Bolivian Space Agency – a new technological era

Paola Escobari is a UK Chevening Scholar doing a master’s degree in RE & Microwave Engineering at the University of Surrey, which undertakes cutting-edge research in wireless communications, space technology and advanced microwave technologies. She graduated in electronic and telecoms engineering from San Andres University in La Paz and undertook VSAT systems and satellite teleport training at the China Academy of

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Brazilian organized crime and drug gangs – an international problem with international consequences

Dr. Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho is Lecturer in Brazilian Studies at King’s College London  and Honorary Professor for Brazilian Studies at Aarhus University in Denmark.  He researches in Brazilian Defence and Security issues. Tuesday 16 May 2017, 18.30 Room G35, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Tickets, including refreshments: non-members £8, members £6, students (with valid ID) £5 To

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How Bolivia curbed coca production by moving away from violent crackdowns

Dr Thomas Grisaffi is a social anthropologist currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of the Americas (University College London). His main research focus is the political ascent of the Chapare coca growers’ union in Bolivia. Thursday 6 April 2017, 18.30 Room G34, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Tickets, including refreshments: non-members £8, members £6,

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Decolonising witchcraft: Portraits of traditional healers in Bolivia

A collaboration between : Photographer David X Green and Geographer Dr Kate Maclean Photographs of chifleras and amautas. The indigenous wisdom in these women’s work involves the rituals, artifacts and medicines that play a central role in culture, health and spirituality in Bolivia although it has been been sidelined as “witchcraft” under colonial powers. Exhibition 4-25 March 2017 Peltz Gallery,

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