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  • Stichting Beurzenfonds CEDLA | Latin American Studies | Amsterdam - University of Amsterdam

    Stichting Beurzenfonds CEDLA De Stichting Beurzenfonds CEDLA is op 5 november 2010 volgens notariële acte opgericht met als doel: Het bevorderen van onderzoek naar Latijns Amerika in Nederland en het ondersteunen in brede zin van de doelstellingen van het CEDLA, het Centrum voor Studie en Documentatie van Latijns Amerika, gevestigd in Amsterdam. De Stichting tracht haar doel te bereiken door het beheer en besteding van door derden aan het CEDLA of de Stichting ter beschikking gestelde financiële middelen. De Stichting heeft uitdrukkelijk het maken van winst niet ten doel. Zij is ingeschreven in de Kamer van Koophandel. ​ De directeur van het CEDLA is tevens directeur van de Stichting. Het Bestuur van de Stichting bestaat uit de volgende personen: Prof. dr. Barbara Hogenboom, dir. CEDLA (voorzitter) Prof. dr. Michiel Baud, CEDLA Prof. dr. Kees Koonings, Universiteit Utrecht/CEDLA Contact Michiel Baud: J.M.Baud@uva.nl Gaya Nikolsky: a.l.nikolsky@uva.nl ​ HET SLICHER VAN BATH-DE JONG FONDS De Stichting Beurzenfonds CEDLA beheert de gelden van het Slicher van Bath-de Jong fonds dat werd opgericht op basis van een legaat van prof. dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath, die in 2004 overleed. Het doel van het Slicher van Bath-de Jong fonds is de bevordering van de studie en het onderzoek van de geschiedenis van Latijns Amerika van 1500 tot 1930, met name door het verlenen van financiële steun aan historisch onderzoek Een wetenschappelijke commissie beslist over de hoogte van de uitkeringen binnen de afgesproken financiële grenzen en bepaalt de selectie van de bursalen. Verder informatie over de criteria en werkwijze van het fonds is te vinden op de desbetreffende webpagina. De wetenschappelijke commissie van het Slicher van Bath- de Jong fonds bestaat uit: Prof. dr. Michiel Baud, CEDLA (Voorzitter) Prof. dr. Gert Oostindie, KITLV/Universiteit Leiden Dr. Soledad Valdivia Rivera, Universiteit Leiden ​ ​ OPEN CALL

  • Post-Revolutionary Mexico | CEDLA Lectures & Events | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Events Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. +INFO MAY 13 In the Name of Christ: Violence, Religion, and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Mexico Gema Kloppe-Santamaria , Loyola University Chicago Discussant: Prof. Wil Pansters, Utrecht University What were the political and cultural drivers that contributed to shaping Catholics’ understanding of violence as a legitimate means to defend their religious practices and beliefs in post-revolutionary Mexico? In this talk, Dr. Gema Santamaria will focus on the 1930s-1950s, a period marked by the end of the Cristero War (1927-1929) - Mexico’s armed conflict over the religious question - and the so-called détente between the Mexican state and the Catholic Church. Despite the Church’s official rejection of the use of violence amongst the faithful, during this period Catholics continued to engage in belligerent and violent forms of religious militancy in the name of Christ and religious freedom. This, she argues, reflects the weight that non-canonical understandings of martyrdom, sacrifice, and redemptive violence had in Catholics’ exercise of religion. Catholics’ aggressive defence of religious symbols and places, together with their attacks against individuals perceived as “polluting” or “impious”, show that moral and symbolic considerations were deeply intertwined with uncompromising political ideologies and long-term intra-community conflicts. ​ ​

