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Symposium on April 3-4 will focus on Mexico's upcoming presidential election, featuring leading scholars and activists.

Pomona College presents a two-day symposium on “The Mexican Presidency 2006-2012: Neoliberalism, Social Movements and Electoral Politics,” April 3-4, 2006, offering an opportunity to engage the most pressing issues confronting Mexico on the eve of presidential elections in July.

In a rare opportunity north of the border, attendees will hear from leading Mexican scholars, intellectuals, novelists and activists, who will analyze the country’s political landscape and social movements. Presentations and speakers will include:

  • Mexican historian and writer Adolfo Gilly will speak on “One Triangle, Two Campaigns.”
  • Activist and researcher Mercedes Olivera will focus on “Violence against Women and Mexico’s Structural Crisis.”
  • Historian Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo will examine “The Indigenous Movement in Mexico: Between Electoral Politics and Local Resistance.”

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