Latin American Update


Beyond drug wars, guerillas and tequila cocktails we don’t hear much about Latin America. In this six week series, we’ll be taking a deeper look at what is going on in Latin America today. Each week, we’ll go beyond the headlines to look at the political, social and economic factors that shape life in a the region’s  diverse countries and communities.

 

TAGS: Latin America, America, Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Colombia, drugs, war, terrorism, history, politics

Starts: April 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Alderman (upstairs) 134 Lygon St, East Brunswick
Format:

How Latinos are Transforming US (& Latin American) Politics, Culture and Society

April 7, 2016 Lecturer: Barry Carr (La Trobe)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Venezuela after Chavez: The Bolivarian Revolution’s Limbo

April 14, 2016 Lecturer: Raul Sanchez Urribarri (La Trobe)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

As Cuba Opens: A Look at Australian, US & Chinese Engagement with the Island

April 21, 2016 Lecturer: Adrian Hearn (Melb Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Peace, Security and Justice: Perspectives from Colombia, Guatemala & the Dominican Republic

April 28, 2016 Lecturer: Alejandra Pineda Sanabria (La Trobe), Ilo Guerrero (Peace Brigades International) & Ruth McHugh-Dillon (Melb Uni)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Making Sense of Mexico: Beyond the Drug Wars

May 5, 2016 Lecturer: Victor Del Rio (Consultant & La Trobe)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes

Colombia ́s Road to Peace: An Insight into LGBT Issues, Coloniality and Peace Talks

May 12, 2016 Lecturer: Carolina Hernandez Losada (La Trobe) & Andres Vargas-Mariño (RMIT)
presentation - 45 minutes, open discussion - 45 minutes