A Burkle Forum | Ideas for Change: The Future of Latin America

A panel discussion with Jorge Castaneda, former Foreign Minister of Mexico and Roberto Mangabeira Unger, Harvard Law School

Tuesday, October 05, 2004
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Korn Hall

Jorge Castaneda

Until he resigned on January 9, 2003 Jorge Castaneda was the Foreign Minister of Mexico under Vicente Fox.  He is working on a run at the Presidency of Mexico.  Prior to being Foreign Minister he received his B.A. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from the University of Paris. He has been a professor of international affairs at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.  He has advised the Mexican Government on foreign policy and was a Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, and a visiting professor at Princeton University, Dartmouth College and the University of California, Berkeley.

Roberto M. Unger

Roberto Unger was born and educated in Brazil and teaches at Harvard Law School.  His books published in English include Knowledge and Politics; Law in Modern Society; Passion: An Essay on Personality; The Critical Legal Studies Movement; Politics: A Work in Constructive Social Theory (3 volumes); What Should Legal Analysis Become?; Democracy Realized: The Progressive Alternative; and The Future of American Progressivism (with Cornel West). Unger has long been active in Brazilian politics, as a candidate, political activist, and as an advisor to likely Brazilian presidential candidate Ciro Gomes.

Geoffrey Garrett - Moderator

Geoffrey Garrett is Vice Provost and Dean of the International Institute, Director of the Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations, and Professor of Political Science at UCLA. Before coming to UCLA in 2001, Garrett was Director of Ethics, Politics and Economics and of the Leitner Program in International Political Economy, as well as Professor of Political Science, at Yale University. He had previously been on the faculties of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University and Oxford University. Garrett has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution and has held visiting  appointments at the Australian National University, the Juan March Institute, Madrid and the Wissenschaftszentrum, Berlin. Garrett’s undergraduate education was at the Australian National University (B.A. 1980), and he holds MA (1984) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees from Duke University.

open to the public

Cost : free

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