CEBRAP’s International interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Program (IPP) is aimed at doctors with a PhD in anthropology, political science, demography, law, economics, philosophy, history, and sociology, and whose research interests are aligned with topics studied in CEBRAP’s research center. READ MORE
Film Review by Jur Schuurman of Uruguayan documentary ‘Tus Padres Volverán’ about a political 1983 plane flight from Europe - Montevideo and its consequences for the (now grown up) passengers. READ MORE
The Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) and the Faculty of Law of the UvA are organizing a screening of the documentary ‘Burden of Peace’. This documentary tells the impressive story of Claudia Paz y Paz, the first woman to lead the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Guatemala. The country that has been ravaged for years by a devastating civil war, in which nearly 200,000 Mayan Indians were systematically massacred, is today one of the most violent countries in the world. Claudia starts a frontal attack against corruption, drug gangs and impunity and does what everyone had held to be impossible up until then: she arrests former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide. His conviction becomes the first conviction for genocide in a national court in the world history.
Directly after the movie, there will be a Q&A with director Sander Wirken
moderated by Dr. Barbara Hogenboom (CEDLA).
WHEN: 12 December
TIME: 17.00 – 19.00 hours
Entrance: Students and alumni for free, others 5 euro
CEDLA is samen met de Opleiding Spaans een Bachelor opleiding Spaanse en Latijns-Amerikaanse studies begonnen, die je daartoe de mogelijkheid biedt. Lees hier meer!
The CEDLA Master’s Programme (CMP) offers a multi-disciplinary Master of Arts programme in Latin American Studies, and is given in English. The CMP lasts 15 months and earns 75 European credits (ECTS). Attention is given to the most important issues in the region, including the characteristics of the Latin American continent, and the way in which recent processes of globalization have changed the conditions in the region. As part of their research project, students will conduct fieldwork in Latin America for three months.
The next info meeting on the CMP will be Tuesday 16 January 2018 from 15.30 to 17.00 hours at CEDLA. +INFO
The Political Influence
of the Latin American Military
Latin America has been and maybe still is the continent of political soldiers and military politicians. In this essay I follow the military’s professional evolution, its involvement in society and politics, and the dual engagement in external and internal security. Since colonial times the Latin American armies were and are in charge of confronting external threats and internal enemies. READ IT