Trumping the NAFTA Renegotiation: An alternative policy framework for Mexican-United States cooperation and economic convergence

January 11, 2018
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.
UO campus

“Trumping the NAFTA Renegotiation: An alternative policy framework for Mexican-United States cooperation and economic convergence”

A discussion with Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid, Professor of Economics-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

The effects of globalization and regional integration have not worked well for many Americans and Mexicans. The political success of Trump’s demagoguery (and faux populism) partly reflects the failures of neo-liberal policy regime in place since the Reagan era. This discussion attempts to assess the proposals of the Trump administration for revising NAFTA, the responses of the Mexican government, and progressive alternatives to both. It will address what kind of economic policies are needed to achieve more inclusive and sustainable growth in both Mexico and the United States, given their current degree of integration and the changing character of global production and technology.

CLLAS invites graduate grant proposals for 2018 summer research

February 9, 2018
12:00 pm

Application Deadline
12:00 pm, Friday, February 9, 2018

 

The Center for Latino/a & Latin American Studies (CLLAS) Announces 

Graduate Student 2018 Summer Research Grants

Applicants will be notified by March 16, 2018 

In order to encourage and support interdisciplinary graduate student research in the areas of Latino/a and Latin American Studies, CLLAS announces a program for summer research support. We expect to award up to three summer grants for $1,000 each to advance research for either master’s or doctoral candidates. The award will support research-related activities carried out from July 1 through September 30, 2018. We are especially interested in projects that link Latino/a Studies or Latin American Studies with other disciplines.

For full guidelines, go to: 2018 Call for Grad Proposals Final

To read the reports of previous graduate grantees, go to: Past Grant Recipients at: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/grant-opportunities/

Puerto Rico Teach-In

On November 21, 2017, CLLAS sponsored a teach-in titled, “History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US,” featuring professors Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel (Romance Languages) and Rocío Zambrana (Philosophy). They engaged in conversation about Puerto Rico and its place in the contemporary colonial history of the United States.

We are now making available the PDF, “History of Environmental, Economic, and Political Debts: Puerto Rico and the US,” put together by Professor Enjuto-Rangel.

For more information about that event, go to: http://cllas.uoregon.edu/puerto-rico-history/

Farmworkers deserve better pesticide rules

Editor’s Note: David Vázquez is a former interim director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS). He is the Head of the UO Department of English.

Eugene Register-Guard Op-Ed: “Farmworkers deserve better pesticide rules”

by Lisa Arkin, executive director of Beyond Toxics; David Vázquez, associate professor of English at the University of Oregon; and Raoul Liévanos, assistant professor of sociology at UO.

December 4, 2017—

More than 1 billion pounds of poisonous pesticides are applied on farms annually in the United States, resulting in as many as 20,000 physician-diagnosed poisonings annually among agricultural workers. University of Oregon environmental studies scholar Sarah Wald puts the number of farmworkers exposed to toxic levels of pesticides closer to 300,000, more than 10 times the official number. A 2008 report by the state ­Department of Agriculture showed that 15.5 million pounds of pesticides were applied on Oregon farms.

For the full text, go to: Farmworkers deserve better pesticide rules

Info Sessions: International Internships for UO Students – Summer 2018

October 19, 2017
3:00 pmto5:00 pm
December 1, 2017
3:00 pmto5:00 pm
January 19, 2018
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

Mills International Center
EMU

Global Studies Institute Offers International Internships for UO Students – Summer 2018

The Global Studies Institute has added several new internship sectors and cities for the UO’s GlobalWorks International Internship program for Summer 2018.  Students can learn more at the info sessions scheduled on October 19, December 1, and January 19.  

 

 

Amalia Gladhart Awarded NEA Literature Translation Fellowship

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2017 Latino Roots Celebration

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