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The Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay

July 7 - 12, 2008

What defines South America's Southern Cone? What commonalities tie the region together, and what particularities add to its internal diversity? How is this region connected to the rest of Latin America, and to the rest of the world? Focusing on the core countries most widely defined as being the Southern Cone, this institute will explore the natural environments, geography, politics, histories, and economics of this region. In addition, we will also explore the field of human rights as we learn about the military dictatorships that pervaded this region in the past, and the aftermath of these regimes today. Experts on the Southern Cone will share their expertise with you and your colleagues during this dynamic, intensive, interdisciplinary week. The New Haven portion of this institute will be immediately followed by a field study to Argentina. It will concentrate on historical memory and the nation, as well as the connections between economics, politics, and culture.

Registration fee for the one-week New Haven program is $150, and includes all texts and materials. Cost of the field study TBD.

Sponsored by the Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, the MacMillan Center, and the U.S. Department of Education through a Title VI National Resource Center grant.