CNM•UNM Speaker LAS Series Returns in Fall 2016

October 3, 2016

The LAII is pleased to announce the return of the CNM•UNM Latin American Studies Speaker Series for Fall 2016.

Begun in Fall 2015, the Speaker Series is the product of a collaboration between the LAII and CNM's recently created Latin American Studies program. In response to the the success and positive reception of the first year's presentations, the speaker series resumes this fall with a new set of lectures. For reference, see the event flyer.

The speaker series offers lectures provided by UNM faculty, graduate students, and other invited speakers. Presentations are held on the CNM main campus, and feature diverse topics that showcase the interdisciplinary nature of Latin Americanist scholarship in New Mexico and in the field at large. All of the free and public lectures will take place in the Max Salazar building, room 202. The series' presentations include:

  • Tuesday, September 27: Frances Hayashida: Introduction to the Inka Empire Dr. Frances Hayashida will draw on her archaeological research in the Atacama Desert as she discusses the Inka Empire. Hayshida is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and a faculty affiliate with the Latin American and Iberian Institute at UNM.
  • Wednesday, October 19: Jami Núñez: Cozy or Crowded? The Effect of NGOs on Citizens' Contact with Government In this presentation, Núñez addresses how the challenge of building responsive local governments capable of delivering poverty-alleviating services has heightened with the development of the Sustainable Development Goals. The new goals renew the debate on whether non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaging in service delivery facilitate government engagement in similar services or crowd them out of the service delivery sector.
  • Thursday, November 17: After the Degree: LAS-Informed Careers (An Alumni Panel) This event will feature three alumni of the UNM Latin American Studies graduate and undergraduate programs. They will speak about their current work in the Albuquerque community and offer ideas and thoughts about how their LAS experiences inform their practice.