News from 2011
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- 12/04/2011: AmericasBarometer noted in Colombia in elnuevosiglo.co
- 12/01/2011: Dissemination of the Colombia 2011 report announced in Radio Super "Barómetro de las Américas 2011"
- 11/30/2011: AmericasBarometer data of Afro-Colombian survey 2011 cited in Colombia's Revista Color
- 11/29/2011: Conference on AmericasBarometer 2011 Colombia data announced in CampusCorner and UNIANDES
- 11/20/2011: LAPOP data about crime and Elections cited in mexico in Sexenio Queretaro "La seguridad podría determinar elecciones en 2012"
- 11/16/2011: LAPOP noted in Mexico in Sexenio Queretaro
- 11/16/2011: AmericasBarometer 2012 announced in Mexico in Sexenio Queretaro: "LAPOP medirá el próximo año opinión acerca de violencia"
- 10/27/2011: AmericasBarometer 2012: Startup Conference, October 27 - 29, Miami, Florida, United States
- 10/24/2011: AmericasBarometer noted in El Salvador on Political Tolerance in Diario El Mundo: "Falta tolerancia política en el país"
- 10/17/2011: Insights report by LAPOP's Amy Erica Smith and Matthew Layton about social assistance policies and presidential vote makes the news in Digital abc
- 9/26/2011: LAPOP 2011 Best Paper Award Winner Announcement (En español)
- 9/21/2011: Press release: upcoming conference " Marginalization in the Americas: A Perspective from the AmericasBarometer." See event agenda
- 9/18/2011: AmericasBarometer noted in Ecuador on crime in eldiario.ec: ''Esforzarse más contra la delincuencia''
- 9/12/2011: A new book " The Rule of Law in Central America. Citizen's Reactions to Crime and Punishment" by researcher Mary Fran T. Malone using LAPOP data forthcoming.
- 8/30/11: LAPOP lnsights report by Vanderbilt undergraduate students about political efficacy in the Americas cited in Infolatam
- 8/24/11: LAPOP launches Spanish version of website at vanderbilt.edu/lapop-espanol
- 8/2/2011: We are pleased to announce that the following LAPOP associates have been awarded a prestigious Mellon-Latin American Studies Association (LASA) grant for $22,000 to carry out research and a seminar on behavioral experiments in Latin America: María Fernanda Boidi (Vanderbilt University – Universidad de Montevideo), Ryan E. Carlin (Georgia State University), Abby Córdova (Vanderbilt University), Gregory J. Love (University of Mississippi), and María del Rosario Queirolo (Universidad de Montevideo).
Their project is entitled, “Experiments for Export? Assessing the Suitability of Behavioral Experiments in Latin America.” The seminar will consist of a two-day workshop to be held in Atlanta, at Georgia State University during spring 2012. In this event, scholars from different disciplines and areas whose work relies on behavioral experiments will present their ongoing research and discuss the leverage ability of experimental methods.
- 8/1/2011: LAPOP graduate student Arturo Maldonado quoted in La Segunda Digital
- 7/18/2011: AmericasBarometer noted in Peru on crime in ElComercio.pe: ''Delincuencia es el tema que más preocupa a los peruanos’’
- 7/18/2011: Colombia Insights report by LAPOP's Juan Camilo Plata about paying more taxes makes the news in Colombia Reports and AmericasQuarterly blog
- 6/28/2011: LAPOP announces winners of Small Grant Competition
- 6/23/2011: Vanderbilt International magazine features LAPOP research in the undergraduate classroom
- 6/14/2011: LAPOP and elite data for Chile regarding gay marriage cited in El Moderador article
- 6/7/2011: A new article by LAPOP researcher Juan Pablo Luna using LAPOP data is published in Latin American Politics and Society's Summer issue: ‘’Uprooted but Stable: Chilean Parties and the Concept of Party System Institutionalization’’ by Juan Pablo Luna and David Altman (pdf / on journal site)
- 5/24/2011: Research News at Vanderbilt University publishes story based on Haiti 2010 survey results: "Haitians still believe in democracy after devastating earthquake"
- 5/22/2011: LAPOP data on security/police cited in Colombia's El Tiempo and in Mexico's Vanguardia
- 5/20/2011: Visit LAPOP's Flickr page - many pictures from the 2010 round of the AmericasBarometer are available
- 5/20/2011: Congratulations to LAPOP Co-director Elizabeth J. Zechmeister, who was appointed to the Peer Review Committee of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas project on social inclusion, the focus of which is on market access and increased political representation by Afro-Latino and indigenous populations. This is a project funded by the Ford Foundation. This fits right in with LAPOP's work in 2010 and 2012 on these same themes.
