Upcoming Event: The Importance of the Mother Tongue in Children’s Literature in the Caribbean

Mother Tongues United is an event organized by CLACS in partnership with  The Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York (HCLI) and Port Academie to bring together educators, authors, and activists from different language communities to discuss the importance of the use of the Mother Tongue in Children’s Literature in the Caribbean. At the center ofContinue reading “Upcoming Event: The Importance of the Mother Tongue in Children’s Literature in the Caribbean”

NYU’s Kalman Silvert: Engaging Latin America, Building Democracy Event Re-cap

CLACS wants to thank all those who attended our 50th Anniversary Inaugural Reception and book talk that celebrated the contributions of Latin Americanist and founding CLACS Director Dr. Kalman Silvert. Silvert’s family and scholars scholars including Jorge Balán, Abraham F. Lowenthal, Chris Mitchell, Martin Weinstein were among those who joined us in the celebration. The panelists presented the book “KalmanContinue reading “NYU’s Kalman Silvert: Engaging Latin America, Building Democracy Event Re-cap”

‘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 Welcomes Chilean Author José Ignacio Valenzuela in First U.S. Book Tour Presenting ‘Trilogía del Malamor y Malaluna’

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) in collaboration with the Embassy of Chile proudly invites you to join author José Ignacio Valenzuela in his first U.S. tour presenting Trilogy Malamor and its prequel Malaluna on Monday, September 26th at the KJCC Auditorium. Trilogía del Malamor is a wildly successful trilogy by José Ignacio Valenzuela and is considered theContinue reading “CLACS Welcomes Chilean Author José Ignacio Valenzuela in First U.S. Book Tour Presenting ‘Trilogía del Malamor y Malaluna’”

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”

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””

Spring Colloquium 2015 – Marlene Daut and the Racial Discourse of Haitian Print Culture

Written by CLACS MA Student Patrick Moreno-Covington As scholars, there is always a hint of uncertainty as to where the fruits of our research will take us. We can so easily start from one time period, community or region and end up “across the world” two or three centuries removed. That is certainly the caseContinue reading “Spring Colloquium 2015 – Marlene Daut and the Racial Discourse of Haitian Print Culture”

Welcome Back! Ready for an Exciting Spring?

Welcome back to all CLACS Students! This semester CLACS will offer unique and interesting courses, with topics ranging from the sociology of the image to the construction of the nation-state and the emergence of citizenships in Latin America and the Caribbean. We’ll explore topics from international human rights to ethnographic methods and political science. TheContinue reading “Welcome Back! Ready for an Exciting Spring?”