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Expert to speak on U.S.-Mexican Democracy at WFU

By Pam Barrett
336.758.5237
March 22, 2004

Roderic Ai Camp, author and well-known analyst on Mexican and Latin American affairs, will give a lecture titled “Democracy North and South of the Border, Does National Identity Make a Difference?” at Wake Forest University April 1 at 7 p.m. in Worrell Professional Center’s courtroom-auditorium, Room 1312.

The lecture is one of two free, public events preceding the conference “Pathways to Power: Political Recruitment and Democracy in Latin America.” The other lecture is being held at Duke University April 2.

The topic of Camp’s lecture will focus on understanding the relationship of national identity and democratic politics North and South of the Mexican border.

Camp, who is the author of numerous articles and 20 books on Mexico, is the Philip M. McKenna Professor of the Pacific Rim at Claremont-McKenna College and adjunct scholar with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. His most recent publication is “Politics in Mexico, The Democratic Transformation.”

Camp has been a research fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and the recipient of three Fulbright Fellowships and a Howard Heinz Foundation Fellowship for research on Mexico.

The lecture, co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Department of Political Science and the Latin American Studies program, is part of Wake Forest’s theme year, “Fostering Dialogue: Civil Discourse in an Academic Community,” which is dedicated to exploring how free people with passionate interests and beliefs can communicate openly without turning dialogue into discord.

For more information, contact Peter Siavelis at 336-758-5451 or visit here.


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