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Socio-Political Overview of Peru after 1990

Date and Time:

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location:

  • Cook DeWitt Center - Allendale Campus

Description:

"Socio-Political Overview of Peru after 1990: The President Fujimori, The Washington Consensus and the New Challenges"

*** To precede the film, The Fall of Fujimori

Dr. Jorge Parodi

Dr. Jorge Parodi will discuss:

  • An approach to the political process in Peru after 1900, President Fujimori's election and his downfall in 2000, the 'neoliberal' ideas after the Fall of Berlin Wall and the relationship with the United States and Japan.
  • A cultural approach to Peruvian society. From Machu Picchu and the Inca Empire to new food revolution and Peruvian cuisine. The 90's free market ideas, a new Constitution and the new Peruvian spring for investments.
  • The 90's violence agenda, Shining Path and Tupac Amaru movement and the defeat of terrorism. The failure of the war against narcotraffic. Vladimiro Montesinos, the "vladivideos gate" and the downfall of President Fujimori.
  • Peru now and new challenges.

 

For more information, or special accommodations, please contact the Area Studies office, areastudies@gvsu.edu or 331-8110.


Contact:

Prof. Leandro Robles roblesle@gvsu.edu

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