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  1. The Surge: Politics, Violence, and Children in Central America and Mexico

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    September 23, 2015 by cfmsc

    The Center for Mexican Studies is a proud co-organizer of The Surge, a conference that will discuss the experiences of violence experienced by children in Central America and Mexico. The discussion be held in October 15 at 5pm in 202 Lehman Hall, Barnard College.

  2. “Ayotzinapa: A Public Discussion on Violence in Mexico” at Columbia University

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    November 13, 2014 by cfmsc

    This public discussion will show Columbia University’s support to the students of Ayotzinapa, their families, and other victims of recent violence in Mexico. Through an interdisciplinary discussion, it will also seek to put these tragic events into historical and regional perspective, and point towards possibilities of resolution.

  3. “Mexico’s First Lynching: Sovereignty, Criminality, Moral Panic”, by Claudio Lomnitz

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    June 9, 2014 by cfmsc

    In the first issue of Critical Historical Studies, Claudio Lomnitz, Campbell Family Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia University, offers a engaging examination of Arnulfo Arroyo’s attempt on the person of Porfirio Díaz in September 1897. As it turned into a media event, the article shows how it tainted the whole of Mexican society with a hermeneutics of suspicion, where criminality could no longer be contained to the marginal and lower classes. The “specter of criminality” that haunted the whole country, Lomnitz argues, is a key element to understand the “cultural origins of the Mexican Revolution”.

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  4. “Murders of Nota Roja: Truth and Justice in Mexican Crime News” by Pablo Piccato

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    April 29, 2014 by cfmsc

    In this issue of Past & Present, Pablo Piccato, Professor of History at Columbia University, offers a fascinating journey into the nota roja of mid-twentieth century Mexico, examining the genre in the context of the cleavage between truth and justice in the Mexican public sphere. This articles challenges prevailing understandings crime news as a minor and vulgar journalistic genre, arguing that a close reading of nota roja can shed light on how “the right to truth became separated from the right to justice” in Mexico.

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  5. What is happening in Michoacán?


    April 18, 2014 by cfmsc

    Join us for a round table discussion with specialists in history, anthropology and human geography from El Colegio de Michoacán. Their interventions will offer ways of reading and discussing the shattered peace in Mexico’s state of Michoacán resulting from the drug trafficking violence.

    April 25, 5 pm
    International Affairs Building, Room 802

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  6. “Cómo hacer testimonios de violencias con poemas”, por Carlos Pereda

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    April 16, 2014 by cfmsc

    Watch Carlos Pereda’s talk and download his presentation.

    Mexican Monday, March 24, 2014

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  7. Charla: Nuestra Aparente Rendición

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    March 31, 2014 by cfmsc

    Los invitamos a una charla sobre la movilización de la sociedad civil frente a la violencia del narcotráfico, con los promotores del proyecto Nuestra Aparente Rendición, Lolita Bosch y Alejandro Vélez. El evento se realizará el martes 15 de abril de 12 a 2pm, en el salón 802 del Edificio de Relaciones Internacionales de Columbia University. Los exhortamos a traer su almuerzo (text in English below).

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