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Guest Speakers

Each year, the MAIS Program invites three to four guest speakers to present on a variety of issues.  Former speakers serve as curriculum enrichment and include documentary filmmakers, human rights activists, and renowned authors.  Each lecture aligns with MAIS courses in order to enhance the MAIS graduate student experience.

  NAME TITLE & ORGANIZATION Date LOCATION
Hale, Charlie Professor of Anthropology and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin  Monday, March 30, 2015 MAIER ROOM– FROMM HALL
Hall-Clifford, Rachel Medical Anthropologist and professor Monday, March 9, 2015 XAVIER AUDITORIUM– FROMM HALL
Callejas, Christian Expert, Inter-American System of Human Rights and Legal Counsel for the  Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña (OFRANEH Tuesday, October 21, 2014 MAIER ROOM- FROMM HALL
Hancock, Marcia & Kieler, Rebecca
Career Consultants, Kieler Consulting Services and The Job Advisor Wednesday, October 15, 2014 KALMANOTIVZ 263
Kunda Komey, Guma Assistant Professor of Human Geography, Juba University, Sudan Monday, May 05, 2014 KALMANOVITZ 111
Yamey, Gavin Lead investigator of Evidence to Policy Initiative, Global Health Group Tuesday, April 22, 2014 LONE MOUNTAIN 346B
Spindle, Jillian Director of Development- Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) Tuesday, April 01, 2014 MAIER ROOM- FROMM HALL
Kieler, Rebecca The Job Search Advisor Thursday, March 27, 2014 LONE MOUNTAIN 216
Hogan, Tori Author, Founder & Director- Beyond Good Intentions Monday, March 24, 2014 XAVIER AUDITORIUM- FROMM HALL
Miranda, Miriam President- Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) Wednesday, March 19, 2014 XAVIER AUDITORIUM- FROMM   hall
Peccerelli, Fredy Forensic Anthropologist & Director- Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation Monday, November 18, 2013 XAVIER AUDITORIUM- FROMM HALL
Oette, Lutz Lawyer for REDRESS, Author of International Human Rights Law and Practice Thursday, October 24, 2013 XAVIER AUDITORIUM- FROMM HALL
Rousseaux, Fabiana Psychologist & Director- Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Center for Assistance of Victims of Human Rights Abuses Dr. Fernando Ulloa Monday, October 07, 2013 MAIER ROOM- FROMM HALL
Williams, Marco Film Director, The Undocumented Wednesday, September 25, 2013 MCLAREN 252
Burawoy, Michael Sociologist & Author, UC Berkeley Thursday, April 25, 2013 XAVIER AUDITORIUM- FROMM HALL
Nernabeu, Almudena Attorney & Director, International Attorney and Transnational Justice Program Director for the Center for Justice and Accountability Monday, November 12, 2012 COWELL 106
Loperena, Chris MAIS Co-Director & Assistant Professor. Dr. Loperena's scholarship examines Garifuna struggles over land and cultural resources against the backdrop of neoliberal tourism development on the Caribbean coast of Honduras. He has collaborated on numerous studies with the Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña (OFRANEH) and the Caribbean and Central America Research Council (CCARC). Thursday, October 04, 2012 KALMANOVITZ 167
Cabella-Barrueto, Zita Chilean Filmmaker, Activist, Professor, Author of In Search of Spring: The Incredible Landmark Case of a Sister's Quest to Unearth the Truth About her Brother's Assassination by Chile's Infamous Death Squad, The Caravan of Death. Tuesday, October 02, 2012 COWELL 106
Zunes, Stephen Professor. His teaching and research interests include U.S. foreign policy, Middle Eastern politics, strategic nonviolent action, international conflict, and globalization. Wednesday, September 19, 2012 LONE MOUNTAIN 100
Hallacy, Jeanne Documentary Filmmaker, Into the Current: Burma's Political Prisoners Monday, March 19, 2012 COWELL 106
Reyes, Saul Activist for Peace and Justice Wednesday, February 29, 2012 COWELL 107
Perkins, John Chief Economist & Author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man Wednesday, November 10, 2010 MCLAREN 252
Tinsley, Rebecca Journalist & Human Rights Activist, and Founder of Waging Peace Sunday, October 31, 2010 KALMANOVITZ 163
Kyi, Bo Former Political Prisoner and Co-Founder of the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP)