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Audio & Video

Welcome to the LACS multimedia archive. Audio and video recordings of LACS programs are available below, and many can also be viewed on the LACS YouTube channel »

Eating NAFTA: Mexico in a Post-Migration and Post-Labor Era

October 26, 2016: Professor Gálvez discusses the impact of NAFTA on food production and consumption in Mexico. What were the effects of binational trade policy and migration on Mexicans who produce and consume basic staples like corn and tortilla?


Describing how to make a solar lamp in Q'eqchi' language

September 29, 2015: Rafael Yat describing how to make a solar lamp to a group of children in Samox-San Lucas, Guatemala, where University of Michigan Sa Nimá Collaborative members have been working during the past few years on the solar lamp project and teaching English to the children.


Re-Establishing US-Cuba Relations: Walking the Tightrope for Success

February 4, 2015: A panel discussion on the challenges and implications of the normalization of US-Cuba relations; panelists: Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology and MacArthur Fellow; Silvia Pedraza, professor of Sociology and American Culture; and Melvyn Levitsky, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil and professor, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; and Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof (moderator), assistant professor of American Culture and History


Mexico's Missing 43: What Happened to the Students in Guerrero?

November 3, 2014: A panel discussing the historical and political contexts surrounding the disappearance of 43 students in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.
Panelists: Jason De León (moderator), assistant professor of anthropology, University of Michigan; Jaime M. Pensado, associate professor of history, University of Notre Dame; and Jorge Nájera Godínez, graduate student at the University of Michigan.


Venezuela In Crisis

April 11, 2014: A panel discussion on the current social, political and cultural crises in Venezuela. Panelists: George Ciccariello-Maher, assistant professor of political science at Drexel University; Alejandro Velasco, assistant professor of Latin American Studies at New York University's Gallatin School; and Miguel Tinker Salas, professor of Latin American history at Pomona College


Pope Francis and the Future of Religion in Latin America

January 28, 2014: Lecture by Daniel H. Levine, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Michigan. Co-sponsored by U-M Department of Political Science and St. Mary Student Parish


Taking The Highway: Community Organizing Against Extractivism In Argentina's Triple Border Area

January 27, 2014: Lecture by Rubén Darío Ortiz, activist-scholar and union organizer from Misiones Argentina. This presentation is funded by a Title VI Federal Grant from the Department of Education, LACS, and the Interdisciplinary Marxisms Group


Religion in Greater Mexico: Ten Years of Researching Mexican Immigrants and their Religious Life in the U.S.A.

April 2, 2012: Lecture by Dr. Patricia Fortuny Loret de Mola. Co-sponsored by Program in Latina/o Studies, Program in American Culture, and Department of History.


Sara tarpuy wanka

October 28, 2011: Martín Castillo Collado, lecturer, Quechua Language Program at the University of Michigan performs a Quechua song traditional to the season when crops are planted.


Latino Immigrants in Europe

September 30, 2010: Lecture by José C. Moya, professor of history and director of the Forum on Migration at Barnard College, Columbia University


The Caribbean at the Epicenter of History: Haiti, the Earthquake, and Transmigration

May 10-11, 2010: Workshop


Contemporary Dominican-Haitian Relations

December 10, 2009: Lecture by Bernardo Vega, President, Fundacion Cultural Dominicana and Ex-Dominican Ambassador to the United States