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CLALS events intend to enrich understanding of Latin America and Latino communities in the U.S. Check back soon for upcoming events.

An Evening with Carmen Boullosa

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Letts Formal Lounge

As a part of the Center's partnership with the Mexican Ministry of Culture, the Cátedra Program will welcome Mexican author Carmen Boullosa for a public panel event on her work. Maestra Boullosa is best known for her poems, plays, and short novels that explore gender roles in Latin America and contemporary feminisim. Currently, Maestra Boullosa is a Professor at the City College of New York in the Foreign Languages Department.

This event will include a presentation of Maestra Boullosa's work and a panel discussion with American University faculty and the audience. Refreshments will also be served.


Parliament of the World's Religions

November 4-5, 2018 | Toronto, Canada

CAS Professor and CLALS Affiliate Evan Berry and CLALS Research Associate Professor Rob Albro have been invited to participate in the Parliament of the World's Religions in Toronto to discuss outcomes of the Center's Luce Foundation-funded project, "Religion and Climate Change in Cross-Regional Perspective." The Parliament is intended to promote global dialogue among the world's faiths, and offers an opportunity to engage faith-based actors and organizations about project outcomes through two public panels intended to provide Parliament participants with a range of concrete examples of diverse religious engagements with climate change from around the world to expand appreciation for how religion might interact with climate change; and to reflect on project findings to consider best practices in the area of faith-based engagement with climate change.

Regional Planning Directors Meeting

Friday, November 16, 2018 | Washington, DC

As a continuation of the Center's work with the District of Columbia's Office of Planning, with whom the Center co-sponsored the workshop "Sharing Space: African-American and Latino Intercultural Exchanges in Dynamic Neighborhoods" this past May, on November 16, CAS Professor and CLALS Affiliate Michael Bader and CLALS staff will present outcomes of that workshop and results of the most recent DC Area Survey to the DC metro region's planning directors at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Rethinking Anti-Corruption Efforts in Brazil

November 19-20, 2018 | Brasília, Brazil

CLALS, Escola Nacional de Administração Pública (National School of Public Administration), and Tribunal de Contas da União (Federal Accountability Office) will host a seminar on rethinking anti-corruption efforts in Brazil. Together with Brazilian academics and civil society members, the seminar will include interventions from SIS Professor Matthew Taylor and CLALS Director Eric Hershberg, as well as several past CLALS Research Fellows from the Brazil. Over the course of two days, participants will discuss transparency, the role of the judiciary, regulation of bureaucracy, and other relevant aspects in re-examining how to fight corruption in Brazil.