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Upcoming Latin America related events

15 October 2014 

¡Viva Chile Mierda!

(Adrian Goycoolea, 2013)

2.00pm, Screen 2,

Drama & Film Centre (Screening)


15th October 2014

Seminar: Transforming masculinities – transforming conflicts?

12:30- 15:00

Postgraduate Centre, Seminar Room 3 (1st Floor – I&PSC)

Queen’s University Belfast

Please RSVP to Alexandra de la Torre ( if you wish to attend.


27th October

“Police Use of Deadly Force in Rio de Janeiro”, 

Dr Ignacio Cano

28th October 2014

“The Dilemmas of Community Policing in Rio de Janeiro”
Colonel Robson Rodrigues da Silva

 These events will explore issues of public security, police accountability and transparency, and how law enforcement can work with communities to restore public order. Dr. Ignacio Cano, an Associate Professor at Rio State University and Leader Researcher at the Laboratory for the Analysis of Violence (LAV) will give a public lecture on “Police Use of Deadly Force in Rio de Janeiro” on Monday October 27th from 5-7pm in the Senate Room, Lanyon Building, followed by a drinks reception. The following afternoon, Colonel Robson Rodrigues da Silva, a colonel in the Military Police and a Senior Researcher at the Igarape Institute, will lead a public workshop on “The Dilemmas of Community Policing in Rio de Janeiro” on Tuesday October 28th from 3:30-5pm in the Old Staff Common Room, Lanyon Building. 

 Please see,468767,en.jpg  or contact Jake Gutman at with any questions.


30 October 2014

Latin American Forum Pop-up Cinema 

October Pop up cinema

16:00 - 18:00, 12 University Square, Room 203


 27 November 2014

Seminar: 'Women's organizations and peace activism in Colombia'

Alexandra de la Torre (School of Modern Languages)

4pm, 11 University Square, Room 101



 Please contact Dr Fiona Clark ( for further details on Forum activities.


Latin American Studies Seminar Series:

Autumn 2013-14

Women and Peacebuilding Seminar (Spring 2012-13)

Spring 2012-13

Derecho a ver documentary film festival (Autumn 2012-13)

Autumn 2012-13

Spring 2011-12

Autumn 2011-12

Spring 2010-2011

Autumn 2010-2011