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Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program and SUNY Global Engagement Program Present

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Out in the Periphery: Latin America's Gay Rights Revolution
SUNY Global Center - 116 E 55th Street, New York, NY 10022
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program and the SUNY Global Engagement Program
Several Latin American nations have surpassed many developed nations, including the United States, in legislating equality for the LGBT community. How did this dramatic and unexpected expansion of gay rights come about? And why are Latin American nations diverging in their embrace of gay rights, a point highlighted by the paradoxical experiences of Argentina and Brazil?

Omar Encarnacion, Professor of Political Studies at Bard College will examine how domestic and international politics interacted to make Latin America one of the world's most receptive environments for gay rights in a discussion of his new book, "Out in the Periphery: Latin America's Gay Rights Revolution."

He will be in conversation with Graeme Reid, Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program at Human Rights Watch and an expert on LGBT rights.

This presentation is part of BGIA's James Chace Lecture Series and is co-sponsored and hosted by the SUNY Global Engagement Program and supported by Foreign Affairs. This event will include a reception.

The speaker series is free and open to the public by RSVP: reserve your ticket via Eventbrite

For more information, call 646-839-9262, or e-mail

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: SUNY Global Center - 116 E 55th Street, New York, NY 10022