"The camera is the eye of history." Matthew Brady

U.S. Civil War

"The commemorative murals could be said to be looking back in order to look forward. These murals argued that 25 years was enough." Bill Rolston

The Troubles

"There were people in Cuba who truly had substantial things to gain from revolution. There were people who had things to lose in the revolution. I think they're all allowed to have their memories of what happened." Rachel Kushner

Cuban Revolution

"Hay que mostrar la realidad y el dolor, y contar lo que pasó. Pero además, hago terapia con esto. Nosotros tenemos que hablar, por los nuestros, por los que ya no tienen voz." Horacio Pietragalla Corti

Dirty War in Argentina

"Our reality will transform once we allow uncomfortable truths to lodge deep down inside of our bones." Brittany Caine-Conley

2017 Charlottesville Protests

"Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels." Francisco de Goya

Spanish Civil War

"That against the worst odds, Chile has a spirit of joy and ability to overcome the worst circumstances. And I think this is part of the return of some sort of joy to Chile. And we deserve it. Our people deserve it." Ariel Dorfman

1988 Chilean National Plebiscite

Fall 2020 Speaker Series

THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC FROM TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

Developed with the support of the Office of International Programs, Brown University and The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA)

In view of the abrupt disruption last semester and suspension of Study Abroad programs in fall 2020, CASA has organized this public lecture series on the global pandemic as an opportunity to bring together researchers, community activists, and public health workers from across the Atlantic to explore the social, cultural, economic, political and public health impacts of the current pandemic from the perspective of eight host sites: Paris, France; Bologna, Italy; Dublin, Ireland; Barcelona, Granada and Seville, Spain; Havana, Cuba; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Santiago, Chile.



Germs, Hygiene, and Power: The COVID-19 Pandemic in Historical Perspective

Tuesday, September 29th 12–1:30 pm EST

Dr. Nancy Tomes, Department of History, Stonybrook University; author of The Gospel of Germs

Moderated by Prof. Daniel Rodriguez, Department of History, Brown University

Co-sponsored by: the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the Watson Institute at Brown University

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COVID-19 en España

Wednesday, October 14 12–1:45 pm EST

  • Movilidad internacional, inmigración y COVID-19
    Prof. Beatriz Campuzano Díaz, Department of International Law, University of Sevilla

  • España en el contexto europeo
    Dr. Joan Benach, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

  • Educación y COVID-19
    Salvador Rodríguez, School Director, Barcelona

Moderated by Juanjo Romero, CASA Resident Director in Barcelona

Note: This panel will be held in Spanish.

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Transnational Perspectives: COVID-19 in Europe

Tuesday, October 27 12–2 pm EST

  • Covid-19 and the Road Ahead: A European Perspective
    Miguel Castro, Project Coordinator and Policy Analyst, OECD, FRANCE

  • Italy, Africa, and Migration in the Time of COVID-19
    Dr. Karin Pallaver, Universitá di Bologna, ITALY

  • Covid-19 in Spain
    Dr. Joan Benach, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, SPAIN

  • STEM Research and Teaching during COVID-19
    Dr. Laurence Gill, Trinity College Dublin, IRELAND

Moderated by Kendall Brostuen, Director, Office of International Programs, Brown University
Co-sponsored by the E3 Initiative at Trinity College, Dublin and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the Watson Institute at Brown University.

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El papel de la inteligencia artificial en España y el Hispabot-Covid19

November 5 12–1:30 pm EST

  • David Pérez Fernández, Subdirector Adjunto de la Secretaría General de Objetivos y Políticas de Inclusión y Previsión Social en el Ministerio de Inclusión, Seguridad Social y Migraciones

  • David Griol Barres, Profesor Contratado Doctor Indefinido, Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, Universidad de Granada

  • Zoraida Callejas Carrión, Profesora Titular, Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos, Universidad de Granada

Moderated by Christine Kelly-Vereda, CASA Resident Director in Granada

Please note that this panel will be held in Spanish.

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Transnational Perspectives: COVID-19 in South America

Thursday, November 12th 12–1:30 pm EST

  • Backlash in Global Health: Brazil, AIDS and Bolsonaro, 2007-2020
    Dr. Marcos Cueto, Professor of the History of Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil

  • El impacto del COVID-19 en los ingresos y radicaciones de migrantes en Argentina
    Dr. María Inés Pacecca, Comisión Argentina para Refugiados y Migrantes

  • COVID-19 y Seguridad: La necesidad de control civil
    Dr. Lucia Dammert, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Moderated by Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University

Co-sponsored by: the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the Watson Institute at Brown University and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University

Please note that portions of this panel will be in Spanish.

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Higher Education’s Responses to the Pandemic

Thursday, December 3rd 12–1:30 pm EST

Dr. Eric Estes, Vice President for Campus Life, Brown University

Commentators: Eva Infante, Director, CASA Sevilla; Hannah Kilgore, CASA Resident Director, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; and Dr. Karl Erik Schøllhammer, Director, CASA Rio de Janeiro.

Moderated by Dr. Evelyn Hu-Dehart, Department of History, Brown University

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Co-sponsored by: the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) at the Watson Institute at Brown University






Questions? Email: research.initiatives@casa.education