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Dr Alexandra Abello-Colak awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship 

We are pleased to announce that our Research Fellow Dr Alexandra Abello-Colak has been awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to develop research on the dynamics of violence in Mexico, Colombia and Jamaica. 

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Antonio Celia joins the Latin America and Caribbean Centre as a Visiting Professor in Practice

We are delighted to announce that Antonio Celia has joined the Centre. Antonio has been an influential figure in the financial and industrial sectors of Colombia for 30 years and has been an important voice on issues of regional development, regulation and competitivity, technology innovation and corporate social responsibility.

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New working paper series on Violence, Security, and Peace

The Centre is pleased to announce the publication of Elites and Violence in Latin America: Logics of the Fragmented Security State by our Research Professor Jenny Pearce supported by the LSE Annual Fund.

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Dr Megan Ryburn Awarded British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship 

We are delighted to announce that Dr Megan Ryburn, Associate Academic at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre and an LSE Fellow in Human Geography, has been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, commencing from September 2018 for three years.

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Social Entrepreneurship 360º - Third Edition

The Innovation Co-creation Lab, the Latin America and Caribbean Centre and LSE Generate were delighted to jointly host its final of 3 events entitled ‘Social Entrepreneurship 360’, sponsored by Santander. Each event addressed one of the defining movements of our time, the rise of social entrepreneurship and the practicalities of initiating, growing, building and scaling social enterprises in Latin America and other emerging markets.

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We are delighted to announce that Professor Vidal Romero, Visiting Fellow at the Latin America and Caribbean Centre, and Chair of the Department of Political Science and Co-Director of the Centre on Security, Intelligence, and Governance at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) has been awarded a British Academy fellowship, commencing from August 2018.

The fellowship will support research entitled "social and security impacts of investment projects in the energy sector" that explores the relationship between energy projects, improvements to community well-being and reductions in crime. The research will be developed with the Latin America and Caribbean Centre.

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LSE - Stanford - Universidad de los Andes 2nd Annual Conference on Long-Run Development in Latin America and Beyond

The Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) hosted the second annual LSE-Stanford-Universidad de los Andes Conference on Long-Run Development on 16-17 May 2018, with support from the LSE Annual Fund and STICERD. 

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Innovations in Global Financial Governance & the Role of Emerging Economies

The London School of Economics and Political Science's Institute of Global Affairs, its constituent Latin America and Caribbean Centre, and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee co-hosted a conference on "Innovations in Global Financial Governance & the Role of Emerging Economies". Hosted by Banco Hipotecario.

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Europe-Latin America network on Violonce, Security and Peace

Building on their joint participation in the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) annual meeting later this year, the Latin America and Caribbean Centre has joined forces with the Institute of Latin American Studies of the German Institute of Global Affairs and the Graduate Institute Geneva to build a collaborative partnership among European centres for research on Violence, Security and Peace (VSP Europe-Latin America Network). 

 

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Social Entrepreneuship 360º LSE-Santander workshop series

The Innovation Co-creation Lab, the Latin America and Caribbean Centre and LSE Generate hosted Social Entrepreneurship 360° on November 23rd. The series, sponsored by Santander, launched with a reception opened by Professor Julia Black, LSE's Pro-Director of Research. The first workshop of the series brought together five successful social entrepreneurs at different stages of development who explained their journey, their business models, their failures and lessons learned, and shared their ‘golden nuggets’ for success. 

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LSE Colombian Alumni Association IV Annual Meeting in Bogotá

The LSE Alumni Association of Colombia held its fourth annual meeting at the British Ambassadorial Residence in Bogotá. During the event, which included a video of LSE Director Dame Minouche Shafik thanking LSE Alumni in Colombia and H.E Dr Peter Tibber,  awards were presented to various LSE Alumni in recognition of their excellent service. A special award honored Mr Luis Carlos Sarmiento for his longstanding support to Colfuturo and the scholarships that have benefited nearly 2,500 Colombian students.

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‘Experiencias internacionales de crecimiento y desarrollo: Retos y Opportunidades para Cuba en el Nuevo Escenario Internacional’
6-7 July 2017, Universidad de la Habana Cuba

The Global South Unit and the Latin America and Caribbean Centre in collaboration with the University of Havana organised an academic workshop on Cuba’s re-positioning in the international arena. The workshop took place on 6-7 July 2017 at the University of La Havana, Cuba, and was the first of a series of events with a follow-up in London next year.

The first workshop looked into how changes to Cuba’s international position will impact the country in the future, by examining the developments that are taking place domestically – the death of Fidel Castro, economic restructuring process - and internationally - rapprochement with the West, but not the US, greater ‘opening’ to market economics. Academics and observers have long disagreed on their view of Cuba’s international position, with some considering it ‘US-centric’ and others valuing more Cuba’s sustained diplomatic relations with other countries in the Americas. The seminar explored how Cuba is re-positioning itself, at what pace changes may take place, and the impact on Cuba and the region.