Events

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 1

Latin American and Caribbean Festival
Time:
12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Location:
Galleria-1st Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with the support of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS), Panoramas at the University of Pittsburgh, the Year of Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures (HLL) at the University of Pittsburgh, Ella Serrato—Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, The Western and Southern Life Insurance Company, Pittsburgh Hispanic Development Corporation and and the Latin American Cultural Union (LACU).
Cost:
free
Contact:
Diana Osma
Contact Phone:
412-648-7394
Contact Email:
dms180@pitt.edu

Tuesday, April 4

Latin American in Motion:
Pitt Latin American Films
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Public Health G23
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and the Year of Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh and Spanish Film Club by Pragda
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Phone:
412-648-7391
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh
present
Latin America in Motion: Pitt Latin American Films

All Films will be screened at 7:00 p.m.
Public Health G23
130 De Soto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(corner of 5th ave, and De Soto St.)

Come and join us for a film and pizza!

Free and open to the public!

Films:

OPEN CAGE
(Mexico)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

THE SECOND MOTHER
(Brazil)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

THE CLUB
(Chile)
TUESDAY, MARCH 14

THE TRAVEL AGENT
(Cuba)
TUESDAY, MARCH 21

IXCANUL
(Guatemala)
TUESDAY, APRIL 4

All films are subtitled.

Thursday, April 6

HUMAN RIGHTS POLICIES IN CHILE The Unfinished Struggle for Truth and Justice
Time:
4:00 pm
Presenter:
SILVIA BORZUTZKY, Professor of Political Science and Int’l Relations, CMU
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Phone:
4126487391
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

Borzutzky will provide an analysis of the “truth and justice” policies implemented in Chile between 1990 and 2014, by the Aylwin, Frei, Lagos, Bachelet and Piňera administrations. These policies have resulted in the creation of commissions to investigate death, political imprisonment and torture, the provision of reparations and apologies, and the construction of memorials and museums to honor the victims and teach about the abuses. The policies have also led to copious judicial activity, including the prosecution of over one thousand former military officers. However, while this policies have been applauded by some, they have been entirely unsatisfactory to others generating demands for new policies and actions.

Some of the key questions addressed in the talk are why some feel that these policies have only provided partial version of the truth and limited justice while others believe that the past needs to be put to rest. We will also discuss the difficulties involved in reaching reconciliation and using human rights policies to build a unified national memory.

She is the author of Human Rights Policies in Chile: The Unfinished Struggle for Truth and Justice (Palgrave, 2017), Vital Connections: Politics, Social Security and Inequality in Chile Notre Dame University Press,2002), co-author of Rent-Seeking in Pensions (Palgrave, 2016), and co-editor of After Pinochet: The Chilean Road to Capitalism and Democracy (University Press of Florida, 2006), and The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile (University of Florida Press, 2010).

For more information: lavst12@pitt.edu

Tuesday, April 11

Latin American in Motion:
Pitt Latin American Films
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
Public Health G23
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Deaprtment of Hispanic Languages & Literatures, and the Year of Diversity at the University of Pittsburgh and Spanish Film Club by Pragda
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Luz Amanda Hank
Contact Phone:
412-648-7391
Contact Email:
lavst12@pitt.edu

The Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh
present
Latin America in Motion: Pitt Latin American Films

All Films will be screened at 7:00 p.m.
Public Health G23
130 De Soto St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
(corner of 5th ave, and De Soto St.)

Come and join us for a film and pizza!

Free and open to the public!

Films:

OPEN CAGE
(Mexico)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

THE SECOND MOTHER
(Brazil)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

THE CLUB
(Chile)
TUESDAY, MARCH 14

THE TRAVEL AGENT
(Cuba)
TUESDAY, MARCH 21

IXCANUL
(Guatemala)
TUESDAY, APRIL 4

All films are subtitled.

Friday, April 28

UCIS Graduation Ceremony
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location:
Ballroom A, University Club
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center

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.