Nailing a Dictator: Justice for the Forcibly Disappeared
Film Screening and a special lecture with
Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Peccerelli
The Center for Latin American Studies at San Diego State University invites you to a screening of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, followed by a lecture with Guatemalan Forensic Anthropologist, Dr. Fredy Peccerelli.
In a stunning milestone for justice in Central America, a Guatemalan court charged former dictator Efraín Rios Montt with genocide for his brutal war against the country’s Mayan people in the 1980s. Granito: How to Nail a Dictator tells the extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that helped tip the scales of justice.
Dr. Peccerelli is an internationally renowned forensic anthropology and Executive Director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation. He has worked with the United Nations on atrocities committed in Yugoslavia and has been presented many Human Rights activist awards, including Heinz R. Pagels Human Rights of Scientists Award.
The film screening and talk will be open to the public.
Thursday April 18th 2:00 - 6:30 PM
GMCS 333: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Hardy Tower 140: Doors open at 4:45 PM
Firman SDSU y Colef convenio de intercambio académico
Buscan mejorar relación académica entre México y EU
CLAS has been awarded funds for Graduate Student Predoctoral Research Grants from the Tinker Foundation for the next three years. The Center seeks to fund modest grants to MA and PhD graduate students who intend to pursue doctoral studies on Latin America.
Trata Humana, Una Perspectiva Transfronteriza/Human Trafficking, A Border Perspective
A collaboration between SDSU and Punto Fronterizo. An interview with Dr. Ramona Perez .
SDSU’s Center for Latin American Studies is Now Offering Cross-Border Classes for Fall 2013
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) is located in Tijuana, approximately 45 minutes from SDSU and about 20 minutes from the San Ysidro border crossing. COLEF is a prestigious Mexican research institute, with graduate programs in Economics, Urban Development, and a handful of other social sciences. It is now possible for SDSU graduate students of ANY department to take classes at COLEF under the pilot program administered by the Center for Latin American Studies. No extra tuition fees are required, but interested students should consult their graduate advisor for additional information about procedures. Spanish fluency is required.
No extra tuition cost!
Take a 3 unit equivalent course for the Fall semester.
Up to two courses may be taken at COLEF per semester.
COLEF Provides transportation from border to campus and back on class day.
The 687-item Sickels collection is one of the largest rare book collections by content and appraised value the Library has ever seen. The collection has many strengths, but its hallmark pertains to the history and civilization of Mexico. It is a foundational collection, stunning in its depth, variety and richness. In addition to numerous rare first editions in Spanish published in Mexico, the collection also includes a wide range of original manuscripts, pamphlets, gazettes, prints, photographs, broadsides, maps, and related ephemera. Topically it is impressively broad, with major works of Mexican literature, poetry, travel diaries, literary criticism, art, costume, cinema, textiles, and natural history.
The Center for Latin America Studies' courses in Mixtec and Zapotec were recently featured in the online newspaper Latino California. San Diego State University is the only university in the United States to offer these language courses. These courses have been offered for the last ten years and is where students learn not only to speak and write these languages, but also about the culture of the regions of Oaxaca where they originate. Read the full article in Spanish...
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