lunes, 1 de abril de 2013

Three lectures today!

“Racial Inequality in the Brazilian Labor Market during the Lula Years, 2003-2010,” by Marcelo Paixão (Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

Marcelo Paixão is professor of Economics and founding director of the Laboratório de Análises Econômicas, Históricas, Sociais e Estatísticas das Relações Raciais (LAESER) at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. LAESER is an important resource for information on racial issues in Brazil; for more information, see

Date: Monday, April 1, 2013

Time: 12:00 (Noon)

Location: 4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: contact Reid Andrews at

Sponsored by the Department of History and the Center for Latin American Studies.


“After Chavez: What’s Next for Venezuela?,” by Miguel Diaz (U.S. Department of State)

Miguel Diaz is an Intelligence Community Associate at the U.S. Department of State. In this capacity, he provides the National Intelligence Officer for Latin America with unclassified expert advice on a wide range of security issues impacting Latin America and serves as an interlocutor between the intelligence community and non-government experts. He is a former member of the professional staff of the House Intelligence Committee, where he led oversight of the U.S. intelligence community’s activities in Latin America. Earlier in his career, Mr. Diaz was the Director of the South America Program at the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS), and worked as a CIA Analyst in the early 1990s. He also spent ten years as an investment banker in New York, reaching the position of Senior Latin American Economist/Strategist for Nikko Securities Inc.

Date: Monday, April 1, 2013

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: 4130 Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh

For more information: contact


“’Los holandeses atacan desde afuera, los gobernantes nos roban desde adentro’: Informe de Lugo y Dávila a Felipe IV en defensa y conservación de la plaza de la isla de Puerto Rico,” a talk by Carmen Rita Rabell (Universidad de Puerto Rico)

Carmen Rita Rabell es profesora en el Departamento de Literatura Comparada de la Universidad de Puerto Rico. PhD, MA en Literaturas Hispánicas del Departamento de Lenguas Romances (Stony Brook, SUNY (1990), PhD, MPhil en Literatura Comparada (2000) en Columbia University. Ha sido profesora en la Universidad de Pittsburgh (1990-97), y profesora invitada en la Universidad de Cincinatti. Ha publicado Rewriting the Italian Novella in Counter-Reformation Spain (2003), Periodismo y fi cción en ‘Crónica de una muerte anunciada’ (1994) y Lope de Vega: el arte nuevo de hacer “novellas” (1992). En 2012 publica la memoria Crónicas para matar el cáncer.

          This lectura will be in Spanish, but questions can be answered in English.

Date: Monday April 1, 2013

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: 302 Cathedral of Learning

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Sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Languages & Literatures, University of Pittsburgh.


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