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

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). 

CRES Talk with Eduardo Lalo (December 2015)

Presented by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture
Cities and Spectacle in Modern Brazil (May 2015)
Selected presentations from the 2015 Urban Forum, which brought together social scientists and cultural critics from across the hemisphere to discuss the ways in which spectacle—from global galas and cultural events to politicized forms of poverty, violence, and demands for civil rights—has impacted the modern urban form. By considering modern mega-events in the context of other formative spectacles, historical and contemporary, the conference demonstrated the broader importance of spectacle in shaping urban economies, cultures, landscapes, and forms of governance. Sponsored by the Urban Network, CLAS, and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.

Violence Crisis in Mexico: The Case of Ayotzinapa (November 2014)
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.