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Ivy League Rumba

September 27th, 2016in Event Announcements

There will be a new PBS documentary, "Ivy League Rumba," about the Latin Jazz and Pop Festival held at Brown last Fall.  The film will be airing next month on PBS stations across the country, including on WGBH in Boston. Among other things, the film traces the under-appreciated influence of Afro-Cuban rhythms on mainstream American culture and music.  Run time is 56 minutes.   The film also has lots of footage of Brown, Watson and Providence which... More

Congratulations Josh Bruno fellow LASMA Alumni!

September 25th, 2016in Alumni News

Josh Bruno, LASMA 2016, has accepted a position with the humanitarian NGO Mercy Corps as Assistant Program Officer for the organization’s activities in Latin America, including Colombia, Guatemala, and Haiti, with expansion envisioned for El Salvador and Peru. While a student in the Latin American Studies M.A. program in the Pardee School for Global Studies at Boston University, Josh was named the first Margaret & Robert Pastor Graduate Assistant Fellow at the Carter Center’s Latin... More

Gallagher Publishes Article on Latin America’s China Boom

September 22nd, 2016in Faculty News

Kevin Gallagher, Professor of Global Development Policy at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, recently published an article that takes stock of China’s growing economic influence in Latin America, and examines the reforms Latin American states should pursue to avoid a commodity “bust.” Read more here!

Afro-Latin Music of the Americas (ALMA) Ensemble Concert (12.02.16)

September 22nd, 2016in Event Announcements

Friday 12/2 8pm. CFA Auditorium   The Afro-Latin Music of the Americas (ALMA) Ensemble studies and performs the musical forms of black populations in Latin America and the Caribbean and is dedicated to educating BU students and community about the cultural legacy and social realities of the descendants of Africans in Latin America. The Ensemble is a for-credit, non-auditioned class for students with or without prior music experience. Students learn to play a repertoire of Afro-Latin American... More

New faculty book release on cultural icon, Simón Bolívar

September 21st, 2016in Faculty News

Simón Bolívar: Travels and Transformations of a Cultural Icon Edited by Maureen G. Shanahan and Ana María Reyes One of Latin America’s most famous historical figures, Simón Bolívar has become a mythic symbol for many nations, empires, and revolutions used to support wildly diverse–sometimes opposite–ideas. From colonial Cuba to Nazi-occupied France to Cold War-era Slovenia, the image of “El Libertador” has variously signified loyalty, national unity, liberation, freedom, and revolt. Read more here!

Hare in América Economía on Cuban Energy Crisis

September 16th, 2016in Faculty News

Amb. Paul Webster Hare, Senior Lecturer at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently quoted in an article discussing whether Cuba is in danger of an energy crisis.  Hare was quoted in a September 12, 2016 article in América Economía entitled “Is Cuba Under Threat of an Energy Crisis?” Read more here!

Latin American Studies Hosts Fall Reception

September 16th, 2016in Event Highlights

The Latin American Studies Program, an affiliated regional center of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, held its Fall Reception on September 13, 2016. Nearly 100 students, faculty, and friends of the Latin American Studies program filled the Pardee School to enjoy Latin American food as well as musical entertainment by local Brazilian folk artists Anna Borges and Bill Ward. Director of the Latin American Studies Program Adela Pineda introduced the Latin American Studies... More

Film Screening and Director Talk with Guilherme Whitaker (09.23.16)

September 16th, 2016in Event Announcements

Join us for an evening with Guilherme Whitaker, director of Brazil's largest independent film festival, the "Mostra do Filme Livre" (MFL). The festival takes place in the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasília and others. In 2016, the MFL screened 200 films, ranging from shorts and experimental pieces to features and documentaries. Whitaker is also a producer and film director, having worked on more than 50 shorts from digital to 35mm. More