  • Past Events 2020 | CEDLA Latin American Studies | Amsterdam

    CEDLA Past Events 2022 - 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 Why drug seizures matter: Discriminatory policing and violence on Brazil's drug markets Recife is a large and extremely violent metropolis in Brazil’s poor Northeastern region. Much of that violence, according both to authorities and drug market participants, is tied to the workings of a large market for illicit drugs. Building on extensive fieldwork and an original dataset that collates all official drug seizures in the city since 2001. +INFO Urban floods and the political ecology of the state in Brazil The governance of hazardous urban environments has become a critical area for state intervention across Latin America and worldwide. Brazil is no exception, with significant flood and landslide disasters blighting many cities and especially those in the heavily urbanised Atlantic Forest biome. +INFO Hallazgos de la Comisión de la Verdad en Bolivia Esta exposición destaca los hallazgos más importantes de la Comisión de la Verdad en Bolivia y reflexiona sobre el trabajo de este tipo de órgano desde la experiencia boliviana. La comisión recopiló documentación y testimonios que resultaron en más de 6000 expedientes, con el objetivo de esclarecer las graves violaciones de derechos humanos durante las dictaduras militares entre 1964 y 1982. +INFO How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice On September 21, 1976, a car bomb killed Orlando Letelier, the former Chilean ambassador to the United States, along with his colleague Ronni Moffitt. The murder shocked the world, especially because of its setting – in the heart of Washington DC. +INFO june 4 Virtual Latijns-Amerika expert event Corona in Latijns-Amerika: Implicaties voor onze relatie met de regio Sprekers: o.a. Achraf Bouali, tweede kamerlid D66; Barbara Hogenboom, directeur CEDLA; Marit Maij, directeur CNV Internationaal; Joost de Vries, correspondent Volkskrant Latijns-Amerika; Marijke Zewuster, hoofd Emerging Markets & Commodity Research ABN AMRO. +INFO sept 11 Una revolución desde abajo: la filantropía de base liderada por mujeres en América Latina Ellas se están reencontrando y reapropiando de sus voces y sus vidas, y están asumiendo su responsabilidad por un futuro mejor. Estos movimientos han sido posibles gracias a las “donaciones” masivas de tiempo, capacidades, capital social y dinero de miles de mujeres. +INFO Pandemia, Neoextractivismos y Propuestas Alternativas desde el Sur Nos proponemos presentar y analizar los desafíos del Pacto Ecosocial e Intercultural del Sur, elaborado desde América Latina. +INFO Fifty public standpipes: Politicians, local elections, and struggles for water in Barranquilla, Colombia This talk tells the story of the WB project and the fifty public standpipes - which were never built. Its purpose is to analyse how water/power distributions have been reworked and consolidated, highlighting tensions triggered by the project at the national and local level. +INFO The Governance of the Brazilian Amazon in Times of Covid-19 Last year, the Amazon was on the world news about the devastating fire, rampant deforestation rate, and increased violence to indigenous populations. The national government responded the international pressure with denial of the socioenvironmental impacts, persecution of researchers, and disdain to the local populations. +INFO Politics, favours and votes: imagining the state and performing politics in Recife To contribute to a better understanding of Brazil’s recent rearrangement of political forces, including Bolsonaro's election, this presentation will discuss the ways political candidates imagine and perform politics in Recife. +INFO No More Innocence: Central America, Migration, and the Crisis of Containment The Central American migration crisis has become a flashpoint in US national debates over humanitarian, identity and security politics. As such, it provides a key lens through which to consider how evolving structures-of-feeling shape US immigration policies as well as broader trends in US public sentiment about how to represent (and target) what some scholars have self-reflexively called “human waste” – that is, those who must be excluded by any means necessary. +INFO The Sexual Question: A History of Prostitution in Peru, 1850s–1950s The creation of Lima's red light district in 1928 marked the culminating achievement of the promoters of regulation who sought to control the spread of venereal disease by medically policing female prostitutes. Its closure in 1956 was arguably the high point of abolitionism, a transnational movement originating in the 1860s that advocated that regulation was not only ineffective from a public health perspective, but also morally wrong. +INFO

