Tag: Latin America

Human Rights in Latin America

Rodolfo Stagenhaven
Human Rights & Democracy in Latin America
April 18, 1991, 2:30PM, 5206 Social Sciences
Ethnic Conflicts & People's Rights
April 19, 1991, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science

The Politics of Education: Comparative Perspectives

Carlos Torres
The State, Teacher's Unions, and Social Capital: Some Reflections on Comparative Research in the Pacific Rim
Monday, March 15, 1999 3:30 PM in room 8417 Social Science
Seminar for students and faculty
Tuesday, March 16, 1999 12:20 PM in room 8180 Social Science
Privatization and the Role of International Organizations in Latin American Education: A Critique of World Bank Lending Policies
Wednesday, March 17, 1999 3:30 PM in room 8417 Social Science

    Carlos Torres is Professor of Social Sciences and Comparative Education in the Graduate School of Education  and Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles, where he is Director of the Latin American Studies Center.  Professor Torres' researches and writes about the socio-political returns of literacy programs and the compensatory and legitimizing role of state policies in education.   His comparative work contrasts the impact of conservative educational policies in Latin America and the United States.  Recent publications by Torres include: Social Theory and Education:  A Critique of Theories of Social and Cultural Reproduction (with Raymond Allan Morrow), 1995;  and Education and Democracy:  Paulo Freire, Social Movements and Educational Reform in Sao Paulo (with Pilar O'Cadiz and Pia Wong), 1998.
Forthcoming (with Raymond Allan Morrow), is Critical Social Theory and Education:  Freire, Habermas and the Dialogical Subject.

Pointing North, Heading South: The Story of Neo-Liberal Restructuring in Latin America

Atilio Boron
Neo-LIiberalism Against Democracy: A Latin American Story
September 19, 2000, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
Globalization as an Alibi, or The End of Public Policies
September 20, 2000, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
September 21, 2000, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

    Atilio Boron (Ph.D. Political Science, Harvard, 1976) is Executive Secretart of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Professor Boron's main area of interest is the relationship bewteen states, markets, and democrasy under processes of neo-liberal restructuring, particularly in Latin America and Western Europe. On a more theoretical leve, he is interested in the challenges posed by neo-liberal restructuring to the survival of political democrasy in peripheral countries. Professor Boron is the author of nearly 100 articles and book chapters and the author or editor of nine books, including State, capitalism and Democrasy in Latin America (1995) and most recently, Tras el buho de Minerva: Teoria politica y restructuracion capitalista en America Latina [In Pursuit of the Owl of Minerva: Political Theory and Capitalist Resturcturing in Latin America] (2000).

Mexico, the U.S., and the Left in Latin America

The Democratic Socialists of America, the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS) and The Havens Center present
Saul Escobar Toledo
Politics Moving Left in Latin America
Tuesday, May 1, 12-1 pm, 206 Ingraham (co-sponsored by LACIS)
Mexico-US Relations: The PRD Perspective
Wednesday May 2nd, 7pm, room 1121 Humanities Building

Saul Escobar Toledo was trained as an economist at UNAM in Mexico City and became one of the founding members of the PRD in 1989. Since then he has served the party in various functions, including coordinator of political economy and fiscal reform, member of the national planning committee, and PRD representative to the Federal Electoral Institute. He has published essays on labor reform and effects of globalization in Mexico and taught economics and political science at UNAM, Universidad Autónoma de Chapingo, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Azcapotzalco, and Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Mr. Escobar Toledo speaks fluent English.

Axis of Hope: Latin America on the March

Tariq Ali
Thursday, October 18, 5pm, Room 1100 Grainger Hall

Ali will discuss his latest book, Pirates of the Carribean: Axis of Hope. A revolution is moving across Latin America. Since 1998, the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela has brought Hugo Chávez to world attention as the foremost challenger of the neoliberal consensus and American foreign policy. Tariq Ali shows how Chávez's views have polarized Latin America and examines the aggression directed against his administration. Pirates of the Carribean offers a guide through a continent that is once again on the march (http://www.tariqali.org/).

Sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and co-sponsored by the Havens Center for the Study of Social Structure and Social Change, Tariq Ali's visit is made possible by the U. W. Madison Centerfor Humanities as part of their week-long series of events on "Legacies of Al Andalus: Islam, Judaism, & the West," October 16-20, 2007

TARIQ ALI was born in Lahore in 1943. He was educated at Oxford University, where he was elected President of the Oxford Union debating club and became involved in student politics, in particular with the movement against the war in Vietnam. On graduating he led the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign. Active in the New Left of the 1960s, he has long been associated with the New Left Review, of which he is currently a board member and editor. During the 1960s, he also owned his own independent television production company, Bandung, which produced programmes for Channel 4 in the UK. He is a regular broadcaster on BBC Radio and contributes articles and journalism to magazines and newspapers including The Guardian and the London Review of Books. He is editorial director of London publishers Verso. Ali's fiction includes a series of historical novels about Islam: Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree (1992), The Book of Saladin (1998), The Stone Woman (2000) and A Sultan in Palermo (2005). His non-fiction includes 1968: Marching in the Streets (1998), a social history of the 1960s. A book of essays, The Clash of Fundamentalisms, was published in 2002. Tariq Ali's latest works include Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis of Hope (2006), Conversations with Edward Said (2005), Rough Music: Blair, Bombs, Baghdad, London, Terror (2005), and Speaking of Empire and Resistance (2005), which takes the form of a series of conversations with the author. The Leopard and the Fox (2007) is the script of a three-part TV series commissioned by the BBC and later withdrawn, and includes the background to the story.