Panoramas Rountable: Paz in Colombia



On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group, reached an agreement to bring peace to Colombia, bringing to an end the half-century long conflict. What does this deal means to the people of Colombia? What are the positive and negative aspects of this peace deal? Join us on a stimulating panel on the Colombian peace deal.

Presentation will be in English!


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Presidential Leadership and Strategic Action


Political leadership has been conceived thus far mostly based on achievement. Consequently “transformational” presidents have been usually considered as the only true leaders. In recent years, this view has been criticized for overestimating the importance of achievement, as in reality it is contingent on context.


TODAY, September 6th, 2016
4130 Posvar Hall

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Watch Party - CAF Conference


Watch Party for Latin American Issues and Developments Conference in Washington, DC—we will be connecting via the internet CLAS will be hosting a “Watch Party” for the annual CAF conference which is billed as “the primary forum for world leaders to debate and discuss the most pressing developments facing the Americas.”


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Panoramas Roundtable: Brazil and the Impeachment



On Thursday, September 1st, the Brazilian Congress has impeached ex-President Dilma Rousseff. Amidst a weekend of violent confrontations between protesters and police a lot of questions remain about the future of Brazil. Join us for a conversation with Prof. Barry Ames about the process and the future of Brazil.

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Open House/Welcome Reception


Come and join us to celebrate a new year!! – meet faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, staff, and CLAS friends.


September 29th
5 pm
Alcoa Room
Barco Law Building


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Center for Latin American Studies

Since 1964, the University of Pittsburgh has been committed to a Latin American studies program of unique depth and richness. Its Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) has become internationally recognized for excellence in undergraduate, graduate, research, professional education and outreach. CLAS is designated as a comprehensive National Resource Center (NRC) on Latin America by the U.S. Department of Education.


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