CUSLAI 2015-16 Lectures

The Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives invites you to its CUSLAI 2015-16 Lectures.

The Center, seeking to foster greater understanding between U.S. and Latin America, is pleased to host and promote lectures on issues of interest such as the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), analysis of domestic politics and foreign policy, issues in science and technology, transborder population, and cultural development in both countries.

Since 1995 UT Dallas has hosted Carlos Fuentes, Andrés Oppenheimer, Elena Poniatowska, Ana María Salazar, Mónica Verea, Peter M. Ward, Victoria Rodríguez, Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Jacqueline Peschard, Arexi Urrutia, Mario Moises Alvarez, Adolfo Sanchez, Thomas Linehan, Larry D. Terry, Stephanie Newbold, Paul Ching-Wu Chu, Douglas Watson, Juan Carlos Romero Hicks, Anvar Zakhidov, José Carlos Gómez, Juan Guillermo Figueroa Perea, Jesus Silva Herzog, Robert Nelsen, Rita Lepe, Jorge Volpi Escalante, Enrique Hubbard Urrea, Susan Briante, Coral Bracho, Alejandro Tirado, Monica Rankin, Enric Madriguera, Octavio J. Esqueda, Raul and Daniel Olmos, Ma. Elena Labastida, Ruben Nieto, Soledad Loaeza, Ana Cervantes, Darla Deardorff, Monica Brussolo, Servando Aguirre, Manuel Quevedo, Monica Rankin, Monica Brussolo, Charles Hatfield, Rene Prieto, Carolina Dabbah, Adrian Avendano, Diego Barrera Mendez, and Paul Miguel Arevalo Rodriguez, Ana Paula Ambrosi, Dina Berger, Jose Octavio Tripp Villanueva, Jesus Velasco, and Martha Serna, among others, under the frame of these lectures.

Agustin Palao, Kevin Casas – Zamora, Jennifer Holmes, and Danieli BC Rodrigues are scheduled to participate during this academic year. The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) students, faculty and staff, and those interested in U.S.-Latin American affairs from the metropolitan area of Dallas-Fort Worth will benefit from the experience and expertise shared by these scholars.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact us telephonically at (972) 883 6401.

We look forward to seeing you in these lectures.

Mexico’s Credit Guarantees Program: Nature and Implementation. Agustin Palao Mendizabal
Co-sponsored by UT Dallas School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS)
The University of Texas at Dallas, Science Learning Center (SLC) 3.102, October 21, 2015, 7.00 p.m.

Agustin Palao is a Public Policy and Political Economy Ph.D. candidate at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). Agustin’s doctoral research focuses on the analysis of public finance for rural development and evidence-based public policies that promote financial accessibility to low income population in rural areas with a spatial approach. He is recipient of the Mexican Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) – UT Dallas scholarship and member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). Agustin received his B.A. and M.S. from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City and worked as a risk specialist at the Mexican Central Bank. At the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Agustin analyzed the impact of business cycles in companies, including the way they hedge economic and financial risks, in developing countries. His teaching portfolio includes courses on quality and financial engineering and statistics for social sciences at Monterrey Tech and UT Dallas, respectively.

Prospects for Democracy in Latin America. Kevin Casas-Zamora
Co-sponsored by UT Dallas School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS)
The University of Texas at Dallas, Erik Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604), October 22, 2015, 7 p.m.

Kevin Casas-Zamora is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington D.C. Prior to that he was Secretary for Political Affairs at the Organization of American States (OAS) and Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. In 2006-2007, he was Second Vice President and Minister of National Panning and Economic Policy of the Republic of Costa Rica. He holds a Law degree from the University of Costa Rica, as well as masters and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from the universities of Essex and Oxford, respectively.

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