CLAS Summer Institute
Mexico in the 20th Century:
Themes of the History Curriculum 2002
for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley
"Mexico at a Crossroads"
Prof. Alex Saragoza, Ethnic Studies, UCB
Introducing the topic,
the talk will give a broad overview of Mexico in the
20th century to contextualize the more specific presentations
to come later in the Institute.
and applications and classroom experiences
on your own
Prof. Suzanne Pasztor, History and International Studies, University
of the Pacific
This talk will provide
a historical perspective on the Mexican Revolution and
will explore some of the legacies of that Revolution.
We will focus particularly on the Revolution in northern
Mexico, including the role of the U.S.-Mexico border.
"The Rise and
Fall of the PRI"
Political Science, UCB
The talk will emphasize
both a historical perspective and an analysis of current
trends and issues. It will focus on political regimes
and the course of political change, including democratic
consolidation, that have characterized Mexico in the
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Origins of Mexican Poverty"
Marcelo Bucheli, History, Stanford Univ.
The territories now
known as Mexico and the United States were colonized
by the Europeans around the same time in history. Even
though both societies began with an abundance of rich
natural resources, presently there is a striking difference
between the standards of living. I will explain why,
despite the fact that Mexico is a young and rich country
in natural resources, most of its population remains
poor. We will discuss how inequalities in the rural sector
were the main cause of the Mexican Revolution and why
this revolution did not solve the problem of poverty
for most Mexicans.
and Political Conflict in Chiapas"
Aaron Bobrow-Strain, Geography, UCB
The struggles commonly
referred to as,"the Chiapas conflict" are, in fact, multiple
conflicts--a while warscape that has unfolded differently
over time and space. This talk surveys the causes and
consequences of the iconic 1994 Ejercito Zaptatista
de Liberacion Nacional (EZLN) uprising, but also
examines the "other" Chiapas: lesser known struggles
and what they tell us about forms of rule and political
change in Mexico.
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of primary documents"
Walter Brem, Curator of the Latin Americana Collection, Bancroft Library
||Debrief and Evaluation
- CLAS conference room