Where is Mexico Headed?

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 1:00pm
Laura Carlsen & Hector Ulloa

Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program, a program of the Center for Economic and Policy Research speaks on  "Social Change in Times of Pandemic:  What's Changed, What Hasn't and the Paths Forward"   With a huge part of the world's population in quarantine, we know our lives have changed. But what are the longer term implications of the pandemic and states' responses, especially Mexico's? How does the pandemic affect the goals of the Fourth Transformation?  We will look at these questions and the opportunities that open up as we envision new forms of solidarity, people's economy and gender justice in societies that have to brace for permanent disruptions.

Hector Ulloa speaks on "The New Normality:  Are People Ready For It?" People are expecting that things will go back to normal as soon as the quarantine is over.  However, a lingering risk of infection and death, together with a lack of awareness of the real dimension of the problem, might prove otherwise."

Upcoming Forums & Films

Monday, July 22, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Robert Meeropol
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71 years after the U. S. Government executed Ethel and Julius Rosenberg on charges of “conspiring to steal the secret of the atomic bomb,” is Ethel Rosenberg finally about to be exonerated?

Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, was six years old in 1953 when his parents were executed. In the 1970s, he... Read more

Monday, August 5, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Book Party
Cynthia Yoder
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Cynthia Yoder's memoir tells her story of working in a new university in Palestine during a time of political strife and upheaval. She describes the joys of life in Palestine against the backdrop of military occupation and the second intifada, which began soon after she arrived in 2000. Rather than give political analysis, the book... Read more

Monday, August 12, 2024 - 1:00pm
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Vijay Prashad
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Each year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) releases its World Migration Report.  In 2000, it wrote that “it is estimated that there are more migrants in the world than ever before.” Between 1985 and 1990, the IOM calculated, that the rate... Read more