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Past Events

Neoliberalism and the Second Incorporation of Popular Sectors in Latin America (April 20, 2015)

Eduardo Silva, Professor of Political Science at Tulane University presented on his most recent research at the Josef Korbel School at the end of April. Silva’s research interests include Latin American political economy, interest groups and politics, social movements, and environmental politics. His books include: Transnational Activism and National Movements in Latin America: Bridging the Divide (2013); Challenging Neoliberalism in Latin America (2009); Organized Business, Economic Change, and Democracy in Latin America (1998); The State and Capital in Chile: Technocrats, Business Elites, and Market Economics (1996); Elections and Democratization in Latin America, 1980-85 (1986). His articles, among other venues, have appeared in World Politics, Comparative PoliticsDevelopment and ChangeGlobal Environmental PoliticsLatin American Politics and SocietyLatin American Research Review, and Latin American Perspectives.

Ambassador of El Salvador, Francisco Altschul: A New Moment in the Relationship Between the U.S. and Central America - A Case for the Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle (April 14, 2015)

His Excellency Francisco Altschul, was designated Ambassador of El Salvador to the United States in 2014. Previously, he was a professor in the Department of Architecture at the "José Simeón Cañas" Central American University (UCA), councilor in the city assembly of San Salvador where he headed the Urban Development Commission, and spokesman and delegate on behalf of the governing Farabundo Marti Liberation Front (FMLN) in Mexico, Yugoslavia, Algeria, and Washington, D.C. Ambassador Altschul spoke to a crowd of over 100, followed by a Q&A session. See pictures here

Latin America Center Welcomes President Toledo for the CORD Symposium 2015 - Closing Keynote (April 10, 2015)

The Korbel Latin America Center was honored to welcome former president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo. Toledo visited the School as part of the Center on Rights Development's annual symposium.

In addition to serving as the closing keynote for the CORD symposium, during his visit, Toledo took time to speak with the director and associate director of the new Latin America Center at the Josef Korbel School to talk about his new book called the Shared Society. See their interview here

Market Reform, Party System Alignments, and the Crisis of Representation in Latin America (March 30, 2015)

Ken Roberts teaches comparative and Latin American politics, with an emphasis on political economic development and the politics of inequality in the Department of Government at Cornell University. His research explores the intersection between political parties, populism, and labor and social movements in the Andean region and the Southern Cone of Latin America. His most recent work, "Changing Course in Latin America: Party Systems in the Neoliberal Era," studies the transformation of party systems and political representation during the critical juncture of market liberalization in the 1980s and 1990s. Roberts discussed the core arguments of his book during his presentation.

Reporting on Human Rights and Political Change in Mexico and Cuba: A Conversation with Randy Archibold from THE NEW YORK TIMES (February 2015)

Randy Archibold is the Bureau Chief for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean at the New York TimesArchibold discussed his recent field-work reporting on the ground-shaking case of the missing 43 Normalista students in Mexico and the normalization in U.S.-Cuba relations. Archibold has been a New York Times reporter for almost 17 years following an early career with various other newspapers. See pictures here.

Normal Relations with Cuba: US, Cuba and a Changing World System - a Talk by Reese Erlich (February 2015)

Award-winning foreign correspondent Reese Erlich has reported from Cuba 15 times beginning in 1968. He shared his first-hand knowledge of the island and Washington politics to shed light on the Obama administration policy shift and prospects for the future. Listen to audio here.

Latin America in an Upside Down World, a Conversation with Cyril Mychalejko (November 2014)

Mychalejko is a journalist based in Quito, Ecuador, and he co-edits the online journal Upside Down World. He specializes in mining conflicts, and he has reported across the Andes and in Central America. The event was cosponsored by Denver Peace and Justice Committee.

Humanitarian Crisis in Immigration, Panel Discussion (October 2014)

Participants included experts drawn from across the DU campus. Lynn Holland of Korbel provided perspective on Honduras, Zulema Lopez of the Spanish department provided perspective on El Salvador, Michelle Taylor-Moran of the Sociology department provided perspective on Guatemala, Rebecca Galemba of Korbel provided perspective on Mexico, and Christopher Lasch of the DU Law School provided reflections on the US system of immigration law. Aaron Schneider of Korbel moderated. The event was cosponsored by the Latin American Studies Association and the Latin American Law Students Association.

Immigration and Human Trafficking Panel (October 2014)

The Human Trafficking Center and the Korbel Latin America Center co-hosted a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 28 on the intersection of immigration and human trafficking. The panel examined immigrants' and refugees' heightened vulnerability to human trafficking. Panelists included: Megan Hope, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, Silvia Gonsalez, Case Manager at Serivicios de la Raza and Alison Krögel, PhD, Associate Professor of Spanish.