Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Latin American Scholar Discusses 'Public Policy, Poverty And Inequality' at Washington College

Chestertown, MD — Brazil is home to one of the most thriving, dynamic cultures in Latin America, but also to serious poverty issues as well. Professor Lucas González of the Universidad Católica Argentina will explore this subject when he presents "Public Policy, Poverty and Inequality" at Washington College's Litrenta Lecture Hall on Wednesday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is presented by the Goldstein Program in Public Affairs.

González, a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Notre Dame, is currently working on his dissertation on federalism and fiscal relations between the central government and subnational units in Argentina and Brazil. He holds an MSc in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford and an M.A. in public policy from Georgetown University-UNSAM.

González received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2003-05 and a Chevening-British Council Scholarship in 2002-03, as well as the "Presidency of the Nation" Award for the best student in political science and international relations in Argentina (1998).

The former assistant editor of the newsletter of the American Political Science Association Organized Section in Comparative Politics, González has taught at various universities in Argentina, including the Universidad Católica Argentina, Escuela Nacional de Gobierno and Católica de Córdoba.

González has served on the staff of the Office of the President of Argentina, working as a researcher for the federal Institute of Public Administration and the Secretary for Strategic Planning. He has coauthored two books and written numerous articles in edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals.

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.

Litrenta Lecture Hall is located in the John S. Toll Science Center. Admission to "Public Policy, Poverty and Inequality" is free and open to the public.

September 9, 2008

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