Three reports on the political, economic and security trends in the Caribbean, Central America and Latin America are selected by the Inter American Press Association to be the topic of its webinar on February 7th at noon EST. The webinar, held in Spanish and viewed by journalists throughout the hemisphere, features Luis Guillermo Solis, former president of Costa Rica, Christopher Sabatini of Global Americans and Frank Mora, LACC director.
Students from three Central American countries — Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras are invited to apply for the Central American Security and Drug Policy Scholarship CASAD that provides tuition and stipend for students to complete a Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from LACC. For details and online application, please visit click on the title above.
Grad Students can soon apply for significant funding from LACC’s Tinker Foundation Field Research Grants Program awards. Tinker awards are designed to provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within any Spanish and Portuguese-speaking country in Latin America to conduct research and develop contacts with scholars and institutions in their fields of study. Stay tuned! Award info., details on the application process, and deadlines will be available on social media by late January.
Retreat for the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), an associated group of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), to discuss "Social Studies Education at the Crossroads: Learning from the Contexts of South Florida for Advocacy & Action." Supported in part by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Co-sponsored by Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and FIU's School of Education and Human Development. Registration required.
Featuring Dr. Alex Galarza. In 2005 a collection of documents in decay was discovered in Guatemala. The files belonged to the National Police and tell the story of abuses during the civil war (1960-1996). Haverford College and the Grupo de Apoyo Mutuo is digitizing, preserving and providing access to the records. Dr. Galerza leads the project team at Haverford. Made possible with the support of LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Free and open to the public. (305) 348-2894.
Screening and talk. The documentary Ciudad Deportiva is based on the research of Dr. Alex Galarza and tells the story of Boca Juniors' attempt to build a massive neighborhood complex revealing the links between soccer, politics, consumption and urban transformation. Made possible by LACC's US Department of Education Title VI grant. Co-sponsored by dLOC and Haverford College's Digital Scholarship team. Free and open to the public. For more information call (305) 348-2894.