BATE PAPO (Portuguese convo table) !!
Wednesday, Feb 23, at 5:30 pm
La Casa Cultural Latina
1203 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25,
3:30 – 5 PM, 108 David Kinley Hall
CLAUDIO PAIVA (formerly with IMF and currently California State University at Channel Islands)
ECONOMIC POLICIES IN BRAZIL: INFLATION TARGETING, EXTERNAL ADJUSTMENT AND A VERY STRONG REAL
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2ND
100 Gregory Hall
LATIN AMERICAN? LATINOAMERICANO? LATINO? AMERICAN?: EXPLORING LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO STUDIES
Please join us for a public discussion on the boundaries and common ground shared by Latina/o Studies, Latin American Studies, and their overlapping communities of students and teachers. In what ways are Latina/o Studies and Latin American Studies different? In what ways are they similar or complementary? What are the experiences of students taking courses in each of these interdisciplinary fields? Professors Dara Goldman (Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese) and Angharad Valdivia (Institute of Communications Research) will lead a discussion on the connections and the frictions between these fields. They will be joined by Professor Isabel Molina (Chair, Department of Latina/Latino Studies) and Professor Andrew Orta (Director, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies).
Sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Latina/Latino Studies
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Institute for Brazilian Studies
ANTONIO ROCHA MAGALHAES
Center for Management and Strategic Studies, Brasilia
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
219 Davenport Hall (Geography Conference Room)
DRYLANDS AND GLOBAL CHANGE: FROM ICID to RIO AND BEYOND
Antonio Magalhães and Jesse Ribot
The drylands of the world face key social, economic and environmental challenges while remaining politically marginal. They cover 40% of the planet´s surface, include 30% of the world´s population, and concentrate the majority of the world’s poor. Major environmental problems of land degradation and desertification are also concentrated in the drylands. These are the lands that will be most affected by global climate change. But, these regions have so far gained the least political attention and priority at global and national levels. Were it not for poverty in its semi-arid Northeast, Brazil could be considered as a developed country. Yet Brazil invests little in its drylands.
In response to these challenges, the first International Conference on Sustainable Development in the World’s Drylands (ICID) was organized in 1992 and the second ICID was organized in 2010, both in Fortaleza, Brazil. The objective of the ICID events was to raise awareness on the crises in drylands, support a network of activist stakeholders, and to raise the profile of drylands on global policy agendas at international meetings such as Rio 92 and upcoming Rio+20.
The speakers will present (a) an overview of the challenges and perspectives of the drylands, (b) a summary report of the two ICIDs, and (c) a discussion on the road to Rio+20 and beyond concerning the future of the world’s drylands.
LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED
FRIDAY, MARCH MARCH 4
Room 5602 | Beckman Institute
405 North Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL
BRAZIL AS A PLAYER IN SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN DRYLANDS OF LATIN AMERICA, AFRICA AND ASIA
Somnath Baidya Roy — Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UIUC
Peter Goldsmith — Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics & Director, Food and Agribusiness Management Program, UIUC
During the last two decades, Brazil has reemerged as a progressive nation and has resumed its long-term trajectory of economic growth and development. Since the Cardoso administration and the emphasis of the Lula administration on external policy, Brazil has been affirming itself as a partner for developing countries of Africa and Latin America. South-South cooperation has become an important part of Brazilian policy, and apparently it will continue to be so in the Dilma administration and beyond. Given these trends, South-South cooperation will be an important component of the Brazilian agenda and Brazil will increase its geopolitical importance not only in the developing world but also in global politics.
Copies of Antonio Magalhaes’ paper are available upon request by writing to Marsha Dunlap: email@example.com.
This talk is co-sponsored by the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Global Studies.
CLACS Lecture Series
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
101 International Studies Building
PILAR EGUEZ, Ph.D. Candidate. Department of Anthropology
COLONIAL IMAGINARIES OF CUABN WOMEN: “GOOD MANNERS,” DANCE AND SEXUALITY IN 19TH CENTURY HAVANA
The Cuban mulata has been the subject of extensive discussions about the place of color, class, gender and race in the construction of nationalist ideologies. Historical analysis –mainly based in literary narratives and visual culture- have pointed to the mulata’s skin color as a symbol of Creole’s aspirations of racial homogeneity through the progressive whitening over generations. “Blanqueamiento” through racial miscegenation generally meant unions of white men with women of color. Less attention has been given to the place of social conduct, bodily practices and the performance of women’s bodies in space in emerging cultural narratives of citizenship. In particular, a concern with “manners” emerged in 19th century Cuba and Latin America, which added to the complexity of Cuba’s 19th century racially-based system of stratification. By mid-century dance was a space and practice by which “good manners” or class status was measured according to the sexual and racialized body movements of women. As independence approached, narratives about women’s bodies in the city were converted into rhetorical devices in a political contest between two ongoing projects in 19th century Cuba, colonialism and modernity.
