9/27, 10/4, 10/18, & 10/25 (No class on 10/11)
This course is offered online via the easy-to-use Zoom program.
Latin America continues to struggle with the Covid pandemic even as it now turns to a very different leadership in Washington. This course will assess the effects of the pandemic on the politics and economics of the region with emphasis on Cuba, Mexico, Brazil Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. It will also analyze the challenges and opportunities afforded by the Biden Administrations policy toward Latin America.
Martin Weinstein received his Ph.D. from New York University. He is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the William Paterson University of New Jersey. Dr. Weinstein is the author of Uruguay: The Politics of Failure, Uruguay: Democracy at the Crossroads and the editor of Revolutionary Cuba in the World Arena. In 2016 he co-edited, along with Abraham Lowenthal a volume entitled Kalman Silvert: Engaging Latin America, Building Democracy. He was an Adjunct Professor of Politics in the graduate program in Latin American Studies at New York University for some twenty years. His other publications include more than three dozen articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries on Uruguay, United States-Latin American relations and human rights in Latin America. Dr. Weinstein is the recipient of two Fulbright awards: the first to conduct his dissertation research and the second to teach in Argentina and Uruguay.
Dr. Weinstein has testified as an expert witness before the House International Relations Committee in Washington, D.C., and worked on human rights campaigns with Amnesty International. For over a decade, he has lectured and offered courses on Latin America, including a course on Pope Francis, for OLLI.
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