Friday, February 28, 2014 - Saturday, March 1, 2014
Quality of Democracy in Latin America Today
Leading international scholars will gather at Occidental to offer a critical examination of the quality of democratic institutions, citizenship, and government in Latin America during this daylong workshop.
USC’s Abraham Lowenthal, an internationally renowned authority on Latin America and inter-American affairs, will offer a keynote luncheon talk on “Transitions Toward Democracy: Learning from Political Leaders,” drawing on face-to-face interviews he and Sergio Bitar of Chile conducted with former presidents and prime ministers from around the world who played leading roles in such transitions.
Among the day’s wide-ranging topics will be the war on drugs, civil-military relations, indigenous and women’s rights movements, constitutional accountability, and popular representation. While much of the discussion will treat the region as a whole, some participants will focus on case studies from Mexico and Venezuela. A complete list of participants can be found here.
The day's program:
9:30 a.m. Welcome
10 a.m. - 12 noon Panel 1: The Quality of Democratic Institutions: Autonomy, Constraints, and Accountability
12:30 p.m. Luncheon with keynote talk by Abraham Lowenthal
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Panel 2: The Quality of Democratic Citizenship: Participation, Rights, and Citizenship
4 - 6 p.m. Panel 3: The Quality of Democratic Government: Is the Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?
6 p.m. Buffet Dinner
This workshop was made possible by funding from the Marie S. Young endowment. For more information please contact Dolores Trevizo at firstname.lastname@example.org. To RSVP for lunch and/or dinner please e-mail email@example.com by 2/10/2014.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Help out the Women's Rugby club by buying some Boba in the Quad.
$5 that can be charged to your student account.