martes, 8 de septiembre de 2015

Center for Latin American Studies @ Pitt--THIS WEEK'S EVENTS--Mark your calendars!

Mark your calendars!


            Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015

            Time: 4:30 p.m.

            Location: Frick Fine Arts Cloisters

Come and join us to celebrate a new year!—meet faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, staff and CLAS friends. Enjoy delicious Latin American food—Edgar’s Tacos will be catering the event.

Please RSVP to

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.




LECTURE: “Compulsory Voting and Income Inequality” (with Yusaku Horiuchi)


John M. Carey (John Wentworth, Professor, Department of Government, Dartmouth College)

Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: 332 Cathedral of Learning

What difference does it make if the state makes people vote? The question is central to normative debates about the rights and duties of citizens in a democracy, and to contemporary policy debates in a variety of countries over what actions states should take to encourage electoral participation. By focusing on a rare case of abolishing compulsory voting in Venezuela, this study shows that not forcing people to vote yields a more unequal distribution of income. The evidence supports Arend Lijphart’s claim, advanced in his 1996 presidential address to the American Political Science Association, that compulsory voting can offset class bias in turnout and, in turn, contribute to the equality of influence.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact: Anibal Pérez-Liñán  at or Luz Amanda Hank at

Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh.




This one-credit weekend minicourse will explore themes of inequality, economics and society.


Friday, September 11, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Saturday, September 12, 9:00 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.


Sunday, September 13, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


For more information contact: Julian Asenjo at or Veronica Dristas at

Open to all students. For students register for Fall ECON 1903 Brazil Today! Also, open to the community. Join us for the Pitt/CMU Brazil Today mini course!

You can still register here:   

Sponsored by: University of Pittsburgh: Global Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Economics, Katz Graduate School of Business, the Swanson School of Engineering, International Business Center, and College of Business Administration Carnegie Mellon University: H. John Heinz III College, Office of the Provost, Division of Student Affairs.



Theatre Auditions September 8, 9 and 12, 2015!!

Please visit for sign up information!  Come one, come all!

Be a part of our Fall season, highlights of which include:

Pulitzer Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful by Philly-raised Latina writer, Quiara Alegría Hudes--prepare a 90 second monologue or read from sides! Auditions Sept 8 and 9. GOOD KIDS, by Naomi Iizuka, an ensemble piece exploring social media, gender and violence. Auditions September 12--no experience necessary!! Just come ready to work!



Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)

University Center for International Studies

University of Pittsburgh

4200 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, PA  15260

Office: 412-648-7392

Fax: 412-648-2199  


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