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Latin America and Caribbean Centre

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Latin America and Caribbean Centre
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)207 955 6770

Email LACC@lse.ac.uk


Opened in January 2016 to serve as a focal point for the LSE’s research and public engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, the Centre builds upon the School’s long and important relationship with the region. 


The Latin America and Caribbean Centre holds reception for the LSE Colombia Alumni Association and launches The Observatory on the Colombia Peace Process.

The Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) hosted a reception for the LSE Alumni Association in Colombia on December 14th. The event was attended by over 60 alumni at the Residence of the British Embassy and was jointly opened by Her Majesty’s Ambassador Peter Tibber and Professor Gareth A Jones, Centre Director. The reception followed the launch of the LSE-Universidad de los Andes Observatory on the Colombia Peace Process. The Observatory’s first conference brought together LSE faculty, Kirsten Ainley, Jean-Paul Faguet, Alvaro Mendez and Francisco Panizza plus 70 participants from universities, civil society, development agencies and the private sector, as well as The High Commissioner for Peace and representatives of the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. More information here



Has Argentina left populism behind?

Wednesday 18 January 2017, 3pm. LSE, Clement's Inn, Tower 2 (entrance Tower 1), 9th Floor, Room 9.04.  Open to LSE staff and students and University of London students.No registration required. Places are limited and seats will be allocated on arrival.

Guest speaker: Jaime Campos, President of the Argentine Business Association (AEA).  Jaime Campos will present a lecture titled ‘Has Argentina left populism behind? A positive view.’ (In English) Followed by Q&A.


Public event: Federico M. Rossi book talk

Tuesday 24 January 2017, 6pm.  LSE, Clement's Inn, Tower 2 (entrance Tower 1), 9th Floor, Room 9.05.  No registration required.  Places are limited and seats will be allocated on arrival.

The Poor’s Struggle for Political Incorporation: The Piquetero Movement in Argentina (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

The book proposes an explanation for the process of transformation behind the Latin American ´left turn´: The second wave of incorporation of the popular sectors. It looks at the central role of the main movement, the unemployed workers piqueteros, struggling for socio-political reincorporation in Argentina

Federico is a Research-Professor of CONICET at the School of Politics and Government of the National University of San Martín.

More information here



CAF-LSE Conference: Globalisation in Crisis: Implications for the Global South

Friday 13 January 2017, Shaw Library, Old Building, LSE.  This public event is hosted by the The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and LSE Global South Unit. A link to the programme is available here. The event is free, registration is required


The Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) supports the research of faculty from nearly every department across the School whose research is principally focussed on or relevant to the region.

Research expertise covers themes on which Latin America and the Caribbean has been at the forefront of the social sciences and humanities such as democratisation, citizenship and human rights, decentralisation and governance, violence, inequality and inclusionary initiatives for women, indigenous groups and youth.

LSE research offers distinctive insights to state-building, nationalism and economic policy during the nineteenth century, and to the understanding of revolutionary movements, authoritarianism and Cold War geopolitics during the twentieth. Faculty have provided leading-edge research on economic liberalisation, innovation and property rights, fiscal reform, new financial instruments, risk assessments and regulation, as well as drug policies, urban planning and design, and the effects of climate change.

More information about LACC here.