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Author's Book Talk

In her recent book with Ernesto Calvo, Murillo analyzes the non-policy benefits that voters consider when deciding their vote. She demonstrates how politicians appeal to their constituencies through government policies, as well as non-policy characteristics (such as a reputation for honesty or competent management), which in turn help shape parties' ideological positions. Comparing Argentina and Chile, the authors’ exhaustive empirical work shows how linkages between parties and voters shape the delivery of non-policy benefits.

Maria Victoria Murillo is a professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs at the Colombia School of International and Public Affairs. She is currently the Director of the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, POSTPONED
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

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To examine the topic of migration, we must reflect on issues of race and indigenous peoples simultaneously. This is a complex task, since the media, public institutions, and even academia address these topics separately. In this talk, Dr. Velásquez Nimatuj will examine the theme of migration from an indigenous perspective, within a larger context of racial oppression.  

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj is a journalist and activist, and the first Maya-K’iche’ woman to earn a doctorate in social anthropology in Guatemala. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, POSTPONED
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

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Ronald Rael will discuss how the borderlands are a site for creative production and will share stories from the book Borderwall as Architecture, an important re-examination of what the 700 miles of physical barrier that divides the United States of America from the United Mexican States is, and what it could be. 

Ronald Rael is the Eva Li Memorial Chair, Professor, and Acting Chair of Architecture and Affiliate Professor of Art Practice at UC Berkeley.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, POSTPONED
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

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Directed by Benjamín Naishat (Argentina, 2018)

Set against the tense months leading up to Argentina’s 1976 coup d’état, successful lawyer Claudio is waiting to meet his wife at dinner when a confrontation with a stranger escalates into violence. His attempts to cope with the consequences slowly spin out of control. 109 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

All Cine Latino screenings are free and open to the public. No ticket required.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, POSTPONED
160 Kroeber Hall

Cine Latino

Directed by Abner Benaim (Panama, 2018)

One of the icons of Latin American music, Rubén Blades won 17 Grammys, starred in major Hollywood films, received a law degree from Harvard, and ran for president of his native Panama. This documentary takes us on a journey through his life and legacy. 85 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

*All Cine Latino screenings are free to the public. No registration or tickets are required.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 7:00 pm
160 Kroeber Hall

Cine Latino

Directed by Patricio Guzmán (France/Chile, 2019)

Director Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia for the Light) examines the enduring legacies of Chile’s 1973 coup using the imposing landscape of the Andes as a focal point. The majestic mountains loom over the countryside, but like many parts of the country, much of the range is privately owned and off limits to the people. 84 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.

*All Cine Latino screenings are free to the public. No registration or tickets are required.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 7:00 pm
160 Kroeber Hall