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Title: Looking Forward, Looking Back: Celebrating 80 Years of Latin American Studies at the University of Florida March 24 – 26, 2011 ( Tentative Program )
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Creator: Latin American Studies Center at the University of Florida
Publisher: Latin American Studies Center at the University of Florida ( Gainesville, FL )
Publication Date: 2/11/2011
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Looking Forward, Looking Back: Celebrating 80 Years of
Latin American Studies at the University of Florida
March 24 - 26, 2011


Tentative Program


Thursday, March 24


Modern Latin American Art Guided Tour
Dulce Roman, Curator of Modern Art
Samuel P. Ham Museum of Art, UF Cultural Plaza


Implementing the TCD Approach: Effective Integration of Conservation and
Development in Latin America (Sitihei \ Library 1A)
Over 500 students have been trained by the Center's Tropical Conservation and
Development Program to bridge disciplines and integrate theory and practice. The
alumni are now leaders in NGOs, government and academia. Several will share their
professional experiences and perspectives on putting the TCD approach into practice.
Chair: Robert Buschbacher, UF
Suzana Padua (MALAS 91), Instituto de Pesquisas Ecol6gicas (IPE), Brazil
Omaira Bolahos (PhD 08, MALAS 03), Rights and Resources Initiative
Claudio Padua (PhD 93, MALAS 87), Escola Superior de Conservacgo Ambiental
e Sustentabilidade (ESCAS), Brazil
Susan Poats (PhD 79, MALAS 75), Grupo Randi Randi, Ecuador

Exhibit Opening and Reception: Cartography from the Age of Exploration
Exhibit of antique maps from the collection of Steven Keats (BA 77), Grinter Galleries

Historic Marker Dedication Ceremony (Plaza of the Americas, UF Campus)
Presentation of the historical marker commemorating the founding of the Institute of
Inter-American Affairs in 1930, the precursor of the current UF Center for Latin
American Studies
Philip Williams, Director, Center for Latin American Studies
Angel Kwolek-Folland, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Stephen Walroth-Sadurni (BS 80), President, Center for Latin American Studies
Alumni Board and UF Alumni Association Representative

LAS Historical Memorabilia Exhibit Gallery Talk
Richard Phillips (MALAS 81), Head Librarian, UF Latin American Collection
Smathers Library 2nd Floor

Opening Plenary
Smathers Library 1A


* Welcome
Philip J. Williams, Director, UF Center for Latin American Studies


* Presentation of Historical Monograph, Progreso en Fraternidad. 80 Years of Latin American
Studies at the University of Florida
Paul Losch (MALAS 02), Associate Librarian, UF Latin American Collection


1:00 pm


1-2:45 pm













3:00 pm


4:00 pm









4:30 pm



7:00 pm









* Keynote Address
The New Narcocultura: A Conversation about Mexico
Alma Guillermoprieto, Journalist and Author

* Reception

Friday, March 25

Note: All concurrent sessions on Friday held at Emerson Alumni Hall


9:00-12:00


Business Symposium (Classroom)


9:00-9:15 Welcome
Terry McCoy, Director, UF Latin American Business Environment Program


9:15-10:30


Business Panel 1


Moderator: Terry McCoy, UF
Jose Sariego (BS 77), HBO Latin America Group (Media)
Steven Keats (BA 77), Kestrel Liner Agencies, LLC (Shipping/Logistics)
Jorge Pifion (BA 75), International Energy Consultant (Energy)

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Business Panel 2
Moderator: Carol West, UF
Stephen P. Walroth-Sadurni (BS 80), Walroth-Saduni & Mendoza-Tirado
(Business Law)
Alan Behmoiras (BS 89), 18 Industries, Inc. (Retailing)
Oscar Luzuriaga (BS 91), Latin American Agribusiness Development
Corporation (Finance)


Celebrating 80 Years of Latin American History at UF (President C)


8:45-9:00 Welcome
Ida Altman, Chair, UF Department of History


9:00-10:30


Looking Way Back: Colonial Latin American History at the University of Florida, 1950
to 2005
In this roundtable, an array of accomplished UF history alumni discuss the contributions
and legacies of distinguished UF colonial Latin American historians Lyle McAlister
(at UF 1950-85) and Murdo MacLeod (at UF 1985-2005).


Chair: Richmond Brown, UF
Allan Kuethe (PhD 67), Texas Tech
Paul Hoffman (PhD 69), Louisiana State University
Amy Bushnell (PhD 78), Brown University
Jane Landers (PhD 88), Vanderbilt University


8:45-12:15








Sherry Johnson (PhD 95), Florida International University
Murdo MacLeod (PhD 62), UF

10:30-10:45 Break


10:45-12:15 Postcolonial Latin American History at UF
Chair: Mark Thumer, UF
Jeffrey Needell, UF
Sandra Deutsch (PhD 79, MALAS 73), University of Texas-El Paso, Bucking the
Historiographical Tide
David Sowell (PhD 86), Juniata College, On the Legacy ofDavidBushnell
Blair Turner (PhD 86), Virginia Military Institute, Putting Out Fires in Buenos
Aires
Marixa Lasso (PhD 02), Case Western Reserve University, From The Santander
Regime to the Linguistic Turn
Kym Morrison (PhD 03), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, The
Professorial 'We 'and Global Teaching

12:15-1:30 Keynote Luncheon (President AB)
Latin American Economic Challenges in an Uncertain World
Introduction: Andy Naranjo, UF ,William A. Emerson/Merrill Lynch Professor of
Finance
Speaker: Jose Antonio Ocampo, Columbia University, Former Secretary-General of
the UN Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
Luncheon sponsored by: Rick Rodriguez, Southern Cross Group
(Registration Required for Luncheon)

Or

Lunch on your own

1:30-4:30 Latin America Career Symposium (Classroom)

1:30-2:30 Business Careers
Moderator: Andy Naranjo, UF
Kathy Newman (BSBA 76), Cherry, Bekaert & Holland (Capital markets)
Levy Parajon (MS 04, MALAS 06), Cross Keys Capital, LLC (Investment)
Alessandra Domingos (MBA 08), Raymond James International Holdings
(Business Development)

2:30-3:30 Government, Consulting, and NGO Careers
Moderator: Emilio Bruna, UF
Nicolas Rubio (MALAS 06), Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA
(Government)
Meredith Fensom (JD/MALAS 04), Allen F. Johnson & Associates (Consulting)
Omaira Bolahos (PhD 08, MALAS 03), Rights and Resources Initiative (NGO)









3:30-4:30 Immigration Law Careers (co-sponsored by the UF Immigration Law Association)
Moderator: Kirsten Clanton (JD/MALAS 05), Southern Legal Counsel, Inc.
Evan George (JD 03, MALAS 04), Law Office ofEvan D. George
Rebecca Caballero (JD 05, MALAS 02), Law Office of Rebecca L. Caballero
Nadine Brown (JD 97, MALAS 98), Law Office ofNadine A. Brown

1:30-3:30 The Legacy of Charles Wagley (President C)
Chair: Marianne Schmink, UF
William Vickers, Florida International University, Personal andProfessional
Remembrances of Charles Wagley by a Former UF Graduate Student
Conrad Kottak, University of Michigan, Charles Wagley 's Leadership of
Coordinated Team Research in Brazil: Race and Class in Rural Brazil
and Beyond
William Balee (BA 75), Tulane University, Charles Wagley and the Ethnological
Study of Tupi-Guaranian Societies
Emilio Moran, Indiana University, Charles Wagley 's Legacy in Amazonian
Research
Richard Pace (PhD 87), Middle Tennessee State University, The Continuing
Legacy of Charles Wagley 's Research in Amazon Town
Maxine Margolis, UF, Charles Wagley: Mentor and Colleague

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:45 Innovating at the Frontiers of the Study of Indigenous Languages:
The UF Aymara, Kawki and Jaqaru projects (President C)
M.J. Hardman, UF, Discovering the Grammar, Qillqyatxi (the Alphabet), the Cultural
Context
Sue Legg (PhD 78) and Howard Beck (PhD 90), UF, A Database Repository for
Language Preservation and Linguistic Data Analysis
Elizabeth Lowe, University of Illinois, Bridging Languages in Contact: Translation,
Dissemination and Collaboration
Dimas Bautista Iturrizaga, Linguistic Consultant

3:45-5:15 UF Center for Latin American Studies Alumni Board meeting (Room 207)


4:30-5:30 Constructing Knowledge of Place in Latin America and the Caribbean: Three
Decades of Projects by Faculty and Stuents in the College of Design, Construction
and Planning (DCP) (School ofArchitecture Gallery)
Martha Kohen, UF
William Tilson, UF

You may also take advantage of the late afternoon to visit the various exhibits on campus related
to Latin American Studies. Full details are on the last page of the program.


7:00-10:00 Gala Reception








Florida Museum of Natural History
Dance lessons with Juliana Azoubel (MALAS 07)
Silent Auction Fundraiser for LAS Alumni Graduate Student Travel Fund
Hors D'oeuvres buffet
Music Performed By: Ekibos Latin Band and
DJ Luminous, Luis Caraballo (MALAS 10)

Saturday, March 26
Note: All concurrent sessions on Saturday held at Emerson Alumni Hall


9:00-10:30


Florida Immigration Studies at UF (President A)
Chair: Maria Miralles (PhD 92), PHI/USAID
Allan Bums, UF, Long-term Connections: Maya Culture and Maya Migration
Bryan Page (PhD 76), University of Miami, A Tale of 39 Cities, a Few Towns,
and a Smattering of Villages: Immigration and the Balkanization of
Miami/Dade
Philip Williams, UF, Beyond Miami: New Destinations of Latin American
Immigration in the .S iu,
Manuel Vasquez, UF, Toward an Institute for Study of immigration, Religion, and
Social Change in the U.S. .Siuh
Jer6nimo Camposeco, Discussant


9:00-10:30 Caribbean Studies at UF (President C)
Chair: Helen Safa, UF
Anthony Maingot (PhD 67), Florida International University, Becoming a
Caribbeanist at UF in the 1960s: The Wider Context
Kathleen Deagan (PhD 74), UF, The Center's Archaeological Legacy in the
Caribbean and Florida
Jean Stubbs, 2011 Bacardi Family Eminent Scholar in Latin American Studies,
Exploring UF Resources for Cuban and Cuban Diaspora Studies
Lillian Guerra, UF, TeaL hiing. Research, and Lecturing in Cuba: Promises and
Prospects
10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:15 Legacy of UF Scholars (President A)
Chair: Paul Losch (MALAS 02), UF
Brent Richards Weisman (PhD 87), University of South Florida, John Goggin's
Impact on Spanish Colonial Archaeology in the New World
Howard Wiarda (PhD 65), University of Georgia, The Life and Work of Political
Scientist Harry Kantor
Lisandro Perez (PhD 74), John Jay College, CUNY, The Contributions ofT. Lynn
S.mithl to Latin American Studies at the University ofFlorida and Beyond
Cesar Caviedes, UF, UF Geography and the Center for LAS: Springboard to
Latin America

10:45-12:15 Andean Studies at UF (President C)
Chair: Mark Thumer, UF
Paul Doughty, UF, A Peruvian Saga ofDevelopment, Earthquake and

















12:15-1:30


Community: The Callej6n de Huaylas 1960-2010
Anthony Oliver-Smith, UF, Environmental Risks in the Andes: Vulnerability,
Adaptation and Resilience
Michael Moseley, UF, Future Environmental Change in the Cordillera: What the
Past Does Not Tell Us
Florence Babb, UF, Rethinking Gender and Identity in Andean Peru
Mercedes Prieto (PhD 03), FLACSO-Ecuador, Andean Studies: An Ambiguous
Field
Lunch on your own


1:30-3:00 Latin American Art and Culture at UF (Warrington Room)
Chair: Efrain Barradas, UF
John Scott, UF, Reflections on Latin American Art History
Andres Avellaneda, UF, Adolfo Prieto and Latin American Literature at UF
Maria Rogal, UF, Design for Development: Collaborations n/ ith Indigenous
Communities in Mexico
Juliana Azoubel (MALAS 07), Universidade Federal de Parana, Brazil

1:30-3:00 US Policy toward Latin America (President C)
This session will focus on the challenges facing US Policy in Latin America under the
Obama administration as well as lessons to be drawn from the past and prospects for the
near future.
Chair: Ana Margheritis, UF
Frank Almaguer (BA 67), former US ambassador to Honduras
Frank McNeil (BA 54), former US ambassador to Costa Rica
P.K. (Ken) Keen (MALAS 86), Military Deputy
Commander of U.S. Southern Command

3:15-5:00 Closing Plenary (President AB)

Remembering Vivian Nolan: Announcement of the Nolan Graduate Fellowship in
Latin American Studies

UF Center for Latin American Studies: Looking Forward, Looking Back
Chair: Philip Williams, Director, Center for Latin American Studies
Helen Safa, Director, 1980-85
Terry McCoy, Director, 1985-96
Charles Wood, Director, 1996-04
Carmen Diana Deere, Director, 2004-09








Latin American Exhibits


* Cartography from the Age of Exploration
Exhibit of antique maps from the collection of Steven Keats (BA 77)
Grinter Galleries, March 18-April 22, 2011

* Constructing Knowledge of Place in Latin America and the Caribbean: Three Decades of
Projects by Faculty and Students in the College of Design, Construction and Planning
(DCP).
The exhibit showcases educational, research and service projects emerging from faculty and
student involvement in the region over the last thirty years, including an overview of the
College's collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies. DCP faculty will be
available at the opening reception to discuss approaches to place making and possibilities for
interdisciplinary collaboration.
Dates: TBD

* An Amazon Portrait: Charles Wagley's Work and Legacy
Photography by Charles Wagley and Richard Pace
Center for Latin American Studies, 319 Grinter Hall, Dates: Spring 2011

* LAS Historical Memorabilia Exhibit: Celebrating 80 Years of Latin American Studies at
the University of Florida
Display of materials from the UF Latin American Collection
Smathers Library 2nd Floor, Dates: March 20-April 15, 2011

* Latin American Art Exhibits
Samuel P. Ham Museum of Art, UF Cultural Plaza
o Modern Latin American works in the Highlights from the Modern Collection exhibition
in the Melvin and Lorna Rubin Gallery, December 14, 2010 - March 27, 2011
o Contemporary Latin American works in the Ham Galleria, March 8 - Summer 2011

* Documentary Screenings (Warrington Room)
Continuous showing of documentaries related to Latin American Studies at UF
Emerson Alumni Hall, March 25-26, 2011

* Graduate Student Research Posters
Display of Award-Winning Graduate Student Research Posters
Emerson Alumni Hall, President B, March 25-26, 2011