CLAS Online Events--March 24 and March 25, 2020

CLAS Online Events--March 24 and March 25, 2020


Dear CLAS Community,

When the CLAS team started working remotely a week ago, we could only imagine then the situation we are in today. Though the world and circumstances we are familiar with may not be fully attainable when the pandemic is overcome, we also know that it is our consideration and commitment to each other’s well-being that will move us forward.

I encourage you to take the time necessary to prioritize what is important, to take care of your health, of your loved ones. We remain committed to the CLAS mission and hope that we can provide you with some space for reflection and a respite from the unprecedented worldwide crisis we face. Please join us as we head into the digital realm with CLAS-supported events. 

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"In order to make these events available remotely to those not able to attend simultaneously, we will be recording it to make it available online. This means that your image and voice may appear in the final version of the event when it is posted online. By attending the event you are providing your consent to be recorded and to allow us to publish this content online.”

Take care,
Manuel A. Roman-Lacayo, Ph.D. (He, Him, His)
Associate Director
Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
University Center for International Studies (UCIS)
University of Pittsburgh 
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Join Us for a Digital Round-Table to learn about the Latest Developments in Latin America from COVID-19 to Politics.

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Join us for a reading celebrating the work of Latinx literary voices. This installment of the Latinx & Proud! Reading Series will feature Melissa Lozada-Oliva and Ana Portnoy Brimmer! Melissa Lozada-Oliva is an American poet and educator based in New York. She is the author of chapbooks Plastic Pajaros, Rude Girl is Lonely Girl! (Pizza Pi Press), and Peluda (Button Poetry 2017). Her poem, “Like Totally Whatever” won the 2015 National Poetry Slam Championship. Lozada-Oliva was born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts by immigrant parents; her mother is Guatemalan and her father is Colombian. Her work “explores, interrogates and redefines the intersections of Latina identity, feminism, hair removal & what it means to belong.” Lozada-Oliva co-hosts Say More podcast with her best friend and fellow poet Olivia Gatwood.

Ana Portnoy Brimmer is a Puerto Rican poet and performer, writer and ARTivist. She holds a BA and an MA in English (Literature) from the University of Puerto Rico, and is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Rutgers University-Newark. Her chapbook manuscript, To Love An Island, is the winner of YesYes Book’s 2019 Vinyl 45 Chapbook Contest, forthcoming in March 2020. Ana is the recipient of The Ancinas Family Scholarship; the inaugural recipient of the Sandra Cisneros Fellowship; a 2019 Pushcart Prize, Best New Poets and Best of the Net nominee; and a #PoetsForPuertoRico organizer. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Winter Tangerine, Gulf Coast, Foundry Journal, Sx Salon, Huizache, Anomaly, Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm, Centro Journal, among others.

Latinx & Proud! Series Advisory Board: Adriana E. Ramírez, Eloisa Amezcua, Malcolm Friend & Karla Lamb The mission of the Latinx & Proud! reading series is to incite conversation, empower, & amplify the Latinx community in Pittsburgh, PA & beyond.


  • City Of Asylum
  • (412) 435-1110
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Enrique Dussel Peters,  Professor of  Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Visiting Global Scholar-University of Pittsburgh


The Academic Network of Latin America and the Caribbean on China (Red ALC-China) has been annually presenting the Monitor Report since 2017 and contributing to understanding Chinese overseas or outbound foreign direct investment (OFDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Monitor provides continuity to on-going research and policy proposals of a group of researchers within Red ALC-China and in different countries of LAC, China and others.
As Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Dr. Enrique Dussel Peters is an internationally recognized expert on China-Latin America relations. His work focuses on economic development, political economy, industrial organization and trade theory, NAFTA and CAFTA, TPP and CPTPP, and the evolution of industrial, trade and regional patterns in Latin America and Mexico.
Dr. Dussel Peters is also the inaugural, visiting Global Professor at the University of Pittsburgh for the Spring semester, working within the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. In addition to teaching a graduate seminar on China-Latin America relations, he works closely with faculty in Latin American Studies and in Asian Studies, while his research activities will support the Global Asia Initiative.

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