Octavio Getino and Susana Velleggia
Un dialogo sobre el espacio audiovisual en America Latina

Lecture by Octavio Getino, filmmaker and media critic based in Buenos Aires, and Susana Velleggia, sociologist in educational technologies and a documentary filmmaker.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Friday, September 18, 12:00 p.m.
Spanish and Portuguese Library, 5125 Dwinelle Hall

Eduardo Stein
The Peace Process: Transforming a Nation

Lecture presented by Dr. Eduardo Stein, Guatemala's Minister of Foreign Relations. Minister Stein will discuss the implementation and progress of the Guatemala Peace Accords.

Monday, September 28, 4:00 p.m.
Geballe Room,Townsend Center for the Humanities, 220 Stephens Hall

Lorenzo Meyer
U.S.-Mexico Relations: A Historical Perspective

Colegio de México Professor Lorenzo Meyer, a leading scholar on U.S.-Mexico relations, will discuss the history of the two countries' relationship in the context of Mexico's current political and economic transformation.

Thursday, October 1, 4:00 p.m.
CLAS, 2334 Bowditch Street

Adolfo Aguilar Zinser
Mexico's Transition to Democracy: Recent Political Changes

The first independently elected Senator in Mexican history, Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, will provide a candid discussion of the current developments in the Mexican Congress.

Tuesday, October 13, 4:00 p.m.
CLAS, 2334 Bowditch Street

Ariel Dorfman
Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey

Ariel Dorfman has been hailed as one of the most important Latin American novelists and social critics of this century. He is the author of Konfidenz, Mascara, and Death and the Maiden, which Roman Polanski made into a feature film in 1995. Dorfman will be reading from his memoir in which he explores the many exiles of a life torn between the United States and Latin America, between revolution and repression.

Thursday, October 15, 3:00 p.m.
The Toll Room, Alumni House

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Noon Concert with Isabel Parra

Isabel Parra is a talented and sensitive singer, guitarist, and composer who has made outstanding contributions to the Chilean New Song, both in Chile and during her many years of exile. Isabel will be performing with her daughter Tita Parra.

Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 p.m.
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Jorge Carrillo
Industrial/Manufacturing Changes: The role of exports in the Mexican economy

Colegio de la Frontera Norte Professor Jorge Carrillo will talk about the restructuring of the export sector in Mexico. Carrillo is a leading expert on the Mexican automobile sector.

Thursday, October 22, 4:00 p.m.
CLAS, 2334 Bowditch Street

Nora Hamilton
Central Americans in California

Professor Nora Hamilton, from the Department of Political Science, University of Southern California, will speak about the migration experiences of Central Americans in California.

Friday, October 23, 12:00 p.m.
CLAS, 2334 Bowditch Street

Enrique Dussel Peters
Liberalization Strategy and Social Outcomes

National Autonomous University of Mexico Professor of Economics Enrique Dussel Peters recently published a book entitled Economy of Polarization: The Theory and Evolution of Structural Change in Mexican Manufacturing, 1988-1996. He will discuss the outcomes of the Mexican economic model and the sources of polarization in the Mexican economy.

Monday, October 26, 4:00 p.m.
CLAS, 2334 Bowditch Street

Adolfo Gilly
The First Year: Cuauhtemoc Cardenas

Adolfo Gilly is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Evaluation Coordinator for the government of Mexico City. He will be speaking about the first year of the Cuauhtemoc Cardenas administration.

Thursday, October 29, 12:00 p.m.
Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities, 220 Stephens Hall

Adolfo Gilly
The Conservative Revolution in Mexico

National Autonomous University of Mexico Professor and Evaluation Coordinator for Mexico City Adolfo Gilly will talk about the neoliberal revolution in Mexico in the 1980s and the regional and local impacts of the current political transition in the country.

Thursday, October 29, 4:00 p.m.
CLAS, 2334 Bowditch Street

Helio Santos
Race Relations in Brazil

Discussion of Brazilian attitudes towards race and color led by Professor Helio Santos of the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas and coordinator of the Intergovernmental Working Group on the Advancement of the Black Population, and by Dr. Dulce Pereira, President of the Palmares Foundation and director and anchor of the weekly radio program "The Black World of BRASILAMEFRICARIBE."

(In English and Portuguese)

Co-sponsored by the Brazilian General Consulate of San Francisco

Monday, November 2, 12:00 p.m.
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Tomas Sen Tecun
Mayan Activism in Guatemala: From Protest to Proposal

Tomas Sen Tecun, Legal Commission Coordinator of Defensoria Maya, an organization that promotes the resolution of conflicts in accordance with Mayan law, will speak on the Mayan struggle for democratic participation in the post-war era.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology

Wednesday, November 4, 4:00 p.m.
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch St.

