Tapestry as Testimony: Arpilleras of Chile
September 11-22, 2013
From September 11-22, 2013, the Katzen Arts Center presented "Tapestry as Testimony: Arpilleras of Chile," an exhibit designed in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the military coup in Chile. The exhibit was sponsored by the Kay Spiritual Life Center and the Institute for Policy Studies.
Painting Borges: Art Interpreting Literature
April - May 2013
The Katzen AU Museum hosted an exhibit entitled "Painting Borges: Art Interpreting Literature" from April 6 to May 26, 2013. Sponored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the exhibit showcased the work of sixteen visual artists offering interpretations of twelve of the Argentinean author's most famous short stories.
WCL Observes Rios Montt Trial in Guatemala
The AU Washington College of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law sent a delegation of students and faculty to observe and report on the Rios Montt trial in Guatemala. Read more here.
Security Issues in Honduras
March 19, 2013
The Ambassador of Honduras to the U.S., Jorge Ramón Hernández Alcerro, spoke about security issues in Honduras. This event was sponsored by the AU organization Students Helping Honduras.
AU - Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars
American University was named a “top producer” of U.S. Fulbright Scholars. With 14 awardees and one alternate this year, AU ranks 18th nationwide and is tied with Duke, Georgetown, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Maryland.
SIS Summer Abroad Program in Ecuador
November 14, 2012
Students in the 2012 SIS Summer Abroad Program in Ecuador discussed their original research at a faculty-moderated roundtable at SIS.
November 1, 2012
Coinciding with the DC tour of the Mexican theater company Teatro Línea de Sombra, CAS hosted "Southern Exposure: A conversation about creation, identity, and journeys through Latin American theater."
National Association of Hispanic Journalists Conference
October 13, 2012
Hosted by the AU School of Communication, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists convened a Regional Conference, "Cultura at the Capital: Covering Latin America's growing influence in the nation."
Fifth International Commercial Arbitration Competition
September 27 - October 1, 2012
The AU Washington College of Law hosted the Fifth International Commercial Arbitration Competition, organized by the law school’s Center on International Commercial Arbitration alongside the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and the University of El Rosario (Colombia). It was held entirely in Spanish and featured 300 participating students from more than 40 law schools. Competition results can be found here.
Mexico: Expected/Unexpected was on exhibit at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center — it defied commonly held stereotypes about Mexico and its art, exposing unexpected images and perspectives created and communicated by some of Mexico’s most influential contemporary artists.
Inter-American System and Freedom of Expression Conference
March 26-27, 2012
On March 26-27, 2012, the American University Washington College of Law (WCL) held The Inter-American System and Freedom of Expression Conference. Please download the program here.
Inter-American Human Rights Court
March 12, 2012
Macarena Sáez, Washington College of Law Professor and CLALS Faculty Affiliate, successfully represented Karen Atala in the Inter-American Human Rights Court case Karen Atala v. Chile. A summary of the decision is available in both Spanish and English.
AU Professor's Video Featured in Time Magazine
AU Communications Professor, Bill Gentile, published a video piece in Time Magazine, "Reading While They Roll: Cuba's Cigar Factory Tradition".
WCL Hispanic Law Conference
March 6, 2012
The AU Washington College of Law hosted the Fifteenth Annual Hispanic Law Conference, with a focus on Latinos and elections on March 6. Local high school students were invited to the conference to engage in lessons about the Constitution with the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. Afternoon panels made up of members of the legal community covered the state of electoral politics in the U.S., recent redistricting cases, voter registration, and representation.
World Bank Reporting on Latin American and the Caribbean
February 28, 2012
SIS hosted "Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Road Ahead" on February 28. Major research findings from the World Bank were presented by Sergio L. Schmuckler and Tatiana Didier.
Caribbean Gang Research Symposium
February 17, 2012
The Inter-University Consortium for Caribbean Gang Research held an international symposium in which participants examined the latest findings related to gangs and responses to gangs to improve the knowledge base on the Caribbean region’s gang-related problems; and their potential threat to democratic governance and human security in the Caribbean. Please click here for more information on the event.
Kogod School of Business in Argentina and Chile
Kogod's International Dimensions in Management course journeyed to both Santiago, Chile, and Mendoza, Argentina to observe the growth of both domestic and multinational firms in the region in January, 2012.
AU Abroad in Cuba
Follow Professor Bill Gentile through AU's Backback Journalism course held in Cuba this winter on the class blog.
Louise Rosskam Exhibit - Katzen Arts Center, AU Museum
September 3 - December 14, 2011
This major retrospective examined the work of Louise Rosskam (1910-2003), an elusive pioneer of the "golden age" of American documentary photography. It featured her poignant photographs of a Southwest, Washington, D.C. neighborhood before its destruction for urban renewal projects. It highlighted her compelling images of Puerto Rico, as it developed from an impoverished U.S. possession to an industrialized commonwealth—the political status of which remains a contested issue. Guest curated by James Madison University Professor Laura Katzman and Library of Congress Curator Beverly W. Brannan.
SIS Research Symposium
November 16, 2011
Three undergraduate SIS students participated in a panel discussion at the SIS Summer Abroad Research Symposium. The panelists had returned from from Mexico and Ecuador and presented projects on Afro-Ecuadorian identity and climate change and food security in Ecuador. One panelist produced a documentary film on migration in the southern state of Oaxaca, Mexico which was also screened at the event.
Ronald Walters Memorial 2012 - Focuses on Latin America
November 8, 2011
SIS hosted the Second Annual Ronald Walters Memorial and Symposium on Racial Justice and International Relations; Race Relations in Transition in Cuba and Brazil on November 8.
Report Release: "Picked Apart"
In March, Picked Apart, a report written by AU Washington College of Law and the Centro de los Derechos del Migrant, Inc. was released, revealing shocking conditions of Mexican H2-B workers in the Maryland crab industry.
AU Documentaries Screened at Embassy
Kogod's International Dimensions in Management course will journey to both Santiago, Chile, and Mendoza, Argentina to observe the growth of both domestic and multinational firms in the region in January.
Through the AU School of Communication, Summer Discover Communications Program, 14 high school students produced environmental documentaries on Costa Rica, under the guidance of Professor Sarah Menke-Fish. Upon their return, their films were screened at the Embassy of Costa Rica.
SIS Abroad - New Programs in Latin America
The SIS Study Abroad program is now offering programs to Quito, Ecuador and Oaxaca, Mexico. Follow the links for upcoming deadlines.