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June 1, 2016

Public Lecture: Siskind. Wednesday, June 1, 5:30-7pm, Willamette Hall 110, “(De)provincializing World War I: Latin American Literature and the reshaping of global modernism”.

Mariano Siskind is John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities, from Harvard University (Department of Romance Languages and Comparative Literature). He has recently published _Cosmopolitan Desires. Latin American Literature and the Discourses of Globalization_ (Northwestern UP) which traces a genealogy of texts on universality and cosmopolitanism, a series of significant instances during the twentieth century when Latin American intellectuals conceptualized the possibility of a Latin American modernity not in terms of particularist affirmations of national or regional difference and specificity, but as a result of assuming a cosmopolitan identity that allowed them to inscribe themselves in the universal field of modernity, and to imagine themselves standing on equal footing with their Western European peers. He is currently working on the legacy of World War I in Latin America’s modernist writing and Global War and Modernism, and is coordinating a workshop on cosmopolitan intellectual genealogies in Latin America, along colleagues from Harvard and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.Cosmopolitan desires

January 22, 2016

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


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.

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February 19, 2015

Politics, Revolution and Cinema in the Americas

Spring 2015

The Latin American Studies Program presents LAS 407

This course examines the conflicted relationship between cinema and global politics in 20th-century Latin America. The course will focus on three of the four major cinemas in Latin America (Cuba, Brazil and Argentina).

Annete Rubado-Mejia is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Oregon’s Department of Romance Languages. Her interests include Luso-Brazilian language and culture, Hispanic language and culture, Literature, Cinema and Political Economy, Modern Subjectivities. She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine, with Emphases in Critical Theory and Spanish and Portuguese.

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