Chestertown, MD, September 21, 2004 — Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs presents “Witness to Change: Democratization and Electoral Observation in Latin America,” a lecture by Thomas W. Walker, Professor of Political Science and former Director of Latin American Studies at Ohio University, Monday, September 27, at 7 p.m. in the Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
Professor Walker is one of the United States' leading authorities on Central American politics. His books include The Christian Democratic Movement in Nicaragua (1970); Nicaragua: The Land of Sandino (1991); Nicaragua in Revolution (1982); Nicaragua: The First Five Years (1985); Reagan Versus the Sandinistas: The Undeclared War on Nicaragua (1987); and, as co-author, Understanding Central America (1993), Revolution and Counterrevolution in Nicaragua (1991), and Nicaragua Without Illusions: Regime Transition and Structural Adjustment in the 1990s (1997).
In 1984, 1989, 1990 and 1996, Professor Walker served on international delegations that observed Nicaragua's national elections. In August 2004, he was a member of the Carter Center's electoral observation team on the presidential recall referendum in Venezuela.