Scholars Fall 2012
year CLAS sponsors an outstanding group of visiting scholars.
The group ranges from area specialists to public
intellectuals and practitioners. Visiting scholars give public
talks and participate fully in the intellectual life at CLAS.
Applying for affiliation with CLAS
Daniel Alarcón is Associate Editor of Etiqueta Negra, an award-winning magazine published in his native Lima, Peru, and a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley. He is the author of two works of fiction, War by Candlelight (2006 PEN/Hemingway Award Finalist) and Lost City Radio, a novel published in more than a dozen countries. He has won numerous prizes, including a Whiting Award (2004), Guggenheim and Lannan Fellowships (2007) and a National Magazine Award (2008).
Echaveste is a Lecturer in Residence at Berkeley’s
Boalt Hall School of Law and the co-founder of the Nueva
Vista Group, a consulting firm that works with nonprofit
organizations, associations and corporations on such issues
as immigration, health care, telecommunications, labor
and finances. From 1998 to 2001, Echaveste served as assistant
to the president and deputy chief of staff to President
Bill Clinton. She also specialized in international issues
related to Latin America. From 1997 to 1998, Echaveste
was director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White
House and the administrator of the Labor Department’s
Wage and Hour Division from 1993 to 1997.