Upcoming PLAS Events

Wed, Nov 30, 2016, 12:00 pm

PLAS Lunch Lecture: “La lucha, a Cuban Form of Life”

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Featuring: Vincent Bloch

(Research Associate at Centre d'Etudes Sociologiques et Politiques

Raymond Aron, and Author)

Photo by: Pascal Karaquillo

Location: 216 Burr Hall

Date/Time: 11/30/16 at 12:00 pm


Princeton Lecture Series: "Olympic Urbanism and Contested Futures in Rio de Janeiro"

Panel Discussion Featuring: Co-editors Mariana Cavalcanti (Institute of Social and Political Studies, Rio de Janeiro), Vyjayanthi V. Rao (Director, Terreform Center for Advanced Urban Research) and Bruno Carvalho (Princeton)

This event will discuss the implications of mega-projects connected to Rio's transformation for the 2016 Olympic Games. We'll speak of how the book tells the story of how these changes to the cityscape kindled citizens’ hopes and aspirations for their “right to a future,” and chronicle the ways in which citizens have contested the futures imposed on them. Our collective work on this project has attempted to anticipate the city yet to come, pointing to the potential for activism and protest to transform the Olympic legacy into different, more democratic, futures.

Co-sponsored by the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities, the Program in Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Location: 216 Burr Hall

Date/Time: 11/30/16 at 4:30 pm


PLAS Lunch Lecture: “Visualizing social and political processes in Argentina: Reading Princeton’s ephemera materials from an Interdisciplinary Perspective"

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Featuring: Silvia Hirsch (Professor and Researcher, Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales, Universidad Nacional de San Martín)

Location: 213 Burr Hall

Date/Time: 12/01/16 at 12:00 pm