Professor Edward Paulino will examine the 1937 Haitian Massacre and how Dominicans both inside and outside of the Dominican Republic remember and respond to the memory of this 20th century genocide in the Americas.
Edward Paulino is an assistant professor in the Department of Global History at John Jay College/CUNY where he teaches a course on the history of genocide. His forthcoming book traces the origin and relationship of the Dominican state with Haiti.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the International Human Rights Law Clinic.
Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral was the first Latin American, the first Spanish-speaking poet, and one of only eight women to ever win the Nobel Prize in Literature. What is it about Mistral’s work that made this great intellectual feat possible in 1945? Professor Soledad Falabella will look at how Mistral’s poetry addresses the timeless challenges of human rights, gender, sexuality, exile, migration, public education, discrimination, and democracy.
Soledad Falabella is a Professor at the University of Chile and is the Director of ESE:O, a non-profit organization that promotes the teaching and practice of writing to empower communities.
Over the past decade, many countries have seen increasingly robust policy challenges by subnational governments (states, provinces, municipalities, etc.) that are opposed to the ideology of the national government. Professor Eaton focuses on the central Andean cases of Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru to better understand the nature of these new “subnational policy challenges,” and why they succeed or fail.
Kent Eaton is a professor in the Politics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has written on Latin American politics for Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, and the Journal of Latin American Studies.
Directed by Maite Alberdi (Chile, 2014)
Five Chilean women have met for tea every month for 60 years, a ritual that has sustained them through six decades of personal and societal change. The film is a charming and poignant look at how a seemingly mundane routine of tea and pastries has helped the women commemorate life's joys and cope with infidelity, illness, and death. 70 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
Directed by Bernardo Ruiz (United States, 2015)
“Kingdom of Shadows” takes an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico drug war. This documentary weaves together the stories of a U.S. drug enforcement agent on the border, an activist nun in violence-scarred Monterrey, Mexico, and a former Texas smuggler, to reveal the human side of an often-misunderstood conflict. 75 minutes. English and Spanish, with English subtitles.
“…..as a rendering of Mexico’s agonized convulsions, ‘Kingdom of Shadows’ is unforgettable.” — Andy Webster, The New York Times
After more than 50 years of armed conflict, Colombia is on the verge of a peace deal between the government and the FARC. As governor of Antioquia and mayor of Medellín, Sergio Fajardo has experienced the complexities of the conflict and will discuss the political challenges to overcoming violence and living in peace. Fajardo will explore how the lessons learned while serving in regional government apply to the entire country.
Sergio Fajardo recently stepped down as governor of Antioquia and was voted “Best Governor” in Colombia. Formerly, he served as the mayor of Medellin (2004-2007) and was a vice-presidential candidate in 2010. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley, and the Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University.