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Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program

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February 2021

“Of Neutrality: Science, innovation, and the politics of the future”

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

We are used to thinking that technologies are neutral and that it all depends on how they are used. However, what if we need to think again? Tomorrow, entering your lab may no longer be the same." (Vincenzo Pavone)

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“Coloquio Virtual por el Lanzamiento del libro: Futuros y Aprendizajes Indígenas Tomando Lugar”

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLEASE REGISTER HERE. This event will be given in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation to English provided. About the presentation: Tomar Lugar, es la intención que este libro tiene para encarnar la multiplicidad…

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“Nitrogen fixation in maize landraces from Oaxaca, Mexico: from Indigenous knowledge to the Wisconsin Idea”

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

About the presentation: Jean-Michele Ane About the presenter: Dr. Jean-Michel Ané is a Professor in the Bacteriology and Agronomy departments at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His primary research interest is understanding the molecular…

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“Perspectives of development in the Yucatan Peninsula”

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

Presented by: Robin Canul, Journalist, Audiovisual Producer, and Communication Coordinator of the Collective of Mayan Communities in Chenes, Mexico About the presentation: Socio-environmental analysis of megaprojects, their immediate repercussions and long-term scenarios. Robin Canul Suárez…

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March 2021

“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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April 2021

“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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