Latin American Committee

The Latin American Committee (LAC)

Date & Time October 30, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location
Braker 222
Program
Latin American Committee

LAC Weekly Discussion- Elections in Argentina: Results and Implications

Join the Latin American Committee (LAC) for a discussion on the October 27th Argentine elections. We will discuss immediate reactions and predicted implications of the elections on national and regional politics. During the second half of the discussion, we will connect with Benjamin Gendan ('02), former South America director on the National Security Council at the White House. He will answer questions and provide his insights on the topic.

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Date & Time October 24, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location
Cabot 205
Program
Latin American Committee

Reflections on Peacebuilding in Colombia and Security in Latin America

Mauricio Artiñano (A’06, EPIIC’04) currently serves with the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, where he has been Mission Planning Officer, Special Assistant to the Head of Mission, and Senior Reporting Officer; he also leads the Mission’s youth engagement strategy. Mauricio has served with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), and the UN Mission in Colombia, the predecessor to the current verification mission.

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Date & Time October 16, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location
Eaton 206
Program
Latin American Committee

ALLIES Discussion- Race to the Arctic: China and the U.S.

As the Arctic warms up, new shipping lanes have been created from previously frozen sea routes. China, in response, is developing a military presence in the Arctic and claiming new trade routes for their Belt and Road Initiative. China's actions have raised concerns from the United States which has also established its economic and military interests in the region as well.

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Date & Time October 16, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location
Olin 012
Program
Latin American Committee

The Amazon in Flames: Causes and Consequences

Since January of this year, the Amazon rainforest has been catching fire mainly in the Brazilian territory, but fires have now reached other countries in the region, such as Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru. These fires have resulted in the burning of 2,240,000 acres of rainforest. It has been a global concern that has been expressed through political and social movements. The burning of the lung of the world has also resulted in the loss of territory and resources for various indigenous groups in the Amazon region.

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Date & Time October 8, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Program
Latin American Committee

LAC Weekly Discussion- China Versus the U.S.: Disputes Over Investments in Latin America

Come join the Latin American Committee (LAC) as they discuss the disputes over investment between China and the US in Latin America and the implications of China's Belt and Road Initiative.

In preparation for the discussion, please check out the Facebook page for recommended readings.

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Date & Time October 9, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location
Braker 222
Program
Latin American Committee

China vs the U.S.: Disputes over Investment in Latin America

Come join the Latin American Committee (LAC) as they discuss the disputes over investment between China and the US in Latin America and the implications of China's Belt and Road Initiative.

In preparation for the discussion, please check out the Facebook page for recommended readings.

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Date & Time September 11, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Location
Barnum 104
Program
Latin American Committee

Latin American Committee GIM

The Latin American Committee (LAC) is a student-led organization that is dedicated to promoting discourse on cultural, social, political, historical and economic issues in Latin America through a variety of events and initiatives that foster interest and awareness about the region. It is a space open to students of all backgrounds, identities, and ideologies to discuss and learn about the Latin American region.

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Date & Time April 30, 2019 3:30pm
Program
Latin American Committee

LAC Migration and Gender Inequality and Gender Rights in Latin America

Migration was the first theme of this semester’s weekly discussions. At the end of the semester, the LAC will be hosting a panel on “Gender Inequality and Gender Rights in Latin America”, which will explore the current issues faced by women in the region and the movements in response to these challenges.

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Date & Time April 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location
Olin 007
Program
Latin American Committee

Panel discussion "Gender Inequality and Gender Rights in Latin America"

The Latin American Committee (LAC) will be hosting a panel on “Gender Inequality and Gender Rights in Latin America” which will explore the current issues faced by women in the region and the movements in response to these challenges. Joining us will be Prof. Kimberly Theidon, who is the Henry J. Leir Professor of International Humanitarian Studies and Co-Director of Gender Analysis and Women’s Leadership Program at Fletcher, Prof. Nina Gerassi-Navarro, Professor of Latin American Literature and Director of Latin American Studies, and Prof.

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Date & Time March 1, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Cabot 206
Program
Latin American Committee

Migration in Latin America

Whether driven by the hope of a better future or forced by conflict, migration is essential to human survival. With the significant changes in migration flows in Latin America within the last decade, it is important to understand the push and pull factors that cause human migration and its effects on individuals, society and the economy as a whole. The purpose of this panel is to help individuals understand migration in the Latin American context.

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