  • Riverhood and River Commons in Latin America and Europe

    mar 19 Riverhood and river commons in Latin America and Europe Prof. dr. Rutgerd Boelens , Wageningen University & CEDLA - University of Amsterdam ​ River systems are fundamental for social and natural well-being. Around the world, however, mega-damming, pollution and depletion are putting riverine complexes under great stress. Since ages, engineering of ideal societies by domesticating ‘wild water’ followed utopian imaginaries to control humans and nature at once, while omitting alternative understandings and side-lining local co-governance practices. In Europe, this has a long tradition: “God created the world but the Dutch created the Netherlands”. Spain’s century-old Política Hidráulica envisioned “recreating nature and humans, at once”. Both countries exported their technocratic paradigms to Latin America, but the pendulum may now swing back. Ecuador engrained ‘Rights of Nature’ constitutionally. In Colombia, rivers became subjects, not objects, of moral and legal rights. Increasingly, socio-nature commons fight for revitalizing rivers. European grassroots now seek to creatively translate these notions in their struggles, and partners in South and North join forces, building bottom-up, cross-cultural knowledge. Science and policies, however, lack the tools to engage with these new water justice movements. Through two new international Wageningen / CEDLA-UvA programs, we will study local and transnational “river commoning” languages, values, practices, and strategies. We will examine river complexes from four connected ontologies: River-as-ecosociety; River-as-territory; River-as-subject; and River-as-movement. ​ This lecture took place on 19 March 2021 as part of the CEDLA Lecture Series. Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    FUNDACIÓN SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG 2022 para la promoción del estudio y la investigación de la historia de América Latina FUNDACIÓN SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG para la promoción del estudio y la investigación de la historia de América Latina. En 2004, el fallecido historiador Prof. Dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath, miembro vitalicio de la Real Academia de Ciencias y Catedrático de la Universidad de Groningen, Leiden, Wageningen y de la Universidad Católica de Nijmegen, dejó en testamento un legado al CEDLA, que incluye el nombre de su cónyuge JP De Jong, fallecida en 2009. El objetivo de la Fundación es promover el estudio y la investigación de la historia de América Latina desde 1500 a 1930, en particular mediante el apoyo financiero a la investigación histórica de jóvenes investigadores (preferentemente menores de 35 años). Los aspirantes a la beca Slicher van Bath-de Jong son estudiosos/as que estén preparando sus estudios de doctorado o que se hayan doctorado y quieran seguir desarrollando su investigación o una próxima publicación. Los aspirantes deben tener nacionalidades europeas o de estados de América Latina y residir en dichos territorios. Se entiende por América Latina aquellos estados en los cuales el castellano o el portugués sean lenguas oficiales. La beca está destinada a trabajos de investigación, realizados en archivos / bibliotecas. La beca tiene una duración máxima de un año. Después de la adjudicación sigue el beneficio del 75% de la beca. El resto se transferirá después de que el CEDLA haya recibido la(s) publicación(es) resultado de la beca y después de que el informe final haya sido aprobado por la Junta de la fundación Slicher van Bath-de Jong. La selección de los ganadores de la beca será decidida por un Consejo Científico, que consiste en: Prof. M. Baud - CEDLA/Universiteit van Amsterdam Prof. G.J. Oostindie - KITLV/ Universiteit Leiden Dr. S. Valdivia Rivera - Latin American studies/ Universiteit Leiden ​ ​ Biografía del Prof. Dr. B.H. Slicher van Bath ​ Bernard Hendrik Slicher van Bath nació en 1910 y murió en 2004. Se casó en 1941 con Jacoba Petronella de Jong (1918-2009). Slicher se formó como historiador y arqueólogo en Groningen y Utrecht. Se doctoró cum-laude en Ámsterdam sobre un tema de la historia jurídica de Drenthe. Poco después fue nombrado Archivero Nacional en Overijssel, dando lugar a: Een samenleving onder spanning. Geschiedenis van het platteland in Overijssel / Una sociedad bajo estrés. La historia rural de Overijssel (1957). Hasta 1970 estudia la historia rural de esta provincia y de otras partes de los Países Bajos y Europa. Los estudios de este periodo se concentran en De agrarische geschiedenis van West-Europa (500-1850) / La historia agraria de Europa Occidental (500- 1850) (1960), obra que de forma indirecta fue solicitada por la revista Cambridge Economic History of Europe. Se trata de un libro que fue traducido al inglés, al italiano, al español, al portugués y al japonés, ganando así el reconocimiento internacional de sus investigaciones. Cabe destacar que fue nombrado Catedrático de la Universidad de Groningen, una posición que poco después combinó con una Cátedra en Wageningen, dónde fue nombrado jefe del Departamento de Historia Agraria, realizó una serie de estudios sobre la historia socio-económica de las zonas rurales de los Países Bajos y Europa. Alrededor de 1950 despertó su interés por la historia de América Latina. Desde 1951 dio clases en Wageningen sobre la historia del continente. En los años 1967 y 1968 fue profesor invitado en la Universidad de Chicago, periodo en el cual se le presentó la oportunidad de viajar a América