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Fall 2006









Fall 2006

HIGHLIGHTS
"Mexico's 2006 Presidential Race: The Election, the Aftermath and the Political Implications"
On September 14, 2006 the New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (NYAAPOR) will host a distinguished panel of experts for a discussion of the disputed Mexican election:

Jorge Castañeda, Former Foreign Minister of México and Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies at NYU

Ulises Beltrán Ugarte, Former Technical Adviser to Presidents Salinas and Zedillo and Professorat the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE); and

Costas Panagopoulos, Director of the Elections and Campaign Management Program at Fordham University.

Co-sponsored by LALSI and the Master’s program in Elections and Campaign Management. 

“Exploring the Immigrant Experience in New York Today”
This year, LALSI and the American Studies Program celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by welcoming to Fordham three speakers to present and discuss documentary work on the place of faith, community and family in the lives of New York immigrants.

Part of a yearlong series organized by LALSI and the American Studies Program, these talks begin an exploration into the hotly debated topic of immigration. Each lecture willbe followed by a reception. Our featured speakers:


Alyshia Gálvez, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), New York University
Monday, 2 October 2006
“’Re-mapping the Bronx’: How Mexican Immigrants are transforming the Neighborhoods in Which They Live with Their Culture, Faith and Social Organizations.”
Alyshia Gálvez discusses her research on the history of Mexican immigrants in the Bronx.

Ulla Berg, New York University, Anthropologist and Documentary Filmmaker
Monday, 16 October 2006

Ulla Berg will screen her film Waiting for Miracles on the Brotherhood of the Lord of Miracles in New York City and discuss her research on how Peruvian immigrants create new communities in the US as they remain connected with their families back in Perú.

Nina Siulc, New York University and Director of Research, Center on Immigration and Justice, Vera Institute of Justice, New York
Thursday, 26 October 2006
“Unwelcome Citizens: Criminal Deportees and Civic Life in the Dominican Republic.” Nina Siulc will screen her award-winning documentary Deportado and discuss her research on the deportation of Dominican citizens following criminal convictions and incarceration.

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