Posted by Sean Flynt on 2007-02-16

Samford's Latin American Studies progam will present the colloquia series Perspectives on Latin America starting Feb. 22. Funding for the Colloquia is provided by an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Grant from the United States Department of Education Each of the colloquia, which are free of charge and open to the public, will take place in Brock Forum, Dwight Beeson Hall.

Colloquium I: Perspectives on Latin America - The Political and Economic Scene will take place Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m. Visiting Scholars taking part in the colloquium will include:

Dr. Charles Brockett, Professor of Political Science and Biehl Professor of International Studies, University of the South (Sewanee)

Dr. Todd S. Crider, International Attorney, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP; Director, Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice Initiatives, New York

Colloquium II: Perspectives on Latin America– Religion and the Church will take place Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Visiting and Resident Scholars taking part in the colloquium will include:

Dr. Douglass Sullivan-Gonzlez, Professor of Latin American History and Dean, McDonnell-Barksdale Honors College, University of Mississippi

Professor Marigene Chamberlain, Director of International Studies, Samford-In-Mission; Adjunct Professor, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Spanish Language Course of Study

Colloquium III: Perspectives on Latin–America Issues of Indigenous Peoples will take place Thursday, 26 April 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Visiting Scholars taking part in the colloquium will include:

Dr. S. James Anaya, James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

Dr. Juan Martnez Borrero, Professor of History, Universidad de Cuenca (Ecuador) and Director, Estudio Internacional Sampere, Cuenca Campus

CEU Credit is available upon request. For more information call (205) 726-2747.

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