‘Proximities/Distances’: Theatre, Performance, and Dance Conference

Creators and performers from all over Latin America and Spain will converge at the King Juan Carlos Center (KJCC) next week for ‘Proximities/Distances’, a two-day event that will explore ideas and practices of proximity and distance in contemporary Spanish and Latin American theatre, performance and dance. Drawing on the current interest in relational strategies and investigatingContinue reading “‘Proximities/Distances’: Theatre, Performance, and Dance Conference”

CLACS 50th Inaugural Event: Engaging Latin America, Building Democracy

The year the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies’ (CLACS) celebrates its golden anniversary. Every significant milestone deserves reflection. In honor of our 50th year of existence, we revisited our department’s history. The early history of the department is inextricably tied to its founding director, the gregarious Dr. Kalman Silvert. A political scientist andContinue reading “CLACS 50th Inaugural Event: Engaging Latin America, Building Democracy”

‘A New-New Left in Latin America?’ with Verónika Mendoza Event Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined us last Friday for our event ‘A New-New Left in Latin America?: The Challenge of Progressive Politics in the Midst of a Conservative Turn.’ More than two hundred students, professors, activists, local media, Peruvian journalists and community members joined us at KJCC Auditorium to hear former Peruvian Presidential candidate Verónika Mendoza speak aboutContinue reading “‘A New-New Left in Latin America?’ with Verónika Mendoza Event Recap”

Welcome Back and Upcoming CLACS Events

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at NYU would like to welcome back our students and faculty and wishes all our followers a happy Fall! We kicked off the semester by enthusiastically welcoming our newest MA students at orientation. We are excited to have such a dynamic group begin a new academicContinue reading “Welcome Back and Upcoming CLACS Events”

NRC Partnership in Exploring Intersections of Mexican/Middle East Experience

On Friday, April 29th at 4pm, two of NYU’s National Resource Centers, CLACS and the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies partner to present an event titled Displacement. Borders. Home: Echoes of the Middle Eastern, North African, and Mexican Experience, as part of the PEN Literary Mews at NYU. This event will count with the participation ofContinue reading “NRC Partnership in Exploring Intersections of Mexican/Middle East Experience”

African Diaspora Spotlight at CLACS this Week

On Monday, April 18th CLACS will be hosting and co-sponsoring events that focus on the culture and current affairs of the African diaspora in the Caribbean and Latin America. We begin at 5:00pm with the opening of The Free Black Women’s Library: NYU CLACS Pop-up, as part of the Kreyòl at NYU initiative. Installed at KJCC’sContinue reading “African Diaspora Spotlight at CLACS this Week”

Live Streaming and New Participants in “From War to Politics”

“From War to Politics” begins this Thursday night with a keynote address by Álvaro de Soto, former UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, at Columbia University. On Friday and Saturday, the conference continues at New York University with panels of key players in the peace talks and scholars of the process. For those who cannotContinue reading “Live Streaming and New Participants in “From War to Politics””

From War to Politics: An International Conference on El Salvador’s Peace Process

(Written by CLACS MA student Vladimir Penaloza.) From March 31st to April 2nd, New York City will play host to a conference about the process and effects of the 1992 Peace Accords that brought an end to El Salvador’s bloody and lengthy civil war. The conference is hosted by New York University’s Center for LatinContinue reading “From War to Politics: An International Conference on El Salvador’s Peace Process”

Anti-Imperial Imperialism as a Revolutionary Model?

Written by CLACS MA student Michael Cary. Last Monday marked the second installment of the Spring 2016 Colloquium Series. CLACS was happy to receive Joshua Simon of Columbia University, who gave us a preview of his upcoming book. In a lecture titled “The Ideology of Creole Revolution: Imperialism and Independence in American and Latin AmericanContinue reading “Anti-Imperial Imperialism as a Revolutionary Model?”

Colloquium Series Part 2: Joshua Simon

On Monday, February 22nd at 6:00pm in the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, CLACS will welcome Columbia University’s Joshua Simon, who will present the second lecture of the Spring 2016 Colloquium Series, Political Imaginaries across Latin America and the Caribbean. Professor Simon’s talk, entitled “The Ideology of Creole Revolution: Imperialism and the Independence in American andContinue reading “Colloquium Series Part 2: Joshua Simon”