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Symposium to discuss rise of right-wing authoritarianism March 29

Mar. 26, 2019—The recent rise of right-wing, authoritarian governments has inspired a unique one-day symposium with scholars from leading academic institutions. These researchers will explore the history and significance of this political phenomenon on Friday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Sarratt 325/327. Featured speakers include: Sean Jacobs (New School), Lisa McGirr (Harvard University),...

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Vanderbilt now home to Helguera’s ‘personal library’

Mar. 28, 2017—Some 300 boxes containing the rarest and earliest portions of the J. León Helguera Collection of Colombiana, which documents centuries of Colombian history, have been acquired by Vanderbilt Libraries.

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Vanderbilt, Minpaku scholars join to study forced resettlement during Spanish Conquest

Mar. 30, 2016—Steven Wernke, associate professor of anthropology, will team up with Akira Saito, an anthropologist with Japan's renowned Museum of Ethnology, to promote scholarly exchange on a significant but little-studied chapter in colonial South American history.

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Eberl receives grant to study the cultural identity of Q’eqchi’ Maya

Feb. 23, 2016—Markus Eberl will study how the relocation of a Maya community in Guatemala affects their connection to the past.

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Vanderbilt malnutrition project opens mass-production facility in Guatemala

Oct. 5, 2015—Years of interdisciplinary research by Ted Fischer, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Latin American Studies, and more than a dozen Vanderbilt students from across the university went into the development of Mani+.

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Revered Latin American poet, priest and activist Ernesto Cardenal to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 6

Oct. 1, 2015—Cardenal, an acclaimed Nicaraguan poet, revolutionary and liberation theologian, will deliver a public talk on “Politics, Poetry and the First Latin American Pope” at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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New Vanderbilt Latino and Latina studies program launched

Oct. 10, 2013—Vanderbilt University will celebrate the fall launch of Latino and Latina Studies, a new multidisciplinary program, with several events during Hispanic Heritage Month, including an Oct. 15 talk by author Joy Castro.

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Scholarship established in honor of retiring Norma Antillón

Nov. 4, 2011—Norma Antillón, who colleagues say has been “the heart” of the Center for Latin American Studies for the past 25 years, received a delightful shock at her recent retirement party. Professor of History Marshall Eakin announced that faculty, students, alumni and others whose lives have been touched by the longtime manager in International Programs have...

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Seligson named to governing body of inter-American human rights group

Nov. 4, 2011—The General Assembly is the highest governing body of the IIHR, consisting of 40 human rights experts from throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies receives $2 million federal grant

Sep. 2, 2010—Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American Studies will expand its collaborations in Tennessee and beyond through world-class research, teaching and community service – thanks to a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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