jueves, 12 de noviembre de 2009

CLAS Weekly Update


Center for Latin American Studies

Upcoming Events




The 2nd Annual "The Americas—in Concert"

One of the most sought-after Tango pianists of our times, Octavio Brunetti, will interpret Tangos by Argentine composers with his band, The Octavio Brunetti Quintet.

Created in 1998 in Argentina by pianist and arranger Octavio Brunetti, The Octavio Brunetti quintet represents the tradition of Argentine Tango in its purest form—a passionate and fascinating music, combined with the new, electrifying Tango from the 21st Century. The Octavio Brunetti Quintet transmits the mystery and magic of the Argentine Tango and the avant-garde music that plays in the heartbeat of present-day Buenos Aires.

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2009

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh.

Free & Open to the Public

For more information: contact CLAS, 412-648-7392, clas@pitt.edu



2010 Student Conference on Latin American Social and Public Policy

Deadline Extension

The purpose of this conference is to provide an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to present papers, works-in-progress (including term papers, dissertations, and conference papers, etc.), and other academic work with relevance to Latin American social and public policy.

If you are writing a paper on any aspect of Latin American social and public policy, we invite you to submit your work for consideration. You may also propose to form a panel for presentation and discussion.

To propose a paper presentation or a panel, please submit your topic with a brief description (approximately 75 to 100 words) to Luis Bravo, International Relations and Fellowships Coordinator (CLAS), by November 23, 2009. You will be notified of the committee's decision by December 14, 2009. The deadline for submission of final papers will be January 12, 2010. Individually submitted papers will be presented in panels arranged around common themes, with each participant having up to 15 minutes for presentation.

Final papers must be in English and approximately 15 to 30 double-spaced pages. To submit the abstract through our online form, go to: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/clas/events/laspp/lasspform.html

Conference dates: February 19-20, 2009



Upcoming Lectures/Forum/Workshop/Colloquium



"The Feminine Life of Masculine Power: Patriarchal Domination and Feminine Struggle in 19th Century Ecuadorian Culture" a lecture by Juan Carlos Grijalva (Assistant Professor, Assumption College)

This talk will explore the deep interconnections between masculine public authority and feminine subjectivity in 19th century Ecuadorian culture, but the interpretation developed by the presenter could just as well be applied to discussions of theocratic discourses in present-day Iran or Afghanistan. By affirming the centrality of the female to the very existence of patriarchy itself, Dr. Grijalva argues the perpetuation of a "totalizing" kind of patriarchy through the "transvestite ventriloquism" of the feminine voice or the existence of a feminine defense of patriarchalism in national literature, newspapers, magazines, public education, and moral-religious principles. He also extends his analysis to the dynamics of the response (i.e., resistance, struggle) on the part of rebel women.

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009

Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Location: 207 College Hall, Berger Gallery, Duquesne University (refreshments will be served)

For more information: contact CIQR Coordinator Fred Evans, evansf@duq.edu) or visit CIQR website, www.ciqr.duq.edu.

Sponsored by Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research (CIQR -seeker"), Duquesne University.


Social Justice and Latin America: Perspectives from Pittsburgh Nonprofits

Join representatives from organizations in Pittsburgh that work with Latin American populations, here and abroad. The moderated panel discussion will feature five organizations (Building New Hope, Global Links, United Steelworkers, United Electrical, and Welcome Center for Immigrations and Internationals) that are engaged in social justice work, ranging from fair trade coffee farming in Nicaragua to securing miners' rights in Colombia. Speakers will focus their comments on the political and economic issues surrounding their area of work. This is a great chance for CLAS students to connect with local organizations that work with the Latin American community.

Date: Monday, November 16, 2009

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Location: 4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh (pizza and beverages will be provided)

For more information: contact Anne Marie Toccket, aut112@gmail.com or Katie Warner, kjw32@pitt.edu


"Honduras: Coup and Political Crisis" a public forum featuring Dan Beeton (Policy Analyst, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington DC) and Darío Euraque (Professor of History, Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut, and former director of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History)

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: St. Regis Church, 3250 Parkview Avenue, Oakland

For more information: please contact John Soluri, 412-268-7122, jsoluri@andrew.cmu.edu


"Colombia: Its Music and People" a lecture by Jorge Delgado Troncoso

Jorge Delgado Troncoso, PhD Candidate in the School of Education's Administration and Policy, will show the different aspects of Colombian traditions, people and culture, while viewing some videos of famous musicians. Open to all Pitt students.

