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October 14, 2019
On Friday, October 11th, scholars from Cuba and the U.S. academic community gathered in Luce Hall to explore the history, cultural and social impact, and future of Casa de las Américas in Havana. The event was organized by Anibal González-Pérez,...
October 7, 2019
Resistance in the Caribbean - Part I | Fugitive Modernities: The Politics of Freedom from Africa to the Americas How is it that we write about histories of the African diaspora? How is it that we write about Caribbean histories? What are “...
October 7, 2019
The “Old and New Challenges to Mexican Democracy” conference was inagurated with an exciting roundtable discussion between two of the most important researchers, analysts, and commentors on contemporary Mexican politics, Julia Preston and Denise...
September 3, 2019
Breaking in the Amazon: The Tucuruí project was the first large-scale hydroelectric project in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest in the 1980s; this summer’s rush to burn rainforest, to expand fields and replace US soy markets due to the trade war, led to...
September 3, 2019
On Thursday evening, about two dozen New Haven residents and students gathered in the program room of the New Haven Free Public Library to hear Reinaldo Funes Monzote speak about the effect of Cuba’s history on its environmental landscape. Funes...
Lucas (center) with members of the Tax Authority's Research Department. The Research Department uses a state-of-the-art database of economic activity to produce insights for policy makers.
July 25, 2019
Fair trade, direct source, sustainably grown — these terms have become commonplace in our consumption of food. Behind them lies the powerful economic idea that paying a premium for goods produced with fair working conditions and sustainable farming...
Interview with Stephanie Avalos, Ecuador's Secretary of Climate Change at the Ministry of Environment.
July 24, 2019
Thanks to the generosity of the Steven Clark Senior Essay Grant under the MacMillan Center (as well as a few other fellowships), I am currently in Ecuador conducting research for my senior thesis for the Environmental Studies major. My thesis...