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January 22, 2016

LAS Winter Speaker Series: Edy Kaufman

February 9, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Knight Library Browsing Room

TACE- Academic Diplomacy Cuba/USA: Lessons Learnt and Best Practices

Kaufman

Dr. Edward Edy Kaufman holds degrees in Political Science, International Relations and Sociology from the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, a doctorate from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) in diplomatic history and post-doctoral
studies in Social Science Research Methodology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has authored and coauthored
12 books and more than seventy articles in the general area of international relations, with an emphasis on
human rights and conflict resolution topics, and a regional specialization on Latin America and the Middle East, and
continues more than two decades team-teaching with one of them. His current research and advocacy interest are in
merging the paradigms of human rights and conflict resolution.
Prof. Kaufman has served both as Director of Center for International Development and Conflict Management [CIDCM]
at the University of Maryland and the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem. Dr. Kaufman is an expert in the areas of the teaching and training of conflict transformation, and
facilitation of workshops with CIDCM’s “Partners in Conflict” program. He has done extensive action research in
strengthening civil society and peacebuilding with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, often also working jointly with
Egyptians and Jordanians,, as well as in Africa, Central, East and South Asia, the Former Soviet Union and the
Americas, including on ethnic, religious and water resource conflicts as well as human rights and democracy issues.
In the area of human rights, his work focuses on human rights education and training of the law enforcement
agencies, particularly in Latin America.

LAS Winter Speaker Series: Edy Kaufman

February 2, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Knight Library Browsing Room

The Jewish Dimension in the Repression Under Military Rule in Argentina [1976-1983]: The Bigger Picture and a Case Study

Kaufman

Dr. Edward Edy Kaufman holds degrees in Political Science, International Relations and Sociology from the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, a doctorate from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) in diplomatic history and post-doctoral
studies in Social Science Research Methodology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has authored and coauthored
12 books and more than seventy articles in the general area of international relations, with an emphasis on
human rights and conflict resolution topics, and a regional specialization on Latin America and the Middle East, and
continues more than two decades team-teaching with one of them. His current research and advocacy interest are in
merging the paradigms of human rights and conflict resolution.
Prof. Kaufman has served both as Director of Center for International Development and Conflict Management [CIDCM]
at the University of Maryland and the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem. Dr. Kaufman is an expert in the areas of the teaching and training of conflict transformation, and
facilitation of workshops with CIDCM’s “Partners in Conflict” program. He has done extensive action research in
strengthening civil society and peacebuilding with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, often also working jointly with
Egyptians and Jordanians,, as well as in Africa, Central, East and South Asia, the Former Soviet Union and the
Americas, including on ethnic, religious and water resource conflicts as well as human rights and democracy issues.
In the area of human rights, his work focuses on human rights education and training of the law enforcement
agencies, particularly in Latin America.

LAS Winter Speaker Series: Edy Kaufman

January 26, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. Knight Library Browsing Room

Latin America and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict:  Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

Kaufman

Dr. Edward Edy Kaufman holds degrees in Political Science, International Relations and Sociology from the Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, a doctorate from the University of Paris (Sorbonne) in diplomatic history and post-doctoral
studies in Social Science Research Methodology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has authored and coauthored
12 books and more than seventy articles in the general area of international relations, with an emphasis on
human rights and conflict resolution topics, and a regional specialization on Latin America and the Middle East, and
continues more than two decades team-teaching with one of them. His current research and advocacy interest are in
merging the paradigms of human rights and conflict resolution.
Prof. Kaufman has served both as Director of Center for International Development and Conflict Management [CIDCM]
at the University of Maryland and the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University in
Jerusalem. Dr. Kaufman is an expert in the areas of the teaching and training of conflict transformation, and
facilitation of workshops with CIDCM’s “Partners in Conflict” program. He has done extensive action research in
strengthening civil society and peacebuilding with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, often also working jointly with
Egyptians and Jordanians,, as well as in Africa, Central, East and South Asia, the Former Soviet Union and the
Americas, including on ethnic, religious and water resource conflicts as well as human rights and democracy issues.
In the area of human rights, his work focuses on human rights education and training of the law enforcement
agencies, particularly in Latin America.

