Democratization in the Western Hemisphere: Prospects and Challenges

Event offered by:
National Endowment for Democracy
Foreign Policy Association
Transregional Center for Democratic Studies

Event Details

Monday, October 30, 2006
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
The New School for Social Research
65 Fifth Avenue, (Between 13th and 14th Streets)
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

Part of the New York Democracy Forum, co-sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, the National Endowment for Democracy, Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, and The New School for Social Research. Discussion chaired by Carl Gershman, President, NED.

Read/Download Remarks by Jorge Castañeda

Event Speakers

    • Jorge CastaƱeda - Speaker
      Former Foreign Minister of Mexico

      Jorge Castañeda is the former Foreign Minister of Mexico and a renowned public intellectual, political scientist, and prolific writer. Dr. Castañeda received a B. A. from Princeton University and a B. A. from Universite de Paris-I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) an M. A. from Ecole Pratique de Hautes Etudes, Paris I, and his Ph. D. in Economics History from the University of Paris. He has taught at Mexico's National Autonomous University (UNAM) Princeton, Berkeley and (since 1997) at NYU. Dr. Castañeda was a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1985-87). Among his many books are Utopia Unarmed: The Latin American Left after the Cold War (Knopf, 1993), The Mexican Shock (New Press, 1995), Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara (Knopf, 1997), and Perpetuating Power: How Mexican Presidents Were Chosen (New Press, 2000). Dr. Castañeda is a regular columnist for the Mexican daily Reforma, and Newsweek International . Since 1997, Dr. Castaneda has been Global Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Latin American Studies, New York University. He has been Member of the Board of Human Rights Watch since 2003.

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