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese) / Video Recording

November 10: “I’m Trying to Reach You: Performing Fiction Performing Scholarship” / Presented by the Center for Visual Cultures, Co-sponsored by the Dept. of English & LACIS

November 15: “Representaciones de la Nación en Cádiz, de Benito Pérez Galdós: Una Lectura” / Presented by Prof. Antonio Dorca (Macalester College) / Funded by the Anonymous Fund, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, LACIS, and the Center for European Studies

November 15: “Theater and a Global Capital” / Presented by Loredana Comparone (Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese)

November 17: College to Career IS and LACIS Majors in the Field; Co-sponsored by LACIS, International Studies Major, Career Services College of Letters & Science, Global Studies

November 19: 10th Annual International Children’s and Young Adult Literature Celebration, featuring Atinuke, Kathleen Horning, Anne Pellowski, Mitali Perkins; Event sponsored by Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium, including funding by LACIS and others.

November 29: “Sugestión y maravilla en los discursos científicos, espirituales y literarios de la España moderna” / Presented by Alicia Cerezo, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese / Video Recording

December 3: Film Screening followed by Q&A with the Director — Impunity: A Colombia Story

December 6: “Chota Valley Spanish: Linguistic and Sociohistorical Evidence to Shed Light on its Origin” / Presented by Sandro Sessarego (Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese)

December 13: Lecture – “Millennium Development Goals, and Women’s Human Rights” / Presented by Araceli Alonso / Sponsored by the Dane County Chapter of the United Nations, Edgewood College and LACIS

SUMMER 2011

SUMMER 2011:

June 9: “Honduran Attorneys Ignore Death Threats, Fight for Justice & Democracy after Coup” / Alex Navas Alvarez and Alejandro Mairena

July 6 – 8: The New Left in Latin America; A collaboration between UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison LACIS and UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

SPRING 2011

SPRING 2011:

January 25: “NAVE Short-Term Field Research Grant Informational Session (for Graduate Students)” by Alberto Vargas, LACIS Associate Director

January 27: “‘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, University of Illinois-Champaign) / Co-sponsored by Department of History, Afro-American Studies, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies, LACIS

January 28 – January 30: 2011 Festival de Cine: New Portuguese Cinema / Series supported in part by LACIS and the Center for European Studies, sponsored by Cinematheque 

  • January 28: Film Screening: The Strange Case of Angelica
  • January 29: Film Screening: Miguel Gomes Shorts + The Face You Deserve
  • January 30: Film Screening: To Die Like a Man

February 1: LACIS Lecture Series: “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 at SENAI-CIMATEC Center, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil) / Video Recording

February 8: LACIS Lecture Series: “Learning About the Cuban Healthcare System” / Presented by Dr. Bernard Micke (President, Wisconsin Medical Project, affiliated with UWHealth Palliative Care and HospiceCare, Inc.)

February 9: “Ciudad Juárez: the definitive neoliberal city” / Presented by Veronica Leyva (Grassroots Organizer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico) / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Mexico Solidarity Network, Madison Infoshop, Family Farm Defenders

February 10: “College to Career: IS and LACIS Majors in the Field” / Career Workshop led by Molly Kochalk / Co-sponsors: LACIS, IS Major, Wisconsin IS Major Association, L&S Career Services

February 14-15: Film Screening: Cuba: A Road Journey from Havana to Santiago with Marlin Darrah / Co-sponsored by Wisconsin Theater Endowment Fund, A.V. Club Madison

February 15: LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Tourists, Ports and Hotspots, Oh My! The Dilemmas of Development and the Politics of Place in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest” / Presented by Colleen Scanlon Lyons (Associate Director, Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration, and Creative Governance (3cg), University of Colorado at Boulder) 

February 15 – March 15: WI International Outreach Consortium presents: “Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World” professional development course for teachers (LACIS Co-sponsor) 

February 17: “Microlending Film: A Documentary about Enterprising Women” / Presented by Director/Producer Rachel Cook, and Director of Photography Steve Hiller / Co-sponsors: LACIS, CIBER, African Studies

February 17: Lecture by Oxana Shevel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tufts University / Co-sponsors: LACIS, CREECA, the Center for European Studies

February 25: 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-sponsors: LACIS, Dept of Geography, SAGE, the Nelson Institute, The Dept of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, The Dept of Zoology, Wisconsin Ecology

March 1: LACIS Lecture Series: “Living and Teaching in the Guatemalan Highlands: My Experiences in a Chuj Mayan Community” / Presented by Alex Allweiss (Graduate Student, Educational Policy Studies)

March 4-6: Kaleidoscope 7th Annual Graduate Student Conference: “The Ethics of Representation and the Representation of Ethics”: 7th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese

  • Keynote Speaker: “‘We must write what is forbidden’: Representation and Disaster” by Naomi Madel (Associate Professor of English & Comparative Literature, the University of Rhode Island)
  • Co-sponsors: LACIS, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, Global Studies

March 8: “Legalizing Identities: Becoming Black or Indian in Brazil’s Northeast” / Presented by Jan Hoffman French (NAVE Visiting Scholar and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Richmond) / Co-sponsors: LACIS, Dept of Anthropology, Dept of Sociology

March 10: “Of Macho and Men: Russian and Latino Heroes in Contemporary Film” / Presented by Thomas J. Garza University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin / Co-sponsors CREECA, Dept of Slavic Languages and Literature

March 10: “Come and learn about the fair trade industry directly from a Guatemalan producer!” with Florinda Gomez de Aquilar (Coordinator of the Asociación de identidad del pueblo MAM) / Co-sponsors: LACIS, Casa Guatemala in Chicago

March 21 – 22: “Building a Better World”  Conference / Sponsored by: WI Council for the Social Studies, Economics WI, WI Dept of Public Instruction, WI Geographic Alliance, WI Historical Society, WI International Outreach Consortium, LACIS / Numerous presenters and sessions

March 22: LACIS Lecture Series and Film Screening & Presentation: “TV Serrana from Cuba’s Sierra Maestra Mountains” / Presented by Carlos Rodriguez, Cuban Film-maker and member of TV Serrana / Co-sponsors: CALA Madison, Rainbow Bookstore / Video Recording

March 24-26: “Peace Corps and Africa: Honoring 50 Years” / Sponsors: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of International Studies, Wisconsin Alumni Association, Global Studies, the College of Letters and Science Anonymous Fund, the Morgridge Center for Public Service, the Chicago Peace Corps Regional Recruitment Office, LACIS / Numerous presenters and sessions

March 29: LACIS Lecture Series: “Do Politics Really Matter? Reforming Health Care Systems in Latin America: The Uruguayan Case in the Comparative Perspective” / Presented by Jorge Papadopulos, Tinker Visiting Professor, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales-Uruguay 

March 30: “UW-SOTA Peru Orphanage Project” / Presented by Christie DeAno, Daniel Rortvedt (UW-Madison 2010 Masters degrees in Occupational Therapy, UW-SOTA Members) 

March 31: Film Screening co-sponsored by LACIS: World Cinema Day featuring “The Colors of the Mountain (Los Colores de la Montana)”

March 31: Presentation and Discussion: “Paula Rego and the Power of Vision: ‘My painting is like an interior story'” led by Ana Gabriela Macedo, Univesidade de Minho (Portugal) / Co-sponsors: LACIS, Center for European Studies, Institute for Research in Humanities, Center for Visual Cultures, NAVE

April 4: “Exclusions and Preferences: Argentine Immigration and Nationality Law in Comparative Perspective” / Presented by  David Cook-Martin (Grinnell College) / Co-sponsors include Sociology Dept

April 5: Conference Presentation: “reTURN: USA Academia and Latin America: ¿What is your Impact?” by Professor Fernando O. Reati (Georgia State University) / Co-sponsored by LACIS’ NAVE Fund

  • Keynote Address: “Disobedience Art in Argentina” presented by Professor Fernando O. Reati, Georgia State University 
  • Presenters: Nora Diaz, Axel Presas, Lauren Cunningham, Ingrid Bolivar, Christopher Carlson, Annabel Ipsen, Jessica Long, Bethsaida Nieves, Susanne B. Ress, Edith Beltran, Joseph Quick, Andrew Stefan 
  • Roundtable discussion moderated by Ksenija Bilbija, with the following participants: 
    • Fernando O. Reati, Ruben Medina, Jorge Papadopulos, Daniel Ippolito, Djurdja Trajkovic, Lauren Pagel, Jaime Vargas 

April 6 & 21: “Nacion Nomada/Nomadic Nation” Poetry Reading by Rubén Medina (Dept of Spanish & Portuguese)

April 6: “How Big is the Carbon Footprint of Medieval World Literature?: On the Agency of Cross-Cultural Literary Trade” Workshop led by Professor Cesar Dominquez, 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 / 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

April 7: “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 Professor Santiago Lopez-Rios (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Harvard University) / Co-sponsors: Dept of Spanish and Portuguese, Center for European Studies, the Lectures Committee

April 8: “Phantom within the National Canon – Star within the World Canon: A Prosopographical Approach to Vincente Blasco Ibanez” Workshop with Professor Cesar Dominquez (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) / Co-sponsors: LACIS, 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

April 8: “Religious Images and Heterodoxy” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar and Associate Professor Santiago Lopez-Rios of the Universidad Complutense in Madrid / Co-sponsors: LACIS, NAVE Fund, the Dept of Spanish & Portuguese Lectures Committee, Center for European Studies

April 9: Conference: “La Mujer Latina: Mujeres con Fuerza: Defining our Legacy while Enhancing Society” / Keynote Lecture: “ “Community Building is not a Euphemism for Assimilation But Inclusion of Different Identities” by Hermanos Avila,  NAVE Visiting Scholar, and Dr. Rusty Barcelo / 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, LACIS

April 12: “Current Trends in Brazilian Higher Education” / Presented by Leandro Tessler (Professor of Physics and Director of International Relations at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), São Paulo, Brazil) / Co-sponsors: LACIS and the Brazil Initiative

April 14: “Borges, of the Death of Theory (Really this Time)” / Presented by Brett Levinson (2011 Roberto G. Sanchez Distinguished Lecturer, State University of NY at Brittingham)

April 16: Film Screening & Live Discussion with Director Pedro Costa / Co-sponsors: LACIS and Center for European Studies

April 18: “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-sponsors: 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, LACIS 

April 20: Brazil Month Lecture: “African Nations and Ethics Identity in the Mina Coast and in Brazil: an Atlantic Comparative Approach” / Presented by Luis Nicolau Pares (Professor of Anthropology, Federal University of Bahia (UFBA)

April 21: “Hip Hop in Panama: A Panel Discussion” with Members of First Wave, Los Rakas, Beat Gang Crew / Co-sponsors: LACIS and OMAI

April 21: Brazil Month Lecture: “Sacred Double Consciousness: The Signs of Citizenship and Spirit Possession in the Afro-American World” / Presented by J. Lorand Matory (Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Director, Center for African and African American Studies-Duke University)

April 23: “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

April 25: Brazil Month, Awards Ceremony: Global Citizen Award Presented to Ambassador João Almino (Ambassador and Consul General of Brazil in Chicago) / Co-sponsors:  Brazil Initiative, the Division of International Studies

April 26: LACIS Lecture Series: “An ‘Eco-Political’ Vision for an Environmental History: Debates in Common Research Agenda for Latin American and North American Scholars” by Germán Palacio (Tinker Visiting Scholar, Universidad Nacional de Colombia) / Video Recording

