All events are held in Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

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Friday, October 14
8:30 - 9:00am Registration
9:00 - 9:30am Welcome and opening remarks
Timothy Lorek and Andra Chastain
9:30 - 11:00am

Keynote Panel:
Bringing Experts and Expertise into the Study of Latin America’s Long Cold War

  • Gilbert M. Joseph (Yale University – Latin American Cold War History)
  • Eden Medina (Indiana University – History of Science and Technology
  • Mark Carey (University of Oregon – Environmental History)
11:00 - 11:30am

Coffee Break

11:30 - 1:00pm

Panel 1:
Genealogies of Environmental Science

Discussant: Paul Sabin (Yale University)

1:00 - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:45pm

Panel 2
Bodies and Organisms as Circulating Technologies

Discussant: James C. Scott (Yale)

4:00 - 4:30pm Light Refreshments
Saturday, October 15
8:30 - 9:00am


9:00 - 10:30am

Panel 3
Rural Development and Community Mobilization

Discussant  Marcela Echeverri (Yale University)

10:30 - 11:00am Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30pm

Panel 4
Design, Material Culture, and Cold War Imaginaries

Discussant: Andra Chastain and Audience

12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:15pm

Panel 5
Traveling Experts: State and Non-State Actors

Discussant: Paulo Drinot (University College London)

3:15 - 3:45pm

Coffee Break

3:45 - 4:45pm Reflections and audience discussion led by Andra Chastain and Timothy Lorek
5:30 - 7:30pm Casual pizza dinner for participants and attendees at Luce Hall


The Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies; the MacMillan Center; the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund; the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile; Yale Environmental History; the Yale Latin American Studies Speaker Series; and the GPSS (Graduate and Professional Student Senate).