Chile expert to speak
Monday, January 23, 2012
Associate professor of political science and Fulbright scholar Ed Greaves will speak 3 p.m. Jan. 30 on market liberalization and democracy in Chile.
Greaves' presentation in the Glacier South room of Atwood Memorial Center is free and open to the campus and community.
The event is a School of Public Affairs Colloquium. Refreshments will be served 30 minutes before the presentation.
The formal title of Greaves' presentation is "Market Liberalization and the Constraints on Democracy in Post-Dictatorship Chile." Since 1990, Chileans have seen their nation move toward greater democracy, expanded civil liberties and free market economic policies. During the rule of dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), torture, internment, murder and theft were key tools used to govern the South American nation of more than 17 million people.
Greaves, who has taught at St. Cloud State since 2004, holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Florida. He is a specialist in Latin American politics and urban popular movements.
Greaves is a member of the university's Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota. He and co-investigator Stephen Philion, associate professor of sociology, are researching the impact of immigrant workers on farm labor practices in Central Minnesota.
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