April 26: “Why Isn’t Mexico Rich? Why Should it be?” Discussion led by Gerardo Esquivel Hernandez,  Professor of Economics at El Colegio de Mexico, Tinker Visiting Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago / Co-sponsors: WI Union Directorate and LACIS / Video Recording

April 26: “Economic and Political Aspects of the Drug War and Rising Violence in Mexico” / Discussion led by Gerardo Esquivel Hernandez,  Professor of Economics at El Colegio de Mexico, Tinker Visiting Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago / Co-sponsors: WI Union Directorate and LACIS 

April 28: “Successful Experiences on Microfinance and Fair Trade in Honduras and Nicaragua” / Presented by Juana Vallareyna and Irma Lopez of Fundación Entre Mujeres in Esteli, Nicaragua and Magda Edy Lopez and Olivia Castellanos of Cooperative Mixta de Mujeres Ltda in Honduras / Co-sponsors: Working Capital for Community Needs, Just Coffee, UW’s Agricultural & Applied Economics Program, LACIS / Video Recording

April 28: Brazil Month 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-sponsors: LACIS, Brazil Initiative,  Division of Intl Studies

May 2: “Knots and Names: A Khipu/Alphabetic Hybrid Text from the Central Andes” / Presented by Sabine Hyland (Associate Professor of Anthropology, St. Norbert College) / Co-sponsors: Anthropology Department & LACIS NAVE Fund

May 5: “I Speak for Myself: American Women on Being Muslim” / Panel Discussion with: Zahra T. Suratwala (Co-editor of I Speak for Myself/CEO of Zahra Ink, Incorporated), Mariam Sobh (Founder and Editor-In-Chief of Hijabtrendz.com), Zainab A. Alwan (JD, Concentration in Immigration Law), Amany Ezeldin (Immigration Attorney, Professor of Human Rights at Columbia Chicago Chicago) / Co-sponsors: Inside Islam: Dialogues and Debates, The UW-Madison International and Area Studies Centers, WI Public Radio, LACIS

May 6: “What Can We Learn from Brazil’s ‘Pro-Poor’ Strategies?” / Presented by Gay Seidman (Professor of Sociology, UW-Madison) / Co-sponsored by Department of Community and Environmental Sociology

May 18: “Dengue Virus in Brazil: the 2010 epidemic” / Presented by Camila Romano (PhD, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Sao Paulo) / Co-sponsors: LACIS, Brazil Initiative, Division of International Studies

May 24: Discussion with Otton Solis, Eminent Scholar, University of Florida

FALL 2010

FALL 2010:

September 7: “Nabuco in Wisconsin, over a hundred years of collaboration between Brazil and UW-Madison. A presentation in honor of Brazil’s Independence day!” / Co-presented by Severino Albuquerque, Professor, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese & Paloma Celis Carbajal, Bibliographer, Ibero-American Studies Collection, UW-Madison 

September 14: “The Cross and the Pelourinho: Christian Violence, Visual Culture, and the Representation of Slavery in Brazil” / Presented by Matthew Francis Rarey, PhD Candidate, Art History and the 2010 Nabuco Award Recipient 

  • Sponsored by LACIS and the Brazil Initiative 

September 21: “The Women in Action Dance Ensemble: Elegant Nicaraguan Folkloric Dancing” / Co-sponsored by Compas de Nicaragua, LACIS, support from ALAS (Association for Latino/a Students), the Center for Global Education, and the Center for Multicultural Education at Edgewood College 

September 21-25: 2010 Madison World Music Festival, Co-Sponsors include LACIS and

  • September 21: Film Screening & Discussion: “The Duke of Bachata” / A post-film discussion will by led by Alejandro Nuñez (Sponsored by LACIS & The WI Union Theatre) 
  • September 23: Screening of the documentary about Dja-Rara, “The Other Side of the Water: the Journey of a Haitian Rara Band in Brooklyn” with Q&A with film director, Jeremy Robins, MATC Mitby Theater 
  • September 25: Joan Soriano (Dominican Republic) Bachata dance party!

September 23: Brazil: Business Opportunities for U.S. Companies, featuring senior Brazilian policymaker Dr. Welber Barral, Secretary of Foreign Trade for Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade and Tim Sheehan, a Foley & Lardner legal expert; Sponsored by UW-Madison Center for International Business, Co-sponsored by LACIS Brazil Initiative and others.

September 23-24: Second Conference in Honor of Joaquim Nabuco: Emerging Issues in US-Brazilian Relations 

  • Speakers: Gilles Bousquet (UW-Madison); Guido Podesta (UW-Madison); Severino Albuquerque; David Trubek; Maria Regina de Soares Lima (State University of Rio de Janeiro); Jeffrey Cason (Middlebury College); Jeremi Suri (UW-Madison); Julia Sweig (Council on Foreign Relations); Glauco Arbix (Universidade de São Paulo; Tinker Visiting Professor at UW-Madison); Ben Ross Schneider (MIT); David Trubek (UW-Madison); Sebastião C. Velasco e Cruz (Universidade Estadual de Campinas); Joseph Conti (UW-Madison); Lisa Martin (UW-Madison); John Ohnesorge (UW-Madison); Welber Barral (Secretary of Foreign Trade for Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade); Gregory Shaffer (U. of Minnesota); Aseema Sinha (UW-Madison); Greg Nemet (UW-Madison); Adilson de Oliveira (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro); Ricardo Sennes (Universidade Católica de São Paulo); Leonam dos Santos Guimaraes (Electrobras, São Paulo); Paul Wilson (UW-Madison); Kimberle Crenshaw (UCLA); Clarence Lusane (American University); Daniel Teixeira (Centro de Estudos das Relações de Trabalho e Desigualdades (CEERT), São Paulo
  • Co-Sponsors: LACIS, WAGE, Center for International Business Education and Research, Division of International Studies, UW Law School 

September 27: Reception Honoring Susana Chávez-Silverman (Pomona College) 

September 28: “Flora y Fauna del Sur” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Susana Chavez Silverman 

September 29: “Behind the Development Banks: Washington Politics, World Development, and the Wealth of Nations” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Sarah Babb (Dept. of Sociology, Boston College) / Sponsored by LACIS, Department of Sociology, and Development Studies

September 30 – October 2: Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative presents “Passing the Mic: 6th Annual International Spoken Word Series” featuring HBO Def Poets Mark Gonzales and Lisa Garza, Susana Chávez Silverman, the First Wave Hip Hop Theater Ensemble, and the Midwest Youth Slam All-Stars / Co-sponsors include Centro Hispano of Dane County, LACIS, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies, Division of International Studies, Mary Lou Williams Centennial Celebration Committee and Omega School 

October 5: “Wildman of Rhythm: The Life & Music of Benny Moré” / Presented by John Radnovich, Musical accompaniment by Ricardo Gonzalez 

October 5: Book Signing and Discussion: “Wildman of Rhythm: The Life & Music of Benny Moré” / Sponsored by LACIS during Ethnic Studies Week 

October 6: Haiti Earthquake to Mexican drug cartels: Washington Post writer Manuel Roig-Franzia shares his experiences of reporting throughout Latin America and the Caribbean / Co-sponsored by LACIS and University Communications 

October 8: “An alternative truth commission for Honduras” / Presented by Bertha Oliva (General Coordinator of the Committee of Families Detained and Disappeared in Honduras) / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Global Legal Studies Center, the Human Rights Initiative, Community Action on Latin America, Omega Delta Phi, The Latin American Solidarity Committee-Milwaukee, and UW-Milwaukee 

October 9: Film Screening & Discussion: “The Wind Journeys” / Co-sponsored by Monona Public Library & LACIS

October 12: “Espacios teatrales: el lugar del teatro independiente argentino” / Presented by Jorge Dubatti, Universidad de Buenos Aires as part of The Contemporary Spanish American Studies Colloquium  / Co-sponsored by LACIS, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, the Anonymous Fund and the Halls Visiting Scholar Fund

October 14: NAVE Summer Research Forum, Sponsored by LACIS’ NAVE Fund 

  • Presenters: Jess Long; Nate Maddux; AJ Salas; Jamie Foster; Jill Hopke; Julie Keller; Lauren Cunningham; Annabel Ipsen; Elisabeth Zwier; Bethsaida Nieves; Peyton Smith

October 19: Lecture featuring João Gilberto Noll (Writer in Residence) / Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, LACIS and the Division of International Studies 

October 19: “Cuba 1959: Roads Chosen and Not Chosen” / Presented by Samuel Farber / Co-sponsored by the Havens Center, Global Studies and LACIS

October 20: Farmingville, film screening followed by a discussion with Shamina de Gonzaga, co-founder of the organization “what moves you” and UW Assistant Professor Jill Harrison / Presented as part of US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series: “Indocumentales/Undocumentaries” co-sponsored by the UW Library, in collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, Cinema Tropical and What Moves You? 

October 22: Workshop on the fiction of João Gilberto Noll (Writer in Residence) and Symposium in Honor of  João Gilberto Noll (with Ambassador João Almino, Consul General of Brazil in Chicago) / Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, LACIS and the Division of International Studies 

October 26: “El Salvador Program: History of 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, Associate Director, LACIS / Co-sponsored by LACIS & Edgewood College 

October 27: Al Otro Lado, film screening followed by a discussion with Attorney Huma Ahsan; Jorge F. Rodriguez /  Presented as part of US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series: “Indocumentales/Undocumentaries” co-sponsored by the UW Library, in collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, Cinema Tropical and What Moves You? 

October 28: The Division of International Studies and the Brazil Initiative Present: “A Roundtable Discussion with the Authors Adriana Lisboa and Cristovão Tezza” / Co-sponsored by the Division of International Studies, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, and LACIS

October 29: “What’s Behind the Rise of the Poor and Brazil’s Shrinking Wealth Gap?” / Presented by Glauco Arbix, professor of Sociology at the University of São Paulo

November 2: “Four analytical axis to understand the Colombian Amazon” / Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Germán Palacio, Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Sede Amazonia 

November 3: Which Way Home, film screening followed by discussion with Immigration Lawyer Stacy Taeuber /  Presented as part of US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series: “Indocumentales/Undocumentaries” co-sponsored by the UW Library, in collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, Cinema Tropical and What Moves You? 

November 5 – 6: The Farther Shores of Literacy: Amerindian Graphic Invention and the World of Letters / Speakers include Elizabeth Boone (Tulane), Stephen Houston (Brown), Gary Urton (Harvard) and many others / With support from the Nave Fund, LACIS, and many others

November 6: Los Sabrosos presents “Noche Picante! A Night of Live Music & Live Performance” / Co-sponsored by LACIS and others

November 9: “Historical and Political Roots of the never-ending Colombian Conflict” / Presented by Germán Alfonso Palacio Castañeda, Visiting Tinker Professor at LACIS Program at Edgewood College

November 9: “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 / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Edgewood College and the Havens Center

November 10: Mi Vida Dentro/My Life Inside, film screening followed by a discussion with Sandy Magana, Associate Professor, UW-Madison /  Presented as part of US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series: “Indocumentales/Undocumentaries” co-sponsored by the UW Library, in collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, Cinema Tropical and What Moves You? 

November 11: “Cuerpo y catástrofe” / Presented by University of California, Berkeley as a part of The Contemporary Spanish American Studies Colloquium 

November 16: “Behind the Scenes: Vidas Entretejidas / Woven Lives” / Presented by Carolyn Kallenborn (Assistant Professor, School of Human Ecology) 

November 17: Los Que Se Quedan/Those Who Remain, film screening followed by discussion with Ruben Medina, Chair of the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese /  Presented as part of US/Mexico Interdependent Film Series: “Indocumentales/Undocumentaries” co-sponsored by the UW Library, in collaboration with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University, Cinema Tropical and What Moves You? 

November 20: 9th Annual International Children’s and Young Adult Literature Celebration

  • Speakers: Betsy & Ted Lewin, Ying Chang Compestine, Laura Resau, Truong Tran 

November 23: “Sumak Kawsay (“Good Life”) or Sustainable Development? Refounding the State and the Economy in the New Constitutionalism of Latin America” by Professor Boa Santos, Hosted by Professor Heinz Klug, UW Law School; Sponsors: Global Legal Studies with support from the Division of International Studies, the International Institute and Global Studies and LACIS.

November 30: “Is there a new Brazil?” / Presented by Tinker Visiting Scholar Glauco Arbix, Professor of Sociology at the University of São Paulo / Sponsored by LACIS & the School of Business

December 2: “Televisionary Memories: A Usable Past for the Family Living Room” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Mario Santana, Associate Professor of Spanish, U. Chicago / Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, LACIS’ NAVE Fund, and the Center for European Studies

December 7: “Religious Discourses and the Molding of an Argentinean Identity” / Presented by Ezequiel Gomez Caride (PhD Candidate, Curriculum and Instruction Department) 

December 7: “Challenges to Brazil post-Lula” / Presented by Dr. Glauco Arbix, Tinker Visiting Professor, UW School of Business and LACIS Program

December 8: “Brazil: an Emerging Player in Science and Technology?” / Tinker Visiting Professor, UW School of Business and LACIS Program, Co-sponsored by LACIS as part of the “Rays of Research Faculty Seminar Series” 

December 14: “Protection of Human Rights in the Americas” / Presented by Professor Alexandra Hunneus / Sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County Chapter, Edgewood College and LACIS

SUMMER 2010

SUMMER 2010:

June 25: “Colombian Human Rights Defender Speaks on the Situation in Colombia” presented by Nancy Fiallo Araque / Co-sponsored by LACIS, The Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice, The Immigrant Workers’ Union, Pax Christi and The Progressive Magazine 

July 1 – August 5: Summer series featuring films and documentaries about Colombian history, politics and human rights 

  • July 1: Who Shot my Brother? 
  • July 8: True Story of Killing Pablo
  • July 15: 60 Minutes, “Price of Bananas” 
  • July 22: Subtle Voices: Cries from Colombia 
  • July 29: Plan Colombia: Cashing in on the Drug War Failure
  • August 5: Secrets of the Choco

Co-sponsored by LACIS

August 10: “Educación y Género: Hombres en Nicaragua… Un estudio de caso del programa de comunicación y educación CANTERA” / Presented in Spanish by Brenda Castrillo (Universidad del País Vasco, España), co-sponsored by the Dept. of Gender & Women Studies 

August 11 – 14: A series of dance workshops featuring Afro-Brazilian dancer Dandha Da Hora / Co-sponsored by Madison Samba & LACIS 

  • August 11: Samba Reggae Class
  • August 12: A special outdoor class featuring Xadado (a traditional dance from the northeastern part of Brazil); sponsored by LACIS
  • August 14: Class featuring general Afro-Brazilian movement 
  • August 14: Dandha performance at the 3rd annual Raizes do Brasil Batizado

SPRING 2010

SPRING 2010:

February 2: “Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainability – The 1990 Indigenous Peoples March for Territory and Dignity and the Origins of the Bolivian National Forestry Law” / Presented by Mike Dockry, Liaison to the College of Menominee Nation, US Forest Service, Dissertator, Forest and Wildlife Ecology Dept., UW-Madison

February 2: “HAITI, Land of Tragedy, Land of Hope” / Part of “Haiti: Past and Present” Series in celebration of Black History Month, presented by UW-Madison Libraries, and co-sponsored by LACIS, the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies, and the Division of International Studies 

February 9: “Producer and consumer responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production–a perspective from the Brazilian Amazon” / Presented by David Zaks, PhD student, Nelson Institute’s Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

February 9: “Égalite for all: Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution” / Part of “Haiti: Past and Present” Series in celebration of Black History Month, presented by UW-Madison Libraries, and co-sponsored by LACIS, the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies, and the Division of International Studies 

February 16: “American Ruins” / Presente by Jon Beasley Murray, Assistant Professor, Dept. of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies at the University of British Columbia 

February 16: “Aristide and the Endless Revolution” / Part of “Haiti: Past and Present” Series in celebration of Black History Month, presented by UW-Madison Libraries, and co-sponsored by LACIS, the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies, and the Division of International Studies 

February 17: Seminar: Health and Well-Being in Cecosesola: “The Evolution of a 40-year-old Self-Organizing Venezuelan Cooperative” / Presented by Myron E. Rogers, Co-Author of “A Simpler Way”; Associate, Center for Innovation in Health Management, Leeds University Business School / Co-sponsored by LACIS and Global Health

February 22: Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice Presents: Spring Film Screening Stories, “Haiti: Killing the Dream” / Co-sponsored by LACIS

February 23: “Profit and Nothing But!” / Part of “Haiti: Past and Present” Series in celebration of Black History Month, presented by UW-Madison Libraries, and co-sponsored by LACIS, the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies, and the Division of International Studies 

February 23: “Poéticas indígenas contemporáneas en América Latina. Temas, contextos y desafíos de cara al siglo XXI” / Presented in Spanish by Armando Muyolema, Lecturer of Quichua Language & Culture 

March 2: “Port-au Prince is Mine” / Part of “Haiti: Past and Present” Series in celebration of Black History Month, presented by UW-Madison Libraries, and co-sponsored by LACIS, the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies, and the Division of International Studies 

March 2: “La gastronomía como aporte al desarrollo económico e integrador del Peru” / Presented in Spanish by Flavio Solorzano, Executive Chef and Owner of “El Senorio del Sulco” a renowned restaurant in Lima, Peru

March 3: “Beyond the Music”… Traditional Mexican Music Featuring Sones de México featuring the following panelists: Members of Sones de México ensemble; Raquel González Paraíso, PhD Candidate, Ethnomusicology; Jorge F. Rodriguez, PhD student in Curriculum and Instruction; David Alvarado, and other members of Son Mudanza–a Madison-based Mexican music group / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Overture Center for the Arts, Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, and National Endowment for the Arts

March 5 – 19: Cinematheque, LACIS Festival de Cine – Brazilian Films of the 1950s 

  • March 5: Screening of Carnaval Atlântida and O Homem do Sputnik  
  • March 6: Screening of Amei um Bicheiro
  • March 12: Screening of Caiçara 
  • March 19: Screening of O Cangaceiro

Support for this series provided by LACIS, the Consulate General of Brazil iin Chicago and the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission. 

March 9: “Innovation Policy in Brazil: New Approaches in the Lula Government” / Presented by Glauco Arbix, Professor of Sociology at the University of São Paulo 

March 10: “Ugly Stories of the Peruvian Agrarian Reform” by Enrique Mayer / LACIS’ Nave Fund along with The UW Anthropology & History Departments

March 11: No (Wo)man’s Land: Femicide and Impunity in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico / Presented by Lucia Melgar, Coordinator of the Program in Gender Studies at UNAM, Mexico / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

March 14: “Brazil Night” – An Opening Event for Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies & International Education Conference, “Today’s Student, Tomorrow’s Global Citizen” 

  • Opening Remarks: Dean Bowles, Emeritus Professor, UW-Madison
  • Performers: Dandha da Hora, Mestre Papiba, Dominic “Sabidinho” Stryker, Cody Rose Jussel. Student Performers: Martha Stryker, Ellen Houlihan, Joe Warbington, Dimitri Kelly, Edwin Zhao, Mark Harrod, Johanna Coenen, Leslie Deuchars, Stephanie Fan 
  • Panel Discussion: Moderated by Gerhard Fischer, WI Dept. of Public Instruction and featuring Thais Passos Fonseca (MA candidate, Agroecology, UW-Madison), Eduardo Martorelli (Undergraduate student, UW-Madison), Ronaldo Ribeiro (PhD candidate, Spanish & Portuguese Dept., UW-Madison), and Robert Schoville (UW-Madison)
  • Co-sponsored by LACIS’ Brazil Initiative and others 

March 16: “Mirándose en el espejo: autorretratos y autobiografías de mujeres en los siglos XVI y XVII” / Presented in Spanish by Mercedes Alcala-Galan, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

March 18: “1810-1910-2010: Will the Mexican Revolution Come Again?” / Presented by John Ross (Poet, Journalist) 

March 19 & 20: “New Perspectives on Gender & Human Security: A Workshop at UW-Madison” / Sponsored by the International Gender Policy Research Circle, Transatlantic Applied Research on Gender Equity Training, and the Center for Research on Gender and Women at UW-Madison / Co-sponsored by LACIS and others

March 23: Book Presentation & Discussion, “Critical Issues in the New US-Mexican Relations, Stumbling Blocks and Constructive Paths” / Presented by editors Silvia Nuñéz-García and Manuel Chavez, with Javier Laguna / Co-sponsored by LACIS, Center for International Business Education and Research, and Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy, in collaboration with the Consulado General de México en Chicago and UNAM-Chicago

March 23: “Rethinking Revolution in Evo Morales’ Bolivia” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar, Jeffrey Paige, Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan

April 4: “Enfermedad, medicina y economía simbólica en la poesía de Julián del Casal” by Miguel Gomes, University of Connecticut as part of The Contemporary Spanish American Studies Colloquium / Sponsored by Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese and LACIS, Funded by The Anonymous Fund and the Halls Visiting Scholar Fund

April 6: “Entre Dos Fuegos All Over Again: NGOs, Mineral Firms, and Peasants in the Guatemalan Highlands” / Presented by Michael Dougherty, PhD Candidate in the Development Studies Program 

April 12: Human Rights & Alternative Health Care in Honduras: The Story of Dr. Juan Almendares / Co-sponsored by Community Action on Latin America, LACIS, Milwaukee Latin American Solidarity Coalition, Chicago Religious Leadership Networks

April 13: “Interdisciplinary Public Health in Mexico” / Presented by Lori Diprete-Brown, Assistant Director, Center for Global Health; Alyson Williams, MA candidate LACIS and SLIS; and several first year Medical students presenters: Joel Charles, Melissa Sands, Michael Wauters. 

April 20: “Acompañamiento: Building the Capacity of Environmental NGOs in Latin America” / Presented by Bruce Moffett 

April 20: “Birds, Thrones and Blinding Lights: ‘Misticismos Encontrados’ Between the Nasrid Sultanate of Granada and the Christian Kingdom of Castile” / Presented by Cynthia Robinson, Cornell University 

  • Lecture organized by the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, co-sponsored by LACIS and Medieval Studies

April 22: “Developmental State Strategies before the WTO Dispute Settlement System: The Case of Brazil” by Professor Michelle Ratton-Sanchez (Law School of Getulio Vargas Foundation, São Paulo, Brazil) / Sponsored by Global Legal Studies Center, Center for World Affairs and Global Economy, LACIS and UW-Madison Brazil Initiative

April 22 – May 7: Mobile Spaces, a transnational multimedia exhibition from the Caribbean to the Midwest

  • April 22: Visiting Artist Lecture: Quintin Rivera-Toro
  • April 30: Michael Linares 
  • April 23: Quintin Rivera-Toro
  • May 7: Javier Román, Mónica Félix, Rafael Miranda-Matel, Abdiel Segarra-Rios & Mylviette Morales, Karla Cott-Dorta & Ryan Smith

April 27: “Guadalupe in New York: Devotion and the Struggle for Citizenship Rights Among Mexican Immigrants” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Alyshia Galvez, Assistant Professor of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College

April 27: “Innovations in Microfinance: Experiences in Central America” with guest speakers Carlos Felipe Tzoe and Zobeida Hernandez 

April 29: “Teaching Spanish to Heritage Speakers, Pedagogical & Administrative Considerations” & “Latin@ Studies and Spanish Linguistics: Beneficial Connections” / Co-sponsored by LACIS and Lectures Committee; Chican@ and Latin@ Studies; Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese; Students for Bilingual Outreach and SLA Graduate Student Association

April 30: “The Back Pocket Map: Memory and Achievement Among Children of Immigrants in the United States” / Patricia Fernandez-Kelly, Senior Lecturer and Research Associate, Princeton University / Sponsored by the Department of Community & Environmental Sociology, Global Studies, Development Studies, LACIS, and the Division of International Studies

April 30: UW-Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs Spring Symposium – “Modern Day Slavery” with Keynote Address by Benjamin Skinner / Sponsored by LACIS and other campus partners

May 4: “A case study analysis of large-scale and small-scale dairy operations in Mexico” / Presented by LACIS Undergrad Josh Hamborg

May 5: “Nuevo Cine Argentino y la política: pueblo, masas, multitud… New Argentine Cinema and Politics: The People, the Masses, the Multitude” / Sponsored by LACIS, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, and the Visual Culture Center Funding

May 10: “Old Spanish in Muslim Spain: the African Connection” / Presented by Roger Wright / Sponsored by the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, Dept. of French & Italian, and LACIS

FALL 2009

FALL 2009:

September 8: “A Historical Sketch of the LACIS Program at UW-Madison” Presented by Alberto Vargas, LACIS’ Associate Director 

September 16-19: Madison World Music Festival, Co-Sponsored by LACIS, Anonymous Fund, Evjue Foundation, Madison Folk Dance Club, CREECA, Division of International Studies, UW System Institute on Race & Ethnicity and others. 

September 22: “Poisons and Counterpoisons in the Drama of Calderon” / Presented by David Hildner, Professor, Spanish & Portuguese 

September 24: “La Casa del Piso Más Alto, del Techo Más Bajo: Una Mirada Personal Sobre la Novela Argentina de Hoy” / Presented (in Spanish) by Branko Andjic, Writer & Specialist on Latin American Contemporary Narrative (through the NAVE Visiting Scholar Fund) 

September 25: “Positive Vibration: Later Generation Rights North and South of the Border” by Angel R. Oquendo, Olimpiad S. Ioffe Professor of International and Comparative Law, University of Connecticut

September 25: “An Evening with Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz” (Professor, CU-Boulder) 

  • Lecture/Q&A: “Criminal/Live: Intertextuality and Meaning from Bunuel’s The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz to Almodovar’s Live Flesh” 
  • Film Screening: “The Criminal Life Archibaldo de la Cruz/Ensayo de un crimen” 
  • Film Screening: “Live Flesh/Carne tremula” 
  • Co-sponsored by LACIS and Cinematheque 

September 29: “Dialogue with Representatives from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú” 

September 29: “Fiction as Exception” featuring Brazilian writer Bernardo Carvalho 

October 2: “Workshop on the writing of Bernardo Carvalho – featuring his novel Nine Nights” / Presented by Brazilian writer Bernardo Carvalho 

  • Symposium: “The fiction of Bernardo Carvalho: A Symposium” / Presented by Brazilian writer Bernardo Carvalho and literary critics Sophia Beal (Brown University) and Leila Lehnen (University of New Mexico) 

October 2: “Excavating ‘The Encounter:’ Archaeology and History at an Early Colonial Town and Church on Peru’s North Coast / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Jeffrey Quilter 

October 6: “Cartonero Conference Preview & Bookmaking Demonstration” / Workshop led by Jaime Vargas Luna, a founding editor of Sarita Cartonera and the first president of the Alianza Peruana de Editores Independientes, Universitarios y Autónomos; Ksenija Bilbija, LACIS Director and Professor, Spanish & Portuguese; Paloma Celis Carbajal, Bibliographer, Ibero-American, Memorial Library; Djurdja Trajkovic, PhD Student, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese; Lauren Pagel, PhD Student, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese, and Rebecca Sweeney. 

October 8-9: Akademia Cartonera: A Primer of Latin American Cartonera Publishers

  • Presenters: Ksenija Bilbija, Director of Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies; Paloma Celis Carbajal, Bibliographer for Ibero-American Studies; Guido Podesta, Associate Dean of International Studies; Ken Frazier, Director of the General Library System; Yerba Mala Cartonera, Animita Cartonera, Mandrágora Cartonera; Dulcinéia Catadora, Yiyi Jambo, La Cartonera. 
  • Moderators: Craig Epplin, Paloma Celis Carbajal. 

October 13: “Inequality in Latin America: Historic and Present” / Presented by Professor Jeffrey Williamson (Harvard University & UW-Madison) 

October 20: “Honduras: Presidential Change, Democracy and the Rule of Law?” / Presented by Robert Selk, JD 

October 20: “Language for Life: How Language Learning and the Peace Corps Influenced My Life” / Presented by Wisconsin’s First Lady (and UW-alumni) Jessica Doyle & John Sheffy (Peace Corps Representative) 

October 21: Lecture, “US-Brazil relations: bilateral, regional and global dimensions” / Presented by Brazilian Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota (Co-sponsored by the Brazil Initiative, LACIS, the Division of International Studies, and the College of Letters & Science) 

October 24: El Reventonazo! Self-Determination, Counter Culture, Resistance, Autonomy & Youth

  • Performers: Grupo Buya, Los Vicios de Papa, Los Cojolites, and Olmeca
  • Co-Sponsored by Centro Hispano of Dane County, Back Porch Radio Broadcasting Inc., Associated Students of Madison, Wisconsin Union, and LACIS

October 26: From Dictatorship to the Security Council: A Political Memoir / Lecture and book signing by Chilean Ambassador to the United Nations Heraldo Muñoz 

  • Co-sponsored by Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy, Division of International Studies, LACIS, UNA-USA, The University Book Store, The Human Rights Initiative

October 27: “Neo-vanguardia y desintegración: escenarios argentinos del nuevo milenio” / Presented by Paola Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese 

October 28: Panel Discussion: Climate Change, Forests, and Human Rights: A View from the Andes / Participants: Jennifer Alix-Garcia (PhD, Assistant Professor, Agriculture and Applied Economics, UW-Madison); Samuel Pratsch (PhD Dissertator, Environment & Resource Program, UW-Madison); Catherine Woodward (President, Ceiba Foundation and Associate Lecturer, Institute for Cross-College Biology Education, UW-Madison) 

October 29: Colonial Peru in Trans-Atlantic and Trans-Pacific Perspectives. A “Year of the Humanities” Colloquium Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Comentarios reales de los Incas 1609 

  • Sponsored by LACIS, Center for Humanities, and Department of Spanish and Portuguese

November 3: “Go Organic, Go to School, (and) or Go North? Southern Mexican Coffee Households in Transition” / Presented by PhD Candidate Jeremy Weber & Professor Brad Barham (Agriculture and Applied Economics)

November 10: “Lisbon Stories: Modernism and Visual Culture in Early 20th Century Portugal” / Presented by Ellen Sapega, Professor

November 17: “New Perspectives on Tiwanaku Iconography” / Presented by Dr. Christiane Clados, Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology

November 19-21: Brazilian Literary Networks 

    • Speakers: Severino Albuquerque (UW-Madison), Jõao Almino (Writer, Consul of Brazil in Chicago), Magdalena Hauner (Associate Dean College L&S, UW-Madison), Guido Podestá (Div. International Studies, UW-Madison), João Cezar de Castro Rocha (U of Manchester) 
    • Panelists: Elizabeth Lowe (UI at Urbana-Champaign), Aileen El-Kadi (U of Texas-El Paso), Alison Entrekin (Literary Translator), Darlene Sadlier (IU-Bloomington), Luís Madureira (UW-Madison), Earl Fitz (Vanderbilt University), Ellen Sapega (UW-Madison, Luso-Brazilian Review), Felipe Lindo (Associação Cultural Basílio de Gama, Consultor Itaú Cultural), Frank Sousa (University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth), José Luis Jobim (Universidade do Estado de RJ – Universidade Federal Fluminense), João Cezar de Castro Rocha (University of Manchester), Sandra Vasconcelos (Universidade de São Paulo), Earl Fitz (Verderbilt University), Sheila Leary (University of Wisconsin Press), John O’Brien (Dalkey Archive Press) 
  • Mediators: Elizabeth Jackson (Wesleyan University), David Hildner (UW-Madison), João Cezar de Castro Rocha (U of Manchester), Mary Lou Daniel (UW-Madison), Kathryn Sanchez (UW-Madison), Jõao Almino (Writer, Consul of Brazil in Chicago)

Co-Sponsors: LACIS, College of Letters & Science, Division of International Studies, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

November 20: “Land Tenure Discourses and Identity: Belize and the Andes” / Armando Muyolema and Fernando Tzib at the College Menominee Nation / Co-sponsor

November 21: 8th Annual International Children’s and Young Adult Literature Celebration 

  • Rachna Gilmore, “Stories Without Borders” 
  • Kelly Herold, “Baba Yaga Heads West: Russia’s Most Terrifying Witch in America” 
  • Sylviane Diouf, “Beyond Lions: Re-presenting Africans and Africa” 
  • James Rumford, “The Music of Peace: The Rhythm of Peace: the Rhythm of Friendship” 
  • Sponsored by the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium, including funding from LACIS and other partners.   

December 1: “The Evolution of the Workers’ Party: Implications for Understanding Brazilian Politics and Society” / Presented by David Samuels, Associate Professor, U. of Minnesota, Department of Political Science

December 2: Feminisms, democracy and diversity in Latin America in the XXI century / Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Virginia Vargas (from Catolica Universidad, Lima, Peru) 

  • Co-sponsored by LACIS, Target Research Circle, and Gender & Women’s Studies

December 4: “La disciplina en el aula: una doble tarea de enseñar y controlar” / Presented by Jose-Luis Ortega Martin (Principal Lecturer, University of Granada, Spain) / Co-sponsored by the LACIS and the Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction

December 4: “World Literature: The Allophone, the Differential, and the Common” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Djelal Kadir (Co-sponsored by the LACIS Nave Fund, Division of International Studies, Anonymous Fund, Center for German and European Studies, Global Studies, Center for European Studies and UW German Dept.) 

December 3-5: In a Few Wor(l)ds: The World Literature/s Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Opening Remarks: Ellen Sapega; Gary Sandefur

Speakers: David Damrosch, Peter Hoyng, Djelal Kadir, Paulo de Medeiros, Tania Roy, Azade Seyhan, Rebecca L. Walkowitz, William Banks, Susan Brantly, Vinay Dharwadker, Susan Stanford Friedman, Caroline Levine, B. Venkat Mani, Aarthi Vadde, Lynn Wolff 

Moderators: Guillermina de Ferrari, Michael Bernard-Donals, Donald R. Davis Jr., Tejumola Olaniyan, Marcus Bullock, Klaus Berghahn, David Hildner

(Co-Sponsored by LACIS and the Nave Fund, Division of International Studies, International Institute, Global Studies, Center for European Studies, Letters & Science Anonymous Fund, Institute for Research in the Humanities, Center for German and European Studies, Center for the Humanities, Wisconsin Year of the Humanities, Departments of: African Languages and Literature, Comparative Literature, English, French & Italian, German, Scandinavian Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Languages and Cultures of Asia) 

December 7: “Reform, sometime changes, and eventually improvements. The travelling and resignification of reforms” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Rosa Nidia Buenfil Burgos (Professor, Dept. of Educational Research, Center of Research and Advanced Studies, Mexico) 

  • Co-sponsored by the LACIS NAVE Fund and the School of Education

December 8: “Icons Afloat: An Analysis of Caribbean Iconography” / Presented by Marcela Guerreiro, PhD Candidate, Department of Art History, UW-Madison 

December 15: “American Medicine in the Peruvian Amazon – Adventures of a UW-Alumna in the Rainforest” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar, Dr. Linnea Smith 

December 17: “Skype Roundtable Discussion Featuring Representatives from the organizations Play31 and the Gabriela Mistral Foundation” 

  • Speakers: Gloria Garafulich Grabois, Board Member, Gabriela Mistral Foundation; Jakob Lund, Founder of Play31

SUMMER 2009

SUMMER 2009:

May 28 – May 30: 2009 World Dance Alliance-Americas Conference & Dance Festival: What Moves Us

  • May 28: Keynote Address: Dr. Rex Nettleford (Jamaican Scholar, Dance Artist and Vice Chancellor Emeritus, the University of the West Indies)
  • May 30: Margaret H’Doubler Performance Space, Lathrop Hall, 1050 University Avenue / Co-sponsored by LACIS, UW Dance Program, and World Dance Alliance

June 16: Uncertainties in Mexico: Updates for Wisconsin Businesses

  • Sigrid  Emrich, acting counselor for economic affairs, U.S. Embassy, Mexico City
  • Miguel Noyola, principal, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago
  • Jorge Prieto, sales director for Asia and Latin America, BouMatic

Co-sponsored by: LACIS, Center for International Business Education and Research, Center for World Affairs and Global Economy, Madison International Trade Association, UW Division of International Studies

June 23 & June 25: Un Mundo Book Drive for Rural Honduras & Benefit Concert

  • June 23: Book Drive for Rural Honduras
  • June 25: Benefit Concert

July 7-10: Migrantes: Migration’s Impact on Mexican and Central American Lives

  • A collaboration between UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison LACIS, and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

SPRING 2009

SPRING 2009:

February 3: “Capoeira: An Historical Overview” / Presented by Dominic Stryker, Raizes do Brasil-Madison

February 9: Una Noche con Jimmy Santiago Baca / An Evening with Jimmy Santiago Baca
Co-sponsored by Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative, LACIS, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies, Centro Hispano, WI Book Festival

February 17: “Droughts in Northeast Brazil” / Presented by Stefan Hastenrath, Professor Emeritus, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies

February 24: “US-Latin American Political Relations. New President: New and Improved Relationships?” / Presented by Charles Schudson, WI Reserve Judge and Adjunct Professor of Law at UW-Madison and Marquette University

February 27: Lecture & Book Signing: Aniefre Essien (Author & Capoeira Instructor), “Capoeira Beyond Brazil: From a Slave Tradition to an International Way of Life”

February 28: Afro-Brazilian Dance with Dandha da Hora, Sponsored in part by LACIS

March 2: Lecture & Dance Demonstration: “History of Afro-Brazilian Dance” featuring Brazilian Samba Dancer Dandha da Hora

March 3: “Community Radio in Latin America: Origins, Organizations and Outlook” / Presented by Norm Stockwell, WORT and Jill E. Hopke, School of Journalism & Mass Communication

March 5: El cuerpo y la ley: Violencia y violación en Backyard de Sabina Berman y El viaje de los cantores de Hugo Salcedo / Presented by Prisicila Meléndez (Part of the Contemporary Spanish American Studies Colloquium)

March 6 & 7: 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Kaleidoscope: Mimesis: Imitation, Mind & Matter

  • Keynote Speaker – John Hawks (Associate Professor at UW-Dept. of Anthropology)
  • Co-Sponsored by Global Studies, The Anonymous Fund, LACIS

March 10: “Interdisciplinary Health and Sustainable Development in Rural Mexico: Tequililla, Jalisco” / Presented by Madya Perez-Reyes, Dual Law/LACIS; Katy Ramsey, Dual Law/LACIS; Kathleen Ratteree, Medical Anthropology; Alyson Williams, LACIS/Library and Information Studies; Jenny Zimmerman, Law and Nora Stieglitz.

March 16-17: WI Council for Social Studies & International Education Conference

  • March 16: “An Introduction to WIOC: Resources & Opportunities for Teachers at the WI International Outreach Consortium” / Presented by Sarah Ripp (LACIS’ Outreach Coordinator) and Nancy Heingartner (CREECA’s Outreach Coordinator)
  • March 17: Screening of the film “The Sixth Section” followed by a Panel Session of immigration, social justice, globalization and the environment” / Presented by Alberto Vargas (LACIS’ Associate Director), Gregg Mitman (Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies’ Program Director), Jennifer Blazek (Graduate Student, LACIS and Agroecology)

March 23: The Sixth Section: A Documentary About Immigrants Organizing Across Borders, Alex Rivera

Co-sponsored by Centro Hispano of Dane County, The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Club Mexiquense, LUChA, Tales from Planet Earth, Wisconsin Humanities Council, Immigrant Workers Union, Bradshaw-Knight Foundation, and LACIS

March 24: “New Media and Civic Engagement in Colombia” / Presented by Hernando Rojas, Assistant Professor, Department of Life Sciences Communication

March 24-26: Gary Segura (Political Science, Stanford University), The Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program, “Reconfiguring the American Polity Through Latino Incorporation”

  • March 24: “Latino Political Incorporation and an Emerging Democratic Majority?”
  • March 25: “Immigration and its Discontents: Evaluating the Arguments about Latin American Integration on Their (De)Merits”

Co-Sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program, LACIS, the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, and the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative

March 27-28: LACIS 2009 Festival de Cine in collaboration with the Cinematheque, “Retrospective of Luis Buñuel’s Work” 

  • March 27: Screening of Viridiana and Los Olvidados and Lecture, “Luis Buñuel’s Social Surrealism: Viridiana and The Exterminating Angel” / Presented by Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz, University of Colorado-Boulder
  • March 28: Roundtable on Luis Buñuel featuring Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz (CU-Boulder), Katarzyna Beilin (UW-Madison) and Juan Egea (UW-Madison) 
    • Screenings: “The Exterminating Angel (El Ángel exterminador)” and “Simon of the Desert (Simon del desierto)” Directed by Luis Buñuel 
  • March 29: Screening, “Cita en la Frontera” directed by Mario Soffici

March 30: “Human Rights in the Americas: Challenges Confronting the Inter-American System” by Felipe González, Commissioner, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

  • Sponsors: Global Legal Studies, LACIS and the Human Rights Initiative at UW-Madison

March 31: “Cartonera Publishers: Recycling Latin American Bookscapes” / Presented by Paloma Celis Carbajal, Memorial Library; Miriah Barger, Ksenija Bilbija, Lauren Pagel, Djurdja Trajkovic (Spanish & Portuguese); and Sapir Sasson (Psychology)

March 31: Cooperatives, Fair Trade and Farming: A Discussion on Collaboration and Exchange with Venezuela’s Rafael Enrique Colmenárez (Seminar sponsored by: Agroeconomy, Agroecology, Rural Sociology and LACIS)

April 2: Lecture, “Goya and Money” presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Luis Fernandez Cifuentes (Professor, Harvard University)

April 3: “British Subjects and ‘Pichones’ in Cuba: The British West Indian Diaspora and Cuban Nationalism, 1920-1960” / Presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar & Harvey Goldberg Center Grant Recipient, Robert Whitney (Associate Professor, International Studies and History, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada)

April 7: “Economic and Social Change in a Lacandon Maya Community” / Presented by Jessica Hurley, Faculty Assistant, Department of Anthropology

April 7-9: The Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program Presents “Transnational Migration from the Hispanic Caribbean” / Presented by Jorge Duany (Sociology & Anthropology, University of Puerto Rico)

  • April 7: “The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Changing Settlement Patterns and Cultural Identities”
  • April 8: “The Dominican Diaspora: A Transnational Perspective”
  • Co-Sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program, LACIS, the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, and the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative

April 9: “La representación dramática en España en el siglo XVII” presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Luciano Garcia-Lorenzo (Research Professor, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid)  

April 14: “The culture of Noncompliance in Latin America” / Presented by Mauricio Villegas, Visiting Professor, Law School

April 14 & 15: “Reframing Topics in Mexican American History” by Marc Rodriguez (Assistant Professor of History and Law at the University of Notre Dame)

  • April 14: “The Tejano Diaspora in Action: Texas, Wisconsin, and the Civil and Labor Rights Movement of the 1960s”
  • April 15: “The Jury Right in Comparative Context: Reconsidering Hernandez v. Texas”

April 15: Chiapas: Indigenous Struggles and Popular Alternatives to Capitalism with Jorge Santiago @ Edgewood College & MATC-Truax Campus 

  • Sponsored by Edgewood College, CALA-Madison, LACIS, MATC, Mexico Solidarity Network 

April 17: LACIS Graduate Student Conference 2009, “Academia and Latin America: What is Your Scholarly Impact?”

  • Keynote Speaker: Professor at Trent University, Ontario, “Del cuervo al pavo real: The unbelievable story of how Canada became Latin America”  

April 21: Local Latin American Organizations Round Table

April 21-23: The Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program Presents: From Bomba to Reggaeton: The Socio-Sonic Circuitry of Caribbean Latino Music / Raquel Z. Rivera, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College / UW Global Studies Program, LACIS, the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, and the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative

  • April 21: “Reggaeton’s Socio-Sonic Circuitry: From Jamaica and New York, to Panama, Puerto Rico and Beyond”
  • April 22: “New York Bomba: Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and a Bridge Called Haiti”

April 23: “No Mangroves to Cross: The Making of Haiti’s Ecological Crisis in History and Literature” / Lecture Presented by: Toni Pressley-Sanon, PhD candidate in the Department of African Languages and Literature, LACIS PhD minor, UW-Madison

April 24 – 25: Nabuco and Madison: A Centennial Celebration

  • A Conversation with Consul Diana Page: Foreign Service, US Universities, and Latin America
  • Challenges for Microfinance in Rural Central America
  • Panel Discussion Featuring:
    • Guatemala: Cesar Tocon, General Manager of CDRO
    • El Salvador: Jose Walberto Lazo, Deputy General Manager of Fundación Campo
    • Honduras: Eva Mendoza, General Manager of CREDISOL
    • Nicaragua: Elizabeth Campos, Financial Manager of Fundo Desarrollo
    • Co-sponsors: Consulate General of Brazil at Chicago, The International Studies Division, The Anonymous Fund, College of Letters & Science, Departments of Spanish & Portuguese, LACIS, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco

April 27: Changing Venezuela by Taking Power: The History and Policies of the Chávez Government / Book Presentation and Discussion by Gregory Wilpert

April 28: “Ethanol diplomacy: Brazil and US in Search of Renewable Energy” / “Diplomacia y Etanol: Energia Renovable en Brasil y los Estados Unidos” / Presented by Wilson Almeida, Professor, International Relations, Universidade Católica de Brasilia, Brazil

April 28-30: The Havens Center Spring 2009 Visiting Scholars Program Presents: “The Diaspora Strikes Back: Cultural Challenges of Transnational Communities” / Presented by Juan Flores, Latino Studies, New York University / Co-sponsored by UW Global Studies Program, LACIS, the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, and the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiative

  • April 28: “Coming Home to Roost: Rethinking Diasporas and Cultural Remittances”
  • April 29: “Caribeño Counterstream: Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban Diasporas on the Move”

April 30: “Poetry of the Political Imagination: A Reading by Martín Espada” presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Martín Espada

May 1: “Colonialism and the Poetry of Rebellion” presented by NAVE Visiting Scholar Martín Espada

May 1: “Collective Memory and Collective Resistance” Presented by Domingo Tum Mejia (of the Historical Memory Initiative) / Sponsored by LACIS, the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala and the Madison-Guatemala Network

May 1-2: La Décimocuatra Conferencia de La Mujer Latina”

  • May 1: Noche de Cultura
  • May 2: La Conferencia en The Pyle Center
  • Co-Sponsored by: The Offices of the Dean of Students, MultiCultural Council, LACIS, Centro Hispano, MultiCultural Student Coalition, and Pathways to Excellence

May 8: Screening of The Agronomist (2003), a film by Jonathan Demme

  • Coordinated/introduced by Toni Sanon-Pressley, PhD Candidate and sponsored by LACIS

FALL 2008

FALL 2008:

September 9: “Lying in Portuguese: Eça de Queirós and The Maias 120 Years Later” / Presented by Kathryn Sanchez, Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese 

September 11: La Poesía de Ernesto Cardenal / Sponsored by Global Studies, LACIS, Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, Centro Hispano, Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua

September 15: “Fecapital Ponk: Translating and Imagining César Vallejo” / Presented by Dr. Clayton Eshleman (Eastern Michigan University); Part of the Contemporary Spanish-American Studies Colloquium 

September 16: “Environmental Challenges and Higher Education in Spain in the Context of Globalization” / Francisco García Novo, Professor, Department of Plant Biology and Ecology (University of Seville, Spain) 

September 23: “The Revolutionary 60s in Latin America: State Terrorism, Human Rights and Guerrilla Warfare” / Presented by Hiber Conteris, Professor (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)

October 2: Inter-American Literature & Comparative Iberian Studies / Presented by Professor Earl Fitz (Vanderbilt University)

  • Sponsors: LACIS and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

October 6-7: Arthur A. Schomburg Colloquium, Co-sponsored by the History Department and LACIS / Presented by Franklin W. Knight, Ph.D 

  • October 6: “How I Became a Historian” 
  • October 7: “Migration and Culture: A Case Study of Cuba: 1750-1900” 

October 7: “Did the Generals have Support? Sport and the Construction of a Dictatorship Culture in Argentina, 1975-1984” / Presented by David Sheinin, Professor, Trent University, Ontario 

October 14: “The State of Fair Trade and the Struggle for Community Development in Oaxaca” / Presented by Rigoberto Contreras Diaz (Commercial Manager, Michiza Coffee Co-op in Oaxaca, Mexico) / Sponsored by LACIS, Family Farm Defenders, and the Madison Fair Trade Action Alliance

October 14: “Should Latin Americans Lose Their Faith in Law?” / Helena Alviar García, Professor, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia 

October 20: Idelbar Avelar (Tulane University), “Figuraciones de la memoria y de la violencia en la narrativa argentina contemporánea”; Part of the Contemporary Spanish-American Studies Colloquium 

October 21: “Literature in the Construction of ‘Cuban Identity’” / José Maria Aguilera Manzano (Florida International University) 

October 27: Companero, la vocación se respeta: The Culture of Work in Post-Soviet Cuban Fiction and Film / Presented by Vicky Unruh (University of Kansas); Part of The Contemporary Spanish-American Studies Colloquium 

October 28: “Evaluating Sustainability: Case Study of Two Ejidos Practicing Sustainable Forestry in SE Mexico” / Presented by Ann Busche, MS Candidate, Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development

November 4: Luis Peirano, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 

November 6: “China’s Emerging International Role: New Inequalities in the Developing World” / Presented by Barbara Stallings (Brown University); Hosted by The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy & the Global Legal Studies Center, co-sponsored by LACIS, African Studies Program, Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and the Department of Political Science

November 11: “American Integration: Regionalism, Integration or Hegemonic Capitalism?” / Presented by Wilson Almeida, Professor (Universidade Catolica de Brasilia, Brazil) 

November 18: “Solving Plant Disease Problems to Help Small Growers in Central America” / Jonathan Jacobs, Ph.D. Student, Department of Plant Pathology 

November 22: 7th Annual International Children’s and Young Adult Literature Celebration 

  • Speakers: Margarita Engle, Bodil Bredsdorff, Cynthia Kadohata, Meshack Asare 
  • Sponsored by Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium (WIOC), including funding from UW-Madison’s African Studies Program, Center for East Asian Studies, Center for European Studies, Center for International Education, LACIS, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (UW-Milwaukee), Center for South Asia, Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia, and Global Studies Program

December 2: “The Manabi Conservation Corridor: Working with landowners and local communities to foster forest protection in Ecuador” / Presented by Catherine Woodward, Center for Biology Education

December 3: “The Gendered Shamanization of Mapuche Politics: Resistance and Negotiation with the Chilean State” / Presented by Dr. Ana Mariella Bacigalupo (University of Buffalo) / Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Anthropology, LACIS’ Nave Fund, American Indian Studies

SUMMER 2008

SUMMER 2008:

July 8-11: Human Rights and Historical Memory in Latin America

  • Presenters:
    • Marjorie Agosín (Spanish, Wellesley College), on the literature of human rights
    • Anne Hamilton (Political Science, UW-Whitewater), on film and the politics of memory
    • Chuck Walker (History, University of California-Davis), on truth commission reports

A collaboration between UW-Whitewater, UW-Madison Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies and the UW-Milwaukee Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). 

SPRING 2008

SPRING 2008:

February 12: “The Turn to the Left in Latin America” / Nicolás Lynch, Tinker Visiting Professor

February 18: Searching for the Royal Mummies of the Incas: Archaeological Excavations in the Hospital of San Andres, Lima, Peru / Presented by Professor Brian Bauer, University of Illinois-Chicago, co-sponsored by LACIS

February 19: We Did the Wrong Dance: Ecuadorian Musicians Negotiating Identity and Language in a Transnational Context / Michelle Back, PhD Student in Second Language Acquisition

February 22 – 24: 36th Annual Midwest Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory 

Sponsored by: LACIS, the Cyril W. Nave Fund, UW-Madison Anonymous Fund, Dept. of Anthropology

Speakers: William T. Whitehead, Allen M. Rutherford, Jonathan Haas, Winifred Creamer, Alvaro Ruíz, Mario Advíncula, Jesús Holguín, Kaelyn Dillard, Isabel Cornejo, Mario Advíncula, Jesús Holguín, Kaelyn Dillard, Isabel Cornejo, Marco Lopéz, Erin Van Bladel, Kelly J. Knudson, Sloan Williams, Rebecca Osborn, Kathleen Forgey, Ryan Williams, Richard Sutter, Daniel E. Shea, Mario A. Rivera, Christina Dykstra, Jason Yaeger, Rafael Segura Llanos, Patricia Habetler, Brian S. Bauer, Antonio Coello Rodríguez, Izumi Shimada, César Samillán T., John Bozzola, R. Jeffrey Frost, Brendan J. M. Weaver, John E. Staller, Tamara L. Bray, Leah Minc, Ronald D. Lippi, Alejandra M. Gudiño, Martha Bell, Gabriel Ramón, José M. Capriles Flores, Juan Carlos Segurola Tapia, Paul Roberts, Frank Hutchins, Kent Wisniewski 

February 26: High Stakes Testing and Democratic Eduation: Conflicting Forces within the Costa Rican Curriculum / Eduardo Cavieres, PhD Student in Curriculum & Instruction

March 4: Gods, Hallucinogens, and the State: Towards an Anthropology of Law / Erik Olsen, PhD in Student in Anthropology

March 7 – 8: Kaleidoscope 2008: The fourth annual graduate student conference of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, Global Studies and The Anonymous Fund 

Welcome: Professor Ivy A. Corfis and Anne Hoffman-González 

Keynote Speakers: Professor Jodie Parys and Jill H. Casid 

Moderators: Jara Ríos, UW-Madison, Department of Spanish and Portuguese / Shannon Brown and Denise Saive / Mavis Biss, UW-Madison, Philosophy / Jaclyn Cohen, Johns Hopkins University, German and Romance Languages and Literatures / María Ghiggia, UW-Madison, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese / Catherine Berkley, UW-Madison, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese / Heidi Backes, UW-Madison, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese / Djurdja Trajkovic, UW-Madison, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese / Georgina Balbontin, UW-Madison, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese

Participants: Valerie Klorman, UW-Madison, Spanish and Portuguese / Amanda Gierach, UW-Madison, Spanish and Portuguese / Elizabeth Walz, UW-Madison, Spanish and Portuguese / Emily McRae, UW-Madison, Philosophy / Nate Maddux, UW-Madison, Spanish and Portuguese / Marilyn Jones, UW-Madison Spanish and Portuguese / Chad Westwood, Catholic University of America, Modern Languages / Michelle M. Sharp, UW-Madison, Spanish and Portuguese / Susanna Groves, University of Michigan, English / Krista Sawyer, UW-Madison, Spanish and Portuguese / Adriana Fonseca Vargas, UW-Madison, Spanish and Portuguese / Karen Gullickson, Michigan State University, Spanish and Portuguese / James Corona, UW-Madison, Curriculum and Instruction / Anne Hoffman-González, UW-Madison, Spanish and Portuguese / Marisa J. Carpenter, UW-Madison, Spanish and Portuguese

March 11: Migration and Culture: A Case Study of Cuba, 1750-1900 / Franklin W. Knight, Nave Visiting Scholar

March 11: ‘A Ganar la Calle’: The Politics of Public Space and Public Art in Santiago, Chile, 1970-1973 / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Department of History

March 24 & 25: Gender Expert of the Peruvian Truth Commission / Julissa Mantilla; Sponsored by TARGET and the Legal Studies Center, Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, LACIS and the Gender & Women’s Studies Department

March 25: Latin American Organizations Round Table

March 27: “Retreating Glaciers and Advancing Concepts: Considering Adaptation to Climate Change in Hihglan Peru” / Professor Benjamin Orlove (University of California-Davis)

  • Anthro Circle, the Anthropology Department, Geography Speaker’s Committee, Holz Center for Science and Technology Studies, and the Center for Culture, History and Environment. LACIS is co-sponsoring Prof. Orlove’s visit. 

March 28: Film Screening & Discussion: “Las Mujeres de Brukman” (The Women of Brukman); Filmmaker Carlos Broun, who participated in the production of the movie, will be present for a Q&A session with the audience after the film screening. 

April 1: Upgrading Local Enterprises in Developing Economies: Building Standards & Networks / Paola Perez-Aleman, Professor, McGill University – co-sponsored by The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) & LaFollette School of Public Affairs

April 3: “Sowing Seeds of Resistance: Colombia Flower Unions, US Policy and the Struggle for Dignity” / Presented by Dora Acero (Colombian Flower Worker) 

April 4: World Cinema Day: A cross-cultural cinematic experience featuring the Spanish film “Fermat’s Room” / Sponsored by the UW-Madison Language Institute and the Wisconsin Film Festival, with generous support from the Brittingham Trust; the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program; and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research

April 4: Presenting Carmen Diana Deere: Gender Expert on Economics and Latin America: “Women and the distribution of wealth: What do we know and why does it matter?”; “Gender Training & Expertise in the Field of Economics” 

Sponsored by TARGET; Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Gender & Women’s Studies, Applied Agricultural Economics, and Geography Departments. 

April 7: “The Fire and the World: A History of the Zapatista Movement” / Presented by Gloria Muñoz Ramírez / Co-Sponsored by Community Action on Latin America, MEChA and LACIS

April 7 – 11: The UW-Madison Arts Institute and the Center for the Humanities welcome Juan Felipe Herrera: 

  • April 8: Guest Appearance on Jean Feraca’s Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders Program WERN 88.7 FM 
  • April 9: Humanities NOW Forum: “Immigration and Memory”; Reading and book-signing: 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border 
  • April 10: Performance: 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border, with special guests Baba Israel, Michael Chang, and Amberine Huda 

Sponsored by the UW-Madison Arts Institute and Center for the Humanities in partnership with the departments of English, Communication Arts, Spanish and Portuguese, Theater and Drama, Library and Information Studies, and the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, LACIS, and the Madison Metropolitan School District

April 8: Blood Jewel: A Performative Ethnography of Sex and Violence / Neil Whitehead, Professor, Department of Anthropology

April 11: Marketing Memory in Latin America Conference

  • Presenters: Rebecca Atencio (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) / Ksenija Bilbija (University of Wisconsin-Madison) / Jo-Marie Burt (George Mason University) / Cath Collins (Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile) / Nancy Gates Madsen (Luther College) / Paola Hernández (University of Wisconsin-Madison) / Cynthia Milton (Université de Montréal) / Carmen Oqundo-Villar (Harvard University) / Alison Nelson (Evergreen State College)  / Leigh A. Payne (University of Wisconsin-Madison) / José Ramón Ruisánchez Serra (Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico) / Maria Eugenia Ulfe (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

April 15: “‘La muerte es la madre de la belleza’. Algunas poéticas hispanoamericanas” / Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

April 18: 100 Years of Solitude in Wisconsin / Program Sponsors: UW-Madison Center for the Humanities, Wisconsin Humanities Council, UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies, UW-Madison Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Integrated Liberal Studies, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, UW-Madison Anonymous Fund, UW-Madison Lectures Committee

HarperCollins Publishers generously donated copies of One Hundred Years of Solitude to the program. 

April 18: Translating One Hundred Years of Solitude / Gregory Rabbassa, Distinguished Professor, Queens College; Sponsored by the Center of the Humanities and LACIS

April 18: Latin American Institutions and Development: A Comparative Study / Presented by Alejandro Portes, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Center for Migration and Development, Princeton University

Sponsored by the Department of Rural Sociology, the Department of Sociology, the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, the Development Studies Program, and the Global Studies Program 

April 20: Roots of Hope Film Screening, “Cuba Libre: El Mayor Deseo” / Roots of Hope, Amnesty International, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Educated Leading Ladies Association, La Colectiva, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, Wisconsin Experience, and LACIS

April 21: “The Damages of Development: The Xalalá Dam in Ixcán, Guatemala” / Presented by Guatemalan Indigenous rights activist, Jerónimo Osorio Chen / Co-sponsored by LACIS, the Madison Guatemala Network, Community Action on Latin America, Madison-Arcatoo Sister City Project, Ground Work, and Terra Experience

April 22: “Amores perros y la poética de la violencia” / Rubén Medina, Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

April 22: World Languages Day / Major sponsors: The Anonymous Fund; The Evjue Foundation; African Studies Program; Center for East Asian Studies; Center for European Studies; Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia; Center for South Asia; Global Studies; LACIS; and the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC)

April 24: The Myth of Brasilia as a Literary Source / Presented by Ambassador João Almino, Consul General of Brazil in Chicago / Co-sponsored by the International Institute, LACIS, Global Studies, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese 

April 24: “Origin, Development and Challenges of the Microfinance Industry in Nicaragua” / Armando Gutierrez, General Manager PRESTANIC / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua

April 29: “Comparing Teacher-led and Learner-led Interaction in Spanish Language Classrooms: How Teachers and Peers Facilitate Linguistic Development” / Paul Toth, Professor, Depts. of Curriculum and Instruction & Spanish and Portuguese

April 30: “Criminalized Speech and the Democratic Dilemma in Post-Dictatorship Latin America” / Presented by Professor Leigh Payne (UW-Madison) / Co-Sponsors: Global Legal Studies Center, UW Law School and LACIS

May 6: The Impact of NAFTA on Trade and Investment in Mexico / Professor Gustavo Vega-Canovas, Director, Center for Intl. Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico / LACIS, the Global Legal Studies Center, the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy 

FALL 2007

FALL 2007:

September 12: “Our Brand is Crisis” Film Screening / Presented by LACIS and CALA (Community Action on Latin America)

September 15: “Ficciones de sujeto moderno: un diálogo improbable entre Benjamin y Pessoa” / Presented by Julio Ramos, UC-Berkeley

September 19 – September 21: LACIS Program Presents Nicolás Lynch: Building Democracy in Contemporary Peru: Lessons, Challenges & Alternative Perspectives “Transition and Regression in Peruvian Democracy”; Dialog with Nicolás Lynch; “Politics of Education and Reform in Peru”; Seminar for Students and Faculty

September 26: de Guerrilleros a Cafetaleros: una cooperativa en rebeldía desarmada / Presented by Rigoberto Ramirez, Nave Visiting Lecturer from Santa Anita Coffee Cooperative

October 2: “Adding Value to Biodiversity: Web-based Science Learning Materials for Public Schools in Rural Jalisco, Mexico” / Presented by Devin Biggs, PhD student in Environmental Studies 

October 4: “The Cuban Five and the Struggle Against Terrorism” / Presented by Ricardo Gonzalez, Madison-Camaguey Sister City Program

October 9: The Closing of Political Space in El Salvador Today: The Salvador Social Movement’s Response in Heading a ‘Globalization from Below’ / Presented by Pedro Juan Hernández, CRIPDES

October 11: “Contemporary Architecture in Mexico” / Presented by Susana Dussel

October 13: Cervantes, Captivity and Trauma in ‘Don Quixote’ and the ‘Persiles’ / Presented by Maria Antonia Garces, Cornell University, Co-sponsored by LACIS

October 16: Artisanal Aluminum Recycling in the Garbage Economy of Urban Nicaragua: An Ethnographic and Experimental Perspective / Presented by Alex Nading, PhD Student in Anthropology

October 18: “Guajiros, Gallegos and Great Men: Cuban American Identity as Criollo/White” / Presented by María del Carmen Martínez

October 25: “Global Health Program in Latin America” / Lynne Cleeland, MS, Academic Program Manager, UW Medical School; Lori Diprete Brown, MPH, Assistant Director, Global Health Program; Curt Johnson, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy

October 27: Voltaire, Zaire, Dessalines: Enlightenment Theatre in the French Atlantic / Laurent Dubois, Nave Visiting Scholar, Co-sponsored by LACIS

October 27: Challenged by Diversity: Biogeography and Conservation of Tropical Landscapes / Dr. Kenneth Young, University of Texas, Yi-Fu Tuan Lecture Series; Co-sponsored by LACIS, NAVE Fund, and the Department of Geography

October 30: Evolution of Life Histories in Puya (Bromeliaceae) of the Andes / Presented by Rachel Schmidt Jabaily, PhD Student in Botany

November 6: Promoting Gender Equality through Development: Land Ownership and Domestic Violence in Nicaragua / Presented by Shelly Grabe, Women’s Research Center, Visiting Scholar & Department of Psychology, Fellow

November 27: ProManejo in the Tapajos National Forest: A Successful Marriage of Conservation and Development in Brazil? / Presented by Jeremy Weber, PhD Student in Agricultural and Applied Economics

December 1: Chichen Itza: Artistic Innovation and Interregional Contacts during the Epiclassic to Early Postclassic Period in Mesoamerica / Presented by Dr. Jess Kowalski, Professor of Art History, Northern Illinois University; Supported by LACIS and the Nave Fund

December 11: El personaje de Cristobal Colón: de la historia a la ficción / Presented by Ndioro Sow, Professor, Universidad Gaston Berger, Saint-Louis, Senegal

SUMMER 2007

FALL 2007:

June 8: Ride for Climate: The Impacts of Climate Change in Latin America / Dave Kroodsma

SPRING 2007

SPRING 2007:

February 8: Beyond the Language of Truth: Memory, History, and Testimony

February 17: “The Challenges of Developing an Indigenous Intercultural Curriculum: An Example from Belize” / Presented by Filiberto Penados, Director, Tumul K’in Center of Learning, Blue Creek Village, Belize Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Belize

March 3 – 5: Wisconsin Symposium on Cuba / Co-Sponsored by LACIS and others / Welcome by Gilles Bousquet, International Studies & Programs

Keynote Address: Wayne Smith, Center for International Policy, Johns Hopkins University

Speakers: Araceli Alonso, Anthropology and Women’s Studies Program; Ileana Fuentes, Red Feminista Cubana; Isabel Holgado, Universidad de Barcelona; Mirta Rodríguez Calderón, Universidad de la Habana; Helen Safa, University of Florida; Uva de Aragón, Florida International University; Guillermo Grenier, Florida International University; Antonio Zamora, US/Cuba Legal Forum; Guillermina De Ferrari, Chair, Spanish & Portuguese; Lillian Guerra, Yale University; José Quiroga, Emory University; Rafael Rojas, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas; Chair, Bretton White, Spanish and Portuguese; Saylín Álvarez, UW-Madison; Sabrina Checkai, UW-Madison; Désireé Díaz, UW-Madison; Marilén Loyola, UW-Madison; Adriana Méndez, University of Iowa; Marina Ochoa, ICAIC; Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, Columbia University; Abilio Estévez, Instituto del Teatro de Barcelona; Round Table Discussion with Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin and Speakers

March 9 – 11: LACIS Festival de Cine: Iberian Images, The Secret Life of Words; Take My Eyes (Te doy mis ojos); Colossal Youth (Juventude em Marcha) / Sponsored by LACIS and the Cinematheque

March 16: The Constitutionalization of the Subject: Citizens, Nationals, and American Empire / Presented by Christina Duffy-Burnett

March 23: Kaleidoscope: The 3rd Annual Graduate Student Conference at the University of WI-Madison / Sponsored by LACIS and Global Studies 

March 26: 2007 Student Conference: Don Quixote in Wisconsin / Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, with support from LACIS and other contributors. Keynote speakers: Carroll Johnson Reading Don Quixote in the Age of Osama Bin Laden, and Adrienne Martín Wayward Women in Don Quixote

March 27: No Mexico without Corn, John Ross, author and journalist

April 7 – 10: Narrating Native Histories in the America / 

March 12: “Colonial Studies in Peru” / Presented by Eduardo Hopkins: Visiting Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

  • Contemporary Haitian American Art: The Work of Rejin Leys, Co-sponsored by LACIS
  • The Geography of Observation: Questions about Place and Visibility in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Empire / Daniela Bleichmar, Assistant Professor of Art History and Spanish & Portuguese, University of Southern California

March 13: Flexible Topographies: Movement and Identity in Latin America / Sponsored by LACIS and the Nave Fund, Additional Support from the Office of Graduate Student Professional Development and the Department of Anthropology / Panels: “Globalization and Policy”, Moderator Michael Carter, Panelists Eulalia Puig-i-Abril, Isela Arellano, Michael Dougherty and Jeremy Weber; “Culture and Identity”, Moderator: Márnio Teixeira-Pinto, Panelists: Erika Robb, Erik Olsen, Marcela Guerrero, Nashma Carrera; Keynote Address: Dr. Mark Harris, St. Andrews University, Scotland; “Violence and Identity”, Moderator Neil Whitehead, Panelists: Claudia Catota, Kate McCoy and Daniel Friedrich; “Migration and Identity”, Panelists: Feline Freier, Kent Wisniewksi, Dustin Walsh and Francisco Galarza.  

  • Racial Classification and Affirmative Action in Brazil, Edward Telles / Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles

April 16: Colloquium on Minority Languages and the Prevention of Social Exclusion: “Indigenous Languages Revitalization: The Contribution of Collaborative Sociolinguistic Work”; “Mourning Over Language Slavery — The Recognition of Creole in French West Indies Education” / Professor José Antonio Flores Farfán, CIESAS-México and ACLC, University of Amsterdam; Professor Christian Alin, IUFM de Lyon, France 

April 19: “The Portuguese Novel: Before and After the Revolution” / Presented by Carlos Reis: Visiting Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese 

April 25: “Making Some Thing of Her Self: Subjectivity, Materiality, and Embodiment in Formative Mesoamerica” / Co-Sponsored by LACIS; Rosemary Joyce, Professor of Anthropology, University of California-Berkeley

May 1: “Politics Moving Left in Latin America” / A dialogue with Saul Escobar Toledo; Co-sponsored by the Democratic Havens Center, the Democratic Socialists of America, and LACIS

May 4: Monuments, Empire and Anti-Colonialism in the South Andes: Araucanian Polity and Ritual Narrative

FALL 2006

FALL 2006:

September 25: “Embedded Corruption Networks” / Presented by José Ugaz, Professor Universidad Católica del Perú

October 14: “The State of Fair Trade and the Struggle for Community Development in Oaxaca” / Presented by Rigoberto Contreras Diaz, commercial manager, Michiza Coffee Co-op

October 23: Religion and Identity: A Look at Contemporary Afro-Mexican Confraternities / Presented by Tinker Visiting Professor Glyn Jemmott

November 14: “Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law in Latin America” / Presented by Javier Couso, Tinker Visiting Professor of Law UW-Madison, Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile

November 16: Cinefest 2006; Firmeza Total-Hip Hop in Brazil; A Tribute to Cuba: Then and Now, introduced by Mark Fraire, Wisconsin Arts Board; Cuba and Fidel; Spoken Word Showcase featuring Renowned Latino Artist Paul Flores; Inventos-Hip Hop in Cuba; Co-sponsored by Wisconsin Arts Board, Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research, Dept. of Communication Arts, UW Havens Center, LACIS, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, Elements of Change, Diversity Education Program

  • Perceptions of Portuguese: Marketing Low-Budget Independents for International Distribution / Presented by Joe Sousa, producer

November 17 – 18: Legal Culture and the Judicialization of Politics in Latin America. An interdisciplinary workshop for faculty and graduate students. Organizers: Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, and 2006 Visiting Tinker Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School; Alexandra Huneeus, Stanford University 2006-07, and University of Wisconsin legal studies faculty starting in 2007; and Pablo Rueda, University of California, Berkeley.”\

Sponsors: the Global Legal Studies Initiative, the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), the Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS), and the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School in conjunction with the Law and Society Association Program on International Research Collaboration (PIRC).”

Welcome & Introductions: Heinz Klug, Director, Global Legal Studies Initiative / Guido Podesta, Director, Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program

Presenters: Boaventura de Sousa Santos, University of Coimbra and University of Wisconsin Law School; Javier Couso, Diego Portales University; Leigh Payne, University of Wisconsin; Catalina Smulovitz, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella; Alexandra V. Huneeus, Stanford University (2006-07) and University of Wisconsin (2007); Rachel Sieder, University of London; Mauricio García-Villegas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Pablo Rueda, University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Héctor Fix-Fierro, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); 

November 28: “The ‘Lettered City’ and the Knotted Village: The Andean Cord Record (Khipu) As Modern Patrimony” / Presented by Frank Solomon, John V. Murra Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at UW-Madison

December 12: “Six More Years of Hugo Chavez: What’s in Store for Latin America?” / Presented by Omar Sierra, Deputy Consul at the Venezuelan Consulate in Chicago

SPRING 2006

SPRING 2006:

February 15: “Consequences of Visa Denials on Intellectual and Artistic Exchange Between US and Cuba” / Presented by Margarita Zamora (Spanish & Portuguese); Francisco Scarano (History); Ricardo Gonzalez (Madison-Camaguey Sister City)

February 15: “Genealogies and The Lettered City in Latin America” / Presented by Ana Maria Ochoa Gautier, New York University

March 26: The Other Campaign and the 2006 Mexican Elections / Presented by John Ross, Author and Journalist

March 8: “Indigenous Women’s Movements in Guatemala” / Presented by Dr. Irma Velásquez Nimatuj, Coordinator, Mecanismo de Apoyo a Pueblos Indígenas Oxlajuj Tz’ikin

March 15: “A Botanist’s View of Argentina” / Presented by Liliana Katinas: Tinker Visiting Professor, Department of Botany

March 27: “La Poetización del Atlántico y el Dilema del Compromiso: José Saramago, Pablo Neruda, Fernando Pessoa” / Presented by Luis Madureira, Professor of Spanish and Portuguese

March 27: “Why Urban Planning & Mass Transportation are Important to Public Health in Latin America” / Presented by Enrique R. Jacoby, Pan American Health Organization

April 3: “Voicing Brazilian Imperialism–Euclides da Cunha and the Amazon” / Presented by Lucia Sá, Stanford University

April 5: “Narrating Native Histories: New Approaches and Enduring Debates” / Presented by Alcida Rita Ramos: Tinker Visiting Professor, Department of History; Florencia Mallon, UW Department of History

April 10: “How to Read La Firme: A Look at Socialist Comic Books in Allende’s Chile” / Presented by Elisa Schoenberger, LACIS

April 11 – 13: The Havens Center, Visiting Scholars Program Presents “Where is Venezuela Heading?” by Greg Wilpert. Co-Sponsored by LACIS and Community Action on Latin America

April 11: “The Meaning of 21st Century Socialism for Venezuela” / Presented by Gregory Wilpert, Universidad Central de Venezuela 

April 12: “Autocracy and Democracy in the Venezuelan Conflict” / Presented by Gregory Wilpert, Universidad Central de Venezuela

April 17: “Constructing Women’s Suffrage in Ecuador’s 1944-1945 Constituent Assembly” / Presented by Marc Becker, Associate Professor of History, Truman State University 

April 18: “Native Mexica Intelligentista in 16th-Century New Spain” / Presented by Rocío Cortés, Assistant Professor of Colonial Spanish American Literature, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

April 19: “Performing Brazil: Pre-conference workshop City of God (Cidade de Deus, Brazil 2002)” / Presented by Professor Else Vieira, University of London, Professor Vanessa Fitzgibbon, Brigham Young University

April 23: “Rebels and Molecules: The Unexpected Consequences of the Search for Medicinal Plants in Oaxaca, 1949-1977” / Presented by Gabriela Sotolaveaga, Assistant Professor in Latin American History at University of California, Santa Barbara

April 24: “Shamanic Tourism in Iquitos, Peru” / Presented by Evgenia Fotiou, Anthropology PhD student

FALL 2005

FALL 2005:

October 19: “Reconstructing the Pre-Columbian World” / Presented by Christiane Clados, Research Associate Free University of Berlin

October 31: “Cotton Textile Artisans and Early Industrialization in Mexico, 1832-1846” / Presented by Jesús Alvarado, LACIS Honorary Fellow with a PhD in History of Science from UW-Madison and MA in Philosophy from Catholic University of America. 

November 7: “’Weaving Memory’: Language, Body and Memory Politics in Contemporary Poetry by Mapuche Women Writers” / Presented by Soledad Falabella, Professor of Latin American Literature, Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile

SPRING 2005

January 23: “Are Agrarian Reforms in Latin America Relevant in the New Century?” / Presented by Alberto Vargas, Associate Director of LACIS

February 1: “Taking Stock of the 2006 Presidential Elections Cycle in Latin America” / Presented by Javier Couso, Tinker Visiting Professor of Law UW-Madison, Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile

February 5: “Watching Hugo Chavez; The Venezuelan Presidential Election” / Presented by Charles B. Schudson, Wisconsin Reserve Judge and Adjunct Faculty Member of the Law School

February 7: “FDI, Natural Resource Extraction and Community Development in Guatemala” / Presented by Michael Dougherty, Development Studies

February 13: “Poverty, Coca, and Biodiversity in Peru: Why Coffee Matters and What to Do about It” / Presented by Jeremy Weber, Agricultural and Applied Economics

February 20: “Encounters with Andean Potters” / Presented by Isabelle Druc, Anthropology Honorary Fellow

February 21 – April 11: The Anatomy of Jazz Latino: A Seven-Week Lecture and Demonstration Series with John Santos / Co-sponsored by LACIS and the School of Music with the Afro-American Studies Department and the Dance Program.

February 22: Cinefest 2005: Preview of ‘The Landau Legacy with Haskell Wexler: Films from the Americas and Beyond” / Presented by Willie Ney (Cinefest Coordinator), Assistant Director, LACIS

February 27: “Existence and Evolution: Urban Land Reform and the Politics of Recognitin and Distribution in Venezuela” / Presented by Charity Schmidt, LACIS

March 6: “Death Defiance: The Dancing Body, an Instrument of Survival in Caribbean Rituals” / Presented by Chris Walker, Guest Lecturer from the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica

March 8: “The Political and Social Consequences of the March 11 Madrid Train Bombings One Year Later” / Presented by Guido Podestá, LACIS Director, and co-sponsored by the UW Department of Spanish and Portuguese

March 13: “Citizens, Markets and Transnational Labor Activism: Monitoring Sweatshops in Guatemala, India and South Africa” / Presented by Gay Seidman, Professor of Sociology

April 8: “Dollarization and its Discontents: The New Cuban Immigrants and their Covert Cross-Border Remaking of Cuba” / Presented by Susan Eckstein, Professor of Sociology, Boston University

April 25 – April 27: “Multiple Caribbeans Conference: Performance, Displacement, Identities” / Sponsored by LACIS Caribbean Task Force

April 26: “João Cabral de Melo Neto: The Verbal Engineer” / A Public Lecture and Poetry Reading by Richard Zenith, Translator of Education by Stone Selected Poems by João Cabral de Melo Neto

April 27: “Environmental Governance in Brazilian Amazonia: Conservationists, Developers and Social Movements” / Presented by Dr. Mary Helena Allegretti, National Secretary for the Amazon Region, Brazilian Ministry of Environment

May 3: “Arte Colonial Peruano” / Presented by Professor Martha Barriga Tello, Art Department, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos

May 8: “The National Endowment for Democracy: US Tax Dollars and Regime Change in Venezuela” / presented by Eva Golinger, author of The Chavez Code