Armando Castanedo Abay
The Cuban Legal System

Armando Castanedo Abay, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Havana, will address innovations in the area of mediation and U.S.-Cuban migration issues.

Co-sponsored with La Raza Law Students Association and La Raza Law Journal

Thursday, November 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Boalt Hall School of Law, Room 140

Saskia Sassen
Mexican Immigration and Labor Migration

Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago and an expert on migration and globalization, Sassen will speak on Mexican immigration and labor migration into the U.S. in the context of globalization.

Thursday, November 5, 4:00 p.m.
CLAS, 2334 Bowditch Street

Helen Mack
Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Guatemala

Helen Mack, founder of the Myrna Mack Foundation and a key human rights leader in Guatemala, will speak about human rights and the rule of law in Guatemala. Named after the Guatemalan anthropologist killed in 1990, the foundation focuses on judicial reform and the establishment of the rule of law in Guatemala. For her contribution to human rights, Helen Mack was awarded the Stiftelsen Right Livelihood Award by Sweden in 1992.

Friday, November 13, 12:00 p.m.
IIS Conference Room, 223 Moses Hall

Analysis and commentary for this event

A Conceptual Multimedia Performance by Harry Gamboa, Jr.

Harry Gamboa, Jr. is a pioneering figure of multimedia and conceptual art. His work encompasses photography, video, performance, installation, essays, fiction, poetry, and other forms of his own creation. A founding member of the Chicano multimedia art group, ASCO (1972-1987), Gamboa, Jr.'s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution, the Whitney Biennial, the Robert Flaherty Seminar, and countless other venues. The University of Minnesota Press has just published "Urban Exile. Collected Writings of Harry Gamboa, Jr.," edited by Chon A. Noriega. The performance will include readings from this collection as well as material written, videotaped, and recorded specifically for this event.

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Art Practice, Comparative Literature, Ethnic Studies, Spanish and Portuguese and the Townsend Center for the Humanities

Friday, November 13, 2:00 p.m.
The George Gund Theater
University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2621 Durant Avenue

Lydia Nakashima Degarrod
Imagining the Land of Goodness and Beauty:
Watercolors of Mapuche Dreams of Heaven

Exhibit featuring a series of watercolors by artist and CLAS visiting scholar, Lydia Nakashima Degarrod. The watercolors are based on dream narratives recorded by the artist during anthropological fieldwork with the Mapuche Indians in Chile.

Online Exhibit
Lecture: Tuesday, November 17, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Reception to follow
Exhibit: November 3 to December 18, 9:00-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Noon Talk
with Francisco Zapata

Francisco Zapata is a professor at El Colegio de México and Director of Sociological Studies. Professor Zapata will speak on how recent changes in Mexico are affecting workers and the labor movement in Mexico.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Labor Research and Education and the Institute of Industrial Relations

Thursday, November 19, 12:00 p.m.
Director's Lounge, Institute of Industrial Relations, 2521 Channing Street

Francisco Zapata
The Transformation of the Confederación de Trabajadores
de M
éxico (CTM) and Labor as an Institution

A professor at the Colegio de México and the director of the Center for Sociological Studies, Francisco Zapata will speak about the government-controlled Confederation of Mexican Workers trade union federation (CTM) and the role of labor unions in Mexico.

Thursday, November 19, 4:00 p.m.
CLAS, 2334 Bowditch Street

Sergio Aguayo
1968: The Archives of Violence

Colegio de México Professor Sergio Aguayo, a leading expert and commentator on human rights in Mexico, will speak on his new book, 1968: The Archives of Violence. The book features never-before released photos, detailed archival research and interviews with key individuals surrounding the violent government repression of the Mexican student movement in the Plaza de Tlatelolco in Mexico City.

Monday, November 23, 4:00 p.m.
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Paulo Renato Souza
Recent Trends in Brazilian Education

Dr. Paulo Renato Souza is the Minister of Education of the Federal Republic of Brazil. He is a former Secretary of Education for the State of Sao Paulo and Rector at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Sao Paulo. He earned his doctorate in Economics from the University of Campinas, where he has taught since 1978.

Tuesday, December 1, 4:30 p.m.
South Hall Annex

Alternatives for the Americas
A dialogue between political and intellectual leaders from Latin America and the United States.

The participants are seeking paths of economic development that both generate growth and look towards achieving a fairer distribution of income within a democratic context. The dialogue will focus on long term issues of mutual concern as well as the current global economic crisis.

Friday, December 4, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lipman Room, 8th Floor, Barrows Hall

Online Feature

Jaime Estevez and Bernarda Aguirre
Pinochet's Extradition

Jaime Estevez is a former representative and speaker of the Chamber of Deputies in Chile. He is a key advisor to Ricardo Lagos. Bernarda Aguirre is a professor of Journalism at the University of Chile.

Monday, December 7, 4:00 p.m.
CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

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