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New ILAS publication: Chile and the Inter-American Human Rights System

Tuesday 20 June 2017
We are delighted to announce the publication of our most recent book: “Chile and the Inter-American Human Rights System” . This edited volume brings together well established and emerging human rights scholars and practitioners to discuss the central challenges in the areas of LGBT rights, torture and Indigenous Rights in the Americas. 

Call for papers: Global Decolonization workshop - Concepts and Connections

Monday 3 April 2017
University of London in Paris (ULIP), PARIS 6-7 JULY 2017 The Global Decolonization Workshop (GDW) is a new collaboration between the School of Advanced Study (University of London) and New York University. It seeks to forge a global forum for knowledge exchange in the interdisciplinary field of decolonization studies.

ESRC Future Research Leaders grant awarded to ILAS staff member

Wednesday 21 December 2016
We are delighted to announce that Dr Ainhoa Montoya, Lecturer at the Institute of Latin American Studies, has been awarded a prestigious ESRC Future Research Leaders grant to develop a research project entitled The Legal Cultures of the Subsoil: The Judicialization of Environmental Politics in Central America.

Crossing the Borders of Knowledge

Friday 10 June 2016
A new international research network is employing pioneering research on Latin America to ensure that our understanding and teaching of history of knowledge is truly global. Supported by the Leverhulme Trust with a £124,000 grant, ‘Border Crossings: Latin America and the Global History of Knowledge (LAGLOBAL)’ is led by the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Prestigious Latin American geography award for Director of ILAS

Friday 27 May 2016
Professor Linda Newson , director of the School of Advanced Study’s Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), has won the Preston E James Eminent Latin Americanist Career Award. It’s the highest accolade available from the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (CLAG).

ILAS Alumnus re-elected Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation

Thursday 2 July 2015
ILAS alumnus  José Graziano da Silva, the incumbent Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation , has recently been elected to a second four-year term. Nominated by Brazil, he received a total of 177 out of 182 votes cast. His term will run until July 2019. Graziano da Silva has been recognised for his commitment to sustainable agricultural solutions and ending hunger and malnutrition.

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