Here we share videos from CLAS conferences, panels, and other cosponsored campus events.

Crises of Pandemic Proportions: Latin America in the Age of COVID-19

A panel discussion featuring Benjamin Lessing (UChicago), Ana Arjona (Northwestern University), and Carlos Bravo Regidor (CIDE, Mexico) on how the governments of Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico are reacting to the pandemic, and the ways in which the crisis is exacerbating pre-existing problems and inequalities in the region. Moderated by Brodwyn Fischer (CLAS Director, UChicago). (May 2020)

Crisis in Venezuela:

Historical Perspectives and Potential Solutions. This event on current affairs in Venezuela—sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for the Humanities and Northwestern University’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center, and cosponsored by CLAS—brought together a panel of prominent scholars of the South American nation to discuss the historical causes of the crisis, the current situation, and the potential outcomes (March 2018).

Democratization and Memories of Violence: Ethnic minority rights movements in Mexico, Turkey, and El Salvador

Mneesha Gellman, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Emerson College, presents her book that examines how ethnic minority communities make claims for cultural rights from states in different ways depending on how governments include them in policies and practices of accommodation or assimilation (February 2017).

What Is the Latino Vote?

The Institute of Politics, the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, and CLAS welcomed a panel of experts to discuss questions and issues related to the Latino vote in the US (October 2016).

2016 Summer Teacher Institute - Global Issues in Local Contexts: Turning International Journalism into Teachable Lessons 

This two-day professional development workshop brought together award-winning journalists supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and digital educational resources created by Pulitzer Center and UChicago to address the incorporation of current global issues in the classroom. Watch "VIolence and the Lives of Youth in Mexico" by photojournalist Dominic Bracco II (June 2016).

International Education Conference: Sensing Place, Sharing Stories: Global Literacy in the 21st Century Classroom

Featuring Don Belt, Professor of Journalism at the University of Richmond and former Senior Editor, National Geographic magazine (April 2016). 

Violence Crisis in Mexico: The Case of Ayotzinapa

Mauricio Tenorio of the University of Chicago, Guillermo Trejo of the University of Notre Dame, and Arturo Cano of La Jornada, spoke on issues of governance, corruption, and possible programmatic responses (November 2014).