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Unpacking Latin America

Unpacking Latin America is a monthly podcast hosted by Prof. Vicky Murillo on the exciting research produced by Columbia scholars about Latin American history, culture and politics, which helps our understanding of the contemporary challenges of the region. It is produced in English and selectively in Spanish.

May 31, 2020

Jose Antonio Ocampo discussed the economic consequences of COVID19 in Latin America, the new epicenter of the pandemic. He described the dramatic effect of quarantine on employment and production, which are heightened by uncertainty on the future of trade and commodity prices. He also pointed to the emergence of...


Apr 1, 2020

Dr. Silvia S. Martins is the Director of the Substance Use Epidemiology Unit of the Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and of the Policy and Health Initiatives on Opioids and other Substances interdisciplinary group (PHIOS). She is also the co-director of the NIDA T32...


Feb 28, 2020

Eduardo Moncada is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College and has held numerous and prestigious post-doctoral fellowships. His work investigates the political factors shaping the dynamics and consequences of violence, including how it shapes local democracy and development and the strategies of...


Feb 3, 2020

 

Miguel Urquiola is a professor and chair of the Department of Economics at Columbia University.  He is also a member of the faculty of the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and of the Columbia Committee on the Economics of Education. Additionally, he is a Research Associate at the National Bureau...