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Lower Lounge of Sutherland Hall, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: contact Veronica Dristas, 412-624-2918, dristas@pitt.edu.

Sponsored by Center for Latin American Studies, Global Studies Program, International Studies Living Learning Community.


Ethics and Regulation of International Research

This interactive workshop is designed for faculty, staff, and students at the University of Pittsburgh who are interested in or are conducting research in an international setting. Register via e-mail to cgh@pitt.edu or telephone to 412-648-6985. Continuing Medical Education Credits and Continuing Education Units will be awarded. This workshop is an approved INCIGHT co-curricular.

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Graduate School of Public Health, Room 109, Parran Hall, University of Pittsburgh

For more information go to www.GlobalHealth.pitt.edu or telephone Judi Steenson at 412-624-6985

Jointly sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and University of Pittsburgh Center for Global Health.


"Archaeology, National Identity and the Coup in Honduras: the Role of the Ancient Maya" a lecture by Darío Euraque (Professor of History, Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut, and former director of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History)

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: 100 Porter Hall, Carnegie Mellon University

For more information: please contact John Soluri, 412-268-7122, jsoluri@andrew.cmu.edu


Colloquium discussion of selected chapters from "In The Wings of Time: Rome, the Incas, Spain and Peru"

This is a colloquium or panel discussion built around the visit of Short-Term Fellow, professor Sabine MacCormack (Classics and History, Notre Dame). The discussion will focus on chapters 1 and 5 of her book "In The Wings of Time: Rome, the Incas, Spain and Peru".

Responses from University of Pittsburgh professors: Gonzalo Lamana (Hispanic Languages and Literatures), Bruce Venarde (History), and Lara Putnam (History).

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Location: 526 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: contact humctr@pitt.edu. Text to be distributed in advance; email humctr@pitt.edu for a copy of the reading.

Sponsored by the Humanities Center


"The Poetics of Representation in Viceregal Peru: A Walk Round the Cloister of San Agustin in Lima" a lecture by Sabine MacCormack (Short-Term Fellow, Classics and History Department, University of Notre Dame)

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: 501 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: contact humanctr@pitt.edu

Sponsored by the Humanities Center


Panel Discussion on Jose de Acosta's travel narrative, led by professor Sabine MacCormack

This is a panel discussion built around the visit of Short-Term Fellow, professor Sabine MacCormack (Classics and History, University of Notre Dame). The discussion will focus on Jose de Acosta's travel narratives.

Date: Friday, December 4, 2009

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: 526 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: contact humanctr@pitt.edu. Text to be distributed in advance; email humctr@pitt.edu for a copy of the reading.

Sponsored by the Humanities Center



Postdoctoral Researcher in Latin American Studies, Penn Lauder Center for International Education & Research (CIBER), University of Pennsylvania

The Penn Lauder Center for International Business Education & Research (CIBER) seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher in the area of Latin American Studies either for the spring and fall semesters of 2010, or for the fall and spring semesters of the 2010-2011 academic year. The holder of this position must have earned a recent PhD or doctorate in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. economics, history, political science, sociology, anthropology), be actively engaged in research on Latin America, and speak fluently Spanish and/or Portuguese. S/he will be expected to reside in the greater Philadelphia area, to develop and teach a one-semester, graduate-level course on the political economy of Latin America, to meet regularly with graduate students and provide them with advice regarding their research projects and language proficiency development, and to attend events and participate in other relevant projects or activities organized by the Penn Lauder CIBER and the Lauder Institute. The Postdoctoral Researcher will have shared office accommodation at the Penn Lauder CIBER facility but will hold an appointment through the relevant academic Department at the University of Pennsylvania. The stipend for the academic year will be $40,000.

Deadline: Applications will be considered beginning December 1, 2009.

