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Congratulations to TVP Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj

Feb 5 2020

Please join is in congratulating Tinker Visiting Professor Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj on being awarded the 2020 LASA/Oxfam America Martin Diskin Memorial Lectureship !

About the Lectureship

Dr. Martin Diskin was a vital member of the Latin American Studies Association and of Oxfam America. His passion towards the human rights movement and his guidance over grantmaking in Latin America proved to be invaluable. He was fervent about supporting justice and openly criticized the US foreign policy in Central America and Cuba. He demonstrated the value of being informed and strategic advocates. As Raymond Offenheiser remarked “his [was a] prophetic voice in a world so in need of courage and hopeful vision; his commitment to academic rigor in service of humanity.”

The Memorial Lectureship award is given to an outstanding individual who embodies Professor Martin Diskin’s commitment to the combination of activism and scholarshi

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