On Friday June 27, 2014, OLA, the interuniversity PhD-student forum for research on Latin America, will host their 25th Anniversary Seminar & Celebration at CEDLA. The seminar, which includes panels on political ecology, visual culture & violence, identity, gender & globalization and citizenship & security, is free of charge. Visit our Facebook page for the entire program. To attend please register in advance via .
On Friday the 6th of June the new board of NALACS hosted its first seminar and networking event in bar-restaurant BAUT in Amsterdam. The seminar was entitled ‘Leaving Latin America?’ and featured Anke van Dam (Foreign Affairs) and Dirk Kruijt (Utrecht University) talking about the closing down of the Dutch embassy in La Paz and with it the development cooperation program between the Netherlands and Bolivia. Here you can find the summary of Anke's presentation and the evaluation report 'Seeking excellence together: 25 years of the Netherlands bilateral aid in Bolivia.' You could also read her article 'Nederland stopt ontwikkelingsrelatie met Bolivia: Meerwaarde, keerzijden en lessen van een kwart eeuw samenwerking' (in Dutch).
On Thursday May 8, the report of the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) on Dutch foreign policy in Latin America was presented and debated at a semi-public symposium in the Hague that gathered stakeholders views, ranging from policy makers to academics and business community representatives to human rights activists. Fransje Molenaar was there present to represent NALACS and wrote a blog post reflecting on the event (in Dutch).