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Latin American Studies is pleased to announce its calendar of events for Fall 2013. Our program reflects the multidisciplinary approach of our program, and we welcome all from the Ithaca College community and beyond to participate.

 FALL 2013

Latin American Studies Schedule of Events



PRESENTATION: Jonathan Ablard, Latin American Studies and History (Ithaca College) will present “The Weight of History: Nutritional Transition and Obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean”

Location and Time: 3pm in Williams 222

Contact: Jonathan Ablard,


FILM: The Voice that Broke the Silence

The Voice That Broke the Silence is a feature-length documentary about the role of community-based media in the political and social unrest that erupted in Oaxaca, Mexico in 2006. Joining us will be its director River Branch, Assistant Prof. Communication Arts at Allegheny College, PA.



Location and Time: Clark Lounge at 7pm

Contact: Patricia Rodriguez, Politics at


WORKSHOP: New York State Latin American History Workshop

A semiannual workshop for scholars and students of Latin American history in which pre-circulated papers are discussed. Lunch included. The upcoming workshop will discuss papers by Luis Sierra (Binghamton University) and Raymond Craib (Cornell) on Bolivian urban history and Chilean anarchism respectively.

Location and Time: Ithaca Falls from 9am-3pm

Please contact Jonathan Ablard, Director of Latin American Studies, to reserve a spot for lunch.




PRESENTATIONS: Dr. Ryan Alaniz, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo , will give three separate talks on rural development and disaster relief in Central America.

·         Dr. Alaniz will also be available for meetings with interested students and faculty


            November 4

            “Building Community Among Strangers: Challenges of Post-Disaster Resettlement in       Central America”

            Location and Time: NOON at Uris 201, Enaudi Center, Cornell University


            November 5

            1:10pm in Williams 202 

            Dr. Alaniz will conduct an informal talk with Jonathan Ablard’s Disease and Health in      Latin America course. Open to the public

            November 5

Talk Title: "Building Community Among Strangers: Challenges of Post-Disaster Resettlement in Honduras"

Location and Time: 6pm in Taughannock Falls



LUNCH MEETING: Latin American Studies minors, interested students, and faculty will meet for an informal lunch-time meeting. In addition to introducing ourselves and sharing our interest, we will conduct business relating to the future of the program. Lunch provided by LAS

Location and Time: Noon in Friends 201

RSVP: Jonathan Ablard,


PRESENTATION:  Steve Volk, Oberlin College "This is the Story of How We Begin to Remember: Chile, Metaphor, and Memory"

Dr. Volk was named Outstanding Baccalaureate Colleges U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He will present on how the United States sponsored coup in Chile has been remembered in the United States. Dr. Volk comes to Ithaca through a partnership with the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Department of History.

Time: 6pm

Location: Williams 225

 Contact: Jonathan Ablard,


Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Modern Languages and Literature

"Camera Obscura: Subverting the Filmic Canon of the Cuban Revolutionary Archive"

Location and Time: Six Mile Creek Room at Noon

Contact: Jonathan Ablard,


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