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2021
Thursday, October 28th
5:00 PM

LAC Post COVID Prospects

Richard Feinberg, University of California San Diego
José Antonio Ocampo, Columbia University
Francisco Mayorga (Moderator), Central American School of Government
Luis Enrique García Rodríguez (Discussant), Development Bank of Latin America

Virtual

5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Friday, October 29th
9:00 AM

Contemporary Political and Social Issues

Hoyoon Jung, Pukyong National University
Cruz Bonlarron Martínez, Fulbright Colombia
Joshua S. Yudkin, The University of Texas Health Science at Houston
Emily Fitzgerald, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Carolina Rocha, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Patrick G. Anderson Avilés (Moderator), University of Illinois at Springfield

Virtual

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Hoyoon Jung, Pukyong National University, “Latin America-EU Relations in the Twenty-First Century.

Cruz Bonlarron Martínez, Fulbright Colombia, “A Review of Literature on la Reforma Rural Integral (Comprehensive Rural Reform).

Joshua S. Yudkin, The University of Texas Health Science at Houston (UTHealth), “Locating and Evaluating La ciencia de la complejidad as a Public Health Approach in and for Colombia.

Emily Fitzgerald, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,”Indigenous Women in Guatemala Organizing for Better Lives.

Carolina Rocha, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, “An Incarcerated Latina Mother and the War on Drugs: Yraida’s Story.

Moderator: Patrick G. Anderson Avilés, University of Illinois Springfield

1:00 PM

The COVID Pandemic in Latin America: Consequences and Responses

Jeongwon Lee, Hankuk University
Deborah Rebello Lima, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Luiz Augusto Fernandes Rodrigues, Federal Fluminense University
Kimberly Mahaffy (Moderator), Millersville University

Virtual

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Jeongwon Lee, Hankuk University, “The Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Latin American Labor Markets: Facing Challenges of Automation, Digital Transformation, and Job Polarization.”

Deborah Rebello Lima, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and Luiz Augusto Fernandes Rodrigues, Federal Fluminense University, “The Covid19 Pandemic and Its Effects on the Brazilian Cultural Sector: The Case of Aldir Blanc Law.”

Moderator: Kimberly Mahaffy, Millersville University

2:30 PM

Art, Discourse, and Identity in Latin America

Vanesa Carbonetti Landrus, Eastern Illinois University
Allen Juan Zegarra Acevedo, University of Florida
Irene Jacobsen, Eastern Illinois University
Adriana Domínguez, University of Texas at El Paso
Greg Schmidt (Moderator), University of Texas at El Paso

Virtual

2:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Vanesa Carbonetti Landrus, Eastern Illinois University, “Del podio a la imprenta: El discurso emergente de María Eugenia Echenique en La Ondina del Plata.”

Allen Juan Zegarra Acevedo, University of Florida, “’Nuestros indios’: una visión inclusiva y descolonizadora de Manuel González Prado.”

Irene Jacobsen, Eastern Illinois University, "Tensions in the Tango: Certainties and Paradoxes."

Adriana Domínguez, University of Texas at El Paso, “Tecnología y Arte: Utilizing Theatre in the Digital Classroom to Promote Positive Identity.”

Moderator: Greg Schmidt, University of Texas at El Paso

Saturday, October 30th
8:30 AM

Latin American Democracy: Emerging Reality or Endangered Species?

Richard Millett Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Orlando Pérez, University of North Texas at Dallas
John Maisto, Retired U.S. Ambassador
Jennifer Holmes, University of Texas at Dallas
Michael Gold-Biss (Moderator), Minnesota State System @ NHCC

Virtual

8:30 AM - 10:15 AM

10:30 AM

Recent Developments in Latin American Politics

Harvey Kline, University of Alabama
Jennie Lincoln, Carter Center
Adriana Crocker, University of Illinois Springfield
Greg Schmidt, University of Texas at El Paso
Richard Millett (Moderator), Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Virtual

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Harvey Kline, Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama, on Colombia

Jennie Lincoln, Carter Center, on Venezuela

Adriana Crocker, University of Illinois Springfield. on Argentine Mid-Terms

Greg Schmidt, University of Texas at El Paso, Update on Peru

Moderator: Richard Millett, Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

12:00 PM

Annual MALAS Business Meeting

MALAS

Virtual

12:00 PM

Feel free to eat lunch!