TINKER SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH IN LATIN AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN, AND THE IBERIAN PENINSULA
Tinker Field Research Grant Competition for Graduate Student Summer Research in Latin America and Iberia
Are you a graduate student interested in doing summer research in Latin America, the Caribbean or the Iberian Peninsula? CLACS offers fellowships for any discipline and nationality
Complete information, requirements and eligibility at: http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/academics/fellowships/tinker/default.aspx
Reference letters should be sent electronically directly to Angelina Cotler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Any question contact Angelina Cotler (cotler@illinois)
Electronic Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2011 (no later than 4pm)
LEMANN GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES
The Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies offers research fellowships to UIUC graduate students doing research about Brazil.
Fellowships pay $18,000.00 for an academic year and carry a full tuition and fee waivers from LAS units and participating professional schools.
The number of awards varies year to year and may depend on the strength of the applications received.
References letters to be sent directly to David Fleischer electronically (email@example.com)
Deadline: February 25, 2011.
For more information check: http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/lemann/fellowships/default.aspx
2011 SUMMER ANDEAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (SALI)
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
June 13 – August 5, 2011
The Summer 2011 Andean Languages Institute is sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Chicago.
These special eight-week courses provide intensive training in Aymara or Quechua for students at beginning through advanced levels. Taught by two of the leading instructors of Andean languages, and authors of widely-adopted textbooks for Aymara and Quechua, these courses meet all FLAS requirements for summer language study.
* Quechua: Professor Clodoaldo Soto.
* Aymara: Professor Miguel Huanca.
* This special eight-week course is designed for people wishing to study intensively Aymara or Quechua at all levels.
* The courses carry 8 credits.
* Classes will be four hours a day, five days a week.
A limited number of Title VI FLAS Fellowships are available to Graduate students in conjunction with the Institute.
Please contact one of the following regarding the FLAS applications:
U of I CLACS-FLAS Coordinator: Alejandra Seufferheld, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Summer Intensive Andean Institute check: http://www.clacs.illinois.edu/quechua/summerinstitute/
CALL FOR PAPERS
Fourth Annual Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference
LATIN AMERICAN VISIONS OF SOLIDARITY
University of New Orleans
October 15-16, 2011
Conference Organizers: Aviva Chomsky and Steve Striffler
International solidarity between the United States and Latin America has sought to create partnerships between actors with vastly unequal access to power and resources. Solidarity activism has worked to change U.S. policy towards Latin America, to provide material aid to Latin Americans, and to educate the U.S. public about Latin American realities and the impacts of U.S. foreign policy. Most studies of U.S.-Latin America solidarity have focused on U.S.-based organizations and their activities.
This conference seeks to explore Latin American visions of solidarity from two perspectives: First, how have Latin Americans seen, understood, and engaged with U.S. solidarity movements? Second, how have Latin Americans conceptualized and created their own visions of solidarity? In both cases, we also look to understand the ways in which Latin American actions and visions been received and understood in U.S. solidarity circles.
Paper proposals should include a 100-200 word abstract and a 1-page cv, and be submitted to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2011.
The Empire and Solidarity in the Americas Conference is a working conference. Attendees are expected to read all conference papers (about 8) and participate in intensive discussion of each paper. If your paper is chosen, you will be an invited guest with conference expenses paid by the University of New Orleans.
Rice University announces a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship in the Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities (PJHC). Stipend is $50,000 per year, plus benefits, with appointment beginning July 1, 2011.
Qualified candidates will have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2011 (received no earlier than 2008). Required are a specialization and demonstrated teaching and research interests in poverty, human capabilities and development, justice, and women, gender, and sexuality studies.
The Fellow will teach two courses per academic year, including the core introductory course for the Program’s minor (see http://www.professor.rice.edu/pjhc/syllabus.asp) and a course focusing on gender, human development, and capabilities in a global context. Research requirement is to engage in a research project relating to the program’s themes; present a public lecture; and play an active role in the intellectual life of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality in which the Program is housed and in the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.
