UPCOMING EVENTS & COURSES

  • 22/03/19 Bolsonaro’s Brazil: Society and Politics in the Neo-Conservative Turn

    Panel Discussion
    In this public seminar five invited experts will tackle thought-provoking issues that crucial to understand Bolsonaro’s rise to power. They will also assess the directions of his government’s policies and their manifest or potential impact on Brazil and beyond. +INFO

  • The Moving Image in Spain and Latin America

    1 April - 27 May
    This course explores moving images like fiction films, documentaries, television series, or YouTube clips, made in Spain and Latin America from one particular format: cognitive simulation theory. +INFO

    Tussen Tijuana en Ushuaia: thema’s en regio’s in Latijns-Amerika

    2 april – 28 mei
    In deze cursus wordt nadruk gelegd op de thematische eenheid van Latijns-Amerika als regio, maar er wordt ook inzicht gegeven in de regionale verschillen en de specifieke kenmerken van subregio’s en landen. +INFO

  • 12/04/19 Coca Yes, Cocaine No: How Bolivia's Coca Growers Reshaped Democracy

  • Thomas Grisaffi
    University of Reading +INFO

    The Politics of Commodity Dependence: Oil, Mining, and Drug Trade in Latin America

    6 May – 24 June 
    What are the types of curses that emerge from depending on oil, minerals, and drugs? +INFO

  • 27/03/19 INFORMATION MEETING at 16h
    The CEDLA-UvA Master Latin American Studies offers a multi-disciplinary Master of Arts programme in Latin American Studies, and is given in English. The programme lasts 15 months and earns 75 European credits.

    DEADLINE APPLICATIONS: 1 JULY 2019


  • 22/03/19 Bolsonaro’s Brazil

  • Society and Politics in the Neo-Conservative Turn

    In this public seminar five invited experts will tackle thought-provoking issues that crucial to understand Bolsonaro’s rise to power. They will also assess the directions of his government’s policies and their manifest or potential impact on Brazil and beyond. After the presentations, this panel will engage in a moderated debate with the audience. +INFO

  • 12/04/19 Coca Yes, Cocaine No: How Bolivia's Coca Growers Reshaped Democracy

  • Thomas Grisaffi University of Reading

    In Coca Yes, Cocaine No Thomas Grisaffi traces the political ascent and transformation of the Movement toward Socialism (MAS) from an agricultural union of coca growers into Bolivia's ruling party. When Evo Morales—leader of the MAS—became Bolivia's president in 2006, coca growers celebrated his election and the possibility of scaling up their form of grassroots democracy to the national level. Drawing on a decade of ethnographic fieldwork with coca union leaders, peasant farmers, drug traffickers, and politicians, Grisaffi outlines the tension that Morales faced between the realities of international politics and his constituents, who, even if their coca is grown for ritual or medicinal purposes, are implicated in the cocaine trade and criminalized under the U.S.-led drug war. Grisaffi shows how Morales's failure to meet his constituents' demands demonstrates that the full realization of alternative democratic models at the local or national level is constrained or enabled by global political and economic circumstances.

  • NEW Film Review from ERLACS

  • Nosotros las piedras, directed by Álvaro Torres Crespo
    Jurgen Schuurman

    Nosotros las piedras aborda las condiciones de supervivencia de los trabajadores del oro en Costa Rica, los llamados “oreros”, al verse obligados a abandonar su fuente de trabajo ante la creación de un Parque Nacional con fines de preservación. Una película que da en el centro de la diana de la discusión política, económica, social y medioambiental contemporánea. +READ IT