Olympic Latin America: From Colonized Bodies to Neo-liberal Urbanization

Dr. Christopher Gaffney of New York University, a leading geographer of Latin America, will discuss the political legacy of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the current far-right administration, and the damage done by mega-events like the World Cup.

Presented by the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS)  and African Studies Program

Latin American and Caribbean Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers a wide array of
programs on Latin America, the Caribbean, and related diasporas in the United States. The African Studies program at Hofstra University introduces students to the study of African societies, languages, and cultures.

Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center.

The Joseph G. Astman Cultural Events are presented in loving memory of Dr. Joseph G. Astman, founder of the Hofstra Cultural Center. Dr. Astman was a humanist, cultural comparatist and international scholar.

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Time: 2:55 - 4:30 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/culture.


This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event link.  




Wednesday, October 30, 2019





Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
Website: Click to Visit

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