South American politics to be talk topic Oct. 27

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - An expert on South American politics will talk Oct. 27 at Gettysburg College.

The 6:30 p.m. talk, "The Rise and Rule of Hugo Chavez and the Bolivian Movement," will take place in McCreary Hall's Bowen Auditorium located off Constitution Avenue. The talk will feature Margarita Lopez Maya, a professor at the Center for Development Studies at the Central University of Venezuela.

Lopez has published extensively on 20th century labor movements and popular protest in Venezuela, as well as on new political currents during the presidency of Hugo Chavez. She conducts research as a Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow in Washington, D.C. Lopez has been a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia University, Oxford University and New School for Social Research. She has been featured on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with approximately 2,600 students. It is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832.

Posted: Fri, 24 Oct 2008

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