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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.

Undergraduate papers on any topic relevant to Latin American Studies may be accepted: politics and culture, the global economy, literature, the environment, public health, gender, and art, for example. The symposium will run from Friday afternoon April 1st through Saturday, April 2nd.

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.

Registration fee is $50.00 for presenters.

Papers may be presented in Spanish, English, or Portuguese. Please submit an abstract proposal of no more than 250 words by March 1st via our online form http://www.bsc.edu/academics/las/symposium.cfm or send to:

Dr. Barbara Domcekova
Latin American Studies Symposium, Director
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL 35254
Phone: (205) 226-4975