The LAC Studies Section of the SHA has awarded the 2016 Murdo J. MacLeod Book prize to Dr. Victor Uribe-Uran's "Fatal Love: Spousal Killers, Law, and Punishment in the Late Colonial Spanish Atlantic." The annual prize is awarded to the best book in Latin American and Caribbean, American Borderlands and Frontiers History, or Atlantic World history published in 2015. "Fatal Love" shows what spousal murders in the 1740-1820 reveal about today's gender relations, conflicts, crime and punishment.
With nine days remaining for Colombian voters to decide on the controversial Peace Accord, LACC shares four opportunities to learn what is at stake: 9/24 Colombian Consulate Panel at Miami Fair and Expo Center, 10:30 AM; 9/25 LACC experts speak to Enrique Córdoba on Cita con Caracol, 11:00 AM; 9/28 five LACC scholars join the UM Panel on the Peace Process, Storer Auditorium, UM, 11:45 AM; and on 10/2, Enrique Córdoba will feature LACC on Colombia al Día at 4PM on WLRN TV.
October 2, 2016 may mark the end of Colombia's fifty-year conflict if voters approve President Juan Manuel Santos' peace plan negotiated with FARC leaders. The highly controversial plan, some claim, opens the door to a FARC-led socialist government. Supporters of the plan believe by giving FARC political legitimacy voters will rebuff their ideology and bring an era of peace and growth. Challenges and obstacles, either way, are inevitable. On 10/28 Experts analyze the country's future post-10/2.
Fair featuring information and advising sessions on majors including LACC Academic Programs participation for BA recruitment. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Education Exploratory Advising Center, Student Programming Council, and Student Government Association. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-2894.
Exhibition Opening and Reception for artists of Espacio 08. The exhibition will be on view from September 29th to October 7th, 2016. Sponsored by 100 Years of Cuban Art Initiative. Co-sponsored by the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Department of Art and Art History, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts, and Cuban Research Institute. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-7266.
The 18th Annual Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture features the former President of Guyana, Honorable Bharrat Jagdeo on his talk, "The Caribbean and American Presidential Power: A Donald Trump Ascendancy." Presented by AADS and the Eric Williams Memorial Collection. Co-sponsored by LACC and SIPA. Part of the Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call (305) 348-4156 or (305) 271-7246.
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