The Program in Poverty, Justice, and Human Capabilities (www.rice.edu/pjhc) provides students a multi-faceted understanding of human well-being; it also offers a unique interdisciplinary minor. The Program is part of the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (wwwcswgs.rice.edu) whose interdisciplinary programs support scholarly work, innovative teaching in graduate and undergraduate education, and research partnerships with institutions and community organizations. The Kinder Institute for Urban Research (http://kinder.rice.edu) seeks to advance understanding of pressing urban issues and to foster the development of more humane and sustainable cities.
Please direct specific questions to the Program Manager, Ms. Christine Medina, at email@example.com
For a full description of the position and to apply visit: https://jobs.rice.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52667.
Applications deadline is March 15, 2011. Rice is an EO/AA employer.
JOB OPENING: LECTURER IN PORTUGUESE
The Stanford Language Center invites applications for a full-time, three-year teaching appointment as Lecturer in Portuguese beginning September 2011. The position is renewable.
Minimum qualifications: MA in linguistics, applied linguistics, and/or Latin American studies, Ph.D. preferable. Applicants should have experience teaching a broad range of Brazilian Portuguese language courses at the college level and possess native or near-native fluency in Portuguese with an excellent command of English. Preference is given to candidates familiar with standards-based instruction and ACTFL OPI and WPT principles, with a commitment to pursuing tester/rater certifications. The salary is competitive. Letter of application, current vita, names and contact information of three recommenders, and a brief description of teaching philosophy and approaches should be sent or faxed to:
Portuguese Language Search Committee, Stanford
Language Center, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building
30, Stanford, CA 94305-2015.
Fax number 650-725-9377.
Deadline for receipt of applications is March 1, 2011, review of materials to begin immediately.
Lyris Wiedemann, Ph.D.
Director of the Portuguese Language Program Stanford Language
Center, Division of Literatures, Cultures and Languages Stanford,
Brazilian live Music – Friday, February 25th 2011
SAMBA SOUL BAND at THE IRON POST (120 S Race St., Urbana)
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The musicians George Turner (guitarist), Lara Driscoll (pianits), Karim Yengsep (bassist), Carlos Vega (saxophonist), Brent Jordan (drummer), and Vivian Felicio (vocalist)will take you to the contemporary restaurants and lounges of Brazil.
You are invited for a festive evening of fun, mystery, and fantasy…
BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL PARTY 2011
Friday, March 4th 10:00 pm TO 2:00 am – Doors open at 9:00 pm for VIP guests
Radio Maria 119 N. Walnut St. Downtown Champaign
Reserve your VIP tickets now
($5)*Try one of our friends (between Feb. 21st – Feb. 25th)
Sandra Giger, Nola Senna, Rejane Dias, or Carla da Silva (* Limited number of tickets- First come, first served!)
You can also buy at in advance at Radio Maria (Feb. 22st -March 1st)
Pick up days:
Tuesday, February 22nd from 2:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 24th from 1:00-3pm.
Friday, February 25th 2:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 26th from 3:00 – 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 27th from 3:00-9:00 pm
March 1st from 3:00-9:00 pm
(* Limited number of tickets- First come, first served!)
Masquerade theme Find a marvelous mask and wear it well, so your true identity no one can tell.
19 to enter & 21 to drink
*VIP tickets guarantee entry without waiting in line, until 10:30 pm. After 10:30 pm, VIP ticket-holders enter without additional charge, but must wait in line.
IN THE NEWS
Driving Bolivia http://www.counterpunch.org/glendinning02182011.html
Ecuadorian president closer to tighter grip of government, including the Judiciary
Los principales aliados de Morales lideran una huelga que paraliza Bolivia http://www.elpais.com/articulo/internacional/principales/aliados/Morales/lideran/huelga/paraliza/Bolivia/elpepuintlat/20110219elpepuint_1/Tes
Rio de Janeiro appoints first female police chief http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/17/first-female-police-chief-rio
Ecuadorian Court Rules Against Chevron in Historic Case http://upsidedownworld.org/main/ecuador-archives-49/2907-ecuadorian-court-rules-against-chevron-in-historic-case
Argentina and US row over seized US military material http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12464010
Palestinians seek global recognition through South America http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/16/AR2011021602232.html?sid=ST2011021707233
Chile’s Peaceable Kingdom Image Challenged http://www.coha.org/chiles-peaceable-kingdom-image-challenged/