Visiting Scholars Fall 2012

Each 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.

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Senior Scholars


Daniel Alarcón

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).


Maria Echaveste

Maria 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.



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