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Dr Francesca Lessa interviewed by the BBC, the New York Times and CCTV America in the aftermath of the Operation Condor trial verdict

Dr Lessa, based in Buenos Aires since 2014 to monitor the Operation Condor trial, was interviewed by the BBC, the New York Times, CCTV America and three radio stations in Uruguay. The verdict in this historic prosecution was delivered in the Comodoro Py courthouse on May 27.

Associate Professorship in Social Science Research Methods in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the School of Geography and the Environment in association with Green Templeton College

Grade 36S: from £45,066 per annum

 We are seeking to appoint a permanent Associate Professor in Social Science Research Methods, to be held in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) and School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE), in association with a Non-Tutorial Fellowship at Green Templeton College under arrangements described in the further particulars.

Presidents, Governors, and the Politics of Distribution in Argentina and Brazil

Monday, 23 May, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Dr Lucas González is professor of political science at UNSAM in Buenos Aires. He completed the MSc at the Latin American Centre in 2002-2003, when he was a Chevening Scholar at Wolfson College.

Speaker(s): 
Dr Lucas González, Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina

LAC-CAF Conference in Brasília: “The Future of Social Policy in Latin America: Is the Good News Fading?”

On 14 March 2016, the LAC held its third biennial conference in Latin America co-organised with CAF-Development Bank of Latin America. The topic was “Social Policy in Latin America” and the local partner was IPEA (Institute for Applied Economic Research, government of Brazil).

Latin American History Seminar: The Commercial and Political Dynamics of the Crude Oil Industry: the Case of the Royal Dutch – Shell Group in Venezuela, 1913-1924

Thursday, 16 June, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Brian McBeth was trained as an economist and holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies and a doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford.

Speaker(s): 
Brian S. McBeth, St. Antony’s College, Senior Common Room Member.

Latin American History Seminar: At the Threshold Between Slavery and Freedom: A Slave’s Predicament (Juan Francisco Manzano and Tomás Gutiérrez Alea)

Tuesday, 14 June, 2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
Taylorian Institute, room 3

Gerard Aching is Professor of Romance Studies and Director of the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University in New York.

Speaker(s): 
Gerard Aching, University of Cornell

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