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November 2022

LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “The uncertain truth of the historical novel. Writing about Francisca Pizarro”

November 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States
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Alonso Cueto About the presentation: From my perspective as an author of a historical novel, I will discuss some ideas about truth and fiction. I will also talk about my current project, a novel about…

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LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: Book Presentation/Lecture: “Milked: How an American Crisis Brought Together Midwestern Dairy Farmers and Mexican Workers”

November 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Ruth Conniff About the presentation: LACIS Honorary Fellow, Ruth Conniff, will present her recently-published book (July 2022), "Milked: How an American Crisis Brought Together Midwestern Dairy Farmers and Mexican Workers". About the presenter: Ruth Conniff…

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LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Diversity for Monoculture: The United Fruit Company and Agricultural Research”

November 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States
"African oil palm seedlings, San Alejo, Honduras," 4188, United Fruit Company photograph collection, Baker Library, Harvard Business School.

About the presentation: The United Fruit Company is infamous for its role in transforming both the physical and political landscape of Latin America. It converted millions of acres of tropical forests and farms into plantations…

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Lecture: “Into Africa: Reporting on the return of other peoples’ things”

November 28, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
TITU, Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI 53706
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About the presentation: The debate over Africa’s lost cultural heritage is transforming. It’s no longer merely a question of whether certain African artifacts should be returned. Some question whether North American and European museums should…

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LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Perspectives for President Lula’s Third Administration in Brazil”

November 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States
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Dr. Glauco Arbix About the presentation: Hear from our Tinker Visiting Professor, Glauco Arbix, who is on campus this semester from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Formally, he was the general coordinator of…

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December 2022

Lecture: “STEM Pipeline or Catalyst for Change? Science Teachers Negotiating Contested Definitions of Equity”

December 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Teacher Education Building, 225 North Mills Street
Madison, WI 53706

Dr. Morales-Doyle Presented by Dr. Daniel Morales-Doyle, Associate Professor of Science Education, University of Illinois-Chicago Dr. Morales-Doyle is an associate professor of science education and coordinator of the licensure strand of the MEd Science Education program.…

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Career Conversation with Jacob Kushner – International Journalist

December 1, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us to discuss: Working as a foreign correspondent Tips for freelancing (pitching stories) Reporting on science, migration, conflict and human rights Becoming a 'subject expert' and leveraging your expertise   Jacob Kushner, Freelance Journalist…

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LACIS Lunchtime Lecture: “Territorial Remainders in Patricio Guzman’s Geographical Triptych”

December 6, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Dr. George Allen About the presentation: On the eve of President Gabriel Boric’s recent inauguration the films Nostalgia de la Luz (2010), El Bóton de Nácar (2015), and Cordillera de los Sueños (2019) were shown…

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February 2023

Lecture: “The Linguistic Defense of White Comfort in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”

February 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Presented by: NAVE Visiting Scholar Jennifer Roth-Gordon, Associate Professor, School of Anthropology, U of Arizona About the presentation: In this talk, I explore how beliefs in white superiority and historical and societal structures of white…

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Lecture: “The endless crisis: an analysis of the socio-political situation of Peru”

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Christian Fidel Revilla Arizaca About the presentation: Peru presents the majority of problems of Latin American countries: inequality, poverty, corruption, or the inability of its rulers. Nevertheless, the political crisis and the continuous changes of…

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