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Latin American Studies

The 24thAnnual Latin American Studies Symposium
April 1, 2016

Birmingham-Southern College's Annual Latin American Studies Symposium is a multi- and inter-disciplinary undergraduate research conference showcasing original research and creative projects conducted during the preceding year by undergraduate students from approximately 30 colleges and universities, including the Birmingham Area Consortium of Higher Education (BACHE) and the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS).

Established at BSC in 1992 to foster undergraduate research, the symposium increases public awareness of Latin America and provides a forum for students and faculty to share their interests and to establish contacts with colleagues in other disciplines.

This year's keynote address will be delivered by Kara Faktor, a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alum in Honduras. Her talk, Foreign Medical Aid From An In-Country Perspective: Beneficial Or Detrimental? explores the perspectives of Honduran healthcare professionals concerning foreign medical aid and the perceived effectiveness of the foreign aid initiatives of NGOs.

Papers will be presented in Spanish, English, or Portuguese.

Registration Form

Registration deadline: : March 10, 2016 
Registration fee: 50.00 for each participant, payable upon arrival, cash or check only

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