The Latin American Briefing Series (LABS) brought influential academic experts, policymakers, and business leaders together at the University of Chicago to explore emerging current affairs that would shape future social, political, and economic trends in Latin America. We made videos or podcasts freely available for all of our Latin American Briefing Series events.

Please click here for our LABS YouTube Channel, which includes all of the videos from the series, going back to 2003.

Here we highlight a few of the LABS presentations:

The New Economic Social Communitarian and Productive Model in Bolivia—Luis Arce Catacora, Minister of Economy and Public Finance (April 2015)
IN SPANISH (simultaneous translation)

The Challenge of Inequality in Mexico—Panel discussion featuring Fausto Hernández (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas), Guillermo Trejo (University of Notre Dame), Gerardo Esquivel (El Colegio de México), and Luís Felipe López-Calva (World Bank), moderated by Tania Islas Weinstein (PhD student, Political Science, University of Chicago) (February 2015)

Environmental Refugees: Climate Change and Human Displacement—Teófilo Altamirano (October 2012)

A canção no Brasil: Literature, Music, and the Brazilian Popular Song—José Miguel Wisnik, Arthur Nestrovski (April 2012)

Economics and Politics of Drugs and Violence in Mexico—Gerardo Esquivel, Eduardo Guerrero (March 2011)

Presence without Empowerment—Mala Htun (January 2011)

Revolution and Exile in Mexican History: An Homage to Friedrich Katz (November 2010)

Democracy in Nicaragua—Carlos Fernando Chamorro and Alma Guillermoprieto (October 2009)

Click here for our iTunes Podcast featuring events since 2010.