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Susanne Hofmann joins the centre as Marie Curie Fellow 

Focusing on the protection of women from the risk of becoming a victim of violent crime, her study examines the co-production of security through state, corporate and community actors. It scrutinises how different community actors respond to gendered forms of insecurity, paying particular attention to citizen-led security efforts, or “security from below”.

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LSE-NEV workshop 

The Centre recently hosted a joint workshop in São Paulo with the Núcleo de Estudos da Violêcia (NEV-USP). The two day workshop was followed by a public event on peacebuilding, human rights, and democracy. 

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Dr Megan Ryburn launches her new book "Uncertain Citizenship: Everyday practices of Bolivian Migrants in Chile"

Drawing on multi-sited ethnographic research, this must read book contributes to debates on the meaning and practice of citizenship in Latin America and for migrants throughout the world. In this time of deep uncertainty for many migrants, it is necessary to seize on the germ of possibility that uncertainty contains and present an alternative politics based on inclusive citizenship.

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The latest Working Paper from the NAFIN Fellowship Programme 

The third working paper in the series by NAFIN Fellow Marisol Rentería Bravo, Assessing and Managing Climate Risk Exposure, looks at how NAFIN can incorporate into its structure and decision-making processes the governance mechanisms proposed by the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) to attract international investors concerned about climate change issues.

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Towards a Human Security for Mexico

The alarming increase in violence and insecurity levels is one of the most important challenges facing the new Mexican government led by Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

This documentary documents the process of Human Security Agenda’s with local communities following a two-year research process (2016-18) carried out in four Mexican cities with severe, albeit distinctive, levels of violence: Acapulco, Apatzingán, Guadalupe and Tijuana.

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Visiting Fellow Dr Maria Del Pilar Lopez Uribe awarded Foreign Research Fellow of the Bolivian Academy

At the 9th Bolivian Conference on Development Economics, Maria received the award for her work Buying off the Revolution: Evidence from the Colombian National Peasant Movement, 1957 - 1985. Maria's work was selected as the best paper on economic development out of 140 participants. 

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Centre awarded FCO Prosperity Fund

With the support of the FCO Prosperity Fund the School of Health Policy and the Centre are working with Cuban policymakers and stakeholders to examine how Global health security (GHS), that seeks to mitigate risks posed by spread of infectious disease, can contribute to greater resilience in Cuba’s health provision.

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LSE-IDB Postgraduate Essay Prize 2018

We are pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the LSE-IDB Postgraduate Essay Prize for a paper dealing with Development in Latin America and the Caribbean was awarded to Ana Irys De Menezes Silva for her essay looking at Climatic and non-climatic determinants of vector-borne diseases under climate change scenarios: projections for Dengue Fever incidence in Brazil.

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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.


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.


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. 


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). 



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.