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LLILAS Audio Podcasts

Podcasts from Fall 2012

LLILAS Faculty Book Series: "The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Latin America"

Raul Madrid LLILAS Faculty Book Talk

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 12:15 PM
2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1

Raul Madrid, Department of Government

"The Rise of Ethnic Politics in Latin America explores why indigenous movements have recently won elections for the first time in the history of the region. Raúl L. Madrid argues that some indigenous parties have won by using inclusive populist appeals to reach out to whites and mestizos. Indigenous parties have managed to win support across ethnic lines because the long history of racial mixing in Latin America blurred ethnic boundaries and reduced ethnic polarization. The appeals of the indigenous parties have especially resonated in the Andean countries because of widespread disenchantment with the region's traditional parties. The book contains up-to-date qualitative and quantitative analyses of parties in seven countries, including detailed case studies of Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru." — Cambridge University Press

Discussant: Charles Hale, Department of Anthropology


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Foro Urgente: Democracia en debate: Las elecciones de 2012 en México

Foro Urgente

Friday, September 14, 2012, 5:30 PM
2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1

Este foro comunitario busca promover un dialogo crítico sobre las recientes elecciones presidenciales en Mexico y en particular sobre el impacto que el regreso del PRI tendrá para los mexicanos en ambos lados de la frontera. El panel incluriá al Héctor Domínguez-Ruvalcaba, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese; Directora Ejecutiva Ana Yáñez-Correa, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition; and LLILAS Investigador Visitante Guillermo Sheridan, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).

Moderador: Gustavo Monsante, UNIVISION 62


Download the audio recording from this presentation:ForoUrgente.mp3


Podcasts from Fall 2011

Politics of Memory: Guatemala's National Police Archive

Anna Carla Ericastilla speaks at AHPN Conference

Friday, December 2, 2011, 9:030 AM - 6:30 PM
Eidman Courtroom, UT School of Law

At this conference, The University of Texas at Austin unveiled a website making publicly accessible approximately twelve million pages of digitized records of the Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional (AHPN), the Guatemalan National Police Archive. The online archive is the cornerstone of a collaboration designed to transform the AHPN’s unique records into a living archive in service of Guatemala’s historical memory. The website brings to researchers, human rights activists, and prosecutors around the world an archive that has already begun to help rewrite the history of state repression in Guatemala.

The Politics of Memory conference was the beginning of a larger collaboration outlined in a 2011 letter of understanding between the AHPN and three institutions at the university: LLILAS, the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, and the University of Texas Libraries, which is home to the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection.

Audio recordings of the entire conference, including two panels, two keynote addresses, and the unveiling of the digital archive, are available on the conference website.



Workshop: "Contested Terrain: Undocumented Migration and Enforcement at the U.S.-Mexico Border"

Border Workshop

Monday, October 10, 2011, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hackett Room, SRH 1.313
Coyotaje: Clandestine Crossings at the Texas-Mexico Border
David Spencer, Trinity University, San Antonio

Professor Spencer is author and editor of books and other works on the U.S.-Mexico border, as well as free trade and uneven development. His recent publications include Clandestine Crossings: Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border (2009, Cornell University Press).

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VRP Lecture: Modern Latin American Architecture

Hugo Mondragon

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 12:00 PM
Hackett Room, SRH 1.313
Hugo Mondragon, Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile

Hugo Mondragón is Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Professor Mondragón’s research focuses on how the national images of Chile, Colombia, and Brazil have been shaped by modern architecture. His recent publications include “El Paisaje como construcción de sentido: El Valle de Putaendo” in Habitar el Patrimonio and Arquitectura y Construcción: Chile 1945–1950 (with A. Tellez). Dr. Mondragón obtained a master’s in architectural history from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a doctorate in architecture and urban studies from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. While here he will be affiliated with the School of Architecture.

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Lecture: The Perils of Human Activity: Lessons from Colombia's Experience with Soil Erosion

Juan Restrepo

Wed, September 28, 2011, 12:00 PM
Hackett Room, SRH 1.313
Juan Restrepo, EAFIT University, Colombia

The Andes range exhibits a very delicate variety of ecosystems and environments along its prolonged trajectory, which has made it particularly vulnerable to the onslaught of modernity and human activity.