Minimum Requirements: PhD or doctorate and fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of the Latin American political economy

Documents Required: A brief letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications for the position, evidence of previous teaching accomplishments, a current CV, and three letters of recommendation.

Contact Information: Director, Penn Lauder CIBER, c/o kanorton@wharton.upenn.edu



Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano Fall 2009 Film Series

Today Latin American film is among the best in the world. This Fall 2009 (September 9 – December 10), Amigos del Cine Latinoamericano presents genre films (cine de género) including Science Fiction, Author Films (Cine de Autor), Psychological, Social and Historical Drama, Comedy, and masked wrestler (películas de luchador).

Most films will take place on Thursdays @ 7:30 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, University Pittsburgh.

Some films are adult in nature and may not be appropriate for young audiences.



In November

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Film: La Niña Santa – Dir. Lucrecia Martel (Argentina - 2004)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Film: Los Andes no creen en Dios - Dir. Antonio Eguino (Bolivia – 2007)

For more information: amigoscinelatinoamericano@gmail.com, and for updated film titles and descriptions, go to http://amigosdelcinelatinoamericano.blogspot.com/

Sponsored by: the Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures, Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection



Employment Opportunity


Bilingual Outreach & Enrollment Specialist, Consumer Health Coalition

Consumer Health Coalition seeks a part time bilingual outreach and enrollment specialist, job description is as follows:

·         Complete intake process with consumers and answer calls to the "CHC Helpline". This includes completing applications and explaining enrollment procedures in a culturally-sensitive way, follow-up on a schedule basis for completion of applications and renewal of coverage. Specialist will also direct clients to the appropriate organizations for assistances and field calls to staff members to engage the consumer in advocacy efforts.

·         Maintain accurate database of consumer information. Generate reports and feedback about the helpline statistics.

·         Insure that all terms, conditions, and reporting requirements of Outreach and Enrollment grants are successfully implemented in a timely manner.

·         Establish partnerships with Latino community organizations. Train partner organizations on the public health programs that are available for low-income consumers and encourage new organizations to take 100% Pledge.

·         Continually update and provide 100% Pledge agencies with the materials that they need to provide for successful outreach to the uninsured to those who speak Spanish.

·         Attend Latino community outreach events including Salud Para Niños one Saturday per month to help consumers to complete applications. Coordinate outreach initiatives with full-time helpline staff member.

·         Create innovative outreach initiatives to help enroll children in CHIP/ Medical Assistance

·         Document all barriers that occur within the program systems

·         Maintain ongoing knowledge of the vast amount of rules and regulations of the public health programs. Also includes knowledge of federally qualified health centers and patient assistance programs.

·         Help to create training materials in Spanish for community partners; flyers, brochures, and reports

Knowledge and Skills: Bachelors degree. Knowledge of C.H.I.P. or M.A. preferred. Experience in community outreach including preparing and presenting materials. Fluent in written and spoken Spanish, ability to multi-task; willingness to travel to outreach and enrollment events in Allegheny, Butler, Armstrong, and Indiana counties, must have insured vehicle and PA Drivers License. Must be willing to work unconventional hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Compensation: Part time, flexible schedule, $10 hourly, partially paid benefits, mileage reimbursements.

Please forward resumes to Leslie Bachurski at lbachurski@consumerhealthcoalition.org by November 30, 2009




The following list of events is provided as a service to the community by the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS), University of Pittsburgh. CLAS neither recommends nor endorses these events and activities. Please address questions or comments about the events to the contact provided and not to the Center.



Salud Para Niños - Birmingham Clinic

Free Pediatric & Flu Immunization Clinics

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Care Mobile

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2009

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Salvation Army, 54 S. 9th Street, Southside

For more information: http://www.chp.edu/spanishclinic, 412-692-6000 (option 8), http://www.chp.edu/saludparaninos  



If you have an announcement related to a Latin American/Caribbean activity taking place that you would like to share with others interested in the region, please send details no later than Tuesday of the week prior to your event or deadline:

Center for Latin American Studies

University of Pittsburgh

4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: 412-648-7392; Fax: 412-648-2199; e-mail: clas@pitt.edu



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