Latina. Durante los próximos años finalizó sus estudios sobre la historia agraria en Wageningen, para concentrarse en el arranque de un programa de investigación sobre América Latina. El resultado de este cambio en su investigación conllevó que renunciara a su plaza en Wageningen en 1972. Dos años más tarde fue nombrado director del CEDLA, donde trabajó en estrecha colaboración con el tempranamente fallecido Adriaan van Oss (1947-1984). Fue el comienzo de los próximos treinta años de investigación científica, llevada a cabo sobre todo después de su retiro. Esta nueva etapa fue muy fructífera y dio lugar a la publicación de cinco de sus principales libros: Spaans Amerika omstreeks 1600 (1979, recientemente publicado en español [2010]) / La América española en torno a 1600; Bevolking en economie in Nieuw-Spanje (ca 1570-1800) (1981) / Población y economía en la Nueva España (ca. 1570 a 1800); Real hacienda y economía en Hispanoamérica (1541-1820) (1989); Indianen en Spanjaarden: een ontmoeting tussen twee werelden. Latijns Amerika 1500-1800 / Indios y españoles: un encuentro entre dos mundos. América Latina 1500-1800 (1989); De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika, 1493-1820: auteurs, verhalen en lezers / Reflexión sobre el pasado en América Latina, 1493-1820: historias, de autores, y lectores (1998). Fue nombrado Catedrático Extraordinario de historia de América Latina de la Universidad de Leiden (1976-1981) y en la Universidad Católica de Nijmegen (1983), ocupando la cátedra LJ Rogier, también sobre la historia de América Latina. La obra con Van Oss se centraba en estudios historiográficos sobre América Latina. Su investigación cuantitativa no se alejaba mucho del enfoque que hizo en décadas anteriores sobre la historia rural europea, pero los dos investigadores le dieron más fondo a estas investigaciones y se esforzaron para conseguir una historia integral y holística, cubriendo más temas de estudio que en su etapa europea. Comprendiendo así la cultura, la ciencia, el arte, la iglesia y la religión, el gobierno y la política. Su último libro, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika / Reflexión sobre el pasado en América Latina, en el cual trabajó durante ocho años casi a diario, trata de la historiografía de la historia de América Latina. Lorena Albornoz Bielefeld Universität Análisis histórico jurídico de los tratados y parlamentos Mapuche entre los siglos XVI al XIX Sabrina Asquini Universidad de Buenos Aires El catolicismo y la cuestión religiosa en las culturas de izquierda en Argentina, 1890-1922 Federico Del Giudice Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) Foreigners’ social rights in Argentina. Local, national and international patterns of inclusión (1900-1930) Adriana Guadarrama Sosa Universidad de Granada (Spain) The invasion of modernity on dunes of the port city of Veracruz (1873-1914) Jessica González Basto Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México La reconfiguración de la administración pública en Colombia a través de la política de concesiones para las obras ferrocarrileras (1886-1912) Francisco Mamani Fuentes Université Paris Sciences et Lettres “Manos a la obra” Los oficios de la construcción en la arquitectura religiosa del Sur Andino en los siglos XVII y XVIII Ingrid Souza Ladeira de Souza PUC Rio de Janeiro Mujeres anarquistas en las redes de militancia del espacio rioplatense: circulaciones, movilizaciones y representaciones (1895-1930) NEDERLANDS / CASTELLANO APPLICATIONS ​ Applications may be written in Dutch, English or Spanish and should contain the following elements: 1. A description of your research, including the planning and budget; specify which part and for what exact aim the scholarship, if awarded, would be used (max 2000 words) 2. A short Curriculum Vitae (Résumé) 3. A letter of recommendation from the supervisor of this research Researchers accredited with these scholarships are expected to present their research to CEDLA, by submitting one or more results of their research, preferably in the form of publications. All publications as a result of this scholarship shall acknowledge this scholarship’s support. For more information contact secretariat@cedla.nl or call +31 20 525 3498 ​ SLICHER VAN BATH DE JONG FONDS 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2022 Slicher van Bath de Jong Foundation LIST OF WINNERS OF THE 2022 CALL Lorena Albornoz Bielefeld Universität Análisis histórico jurídico de los tratados y parlamentos Mapuche entre los siglos XVI al XIX Sabrina Asquini Universidad de Buenos Aires El catolicismo y la cuestión religiosa en las culturas de izquierda en Argentina, 1890-1922 Federico Del Giudice Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) Foreigners’ social rights in Argentina. Local, national and international patterns of inclusión (1900-1930) Adriana Guadarrama Sosa Universidad de Granada (Spain) The invasion of modernity on dunes of the port city of Veracruz (1873-1914) Jessica González Basto Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México La reconfiguración de la administración pública en Colombia a través de la política de concesiones para las obras ferrocarrileras (1886-1912) Francisco Mamani Fuentes Université Paris Sciences et Lettres “Manos a la obra” Los oficios de la construcción en la arquitectura religiosa del Sur Andino en los siglos XVII y XVIII Ingrid Souza Ladeira de Souza PUC Rio de Janeiro Mujeres anarquistas en las redes de militancia del espacio rioplatense: circulaciones, movilizaciones y representaciones (1895-1930)

