El Salvador Accords 2016 Conference Videos and Transcripts Now Available

Link to Videos and Transcripts A year in the making on Spring 2016, NYU’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and Columbia’s Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) presented “From War to Politics: An International Conference on El Salvador’s Peace Process.” This was a remarkable convening of stakeholders in the signing of theContinue reading “El Salvador Accords 2016 Conference Videos and Transcripts Now Available”

Security, Red Tape, and Human Rights on the Mexico-Guatemala border

By Laura Weiss, NYU CLACS student My research this summer has to do with social movement responses to human rights abuses that have arisen or worsened as a result of U.S.-Mexico policy. One of my case examples for my thesis will be to explore the buildup and consequences of the Southern Border Plan – andContinue reading “Security, Red Tape, and Human Rights on the Mexico-Guatemala border”

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”

Rescuing Historical Memory in El Salvador

  How can the Salvadoran community rescue historical memory when there is such a divide in national/political identity? Focusing on how historical memory post civil war has affected the post-war generation, one begins to realize there has not been a clear practice to create historical memory in El Salvador. The governing party that held powerContinue reading “Rescuing Historical Memory in El Salvador”

A Crowd-Funding Campaign for Stories of El Salvador

The exhibition Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath will open April 8, 2014 at the Stovall Gallery, at New York University’s Kimmel Center. In order to cover the exhibition costs, we have launched a crowd-funding campaign through Indiegogo and so far have raised 90% of the goal with 5 more daysContinue reading “A Crowd-Funding Campaign for Stories of El Salvador”

An Update: Stories of El Salvador

We have continued developing the exhibition, Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath over the course of the Fall semester. What had started as a small project to showcase the Mujeres de la Guerra Project has grown into an exhibition that will have robust collateral programming that will include a film series,Continue reading “An Update: Stories of El Salvador”

Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath

Next April the Graduate Association of Latin American Studies (GALAS) at NYU will open an exhibition entitled Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath. Raúl Guzmán and Camilla Querin, two students of the joint degree Master’s program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Museum Studies will be curating the exhibition thatContinue reading “Stories of El Salvador: The Civil War and Its Aftermath”

CLACS Alumni Profile: Franklin Moreno

CLACS Alum Franklin Moreno is the Schools Programs Manager at El Museo del Barrio, where he has worked since 2009.  El Museo del Barrio is a Latino cultural institution dedicated to promoting Latin American and Caribbean art and culture. He was recently accepted to a PhD program in Human Development and Education at UC Berkeley, whereContinue reading “CLACS Alumni Profile: Franklin Moreno”

CLACS Alum Builds Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University

When Aldo Lauria Santiago was an MA student at CLACS at NYU, he began the research that led to several books, and eventually served as inspiration to grow the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Currently, Aldo is both Chair and Associate Professor of the Latino and HispanicContinue reading “CLACS Alum Builds Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University”