- 5/19/2011: Dissemination of Haiti 2010 data set for May 25, 2011 - invitation to event
- 5/3/2011: Dissemination of Costa Rica 2010 data set for May 5, 2011 - event program
- LAPOP joins in mourning for Miguel Gómez Barrantes, one of the key figures in Costa Rican political science research (obituary en Español/ newspaper clipping)
- 4/26/11: BID study using LAPOP data site in Yucatan press and Excelsior (Mexico)
- 4/22/2011: LAPOP Spring Speaker series brings Leslie Schwindt-Bayer (April 28) and Dr. Manuel Alcántara (May 2) to campus. Email Tina J. Bembry for details, or see upcoming events on the Political Science website.
- 4/20/2011: Journal of Democracy article in April 2011 issue uses LAPOP data on gay rights
- 4/19/2011: Upcoming publications using LAPOP data:
A chapter on Trust in the Police and Drugs by Miguel García uses LAPOP data. Upcoming publication:
García-Sánchez, Miguel. 2011. Cultivos ilícitos, participación política y confianza institucional. In D. Mejía and A. Gaviria (eds.) Políticas antidroga en Colombia: éxitos, fracasos y extravíos. Bogotá: Universidad de Los Andes
- Journal of Politics in Latin America article, "Micro-social and Contextual Sources of Democratic Attitudes in Latin America," by Eduardo Salinas and John A. Booth uses LAPOP data. Upcoming publication in the April 2011 issue.
- A chapter on Trust in the Police and Drugs by Miguel García uses LAPOP data. Upcoming publication:
- 4/11/2011: LAPOP researcher and Peru team leader Julio Carrión to speak at the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' discussion of "Peru's Presidential Elections: A Report from the Field" April 22, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
- 4/10/2011: Julio Carrión quoted in Wall Street Journal (article #1; #2) and Bloomberg about Peru's presidential elections
- 4/7/2011: World Bank releases Crime and Violence in Central America report; cites AmericasBarometer data as one of their sources.
- 3/30/2011: Dissemination of Argentina data garners extensive media coverage
- 3/25/2011: LAPOP, with the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is pleased to announce a call for proposals for small grants for research on discrimination, marginality, gender, and democracy in Latin America. Call for papers; Application form (pdf)
- 3/23/2011: LAPOP findings in Jamaica generate media: "Official: Corruption has reached 'systemic' levels in Jamaica, calls for urgent changes" in The Washington Post and in the LA Times
- 3/23/2011: LAPOP's Insights issue on Happiness in Miami Herald
- 3/21/2011: Vanderbilt announces Political Science and LAPOP's move to the Commons this Fall
- 3/18/2011: Article in EurasiaReview references LAPOP findings
- 3/15/2011: Jamaica 2010 country report published
- 3/14/2011: Dissemination of the Jamaica 2010 report announced for March 16 in Kingston, Jamaica
- 3/13/2011: La Nación publishes extensive summary of Argentina country study by LAPOP
- 3/11/2011: LAPOP publishes Argentina 2010 report; dissemination announced for March 30 at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina
- 3/1/2011: Simone Bohn publishes in 2011 LARR using LAPOP data
- 2/28/2011: ASIES, LAPOP's Guatemalan partner, gets major donation
- 2/25/2011: Panama special sample report published
- 2/22/2011: Panama special sample report dissemination announced for February 24 in Ciudad de Panama in Panama
- 2/14/2011: Observatorio de la Democracia, of the Department of Political Science at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), introduces the first issue of its Notes on Political Culture series, devoted to the analysis of data from the Americas Barometer-LAPOP in Colombia and the hemisphere.
- 2/1/2011: Article in Current History, "Central America's Predicament" references LAPOP research findings
1/28/2011: LAPOP Mexico 2010 report released today; dissemination conference streaming live at www.ustream.tv/channel/desafíodelapolíticamexicana
1/27/2011: "Who Supports Free Trade in the Americas (and Why)?" by LAPOP in AmericasQuarterly Winter 2011 issue
- 1/24/2011: Presentations in Washington, D.C., of Report on the Americas, 2010 findings garner media attention; view Powerpoint presentation prepared for talks
- 1/24/2011: First results from LAPOP's Haiti 2010 study to be presented January 28, 2011, at Florida International University
- 1/18/2011: More media interest in Chile 2010 results
- 1/17/2011: LAPOP researcher comments on the Peruvian presidential campaign
- 1/14/2011: Conference on AmericasBarometer 2010 Mexico data announced; from CIDE Profesor Javier Aparicio
- 1/13/2011: AmericasBarometer findings from Dominican Republic survey interest media
- 1/13/2011: Guatemala report published online; dissemination garners news in La Hora
- 1/11/2011: 2010 Dominican Republic report and Executive Summary available
- 1/11/2011: Trinidad & Tobago 2010 report published in partnership with The Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies