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March 2021

“Identidad Imaginada: Novelistica Colombiana del siglo XXI”

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Beatriz Botero About the presentation: The book "Identidad Imaginada: Colombian Novelística del Siglo XXI," deals with a reflection on personal identity and its relationship with national identity. The construction of both identities has the ability…

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“The Colombia-Wisconsin One Health Effort: Innovation and the Study of Emerging Diseases”

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the presentation: The current COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of studying infectious diseases before they become a major threat to humankind. The UW-Madison has had ongoing research collaborations in Colombia for the study…

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“Not Even A Grain of Rice: Buying Food on Credit in the Dominican Republic”

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Christine Hippert About the presentation: Christine Hippert discusses her new book, Not Even A Grain of Rice: Buying Food on Credit in Corner Stores in the Dominican Republic (2021), an ethnography centered on buying food…

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“Agribiopolitics: Plants and humans in the age of monocrops in Paraguay”

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by: Kregg Hetherington, Environmental Anthropologist and Director of the Concordia Ethnography Lab, Montreal, Canada About the presentation: The Green Revolution in crop development of the mid-20th century is normally told as the story of…

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“There and back again: US-Cuba Policy and the power transition in Washington”

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Ernesto Dominguez About the presentation: The relation between the United States and Cuba is always a controversial topic, given its history and complexity. The 21st century has seen some of the most dynamic moments in…

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April 2021

“On the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Cuban Economy, and Remittance Flows to the Island”

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Denisse Delgado Vazquez About the presentation: Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Cuba was suffering an economic crisis. With the pandemic, the crisis has aggravated as the remittances and tourism, the second and third most important sources…

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“Violence and anonymity in the Mexican blogosphere”

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hector Amaya About the presentation: This presentation engages some of the ways in which violence in Mexico has reshaped the Mexican blogosphere. In particular, here I analyze the uses of anonymity in citizen journalism and…

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“Facing the Environmental Mission: Small Farmers in Nicaragua and the Agro-Ecological Challenges of the Neoliberal Food Regime”

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Birgit Muller Presented by: Birgit Muller, (PhD Cambridge 1986) is a Research Director at the IIAC/LAIOS, CNRS, and Professor at the EHESS in Paris. About the presentation: The efforts of small development NGOs to introduce…

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“Short-term prospects for the Mexican economy / Perspectivas en el corto plazo de la economía Mexicana”

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Carlos M. Urzúa About the presentation: TBA About the presenter: Professor Carlos M. Urzúa is a UW-Madison alumnus (PhD in Economics, 1986). He was the Secretary of Finance for the Mexico City government (2000-2003), and…

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September 2021

“Situacion Actual y Gestion del Desarrollo en Cusco-Peru” (Presented in Spanish with live interpretation)

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Victor Boluarte Medina About the presentation: La situación actual de la gestión del desarrollo está afectada por los efectos de la pandemia del COVID-19 y la situación política nacional del Perú. La humanidad, con el…

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