Event Calendar

Additional Events & Programs

PLAS Colloquia, Symposia, Seminars, and Workshops

PLAS invites leading scholars from both the United States and Latin America to participate in its events. PLAS events are venues for the sharing and discussion of cutting-edge scholarship related to Latin American and Latino Studies.

Spring Conference

PLAS sponsors a small, thematically-focused annual conference organized by graduate students. Scholars from universities across the United States join the graduate students and faculty of the Johns Hopkins University to present and discuss research related to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Cultural Activities and Outreach

PLAS strives to promote the arts and cultures of Latin America and Latinos in the United States by sponsoring a range of cultural activities on the Homewood campus. Examples of recent initiatives include a photography exhibit, a film series, a concert, and a series of readings by prominent Latino and Latin American novelists. In addition, PLAS strives to connect with the wider Baltimore community. Most of its events are open to the public.

Sep
23
Mon
Portuguese Program Speaker Series @ Hodson Hall 305
Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Portuguese Program Speaker Series @ Hodson Hall 305

The Johns Hopkins University Portuguese Program presents the Fall 2019 Speaker Series:

September 23, 2019
1:30pm-2:45pm
Hodson Hall 305

“Professor A.J.R. Russell Wood and the Study of History”
Dr. Franklin Knight, Leonard and Helen L. Stulman Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University
Watch via webcast.

October 7, 2019
1:00pm-2:30pm
Levering – Great Hall

Carlos Alberto Wahnon de Carvelho Veiga, Cape Verde’s Ambassador to the United States

October 14, 2019
1:00pm-2:30pm
Levering – Great Hall

Dr. M’bare N’gom, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Morgan State University

Information Session for Brazil Study Abroad Intersession @ Levering Conference Room A
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for an information session to learn more about 2020 Intersession study abroad in Brazil: Health, Politics, and Cultural Studies in Bahia. Students will earn 3 credits as they study in Brazil from Jan. 4-24.

Applications to study abroad are due Oct. 1. Apply on the Study Abroad website.

View the flier.

Oct
3
Thu
Book Talk: Alan McPherson @ Gilman 308
Oct 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Book Talk: Dr. Alan McPherson

Professor of History, Temple University
“Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet’s Terror State to Justice” (UNC Press, 2019)

McPherson Book Talk JHU

On September 21, 1976, a car bomb killed Orlando Letelier, the former Chilean ambassador to the United States, along with his colleague Ronni Moffitt. The murder shocked the world, especially because of its setting–Sheridan Circle, in the heart of Washington, D.C. Letelier’s widow and her allies immediately suspected the secret police of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who eliminated opponents around the world. Because U.S. political leaders saw the tyrant as a Cold War ally, they failed to warn him against assassinating Letelier and hesitated to blame him afterward. Government investigators and diplomats, however, pledged to find the killers, defying a monstrous, secretive regime. Was justice attainable? Finding out would take nearly two decades.

With interviews from three continents, never-before-used documents, and recently declassified sources that conclude that Pinochet himself ordered the hit and then covered it up, Alan McPherson has produced the definitive history of one of the Cold War’s most consequential assassinations. The Letelier car bomb forever changed counterterrorism, human rights, and democracy. This page-turning real-life political thriller combines a police investigation, diplomatic intrigue, courtroom drama, and survivors’ tales of sorrow and tenacity.

October 3, 12pm

Gilman 308

Sponsored by the Department of History and Latin America in a Globalizing World
Books will be available for purchase
Oct
7
Mon
Portuguese Program Speaker Series @ Levering - Great Hall
Oct 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Portuguese Program Speaker Series @ Levering - Great Hall

The Johns Hopkins University Portuguese Program presents the Fall 2019 Speaker Series:

September 23, 2019
1:30pm-2:45pm
Hodson Hall 305

“Professor A.J.R. Russell Wood and the Study of History”
Dr. Franklin Knight, Leonard and Helen L. Stulman Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University

October 7, 2019
1:00pm-2:30pm
Levering – Great Hall

Carlos Alberto Wahnon de Carvelho Veiga, Cape Verde’s Ambassador to the United States

October 14, 2019
1:00pm-2:30pm
Levering – Great Hall

Dr. M’bare N’gom, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Morgan State University

Oct
14
Mon
Portuguese Program Speaker Series @ Levering - Great Hall
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Portuguese Program Speaker Series @ Levering - Great Hall

The Johns Hopkins University Portuguese Program presents the Fall 2019 Speaker Series:

September 23, 2019
1:30pm-2:45pm
Hodson Hall 305

“Professor A.J.R. Russell Wood and the Study of History”
Dr. Franklin Knight, Leonard and Helen L. Stulman Professor of History, Johns Hopkins University

October 7, 2019
1:00pm-2:30pm
Levering – Great Hall

Carlos Alberto Wahnon de Carvelho Veiga, Cape Verde’s Ambassador to the United States

October 14, 2019
1:00pm-2:30pm
Levering – Great Hall

Dr. M’bare N’gom, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Morgan State University