Colloquia Papers


Fifty Years of Caribbean Independence: The Future of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago

Keynote Lecture presented at York University on November 2, 2012 by Franklin Knight as part of the event "50 Years of Independence: A Colloquium to Mark Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago's Fifty Years of Independence from Britain", organized by CERLAC & YCEC (York Centre for Education & Community). November 2012.


Trade and Investment-Induced Population Displacement in Latin America

A workshop organized by The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) and the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) October 12-14, 2011 – Toronto, Canada.

Report prepared by William Payne and Paulo Ravecca. August 2012.


Universities & Civil Society in Defense of Human Rights: The Latin American Challenge

A conference organized by The RedLEIDH Project (Red Latinoamericana para la Educación e Investigación en Derechos Humanos), held February 24-25, 2010 in Bogotá, Colombia.

Report prepared by Emily Heenan and Patrick Ray. July 2010.


Ethnicity, Violence and Exclusion in Colombia: The Struggles of Colombia’s Indigenous and Afro-Colombian Peoples

Conference held at York University, March 15-16, 2007. Report prepared by Marshall Beck. December 2007.


They Came in Ships: Imperialism, Migration and Asian Diasporas in the 19th Century

The Seventh Jagan Lecture, presented at York University on October 20, 2007, by Walton Look Lai. November 2007.


Sweet & Sour Sauce: Sexual Politics in Jamaican Dancehall Culture

The Sixth Jagan Lecture, presented at York University on October 22, 2005, by Carolyn Cooper. November 2007.


Cuernavaca Declaration on Migration and Development, 2005

A workshop titled "Problems and Challenges of Migration and Development in the Americas" held in Cuernavaca, Mexico April 7-9, 2005.


The Disappearing Island; Haiti, History, and the Hemisphere

The Fifth Jagan Lecture and the Third Michael Baptista Lecture presented at York University on March 20, 2004 by J. Michael Dash. April 2004.


Fair Trade - Economic Justice, Environmental Sustainability and Cultural Identity in the New Millennium

A workshop held at York University, on February 5th, 2004. Report prepared by Gavin Fridell and Vivian Jimenez. April 2004.


Language and the Politics of Ethnicity in the Caribbean

The Fourth Annual Jagan Lecture presented at York University on March 2, 2002 by George Lamming. April 2004.


Race, Class and Ethnicity: A Caribbean Interpretation

The Third Annual Jagan Lecture presented at York University on March 3, 2001 by Lloyd Best. April 2004.


International Migration in the Americas: Emerging Issues

Conference held at York University September 19-20, 2003. Report prepared by Paola Bohórquez and Susan Spronk.  March 2004.


Globalization and Social Movements: A Brazilian Perspective

A public lecture by João Pedro Stedile of the MST (Landless Workers Movement) of Brazil. January 2004.


Latin America and the Caribbean after September 11: Poverty, Crisis, and Insecurity

Workshop held at York University February 8, 2002. Report prepared by Aileen Cowan. March 2003.


Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America: Community Rights and Corporate Responsibility.

Conference held at York University May 9-11, 2002. January 2003.


Colombia: Internal Displacement and Humanitarian Crisis 2001.

Michael Baptista Lecture by Amanda Romero-Medina, held at York University Wednesday the 23rd of May, 2001. July 2002.


Violence and Peace-Building in Colombia

Conference Held at York University May 24-25, 2001 

Report prepared by Sabine Neidhardt and Sheila Simpkins. January  2002


The Moral Challenges of Globalization: Principles for Human Development.

Speech Presented at York University by Dr. Oscar Arias. April 1999.


Toward the Santiago Summit: A Consultation with Civil Society on Democracy, Human Rights and Economic Integration.

A Report on the Workshop Proceedings by Tom Legler and Carlos Torres. October 1997.


Issues and Challenges Facing the Canadian and South American Systems of Higher Education.

A Report on the Institute of Univeristy Management and Leadership (IGIU). Rapporteur's Report by Yasmine Shamsie and Merike Blofield. December 1995.


Mexico after NAFTA: A Public Forum for Social and Labour Activists on the Current Mexican Crisis.

Rapporteur's Report by Stephen Rotter and Ruth Abramson. June 1995.


Critical Perspectives on North American Integration. 

Rapporteur's Report by Robert J. Kreklewich and Viviana Patroni. May 1992.