Events Spring 2015

CLAS organized a wide range of events aimed at students, faculty, alumni, and members of the South Florida community.  These included a new Workshop Series to facilitate interdisciplinary exchange among faculty and other researchers.  A number of CLAS events in the Spring semester shared a common focus on Brazil, others addressed health topics in the region and among the Hispanic population.

  • Latin American Homo-entrepreneuralism: Selling gay-friendly Buenos Aires by Dr. J. Miguel Kanai, Assistant Professor at UM Department of Geography and Regional Studies.
  • January 28th, 2015
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  • Social Law, the Environmental and Development in Brazil: Considerations of a Successful Story by Dr. Ronaldo Porto Macedo Júnior, Professor at the São Paulo Law School of the Fundação Getulio Vargas.
  • February 3rd, 2015
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  • Too Big to Succeed: Demography and Socialist Experiments in Chile and Venezuela by Dr. John R. Weeks.
  • February 19th, 2015
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  • CLAS Roundtable: Energy and Sustainable Growth Practices in Latin America – Brazil. Speakers: Ericson De Paula, Visiting Researcher at UM’s School of Engineering, Nick Sprague, UM alumnus who majored in Latin American Studies, and who is now Vice President for Legal and Institutional Relations at Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in Latin America.
  • March 2nd, 2015
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  • Success: The Role of Community Health Workers Addressing Cervical Cancer Disparities in Miami by Dr. Carrasquillo, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami.
  • April 6th, 2015
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  • Height, Nutrition, and Development in Modern Argentina: The Period of Export-led Growth (1870-1914) by Dr. Ricardo D. Salvatore, Florida International University.
  • April 15th, 2015

Speakers at the Energy and Sustainable Practices in Latin America Roundtable