Kalman Silvert Award
About the Award
The Kalman H. Silvert Award was created in 1982 to honor of the first president of the Latin American Studies Association and the leading figures in Latin American studies during his lifetime. It "recognizes senior members of the profession who have made distinguished lifetime contributions to the study of Latin America". The award is given at each LASA International Congress.
Kalman Silvert spent the majority of his teaching career as a professor of government, politics, and political science with a special interest in studying Latin America. Many of his works are dedicated to social and governmental issues in Latin America. Kalman Silvert wrote these books based on his experiences with politics, government, and living in other countries. Kalman Silvertís career provided many people with insight on the government and the politics of the United States of America and other countries. He worked throughout his life to help those in Latin America countries, so it was fitting that his obituary politely requested that ìin lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Kalman H. Silvert Memorial Fund to assist refugees of oppressive regimes of the Southern Cone of Latin America.
Call for nominations
The Kalman Silvert Award Committee invites nominations of candidates for the year 2019 award. The Kalman Silvert Award recognizes senior members of the profession who have made distinguished lifetime contributions to the study of Latin America. The award is given at each LASA International Congress.
The members of the committee are Aldo Italo Panfichi Huaman (Chair), immediate past president of LASA, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru; Joanne Rappaport, past president of LASA, Georgetown University; Gilbert Joseph, past president of LASA, Yale University; Carmen Diana Deere, 2018 Kalman Silvert awardee, University of Florida; and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, editor in chief of Latin American Research Review, University of Notre Dame.
Nominations should be sent to LASA Executive Director Milagros Pereyra-Rojas firstname.lastname@example.org by September 21, 2018. Nominations must include a substantive nomination letter by a LASA member and the nominee's current curriculum vitae.
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