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Merienda Brown-Bag Lectures

The Center's Merienda lectures, held most Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters, provide an opportunity for invited students, faculty, community members and visiting scholars to share their experiences and research in Latin America.

The speakers represent a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds. Presentations typically last 40-45 minutes and allow for audience questions at the end. A simple lunch of rice and beans is served.

Meriendas take place in Bailey Hall, Room 318 from 12:00-1:00pm.

For Merienda photos, please see our Events Photos webpage.

photo: Jill Kuhnheim, former Director of Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Tony Rosenthal, former Associate Director of LAS, and Robert Hatch, Chairman of the Board of Directors for FINCA International & Chairman and CEO of Cereal Ingredients, Inc., after Hatch's presentation, “Social Entrepreneurship - From Zero to a Billion in 27 Years - www.finca.org


Spring 2014 Merienda Schedule

  • Thursday, February 6th - Elizabeth Kronk Warner, “The Impacts of Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples in Latin America." Bailey Hall, Room 318 from 12:00-1:00pm.
  • Thursday, March 6th - Jai Nitz, "Illegal Alien Icons: comic Books and Culture." Bailey Hall, Room 318 from 12:00-1:00pm.
  • Thursday, April 3rd - Claire Wolnisty, “Austral Empires: Southern Migration to Central and South America, 1850-1877.” Bailey Hall, Room 318 from 12:00-1:00pm.
  • Thursday, May 1st - Ruben Flores, "TBA." Bailey Hall, Room 318 from 12:00-1:00pm.

Previous Semesters' Schedules


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