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More upcoming events!
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CEDLA Lecture 22 Oct. 2021, 15:30-17:00 CEST online

Conocimientos indígenas: repensando las políticas globales de cambio climático en Colombia

Astrid Ulloa
Universidad Nacional de Colombia


CEDLA Lecture 19 Nov. 2021, 15:30-17:00 CET onsite

Power, imprisonment and the force of law in Nicaragua

Julienne Weegels
CEDLA & ARTES, Universiteit van Amsterdam


CEDLA Lecture 3 Dec. 2021, 15:30-17:00 online

The Colombian Peace Process at a Crossroads: Challenges and Perspectives

Stefan Peters
Instituto CAPAZ (Bogotá) & University of Giessen


Demilitarization and Independence in Latin America: Lessons from Costa Rica and BeyondWebinar co-organized by CEDLA and the Embassy of Costa Rica in the Netherlands

Keynote speaker: Luis Guillermo Solís, former President of Costa Rica and Interim director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU

Discussants: Prof. dr. Kees Koonings and Prof. dr. Dirk Kruijt, Utrecht University
Chair: Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom, CEDLA—University of Amsterdam


During this seminar, Luis Guillermo Solís, former president of Costa Rica (2014-2018), will discuss the short and long-term implications of this extraordinary measure. Professors Kees Koonings and Dirk Kruijt, specialists on the role of the military in a number of Latin American societies, will reflect on experiences and current challenges in other parts of the region. In a roundtable discussion they will discuss the wider effects and possibilities for demilitarization that the Costa Rican example sets for the region at large. 


CEDLA Lecture: China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the future of development in
the Caribbean

Ruben Gonzalez Vicente, Universiteit Leiden


This presentation explores the developmental footprint of China’s Belt and Road Initiative through a theoretical lens inspired by critical Caribbean thought. Ruben Gonzalez-Vicente will discuss how Sino-Caribbean relations remain shaped by epistemic dependency, structural imbalances, and a number of unresolved social issues relating to the postcolonial condition in former plantation societies.