• 21/04/17 Religion, law and politics in four Latin American countries

    Speaker: Dr. Emerson Giumbelli. Vrije Universiteit / UFRGS
    Discussant: Dr. Andrea Damacena (PUC, Paraná, Brazil)

    The lecture will address how the relations between state and religion shape the patterns of religious diversity in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay. The discussion will focuses on two elements related to the formalization of religious groups:
    1) the way that a religious group is legally formalized, the procedures involved and the rights and responsibilities implied
    2) the existence and functioning of state apparatuses responsible for registering and accompanying formally constituted religious groups.

    This presentation aims to demonstrate how these dimensions influence in the political conditions by which religions have been maintained (not only in legal terms) and the ways by which a society defines the place of the religious through the mediation of the state apparatuses. From this perspective, secularization and secularism, among other issues, can be reconsidered to reflect about the Latin America society.

    VENUE: CEDLA, Roetersstraat 33, Amsterdam (on the 2nd floor)
    TIME: 15:30h

  • 12/05/17 Latin America's new conservatism and the future of LGBT rights
    Javier Corrales, Amherst College

    VENUE: CEDLA, Roetersstraat 33, Amsterdam (on the 2nd floor)
    TIME: 15:30h

    19/05/17 The political influence of the Latin American military
    Dirk Kruijt, Utrecht University

    VENUE: CEDLA, Roetersstraat 33, Amsterdam (on the 2nd floor)
    TIME: 15:30h

  • 23/06/17 Small scale gold mining in the Amazon
    Marjo de Theije, Vrije Universiteit / GOMIAM

    VENUE: CEDLA, Roetersstraat 33, Amsterdam (on the 2nd floor)
    TIME: 15:30h