CLAS Sponsored Events

CLAS Sponsored Events

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CLAS Film Series: Heredera del Viento


Tuesday February, 25 6:00PM
 

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to present the Spring 2020 Latin American Film Series. This series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a Brazilian GSPIA student with experience organizing independent film festivals. The topics vary from gender issues, water rights, and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean to Latinx identity and a reflection on the tensions between parental roles and public duty.

UCIS International Career Toolkit Series Presents: Crafting Your Brand, Nonprofit vs Federal Careers


Wednesday February, 26 3:00PM - 4:00PM
 

Join Cyndee Pelt, seasoned management and policy leadership professional, as she shares her experience of serving in nonprofits and the U.S. government overseas and in Washington, D.C. Topics will include the benefits of a nonprofit vs a government career, crafting a federal resume, managing USAJOBS.gov, and professionalism tips for each setting.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
3-4pm
4130 Posvar Hall

Postcolonial Socialisms in Africa


Thursday February, 27 4:00PM - 5:30PM
 

Shortly after independence, Julius Nyerere, the first President of Tanzania, embarked on a socialist experiment: the ujamaa, the villagization initiative of 1967-1975. Ujamaa, or "familyhood" in Swahili, both invoked established socialist themes and departed from the existing global repertoire of development policy by seeking to reorganize the Tanzanian countryside into communal village to achieve national development.

CLAS Film Series: El Verde Esta del Outro Lado


Tuesday March, 3 6:00PM
 

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to present the Spring 2020 Latin American Film Series. This series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a Brazilian GSPIA student with experience organizing independent film festivals. The topics vary from gender issues, water rights, and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean to Latinx identity and a reflection on the tensions between parental roles and public duty.

Underground Entrepreneurs in the Soviet Union


Thursday March, 5 2:00PM - 3:30PM
 

Shortages, bottlenecks, and over-centralization in the Soviet economy made the distribution of goods uneven, limited, and, to some extent, non-existent. But it would be a mistake to see the Soviet economy as only a planned, top-down system. Interwoven within it were shadow economies with illegal schemes that the innovative and corrupt exploited.

CLAS Film Series: La Negrada


Thursday March, 19 6:00PM
 

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to present the Spring 2020 Latin American Film Series. This series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a Brazilian GSPIA student with experience organizing independent film festivals. The topics vary from gender issues, water rights, and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean to Latinx identity and a reflection on the tensions between parental roles and public duty.

China's New Red Guards


Thursday March, 26 2:00PM - 3:30PM
 

Ever since Deng Xiaoping effectively de-radicalized China in the 1980s, debates have swirled around which path China would follow. Would it democratize? Would it embrace capitalism? Would the Communist Party's rule be able to withstand globalization and the internet? One thing few seriously considered: Mao Zedong would make a political comeback.

CLAS Film Series: Bixa Travesty


Tuesday March, 31 6:00PM
 

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to present the Spring 2020 Latin American Film Series. This series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a Brazilian GSPIA student with experience organizing independent film festivals. The topics vary from gender issues, water rights, and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean to Latinx identity and a reflection on the tensions between parental roles and public duty.

The Communist Horizon


Thursday April, 2 5:00PM - 6:30PM
 

There has been a resurgence of the Left since the 2008 Great Recession. A class-based politics, dormant for so long, has finally returned to mainstream political discourse. But what is this Left? What are its goals, possibilities and limitations? How will it organize itself for the politics of the 21st century?

CLAS Film Series: El Silencio del Viento


Tuesday April, 7 6:00PM
 

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) is pleased to present the Spring 2020 Latin American Film Series. This series was curated by Luciana Lemos, a Brazilian GSPIA student with experience organizing independent film festivals. The topics vary from gender issues, water rights, and ethnicity in Latin America and the Caribbean to Latinx identity and a reflection on the tensions between parental roles and public duty.

Socialism for Realists


Thursday April, 9 5:00PM - 6:30PM
 

Forty years ago, Margaret Thatcher declared that “there is no alternative.” State socialism was dying and capitalism, restructured as neoliberalism, was ascendant. The collapse of state socialism in 1991 seemed to hammer the last nail into socialism’s coffin and vindicate Thatcher’s prophecy. Fast forward to today—socialism is back. However, the road to socialism is not easy. Today’s socialists cannot simply be dreamers. They must also be realists.

ARTSC 1000 - UCIS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Wednesday April, 15 3:00PM
 

Designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students to establish a career direction
and formulate a strategy for securing a full-time position in today's competitive
international and global workplace. Students focus on developing specific
competencies that include career selection, jobsearch activities, resume and
cover letter development, professionalnetworking techniques, behavioral

Everday Maoism in Revolutionary China


Thursday April, 16 4:00PM - 5:30PM
 

Communist revolution in the 20th century was reliant on a profound change in individual consciousness. It is not surprising that communist ideology spoke forcefully and often about creating “new people.” Revolutionary China was no different. But how did Chinese communists at various levels, from Mao Zedong to village cadres, understand their work to transform individual consciousness? What did “Maoism” mean in the everyday?