You are here

"Impeachment in Brazil: Coup or Accountability?" by Anibal Perez-Liñan, LASP Seminar VIDEO Recording, Monday, September 26

The Impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff in Brazil has ignited a debate. Is impeachment the functional equivalent of old-fashioned military coups or is it an effective mechanism for presidential accountability? Professor Aníbal Pérez-Liñán will discuss the proliferation of presidential impeachments in Latin America since 1990, analyze their similarities and differences with traditional coups, and explore their limitations as a mechanism of accountability.

Aníbal Pérez-Liñán is Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Presidential Impeachment and the New Political Instability in Latin America. He is Editor in Chief of the Latin American Research Review.

LASP Seminar Lecture VIDEO: "Muisca Sounds: Indigenous Politics of Recognition in Multicultural Colombia" by Beatriz Goubert, Columbia University, 19 Sep 2016

Through an emphasis on the Andean musical practices of the Muisca community, this talk analyzes the conflictive production of an indigenous identity within the indigenous politics of recognition in multicultural Colombia.

LASP Research Symposium to take place on Saturday, February 25

The Latin American Studies Program (LASP) invites you to participate in its Annual Research Symposium on February 25, 2017 (read more...).

Calendar of LASP Events Spring 2017


Sat 25

2017 Latin American Studies Program (LASP) Research Symposium February 25, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Physical Sciences Building, Room 401.


Mon 6

¨Clandestine Cattle and Community Forestry Unraveling the Conservation Paradox in Guatemala´s Maya Biosphere Reserve¨ Jennifer Devine, Geography, Texas State University, 206 Stimson Hall, 204 East Avenue, Cornell University, 12:15 PM

Mon 13

¨Innovating to Overcome Crisis: Brazil and Latin America,¨ BRASA Annual Conference 2017, 401 Physical Sciences Building, 3 PM -8 PM.

Wed 15

¨The Cry of the Renegade: Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile,¨ Raymond Craib, History, Olin Chats in the Stacks, Cornell University, 4:30 PM, 107 Olin Library.

Fri 24

¨Presidential Elections and Democracy in Latin America in the Trump Era,¨ Patricio Navia, Liberal Studies, New York University; Political Science, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, 206 Stimson Hall, 12:15 PM.

Mellon Seminar Investigates Cities of the Amazon

By Rebecca Bowes
A recent field trip to cities in the Brazilian rainforest gave students a first-hand look at the complex conditions that characterize urbanization in the Amazon. The 10-day journey, which took place in March, was part of the spring semester seminar Forest Cartographies, and focused on issues including community, housing, resettlement, deforestation, political ecology, anthropology, and archaeology.


We recommend that you visit the LASP blog created by Latin American Studies Program Graduate Fellows, a very useful resource for the LASP community. Thanks to all the LASP graduate fellows, especially this year's lead on the blog, Nick Meyers. To visit the blog click here


BIG RED BARN135 President’s Way,
LIVE MUSIC with “Griot Rumbero” six piece Salsa fusion band – vocals, violin, bass, flute, guitar, and percussion – interpreting classic Son-Salsa, Rumba and Bomba from Cuba and Puerto Rico, for the dance lesson and two sets for the party. DJ spinning top Salsa and Latin dance hits between and after sets til 1am.

Cornell Programs in Latin America

Cornell offers a wide array of opportunities to make meaningful international experience a part of your Cornell education. You may choose to study abroad to enroll at a world-renowned university, improve language skills, conduct fieldwork or research, engage in service learning, or participate in an internship. Whatever you choose, Cornell Abroad can assist you every step of the way from the moment you begin your application, throughout your term abroad, and even after you return to Cornell.

LASP congratulates Prof. Maria Cristina Garcia for her Carnegie Fellowship

By Daniel Aloi
María Cristina García, the Howard A. Newman Professor in American Studies at Cornell, is the recipient of a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, the Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced.

LASP You Tube Channel

We are excited to bring our events to you. The LASP graduate fellows, especially Jose Sanchez, Sergio Ospina, and Jaime Ortiz, for making it possible way this coming fall for the LASP community to watch and share videos of LASP events. Roundtable discussions, data collection presentations, intellectual talks are available.

Click on this YouTube story title to view our archive of 2015-present video selection, including recent LASP Seminar Series recordings.