Latin America in a Globalizing World (LAGW) is a three-year project, funded by a Dean’s Interdisciplinary Project Grant, which brings together scholars of Latin America with area specialists working on other regions to examine Latin America’s role in global economic processes, from both historical and contemporary perspectives.
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Date: August 27, 2018
Date: August 22, 2018
Henry M. and Elizabeth P. Wiesenfeld Professor in Political Economy Ho Hung Fung was cited in a recent piece in the Wall Street Journal, “Independence Talk Tests Limits of Free Speech in Hong Kong”
Date: August 22, 2018
Professor Ho-Fung Hung penned a research article on the origins and consequences of Trump’s attempt to de-globalize the American economy, from working-class living standards to the global balance of power for the journal Contexts.
Date: July 26, 2018
Alvin Camba states, ‘Opening the economy to Chinese FDI was the correct move’, in the Bloomberg article China Hasn’t Delivered on Its $24 Billion Philippines Promise.
Date: July 12, 2018
Audio: Who is Mexico’s New President? Radio Times, WHYY 90.9 FM Philadelphia, July 5, 2018 Audio: López Obrador Moves from Promises to Policy, Marketplace PRI, July 3, 2018 Video: Leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador Wins Mexican Presidential Election in Landslide Victory, Democracy Now, July 2, 2018
Date: July 5, 2018
What happens when schoolchildren live in violent neighborhoods? Using crime and student data from Chicago, Assistant Professor Julia Burdick-Will linked exposure to neighborhood violence to a drop in test scores, an effect that extended to students coming from communities that experienced little or no violence. Read more in The Washington Post.
Date: June 20, 2018
Congratulations to Alvin Camba “The Contentious Politics of Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Investments in the Philippines.” Honorable Mention, Best Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association’s Section on the Sociology of Development, 2018. “From Colonialism to Neoliberalism: Critical Reflections on Philippine Mining in the Long Twentieth Century,” The Extractive Industries and Society, 2(2), […]
Date: June 12, 2018
Assistant Professor Julia Burdick-Will was quoted in a U.S. News & World Report article about her research study that shows student test scores can suffer if a classmate has been exposed to violence.
Date: May 30, 2018
Professor of Public Policy & Chair Andrew Cherlin was quoted in a New York Times article titled “Put a Ring on It? Millennial Couples Are in No Hurry”.
Date: May 17, 2018
Four Johns Hopkins Ph.D. candidates have been named Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2018 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation: Ariella Messing, Onder Celik, Alexander Englert, and Smriti Upadhyay. The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of […]