Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Upcoming Events

MONDAY – February 20, 2017
11:30-1:00 PM
“Brown Bag” Lecture:  The Legacies of Colonialism: Pathways of (In)dependence in Puerto Rico and the Philippines by Dr. Julian Go, Professor of Sociology at Boston University
Greenleaf Conference Room, 100A Jones Hall
Puerto Rico and the Philippines were subjected to Spanish colonialism and US colonialism, but they each had different trajectories of elite-led revolutionary nationalism, and today only the Philippines is an independent nations-state, while Puerto Rico remains a colonial dependency.  This talk compares and explains these different trajectories.  Dr. Julian Go is Professor of Sociology at Boston University.  His work focuses upon US empire, colonialism and postcolonial theory.  His books have received prizes from the International Studies Association, the American Sociological Association, and the American Political Science Association. For more information, please contact Sefira Fialko­ff­ at or 504-862-3141.

WEDNESDAY – February 22, 2017
4:00 PM
Poética y política del milagro, Jorge Luis Borges y Carl Schmitt
A public talk by Professor Jorge Brioso
Latin American Library Seminar Room, 4th floor Howard Tilton Library
Professor Jorge Brioso researches the relationship between literature and philosophy and has published on the work of Hispanic writers and philosophers. His essays on Jorge Luis Borges, Rubén Darío, José Ortega y Gasset and María Zambrano are particularly revealing. He is currently a full professor at Carleton College, where he teaches Latin American literature, Spanish cinema and history of human rights. He is a member of the important research group La escuela de Madrid (The Madrid School), which studies the philosophy in the Spanish language and includes scholars from Germany, Italy, Mexico, Spain and the United States. 

FRIDAY – February 24, 2017
4:00 PM
Bate Papo
The Boot, 1039 Broadway 
Bate Papo! Beat the Happy Hour hordes for a relaxing hora feliz outside the Boot. We'll have a table and savory kibe. This event is sponsored by TULASO and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Admission is free.  For more information, please contact Megwen at