Partnering with Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities
Our Fall 2016 Forum covered an overview of the present and historical relationship between the United States and Latin America. US-LATAM relations initiated since the birth of those nations, have shaped the history of the Americas, and continues to influence the lives of millions. Throughout the forum, experts commented on the economic, social and political implications viewed from an array of perspectives
Our first speaker is a distinguished journalist and documentary producer. He co-produced "Post Mortem," a collaboration between Frontline, NPR and ProPublica and produced Frontline's "The Real CSI." Most recently, Cediel produced "Rape in the Fields". Much of his work has dealt with past and current social issues, including the human rights violations under Chilean dictator Pinochet and the rape cases of immigrant woman. His work has been nominated for an Emmy and he has won multiple awards including, duPont-Columbia Journalism Award and the RFK Grand Prize for Journalism and Broadcast.
Our returning speaker, is a Professor of Social and Cultural Studies at the Graduate School of Education, a member of the Department of Geography, and Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley.
Prior to joining the UC faculty, he was a Research Associate in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, and a postdoctoral fellow in the STS program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1991, he was presented with the Outstanding Teaching Award at the University of California, San Diego.
In addition to being the author of three books, as well as numerous articles and reports in both scholarly and popular journals, Mr Shaiken has served as an adviser on globalization, trade, and labor issues to key leaders of the United States’ Congress and to policy makers throughout the Americas.