In the present, Colombia is facing an important conjuncture, largely shaped by the peace negotiation, taking place between the government and the FARC-EP (and most recently the ELN). The current moment is a dispute over the meaning of the past, present and future of Colombia, with hemispheric implications, that includes a discussion about the type of society that each actor imagines. Consequently, the actual moment is defined by a series of political, cultural and ontological struggles locally and regionally. While political, economical, and cultural elites seem resistant to pursuing significant changes beyond the demobilization of the guerrillas and small reforms to the system; civil society, social movements (indigenous, afro-descendants, and peasants in particular), intellectuals, and some politicians are yearning for a historical moment that challenges the unequal social arrangements of Colombian society.

A One Woman Show by Eliana Lopez What is the Scandal?/Cual es el Escándalo: The Ignored Cry of an Immigrant This play is a bilingual personal account of Eliana Lopez who was identified as a victim of domestic violence and portrayed by the judicial system and many domestic violence advocates as a poor Latina immigrant unable to stand up for […]

Carolina Seminar on the Theory and Politics of Relationality The Openings that Ontology Might Perform: A conversation with Marisol de la Cadena With commentary by: Judith Farquhar (U. Chicago) Lili Lai (Peking University) Margaret Wiener (UNC) Michal Osterweil (UNC) In this conversation, Marisol de la Cadena will present her recently published book, Earth Beings: Ecologies of Practice Across Andean Worlds […]

All are welcome to attend a talk by Department of Epidemiology graduate and Tinker grant recipient 2009-2014 ANISHA GANDHI on Friday, April 1. Date: Friday, April 1 Time: 12:15 – 1:05 pm Location: 1304 McGavran-Greenberg Hall Dr. Anisha Gandhi, PhD, MPH is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University and the […]

Keynote speakers — N. Katherine Hayles (James B. Duke Professor of Literature, Duke U; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences) and Loss Pequeño Glazier (Media Study Professor; Director, Electronic Poetry Center, SUNY-Buffalo). Prof. Hayles, who has received numerous, prestigious accolades, has authored many books and other works: Comparative Textual Media: Transforming the Humanities in the Postprint Era (2013, co-authored); […]

Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Institute for the Study of the Americas, and InHerit: Passed to Present Please join us on April 11th for a colloquium talk with Dr. Iván Batún Alpuche: Collaborative Strategies for Heritage Conservation in Yucatán, México Dr. Iván Batún Alpuche (SEDESOL) Monday, April 11, 2016 3:30 pm Alumni Building Room 308 Reception to follow […]

A conversation with Oscar Zanetti, “50 años de la historiografía cubana,” Monday, April 18, 2016,  at 4 p.m. in Hamilton 423. Zanetti: a distinguished historian of Cuba, holdings appointments in the Institute of History of Cuba and the University of Havana, President of the History Section of the Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba (UNEAC), member of the Academia […]