[Ccs] LACS Lectures update

Barrios, Maura barrios at iac.usf.edu
Mon Feb 9 18:21:09 EST 2004


University of South Florida
LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES
LECTURE SERIES
Spring 2004
Update 2/9/04

February 24, Tuesday, 4:00-6:00pm
Miami Nice, Miami Vise: The Politics of Exile in the 'Capital of Latin America' -- Max Castro, Ph.D., is co-author of This Land Is Our Land: Immigrants in Power in Miami, University of California Press, 2003.  He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Comparative Studies at Florida Atlantic University, teaching "Constructing Latino Identity."  Dr. Castro is a bilingual columnist whose columns appear regularly in the nation's largest Latino newspaper, La Opinion (Los Angeles), and formerly in the Miami Herald.   He was a senior researcher at the University of Miami's North-South Center.
Location:  Cooper Hall 459.  Co sponsored by the Cuban Studies Committee.   Contact:  Maura Barrios, LACS, 974-2962.	
February 25, Wednesday, 4:30 - 6:00pm                                                                                                         "Latin American Economic Integration: Principal Obstacles and Future Perspectives"  -- B. Bowie-Whitman, Trade Policy and Communication Coordinator, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State.                                   
Location: USF Tampa Library 4th Floor                                                                                                                                      Co sponsored by Latin American Studies Student Association (LASSO)                                                                         Contact: Raquel Salinas, 974-8394	
March 2 Tuesday, 7:00 pm - Special Event
"Bordering on NAFTA: Mexico and the United States in the 21st Century" -- Dr. Carlos Fuentes, distinguished Mexican novelist and critic 
Location:  Special Events Center, USF Tampa 
Co-sponsored with the University Lecture Series, the USF Humanities Institute, Globalization Research Center, USF Libraries, and the Florida Studies Center.  Contact:  Rebecca Harris, Globalization Research Center.

March 4, Thursday, 11:00-11:50 
One Community, One Book: "Anna and the Tropics" Nilo Cruz, Playwright and Pulitzer Prize-winner, discusses his work about Tampa Cuban cigarmakers set in 1929 Ybor City.
Sponsored by The Humanities Institute and CVPA School of Theatre and Dance. This visit along with the other Nilo Cruz events has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of Friends of the Library Hillsborough Inc., The Tampa Tribune, Centro Asturiano, USF Humanities Institute, The Don Vicente De Ybor Historic Inn, Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative under the One Community, One Book: Tampa Hillsborough Reads.
Location:  Theatre I, USF Tampa Campus  
Contact:  Barton Lee, Theatre and Dance Department

March 21st, Sunday, 2:00 pm 
--Florida Studies - Tony Pizzo Lecture in Florida Immigration History--
 "A Cuban-American Giant in America's Game:  Alejandro Pompéz, Black Baseball and the Making of a Transnational Circuit" -- Dr. Adrian Burgos, Professor of US Latino History, University of Illinois.  Burgos will discuss the impact of Jim Crow segregation on Latinos in professional baseball during the first half of the twentieth century.  Over fifty Latinos played in the Major Leagues from 1902 to 1947, and they participated in the U.S. Black baseball circuits as well.  Key West native Alejandro Pompéz was raised in the baseball hotbeds of Tampa and Havana during the turbulent 1890s.  Living in these communities infected him with a love for America's game.  Just as significant, growing up in Tampa exposed him to the powerful impact of segregation on everyday life.  Pompéz went on to own the Negro League's New York Cubans, a team that played in the transnational baseball circuit that emerged during this period.  The event is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow the talk.  This year's lecture is cosponsored by USF's Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Sociedad La Union Marti-Maceo.
Location:  Sociedad Marti-Maceo, 12th St. and 7th Avenue, Ybor City 
Co sponsored by the USF Library - Florida Studies Center.  Contact:  Professor Frank Guridy, Africana Studies, 974-4105 

The first annual 
LACS DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
IN INTER-AMERICAN STUDIES

March 22, Monday, 4:00pm
 "Beyond Neo-Liberalism: Mass Mobilizations and Political Instability in South America" -- Dr. Carlos Vilas is a well-known political scientist currently performing as a government officer in Argentina. He is author of many books and more than 200 academic articles on Latin American contemporary affairs, political change and revolutionary processes.  As a public servant, Dr Vilas was appointed as Under-Secretary for National Security in 2002; and serves in Dr. Nestor Kirchner's government as National Director for the Regulation of the Metropolitan Water System.  
Location:   USF Tampa Library, Grace Allen Room, 4th floor
Contact:  Jorge Nef and Harry Vanden, LACS, 974-3547


March 24, Wednesday, 3:30p.m.                                 
"Indigenous Participation and Political Movements: The Case of the Yanomami of the Alto Orinoco, Venezuela"  -- Dr. Hortensia Caballero-Arias is a researcher with the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, and is the founder of FUNVENA, a non-profit Venezuelan Foundation for Anthropological Research.  Her PhD dissertation was based on long-term fieldwork (since 1988) among the Yanomami  In addition to her writings on the Yanomami, she has published a monograph on Afro-Venezuelan communities.  
Location:  USF Tampa Library, 4th floor  
Co-sponsor:  USF Anthropology Department and Anthropology Club.  Contact Jacqueline Messing, Department of Anthropology, 974-0807.

		
For more information:  LACS, (813) 974-3547 or email barrios at iac.usf.edu

Directions to USF Tampa Campus:  I 275 or I 75 to Fowler Avenue exit
USF is at 4202 E. Fowler Avenue



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