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Latin American Centre

The Latin American Centre is the focal point at the University of Oxford for graduate student, post-doctoral, and faculty research on the region. Founded in 1964 by St Antony’s College, and an official UK centre in 1965, the LAC educates graduate students in history and the social sciences applied to Latin America. Over its five decades of scholarship the Centre's MSc and MPhil degrees have become among Europe's most prestigious and successful training programmes of its kind. The weekly seminar brings distinguished scholars from around the world to present their research on the region. It runs at least once per week during the teaching terms.

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Latin American Centre
The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Latin American Culture and Politics in the 1960s: The View from Buenos Aires Professor John King, Warwick University, delivers the annual Guido Di Tella Memorial Lecture 2015. John King, Margaret MacMillan, Leigh Payne 25 Mar 2015
2 Why the Sandinista Revolution mattered then (and now) Professor Valpy FitzGerald, St Antony's College, gives a talk for the Latin American Centre series. Valpy FitzGerald 19 Mar 2015
3 Financial remittances, social remittances, and the state in Latin America Dr Covadonga Meseguer, London School of Economics, gives a talk for the Latin American Centre series. Covadonga Meseguer 19 Mar 2015
4 Total war: Mexico and Europe, 1914 Professor Alan Knight give a seminar for the Latin American Centre series. Alan Knight 19 Mar 2015
5 Colombia: Peace and history Malcolm Deas, University Lecturer in the Politics and Government of Latin America, University of Oxford and Fellow, St Antony’s College, Oxford (from 1966 to 2008). Gives a talk on Colombia: Peace and History. Malcolm Deas 19 Mar 2015
6 Closing Remarks Leigh Payne (University of Oxford) and Enrique García (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America) give closing remarks for the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Leigh Payne, Enrique García 18 Nov 2014
7 Closing plenary Miguel Castilla (Former Minister of Finance, Peru) gives the final plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Miguel Castilla, Enrique García 18 Nov 2014
8 Education reforms for the consolidation of the middle class Leonardo Garnier (University of Costa Rica) gives the third talk in the fourth plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Leonardo Garnier 18 Nov 2014
9 Education and the future of social mobility Christian Daude (OECD) gives the second talk in the fourth plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Christian Daude 18 Nov 2014
10 Political consequences of the new middle class Ludolfo Paramio (CESIC) gives the first talk in the fourth plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities. Ludolfo Paramio 18 Nov 2014
11 How sustainable is the growth of the new middle class? Introduction Leigh Payne (University of Oxford) introduces the fourth panel of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Leigh Payne 18 Nov 2014
12 Middle class-based elite: the Costa Rican experience Diego Sánchez-Ancochea (University of Oxford) gives the third talk in the third plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Diego Sánchez-Ancochea 18 Nov 2014
13 The middle class and insecurity in Latin America Pablo Sanguinetti (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America) gives the second talk in the third plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Pablo Sanguinetti 18 Nov 2014
14 Happiness, protests and the emerging middle class from a comparative perspective Carol Graham (Brookings Institution) gives the first talk in the third plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Carol Graham 18 Nov 2014
15 The impact of the middle class introduction Horst Grebe (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America) introduces the third plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Horst Grebe 18 Nov 2014
16 The experience of Brazil in comparative perspective Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida (CEBRAP) gives the third talk in the first plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida 18 Nov 2014
17 Mobility, vulnerability, and middle classes in Latin America Luis Felipe López-Calva (World Bank) gives the second talk in the second plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Luis Felipe López-Calva 18 Nov 2014
18 The growing (but vulnerable) middle class in Latin America Michael Penfold (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America) gives a talk for the second plenary of the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities Conference. Michael Penfold 18 Nov 2014