 

October 13, 2015

Prof. Carlos Aguirre publishes book on Censorship and Latin American Literary Boom

CarlosAguirreLaciudadylosperrosLPG-640x441Ciudad y Perros Biografia Former director of Latin American Studies at UO, Professor Carlos Aguirre (History) has published a new book entitled La ciudad y los perros. Biografía de una novela (Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2015). This is a groundbreaking archival study that reconstructs the process of censorship and the difficulties experienced by Peruvian writer Vargas Llosa at the time of publishing his first novel in Franco’s Spain in 1963. Aguirre sets out to investigate the historical and cultural conditions that make possible the “manufacture” of a literary classic. He looks at the transnational networks of intellectuals and literary agents, political factions, potential diplomatic conflicts and the background tensions of the Cold War in the immediate aftermath of the Cuban Revolution.

You can read an interview with Prof. Aguirre by Luis Rodríguez Pastor here.

July 17, 2015

Gustavo Germano’s Exhibit and Talk

The Latin American Studies Program had the honor of bringing to the University of Oregon acclaimed photographer Gustavo Germano’s exhibit Ausencias and the artist himself. The photographic exhibit is on view until August 18 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Family passes are available to the public–those interested please contact Monique Balbuena at balbuena@uoregon.edu

Gustavo Germano visited the campus in May. He met with students in the Clark Honors College, visited Prof. Terri Warpinski’s Advanced Photography class, met with several faculty, advised professors and curators on their Human Rights class, and gave LAS’ annual talk, the Bartolomé de las Casas Lecture.
A video of the lecture can be accessed here 
A radio interview at the university radio is also available and will be posted soon.

November 17, 2013

Che Guevara: The Man Behind the Myth

Lecture by Carlos Aguirre

Saturday, November 23, 2013

2:00 pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

More than 45 years after his death in Bolivia, Che Guevara continues to both inspire efforts towards social justice around the world and spark fierce discussions about his life and legacy. This lecture will revisit his place in history and will provide a nuanced assessment of his political and cultural significance today.

This talk is offered in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Korda and the Revolutionary Image” that will be on display through January 26, 2014.

Carlos Aguirre is a Professor in the UO Department of History and Director of the Latin American Studies Program.

September 25, 2013

10.24.13 “From Silence to Memory: Archives and Human Rights in Guatemala and Beyond”

“From Silence to Memory: Archives and Human Rights in Guatemala and Beyond”

University of Oregon, October 24, 2013

In 2005, a massive amount of documentation belonging to the former Guatemalan National Police was discovered. Among other types of data, it contained invaluable information on systematic human rights violations during the 36-year civil war that ravaged that country. The National Police Historical Archive (AHPN) has become a central piece in the efforts to find truth, justice, and reconciliation in Guatemala, and its work is attracting world-wide attention from archivists, librarians, scholars, activists, and human rights organizations.

The University of Oregon is proud to announce the publication of the English translation of the report From Silence to Memory. Revelations of the AHPN, originally published in Spanish in 2011, and to present the premiere of a documentary on the AHPN produced by Gabriela Martínez (UO School of Journalism and Communication), that tells the amazing story of this archive. A stellar line-up of speakers will highlight the importance of the work conducted by the AHPN and will reflect on the connections between the preservation of archives, the construction of collective memories, and the fostering of a culture of human rights in Guatemala and elsewhere.

Program

3:00-4:00 p.m. Knight Library Browsing Room

“‘From Silence to Memory’: Revelations of the Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional.”

Chair: Stephanie Wood (University of Oregon)

Panelists:

Jean Franco (Columbia University)

Gustavo Meoño (National Police Historical Archive, Guatemala)

Kent Norsworthy (University of Texas, Austin)

4:00-5:00 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room

Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries Distinguished Lecture

“The Role of Archives in Strengthening Democracy and Promoting Human Rights.”

Trudy Peterson, consulting archivist and former Acting Archivist of the United States.

5:00-6:00 p.m., Reception in Knight Library Browsing Room

6:00-7:30 p.m., 221 Allen Hall

Presentation of the documentary Keep Your Eyes On Guatemala by Gabriela Martínez (Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon)

Introductory remarks by Peter Laufer, James Wallace Chair in Journalism

Screening of documentary

Q&A with film director and other guests.

These events are sponsored by the University of Oregon Libraries, the Network Startup Resource Center, the Latin American Studies Program, the School of Journalism and Communication, and the Oregon Humanities Center