CLAS Summer Institute for Teachers

"From Crude to Cane:
Energy Policy in Latin America

July 26-27, 2007

Energy has long been a hot-button issue in Latin America. Foreign companies were the first to exploit the region’s oil and gas reserves, and the nationalization of oil fields was, and is, a source of national pride and even national myth. Mexico and Venezuela have seen their fortunes rise and fall with the price of oil and have responded in different ways to fluctuations in the commodity’s price. While the politics of petroleum still have deep resonance in Latin America, countries such as Brazil are moving towards alternative energy sources. Will shifts in energy consumption change the balance of power in Latin America?

The institute is free and open to all educators. 

For more information, see the schedule and list of speakers.

A suggested reading list is now available.

History and Social Science Standards - tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades.

Applications are available online or by calling Jean Spencer at 510-642-2162.

Co-sponsored by the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs.

Thursday, July 26, 2007, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday, July 27, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
2223 Fulton, Sixth Floor


Other Outreach Events

2006 Summer Institute for Teachers

"Remembering Alta California, Remaking the Past "

2004 Summer Institute for Teachers

"The Making of Modern Cuba"

2003 Summer Institute for Teachers

"Ten Years After NAFTA: How Has Globalization Affected Mexico?"

2002 Summer Institute for Teachers

"Mexico in the 20th Century:
Themes of the History Curriculum








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