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Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program

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January 2020

“Colombia after the conflict: Implementing the most ambitious peace deal in the world”

January 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by: Mariana Palau, a Colombian American multimedia journalist based in Bogota, covering Colombia for The Economist. She also writes for other publications including Foreign Policy and The New Humanitarian and has been published in…

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February 2020

LACIS Spring Lecture Series

February 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by: Tod Dillon Swanson, Andes and Amazon Field School, Founder; Associate Professor, Arizona State University. Description of the presentation:

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LACIS Spring Lecture Series

February 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

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“Colombia today: Peace, War, and Protests”

February 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by: Tinker Visiting Professor, Jorge Tovar, Associate Professor, Economics Department, Universidad de los Andes Description of the presentation: Colombia is today living in what many refer to as the post-conflict era. After the peace…

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“Amazon: The Importance of the Rainforest Ecosystem, from the Soils Perspective”

February 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by: Tinker Visiting Professor Mauricio Fontes, Professor of Soil Science, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil. Description of the presentation: The Amazon biome is the world´s largest remaining tropical forest, hosting around 10% of the…

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March 2020

LACIS Spring Lecture Series

March 3 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 5, 2020

Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by: Mariana Palau, a Colombian American multimedia journalist based in Bogota, Colombia. Description of the presentation:

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“Staging a Drama Text and Theater Collective Creation. Two Growth Experiences in a Pedagogical Context”

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

About the presenter:  Tinker Visiting Professor of Spanish & Theatre, Nuria Alkorta, is a founding member and the director of the Compañía delabarca. She has been professor of Interpretation at the Royal School of Advanced…

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“Antropoloops: Open Musical Collages”

March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by: Ruben Alonso, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Malaga, Spain. While studying architecture in Berlin in the late 1990s, Rubén fantasized about the romantic notion of the traveling ethnomusicologist who collects songs around the…

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“SUGAR MACHINE: Medical Technologies and Plantation Legacies in the Caribbean Diabetes Epidemic”

March 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Amy Moran-Thomas Presented by: Amy Moran-Thomas, Associate Professor of Anthropology at MIT.  Professor Moran-Thomas is interested in questions of ecological change and ethnographic approaches to science, technology, and chronic conditions. She received a PhD in…

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LACIS Spring Lecture Series

March 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 5, 2020

Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by: Mariana Palau, a Colombian American multimedia journalist based in Bogota, Colombia. Description of the presentation:

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April 2020

“Women’s Voices. New Approaches to Mexico’s Human Rights Crisis”

April 7 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by: Lucía Melgar (@luciamelp) is a cultural critic and professor of literature and gender studies. After completing her PhD in Chicago and teaching at Princeton University, she returned to Mexico, where she has combined…

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“Staying Human: Environmental Humanities, Climate Change Adaptation, and Small Scale Agriculture in the Eastern Caribbean”

April 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by:  Kevin Meehan, Professor of English & Director, Haitian Studies Project, University of Central Florida Description of the presentation:

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“Socioeconomical Aspects and Sustainability of Dual Purpose Production Cattle Farms in Central Mexico”

April 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by:  Benito Albarran-Portillo, Professor, Centro Universitario UAEM Temascaltepec. Benito Albarrán-Portillo was born in Toluca City. He spent  the early part of his youth working at family small dairy farm and was a first-generation graduate…

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LACIS Spring Lecture Series

April 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 5, 2020

Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by: Mariana Palau, a Colombian American multimedia journalist based in Bogota, Colombia. Description of the presentation:

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May 2020

LACIS Spring Lecture Series

May 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 5, 2020

Room 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, 53706 United States

Presented by: Mariana Palau, a Colombian American multimedia journalist based in Bogota, Colombia. Description of the presentation:

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