LACIS Lunchtime Lecture Series – Fall 2020

Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. - VIRTUAL
If you are interested in attending these weekly lectures, please pre-register for each individually through the links provided below. Thank you in advance!

Fall 2020:

September 14: Film Screening: “After Norma” (2019), Produced and Directed by Jorge Andres Botero

September 15: “Contemporary Colombian Cinema: A conversation with producer and director Jorge Andrés Botero” (The film: “After Norma” (2019), will be available to watch the evening of Monday, September 14.)

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

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

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

October 13: Indigenous Rights and Megaprojects in the Tehuantepec Isthmus in Mexico” / Presented by Bettina Cruz

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

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

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

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

December 1: TBA

December 8: TBA