Brigham Young University

Latin American Studies

Internship position at the Peruvian Consulate in Utah

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Internship position at the Peruvian Consulate in Utah

The interns’ primary job will be to aid the Consulate and the Honorary Consul in taking care of the needs of the Peruvian community in the State of Utah as well as promoting commerce, education, culture, humanitarian efforts, and government relations.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE

• Answering questions over the phone and email and setting up appointments.

• Process documentation for Peruvian Citizens including IDs, Passports, document legalization, certificates, permits, etc.

• Do research and prepare presentations about business, tourist, and humanitarian opportunities in Peru.

• Maintain the consulate web site and Facebook. Read More…

Incarcerated: Crime and Visuality in the Civil Police Museum of Rio de Janeiro

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Incarcerated: Crime and Visuality in the Civil Police Museum of Rio de Janeiro

Amy Buono is the Latin American studies guest for this lecture on  Thursday, 9 April at 11:00 a.m. in the HBLL auditorium.

Buono teaches in the Department of Art History and Theory in the Art Institute of the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, specializing in transatlantic visual culture.

Her publications encompass topics as diverse as the ritual performance of featherwork, the epistemology of medicinal recipe books, the art of natural history, and theories of collecting.

Three threads connect her broader research agenda: an interest in the institutional histories of art; an understanding of the technologies of production as crucial to art’s social efficacy; and a commitment to tracing the rhetorical deployment of art objects.

Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies and the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters.

The Future of U.S.–Mexico Relations

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The Future of U.S.–Mexico Relations

Alejandro I. Estivill, acting ambassador of Mexico to the U.S., will address a campus audience on  Monday, 2 March at 4:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Estivill is the acting Mexican ambassador to the United States, having previ­ously served as the deputy head of mission at the Mexican Embassy in the United Kingdom. And during a long diplomatic career, his previous service  includes director general for North America and for cultural affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Rela­tions of Mexico; vice-minister of foreign affairs; secretary for political affairs and media in the Mexican Embassy in Costa Rica, and as an advisor in the minister’s cabinet.

He entered the Mexican Foreign Service in 1993. Read More…

The Cervantes Institute Offers Scholarships

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The Cervantes Institute Offers Scholarships

The Cervantes Institute offers university graduates internship scholarships to train in various departments. Successful candidates will intern for an initial duration of 12 months at Cervantes Institute centers in the autonomous community of Madrid. That period can be extended for another 12 months depending on budget availability and following a favorable review from the intern’s manager. Interns will receive 800 Euros a month.

Interns are required to know Spanish, and candidates who are not from a Spanish-speaking country must hold a diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) at a minimum level of C1. They must also hold or have fulfilled the requirements to obtain by the application deadline, a university degree (bachelors degree, doctorate degree, or equivalent degrees on specialized subjects related to the positions being offered, which you can see in the Anexo I section of the announcement published in the official state bulletin.

Interns may not have received the scholarship previously.

The selection process will be carried out in two phases. In the first one, the merits and achievements of candidates will be considered according to the documentation provided by the candidates themselves: the résumé –from which most of the points will be awarded, academic records and knowledge of languages. The ten candidates who earn the most points will be invited to a personal interview.

The deadline to apply has passed for this round. E-mail (seleccion.sede@cervantes.es) for more information on when the next deadline will be, or check their web site.

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Black Rio: The Brazilian Soul Movement of the 1970s

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Black Rio: The Brazilian Soul Movement of the 1970s

Christopher Dunn’s topic is one that brings a focus on Black History month and the semester-long events scheduled by African studies. His presentation is on  Wednesday, 18 February at 10:00 a.m. in the HBLL auditorium.

Dunn is an associate professor at Tulane University, where he holds a joint appointment in Spanish and Portuguese and African and African Diaspora studies.

He is the author of Brutality Garden: Tropicália and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture and co-editor of two volumes of essays about Brazilian popular music.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and African Studies.