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. It publishes an academic journal (ERLACS), organises monthly lectures, dialogues, and many other events. It also houses the Netherlands Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (NALACS) and the Latin American Studies Programme (LASP). TE PUEDE INTERESAR... ​ CEDLA NEWSLETTER If you would like to receive information about CEDLA’s latest courses, research, publications, events and other news, please sign-up to CEDLA’s news updates. We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. +SUBSCRIBE ​ Las charlas del CEDLA CEDLA has a broad and interdisciplinary offer in lectures. Our events are free and open to everybody. +INFO CEDLA BLOG SERIES CEDLA researchers and students have been developing several initiatives to assess and discuss the ways in which COVID-19 is affecting Latin American Societies. +READ oct 8 HYBRID 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. He argues that expectations deposited in the emerging ‘South-South’ link with China in Latin America and the Caribbean are easily overstated. Instead, the relation is characterized by China’s elitist business-centric approach to development, the eschewing of participatory approaches in Sino-Caribbean ventures, and the passive incorporation of the Caribbean into China’s global vision. The presentation is based on his work with Annita Montoute (University of the West Indies). ​

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Events 2020 nov 20 No More Innocence: Central America, Migration, and the Crisis of Containment Anthony Fontes, School of International Service. American University The Central American migration crisis has become a flashpoint in US national debates over humanitarian, identity and security politics. As such, it provides a key lens through which to consider how evolving structures-of-feeling shape US immigration policies as well as broader trends in US public sentiment about how to represent (and target) what some scholars have self-reflexively called “human waste” – that is, those who must be excluded by any means necessary. What are the submerged rules of engagement, so to speak, that so violently devalue the lives and deaths of Central American migrants—and other impoverished migrant populations around the world— in this historical moment? Drawing on fieldwork in Central America, US asylum courts, and migration routes through Mexico, this presentation explores the walls thrown up to contain and conceal the spectacles of insecurity and suffering driving Central Americans north. This lecture took place on 20 November 2020 as part of the CEDLA Lecture Series ​ Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN

  • CEDLA Lecture | In the Name of Christ: Violence, Religion, and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

    CEDLA Events Join our mailing list! To ensure that you don't miss out on events, exhibitions, engaging educational programs, latest courses, research, publications and other news, please join our mailing list today! We will not spam your mailbox, but send you a newsletter around twice per month. JOIN STUDYING AT CEDLA CEDLA is considered to be one of Europe’s leading Latin American Studies institutes. Its staff members are experienced researchers and qualified teachers. CEDLA has a large library with a unique collection. Facilities such as student work stations, internet and computer access, and lecture rooms are excellent. CEDLA is pivotal to the Latin American Studies community in the Netherlands. +INFO MAY 13 In the Name of Christ: Violence, Religion, and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Mexico Gema Kloppe-Santamaria , Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Loyola University Chicago Discussant: Prof. Wil Pansters, Utrecht University What were the political and cultural drivers that contributed to shaping Catholics’ understanding of violence as a legitimate means to defend their religious practices and beliefs in post-revolutionary Mexico? In this talk, Dr. Gema Santamaria will focus on the 1930s-1950s, a period marked by the end of the Cristero War (1927-1929) - Mexico’s armed conflict over the religious question - and the so-called détente between the Mexican state and the Catholic Church. Despite the Church’s official rejection of the use of violence amongst the faithful, during this period Catholics continued to engage in belligerent and violent forms of religious militancy in the name of Christ and religious freedom. This, she argues, reflects the weight that non-canonical understandings of martyrdom, sacrifice, and redemptive violence had in Catholics’ exercise of religion. Catholics’ aggressive defence of religious symbols and places, together with their attacks against individuals perceived as “polluting” or “impious”, show that moral and symbolic considerations were deeply intertwined with uncompromising political ideologies and long-term intra-community conflicts. ​ ​

  • CEDLA | Master's Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Past Events 2022 - 2021 - 2020 - 2019 - 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 -2014 - 2013 The Colombian Peace Process at a Crossroads. Challenges and Perspectives The Colombian peace process is at a crossroads. Although there is important progress, for example regarding transitional justice, various key issues for peace building continue to be unsolved. Moreover, we cannot speak of peace at all and rather we are observing a transformed violence. +INFO Power, imprisonment and the force of law in Nicaragua In 2018, massive protests shook Nicaragua and their repression was brutal. Over 300 people were killed in a ‘Clean-Up Operation’ that exposed militarized political policing and the formation of partisan, armed para-state groups. Over the course of the following months and years, more than 1.600 people have been imprisoned for expressing resistance and dissent. +INFO China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the future of development in the Caribbean 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. +INFO Demilitarization and Independence in Latin America: Lessons from Costa Rica and Beyond​ 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. +INFO Sexual violence on trial: Impunity and transformative gender justice in post-conflict Latin America In 2016, the case known as ‘Sepur Zarco’ saw two military officers convicted for crimes against humanity and sexual and domestic slavery in Guatemala. ​ ​ +INFO WORKSHOP: Urban transformations and new urban challenges after the COVID-19 pandemic in Amsterdam and Lima This workshop promotes an interregional and multidisciplinary dialogue on the dynamics of urban restructuring taking place in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The debate will revolve around the cities of Lima and Amsterdam, two paradigmatic yet contrasting cities from the Global South and the Global North. +INFO Transformation to Sustainability in the Amazon: The Role of Place-Based Farming Initiatives Place-based sustainability initiatives in rural areas pursue changes in productive systems, governance arrangements, value-aggregation and access to markets. In this presentation, Prof. Eduardo Brondizio examines challenges and opportunities for local initiatives at the intersection with historical and current trends in economic development and policies in the region. +INFO More money, more crime: A theory on rising crime in Latin America In this lecture Professor Bergman addresses the rapid rise of crime and violence in Latin America over the last decades, and offers an explanation to a striking paradox: In the midst of poverty reduction, economic growth, and democratization, crime rose in the eighteen countries of the region. +INFO Contested Urban Territories in Latin America: Financialisation - Displacement - Gentrification In his lecture Michael Janoschka will discuss how Latin American cities have increasingly been defined by the financialisation of urban development, the gentrification of urban areas and the displacement of vulnerable populations. ​ ​ +INFO Inflections of Anti-Racism in Latin America Dr. Mónica Moreno Figueroa and Prof. Peter Wade discuss the incipient turn to antiracism in Latin America, and the research project ‘Latin American Anti-racism in a 'Post-Racial' Age’ (LAPORA ) that looks at styles of antiracist activity in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. One of the key findings is the variation in how different organisations understand and use the language of racism and antiracism to define or organise their activities. +INFO Riverhood and River commons in Latin America and Europe​ River systems are fundamental for social and natural well-being. Around the world, however, mega-damming, pollution and depletion are putting riverine complexes under great stress. Riverhood will study local and transnational “river commoning” languages, values, practices, and strategies. ​ +INFO Presidential-term-limit Reforms in Latin America and Africa Dr. Mariana Llanos takes a longitudinal view on presidential-term-limit reforms in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa since the third wave of democratization. Rule instability induced by frequent reforms can be part of a piecemeal path towards autocratization, but it can also reflect an open-ended tug of war between authoritarian tendencies and democratic resistance. +INFO

  • CEDLA Events: The Colombian Peace Process at a Crossroads | Latin American Studies - University of Amsterdam

    CEDLA Publications ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies CLAS Book s Cuaderno s DEC 3 CEDLA Lecture: The Colombian Peace Process at a Crossroads. Challenges and Perspectives Stefan Peters, Instituto CAPAZ (Bogotá) & University of Giessen ​ The Colombian peace process is at a crossroads. Although there is important progress, for example regarding transitional justice, various key issues for peace building continue to be unsolved. Moreover, we cannot speak of peace at all and rather we are observing a transformed violence. The talk will analyze the state of the peace process five years after the peace agreement and highlight important voids in both the agreement and implementation. It will close with recommendations that are crucial for building a lasting and sustainable peace in Colombia. ​

  • CEDLA Lecture | Combating clientelism through policy design in Mexico

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