While the increasing intensity of natural disasters in tropical areas is often blamed on global warming, the causes might not be as intractable. Soil erosion and deforestation, both caused by unrestrained human activity, can affect an ecosystem more profoundly.

Dr. Juan Restrepo, one of Colombia's top hydrographers and the LLILAS 2011-­2012 Tinker Visiting Professor, offers his insights and vast knowledge to illuminate the issue. Drawing from Colombia's experience with man-made ecological modifications, he sketches out the implications of human pressure on fluvial ecosystems, with the hope that this information will better equip citizens and policymakers across the developing world.

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Podcasts from Spring 2011

Panel: Race, Performance, Diaspora

Panel: Race, Performance, Diaspora

Tue, April 26, 2011, 3:00 PM
Texas Governors' Room, UNB 3.116

Deborah Paredez, Department of Theatre and Dance
Omi Osun, Department of African and African Diaspora Studies
Robin Moore, School of Music
Moderator: Juliet Hooker, LLILAS Associate Director
Afro-Latin Performance Week: Examining Issues of Race, Art, and Representation.

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Download the audio recording from this event:race_panel.mp3


Interview: Yosvany Terry

Afro-Latin Performance Week

Thu, April 28, 2011, 11:00 AM
Bass Concert Hall Lobby

Conducted by Robin Moore, School of Music. Featured as part of Afro-Latin Performance Week: Examining Issues of Race, Art, and Representation.

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Lecture: Central America: Broken Democracies? — From Filmmaker to Social Justice Advocate: The Making of 'abUSed: The Postville Raid'

abUSed

Wed, March 23, 2011, 3:00 PM
Hackett Room, SRH 1.313

Acclaimed Guatemalan director and producer Luis Argueta discusses his most recent film, abUSed: The Postville Raid. This film explores the impact of one of the most brutal, most expensive, and largest Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the history of the U.S.

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Faculty Book Series: Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow

Frank Guridy

Monday, April 11, 2011
Frank Guridy, Department of History

Frank Guridy, Department of History, shows that the cross-national relationships nurtured by Afro-Cubans and black Americans helped to shape the political strategies of both groups as they attempted to overcome a shared history of oppression and enslavement. Presented as part of the LLILAS Faculty Book Series.

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Faculty Book Series: The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development: Rights, Culture, Strategy

Karen Engle

Monday, March 7, 2011
Karen Engle, UT School of Law

Karen Engle, UT School of Law, traces the history of indigenous peoples' uses of international law to make claims for heritage, territory, and economic development. Presented as part of the LLILAS Faculty Book Series.

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Forum: Foro Urgente—La Democracia en Juicio: Derechos Mapuche y Gobernabilidad Democrática en Chile y Argentina

Thursday, February 2, 2011

Claudia Briones, Universidad Nacional de Rio Negro
Luis E. Carcamo-Huechante, University of Texas at Austin
Pablo Mariman, Centro de Estudious y Documentacion Mapuche Liwen
Jennifer Pribble, University of Richmond
Patricia Richards, University of Georgia

This event examined a crucial question for theorists of democracy in Latin America: How to reconcile the glowing evaluations of Chilean democracy in general with the bitter conflicts and critiques brought to the fore with a focus on indigenous rights? Are indigenous activists extremists, or is democratic process in Chile seriously flawed in the area of cultural rights?

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1. Opening remarks, Charles R. Hale, and "La construcción de la (nueva) democracia chilena: Logros y desafíos de la Concertación", Jennifer Pribble:



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2. "Aún en busca de reconocimiento: Las demandas mapuches, violencia estatal y discriminación en el Chile democrático", Patricia Richards:



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3. Introduction, Luis E. Cárcamo-Huechante, and "Gobernabilidad y gubernamentalidad de las politicas indigenistas en Argentina: El caso Mapuche", Claudia Briones:



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ILASSA31 Conference: Opening Remarks and Keynote Address

Thursday, February 2, 2011

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1. Opening Remarks: Mayra Marquez, ILASSA; Charles R. Hale, LLILAS; Luis E. Cárcamo-Huechante, Department of Spanish and Portuguese



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2. Keynote Address: "El derecho a la autodeterminación del pueblo mapuche: Aspectos históricos, socio-culturales y consecuencias actuales", Pablo Marimán, Mapuche Historian, Centro de Estudios y Documentación Mapuche Liwen



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