Friday, August 31, 2007

'Latin American Populism' At Washington College

Chestertown, MD, August 31, 2007 — South American popular movements have taken multiple forms through the years, and a visiting professor from Argentina is here to provide some insight. Professor Santiago Alles will discuss "Latin American Populism: Left vs. Right" at Washington College's Hynson Lounge on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is presented by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs.

Professor Alles is currently a Visiting Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College as part of the faculty exchange program.

Professor Alles graduated from the Catholic University of Argentina with a degree in political science and a specialization in international affairs. He has an M.A. in Latin American studies from the University of Salamanca, Spain. He is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science and International Affairs at the Catholic University of Argentina.

The Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs was established in 1990 to encourage students to enter public service by introducing them to exemplary leaders, both in and out of government. The Goldstein Program has hosted journalists, political activists, foreign policy analysts, diplomats, military commanders and government officials of both national and international stature.

The Goldstein Program sponsors lectures, symposia, visiting fellows, student participation in models and conferences, and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy.

Hynson Lounge is located in Hodson Hall. Admission to "Latin American Populism: Left vs. Right" is free and open to the public.

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