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October 2020

Oct 22
Oct 23

Baldwin | Achebe Africa | America @40

12:00 AM

*Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this event was moved from April to October.  Some of the speakers, locations, and times listed below may be subject to change as plans for October are finalized.* In April 1980, renowned African writer Chinua Achebe and African American literary giant James Baldwin met for the first time in Gainesville, FL.  On the 40th anniversary of their historic encounter, this event invites return and reflection by probing the experiential archive through oral history, memoir, and…

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January 2021

Jan 15

What Went Wrong with the Populist Left in Latin America?

10:00 AM - Reitz Union Room 2365

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event was rescheduled from April 2020 to January 2021.  Some of the details may be subject to change.* The UF Center for Latin American Studies will gather prominent scholars versed on the left and radical populism in Latin America to honor its 2020 Bacardi Scholar Margarita López Maya. In this conference, speakers will discuss the accomplishments and failures of the populist left governments of Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, and Rafael Correa. What explains their turn towards…

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