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November 2018: Leiden University Latin America Month

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is one of Leiden University’s priority regions for academic cooperation. During the Latin America Month, our researchers will tell you all about it.

Academics from across the university with research interests in this region are represented by a region group that drives the LAC engagement agenda. This November, the university will host a series of events organized by each of the faculties aimed at bringing together researchers and students with an interest in the region.

Lectures, workshops and film screenings will put in the spotlight Leiden’s research activities across a wide range of topics from big data to political turmoil and corruption, sustainability and social justice. These events are open to all university staff and students and include:

31 October
14:00 - 16:40 hours
Latin America Symposium on Big Data

2 November
10.45 – 18.00 hours
Latin America Day at Air and Space Law

8 November
12:00 - 13:00  hours
Food for thought

22 November
17:00 - 19:30  hours 
The presidential elections in Brazil and Mexico 2018. What have we learned?

26 November
10:00 - 12:00 hours
Film screening: Green River. The Time of the Yakurunas

29 November
17:00 - 19:00 hours 
Corruption and the current political turmoil in Latin America: is there a way out?

GRULAC-event with Latin American diplomats

The highlight of this year’s LAC month will be the 5th edition of the GRULAC which brings together diplomats of Latin American countries and academics, researchers, and students at Leiden University to create a platform for discussion and reflection on strengthening collaborative activities with our Latin American partners, including a networking reception. This event will be hosted by the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at the Wijnhaven Building on the 4th of December 2018 from 16:30 – 19:00 hours. Please register your attendance here.  

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