Events

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 27

Presentation -- Tag Text
Dr. Debra A. Castillo
12:00 pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Center for Latin American Studies
Latin American Studies Association, University of Pittsburgh
Free and Open to the Public
Luz Amanda Hank
lavst12@pitt.edu

Dr. Castillo will discuss Tijuana writer and media personality Fran Ilich. Fran Ilich, a Generation X media artist, writer, provocateur, who at a very young age had already become a central animating figure in the very active 1990s cultural awakening in Tijuana. He pioneered a number of cultural events in Tijuana around the turn of the millennium, was a key figure in the Zapatista floodnet, set up numerous collectives both offline (fanzines and other publications) and online (delete.tv, sabotage.tv, possibleworlds.org, diegodelave-ga.net), won prestigious international awards, wrote novels (one of which was adopted for middle school use), made films, and created multimedia exhibitions.

Special thanks to the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for the opportunity to bring Dr. Debra Castillo, Current President of LASA.

Tuesday, October 28

Presentation -- Paraguay y la Integración Asimétrica Latinoamericana
Luis A. Fretes
12:00 pm
4130 Posvar Hall
Center for Latin American Studies
Department of Political Science
Free
Luz Amanda Hank
lavst12@pitt.edu

Luis A. Fretes Carreras is a past Ambassador of Paraguay to Portugal (2009-2014). He is a professor of Law and Political Science, and was the Director of the Center for Public Policy at the Universidad Católica de Asunción. He teaches courses in Contemporary Political Science, Democratization, International Politics, and Latin American Studies. He is also associate professor at the Center for International Studies of Lisbon (CEI-ISCTE).
Presentation will be in Spanish.
Lunch will be provided.


Special Events & Monthly Calendar

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) provides a calendar of events at the beginning of each month. It contains a variety of events, call for papers, job postings, etc.

Cuba has been reforming, or been at the brink of a reform period, perhaps since the revolution. With an aging leadership and now decades-long economic struggles, the pace of change, however, has finally accelerated. Today Cubans can open small businesses, travel abroad, access the internet, and purchase cell phones, microwaves, and (very expensive) new cars.

The annual Latin American Social and Public Policy conference features presentations on social and public policy research in Latin America by students from the University of Pittsburgh and other universities, with comments by University of Pittsburgh faculty.

Featuring music, food, dance, arts, crafts, and children's activities from Latin America and the Caribbean.

For 50 years, CLAS has been dedicated to supporting the study of Latin America's history, cultures, and societies and the continuing challenges and triumphs that the region has experienced. Its primary mission is to develop experts on Latin America who will apply their language skills and knowledge of the countries of the region in their professional careers.