GAC’s Great Discussion Series: Latin America’s Political Pendulum, Thurs., May 18

Thurs., May 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 1010(m) Boardroom

*This is part of the Great Discussion series, which requires registration. See details below.

The pendulum of Latin American politics is swinging rightward once again. Yet as the “pink tide” recedes, the forces of change have more to do with socioeconomics than ideology. Dramatic economic and political crises have coincided in countries like Brazil and Venezuela. Still, the final result for Latin America may be the emergence of centrist, pragmatic modes of governance, and with them, opportunities for the U.S. to improve relations. The new administration must look beyond the neoliberal model of the 1990s, and develop an approach to relations fit for the 21st century.

Format:
6:30 – Video background report (compliments printed briefing paper provided in advance)*
7:00 – Remarks by guest
7:30 – group discussion

*Videos and Briefing papers provided by the Foreign Policy Association.

Enrollment is limited.  $35 to register for the series (8 meetings)**
**Registration includes briefing book on the eight issues.

To register: Online click on this link.

By check (payable to SCC Foundation in support of the GAC and mailed to the SCC Foundation, 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, Room 1005, Shoreline, WA 98133).  Note on your check that this is for GAC Great Discussions.

*Attending individual seminars is possible. Contact Larry Fuell (lfuell@shoreline.edu), 5385 FOSS Building.  $5 entrance fee collected at door.
*Students can earn 2 credit hours (POLS222)! Contact Larry Fuell (lfuell@shoreline.edu), 5385 FOSS Building
*For more information go to the GAC website, or contact Larry Fuell (lfuell@shoreline.edu) or Jonathan Peebles (jpeebles@shoreline.edu)

Support generously provided by the Center for Global Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, UW.

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