Futures Seminars

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November 3 & 4, 2011

Day 1: November 3rd
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Mason Hall Auditorium

Introduction 4:00 p.m.
Ben Vinson
JHU, Vice Dean for Programs

Introduction to PLAS 4:05 p.m.
William Egginton
JHU, Chair, Department of German and Romance Languages and Literature, Member of PLAS Sterring Committee

“Trends in management and design of small Latin American Studies Programs: the relation between Latin Americanist scholarship and global studies”
4:17 p.m.
Paul Gootenberg
SUNY Stonybrook, History

“Latin American scholarship on trends in labor and political economy in relation to trans-national transformations: emergent contacts between PLAS and global studies initiatives at JHU KSAS”
4:40 p.m.
Beverly Silver
JHU, Sociology

“Research and training trends within inter-disciplinary collaboration between Latin American programs and African-American and diaspora studies”
5:00 p.m.
Ted Gordon
U Texas, Austin, Director, Africana American and Diaspora Studies

Q & A session

5:20-6:00 p.m.

Reception will follow
Day 2: November 4th
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Charles Commons Conference Center, Salon B

Introduction of themes and panelists 9:00 a.m.
Bill Egginton

Theme 1: Latin American Studies programs in the contemporary moment: potentials and limits

“Latin American programs at SSRC and perspectives on creating a curriculum, fundraising, and program articulation at a University LAS program” 9:05 a.m.
Eric Hershberg
American University, Director, Latin American and Latino Studies

9:20 a.m. Q & A session
2) Theme 2: Building PLAS at JHU

“Interdisciplinary, LAS and Undergraduate Education”
9:35 a.m.
Emma Cervone
JHU, Associate Director PLAS

Graduate Student Issues and Challenges: Michael McCarthy (JHU, Political Science) and Amanda Smith (JHU, GRLL) 9:50 a.m.
10:10 Q & A session

3) New trends in Latin American Studies and PLAS:
Gabriel Paquette
JHU History, PLAS Steering Committee

10:30 a.m.
Juan Obarrio
JHU Anthropology, PLAS Steering Committee member
10:50 a.m.
11:10 Q & A session

Lunch will be served