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April 28-29: Conference Commemorating 40 Years of the Latin American Left

University of Texas to Host Conference
Commemorating 40 Years of the Latin American Left
The University of Texas at Austin will host the conference What’s Left of the Latin American Left? April 28-29, 2008. This interdisciplinary event was organized to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the events of 1968. The global upheavals of that spring triggered a new era of revolutionary violence in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Guatemala.
Specialists in music, history, literary criticism, and art history will explore what remains of those movements, how they evolved, disappeared, or became neutralized, and what legacy, if any, remains of them in Latin America today. They will discuss topics including protest music in socialist Cuba, the new policies and politics of the Brazilian PT, and the current face of the Frente Sandinista.
The conference is sponsored by the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. It is free and open to the public and will take place in the AVAYA Auditorium of the ACES Building, on the corner of 24th St. and Speedway. Parking is available at the San Antonio Garage at 2420 San Antonio St. For the full program visit www.utexas.edu/cola/insts/llilas. For more information, contact Paola Bueché at (512) 232-2405 or pbueche@mail.utexas.edu.

Call for Volunteers- conference “Mexico-US Migration: Rural Transformation and Development”

We are looking for volunteers who will be able to assist with different jobs and take on some responsibilities during the conference “Mexico-US Migration: Rural Transformation and Development”, which will take place on April 9 and 10 (see below).
Specifically, we need people for the following jobs:
Technical Persons (in charge of making sure that power points are working, digital recorders are set and possibly digital cameras as well, and any other glitches that may arise).
Rappateurs: Persons who are able to take notes on each of the panels. Using established outlines of each of the talks, you will need to fill them in, with your notes.
Photographer
Registration people
There are a few incentives for participating in this conference:
You will get lunch on both days!
You will be able to make contacts and talk to important people from Mexico and the US working in the area of Mexican-US migration!
You can add this to your CV!
You get to attend the conference (you can do that anyway, but this way you will already be there)!
The Harrington Fellows Program
and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
present the conference
Mexico-U.S. Migration: Rural Transformation and Development
April 9-10, 2008
Harry Ransom Center, Prothro Theatre
University of Texas at Austin

Keynote Address:
Jorge Durand
Universidad de Guadalajara
Wednesday, April 9, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Mexic-Arte Museum
5th and Congress, Austin, 78701
Scholars and policymakers from the U.S. and Mexico will examine current trends in migration and their impact on rural communities in both countries.
Free and open to the public. No registration required.
For more information, please contact Gail Sanders, g.sanders@austin.utexas.edu, (512) 232-2423.
Sponsored by the Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program, Mexican Center at LLILAS
Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Departments of Geography and Sociology, Population Research Center, Center for Mexican American Studies College of Liberal Arts, the University of Texas at Austin and the National Science Foundation.

Transitions in the Cuban Revolution

Please join us in a conference to debate the challenges that Cuba is facing as it approaches the 50th anniversary of its revolution
Thursday, February 21, 2008
4:30 P.M.- 6:00 P.M.
AVAYA Auditorium
ACES Building, 201 East 24th Street
The University of Texas at Austin

Friday, February 22, 2008
9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
President’s Room West, UT Club
Robert Dedman Dr and At Clyde Littlefield Dr.
The University of Texas at Austin

Keynote Address
The Cuban Economy at the Crossroads:
Fidel’s Legacy and Raúl’s Options
Friday, eb. 22
1:30 P.M.
President’s Room West, UT CLUB
2108 E. Robert Dedman Drive (east door of Darrell K. Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium)

Reception Open to the Public
Friday, February 22
5:00 P.M.
President’s Room West, UT Club
Music by the UT Caribbean Ensemble

Sponsored by the Department of History,Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, Mexican Center of LLILAS, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, Department of Government, School of MusicCenter for African and African American Studies, Office of the Provost, and St. Edward’s University Kozmetsky Center
For more information, please contact Paloma Díaz

See full program.