Events in UCIS

Monday, September 20

3:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Charlemos! The Limits of Judicialization: From Progress to Backlash in Latin American Politics
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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The Limits of Judicialization: From Progress to Backlash in Latin American Politics

Panelists:
Sandra Botero, Universidad de Rosario
Daniel Brinks, The University of Texas at Austin
Ezequiel González-Ocantos, University of Oxford

Moderated by:
Raúl Sánchez-Urribarri, La Trobe University

We will discuss the chapter "Working in new political spaces: the checkered history of Latin American judicialization," from the book The Limits of Judicialization: From Progress to Backlash in Latin American Politics edited by Sandra Botero, Daniel Brinks, and Ezequiel González-Ocantos.

The discussion will be in English.

4:30 pm Lecture
Secularism, Religious Freedom and Religious Reform in South Asia
Location:
211 David Lawrence Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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My presentation will offer a historical perspective on secularism in South Asia through a discussion of a history of religious reform movements from the early twentieth century through the end of colonial India, as a way of historicizing the creation of a constitutional secular state in India in the mid-twentieth century. Though Indian history will comprise the base of the presentation, it will address the issue of religious freedom in contemporary South Asia, drawing on cases from India and Bangladesh primarily. I will mention a few thematic issues that inform the South Asian region as a whole, such as the role of religion in constitutions of South Asian states and the different ways minorities have been legally categorized by the state, as these developments draw on a shared history of colonialism in South Asia.

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5:00 pm Student Club Activity
Brazil Nuts Bate-Papo
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Hub along with Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures
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Join Brazil Nuts for their weekly Portuguese conversation hour at all levels!

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
Pitt French Club Meeting
Location:
Global Hub - 1st Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures
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Join members of the French Club to and have casual conversation in French! All levels welcome.