Speaker: Cora Fernandez Anderson, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, Mount Holyoke College
Argentina, Chile and Uruguay share general social, economic and cultural characteristics but they differ radically in their abortion policies. The presentation examines the strength of the campaigns for abortion reform, their relationships with leftist parties in power and the context of church-state relations to provide an explanation for the status of abortion policies in these countries during the last fifteen years.
Speaker: Jennifer Piscopo, Assistant Professor of Politics, Occidental College; Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University
Does women’s greater presence in elected office lead to policies that advance women’s equality? The cases of Argentina and Mexico reveal the paradoxical effects of collaboration. The more female lawmakers cooperate, the less the resultant policies pursue feminist objectives.
Interested in Latin America? Come to the DRCLAS Info Sessions to learn how you can get involved in the region over casual refreshments. Gain internship experience, study, or participate in experiential learning through immersive programs offered throughout the year.
• Programs in Spanish-speaking Latin America will be covered from 4:30 - 5:15 PM • Programs in Brazil (Portuguese) will be covered from 5:30 - 6:15 PM
Held every Thursday afternoon in Lowell Lecture Hall, Theater, Dance, and Media 149DA: “Argentine Tango: Culture, Music, and the Dance” is one of many classes offered for the first time this year in the newly established Theater, Dance, and Media concentration. The creation of this concentration has allowed this and other courses with performance components to come to life. "[The concentration] was looking for courses that in an exciting new way combined theory with practice to give students studio training in an art form to which they dedicate a semester of study,” says course instructor...