19 The emerging middle class: How many? Why? Introduction Guillermo Fernández de Soto (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America) introduces the second plenary for the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Guillermo Fernández de Soto 18 Nov 2014
20 Opening plenary. The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America Guillermo Perry (University of the Andes) gives the opening plenary for the The Emerging Middle Class in Latin America: Causes, Challenges and Opportunities conference. Chaired by Timothy Power (Oxford). Guillermo Perry, Timothy Power 18 Nov 2014
21 Welcome panel Andrew Hamilton (University of Oxford), Enrique García (CAF-Development Bank of Latin America), Margaret MacMillan (St Antony’s College) introduce the Emerging Middle Class in Latin America Conference Andrew Hamilton, Enrique Garcia, Margaret MacMillan 17 Nov 2014
22 CAF 2013 Report Presentation by Daniel Ortega: Enhancing Productivity in Latin America: from Subsistence to Transformational Entrepreneurship On Thursday, 1st May, 5pm Daniel Ortega, Senior Research Economist, CAF Development Bank of Latin America Presented the CAF 2013 Report “Enhancing Productivity in Latin America: from Subsistence to Transformational Entrepreneurship”. Daniel Ortega 12 Nov 2014
23 Images of the United States in Latin America, 1850-1900 On March 7th, Professor Nicola Miller and Dr Adam Smith from the University College London gave a lecture on the historical relations between the United States of America and Latin America. Nicola Miller, Adam Smith 12 Nov 2014
24 Writing Rights in Early Latin American Constitutions On February 28th, Dr James Melton from the University College London presented his recent findings of a research project producing a cross-national historical dataset of written constitutions. James Melton 12 Nov 2014
25 Rios Montt Trial On February 21st, Dr Roddy Brett from the University of St Andrews discussed the consequences of the violence during the regime of Rios Montt. In spotlighting the recent trial, he explores today's post-conflict legacy. Roddy Brett 12 Nov 2014
26 Brazilian Post-Transisitonal Justice On Februrary 14th, Dr Par Engstrom from the University College London gave a lecture on recent developments in transitional justice in Brazil. Par Engstrom 12 Nov 2014
27 Towards modular regionalism in Latin America? Dr Gian Luca Gardini (University of Bath) gives a talk foe the Latin American Centre seminar series Gian Luca Gardini 15 Feb 2014
28 Creative Commons Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall Professor Scott Mainwaring gives a talk for the Latin American Centre seminar series Scott Mainwaring 15 Feb 2014
29 Creative Commons Social Movements, Law and the Politics of Land Reform: Lessons from Brazil. Dr George Meszaros (University of Warwick) gives a talk for the Latin American Centre seminar series. George Meszaros 15 Feb 2014
30 Creative Commons Challenging Frontiers: On the Making—and Unmaking?—of Latin American Nations (especially Mexico). Alan Knight (St Antony’s College) gives a talk for the Latin American Centre seminar series. Alan Knight 15 Feb 2014
31 Civil Society 2.0? How the Internet Changes Politics and the Public Sphere in Cuba Bert Hoffmann (German Institute of Global and Area Studies) gives a talk for the Latin America Seminar Series. Bert Hoffmann 19 Nov 2013
32 Conditional Cash Transfers in Bolivia: Origins, Impact, and Universality James McGuire (Wesleyan University) gives a talk for the Latin American Centre seminar series. James McGuire 19 Nov 2013
33 Poverty, Growth, Structural Change, and Social Inclusion Programs: A Regional Analysis for Peru, 2002-2010 Mario Tello (Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú and CAF Visiting Fellow in Latin American Economics gives a talk for ther Latin American Centre seminar series. Mario Tello 19 Nov 2013
34 Guido Di Tella Memorial Lecture Malcolm Deas gives the Guido Di Tella Memorial Lecture on 25th October 2013. Malcolm Deas 19 Nov 2013
35 The Political Economy of Remittances in Latin America Roundtable discussion with Faisal Ahmed (Nuffield); David Doyle (St Hugh's); Isabel Ruiz (Harris Manchester); Diego Sánchez-Ancochea (St Antony's). Convened by Timothy Power. Faisal Ahmed, David Doyle, Isabel Ruiz, Diego Sánchez-Ancochea 23 Oct 2013
36 The Chilean Coup of 1973, Forty Years On Roundtable discussion with Alan Angell (St Antony's); Cath Collins (University of Ulster); Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame). Convened by Timothy Power. Alan Angell, Cath Collins, Scott Mainwaring, Timothy Power 23 Oct 2013
37 Creative Commons Latin America in a New Global Economic Order: Towards a New Model of Development Podcast from The Latin American Centre, University of Oxford; featuring Angus Lapsley, Dr Timothy Power, Professor Rosemary Foot and L. Enrique García. Angus Lapsley, L. Enrique García, Timothy Power, Rosemary Foot 12 Apr 2012