November 3 & 4, 2011
Day 1: November 3rd
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Mason Hall Auditorium
Introduction 4:00 p.m.
JHU, Vice Dean for Programs
Introduction to PLAS 4:05 p.m.
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”
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”
“Research and training trends within inter-disciplinary collaboration between Latin American programs and African-American and diaspora studies”
U Texas, Austin, Director, Africana American and Diaspora Studies
Q & A session
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.
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.
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”
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:
JHU History, PLAS Steering Committee
JHU Anthropology, PLAS Steering Committee member
11:10 Q & A session
Lunch will be served