Global Issues Lecture To Discuss Repression In Southern Mexico

Feb. 21, 2007

Baylor lecturer Luis Matias-Cruz will report his research findings on the economy in Southern Mexico in a lecture titled, "Economics and Rebellions in Southern Mexico: Elements of a Political Economy of Dignity," from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in room 116 at the Draper Academic Building on the Baylor University campus.

Matias-Cruz is a lecturer in Baylor's modern foreign language department, teaching Spanish and courses in Latin American studies, he said.

Trained as an economist in Mexico, the U.S. and Holland, his research of five years covers the struggles of the indigenous people in the region. His doctoral thesis will be published this year in the book, "Rebellions, Repression in Southern Mexico: The Search for a Political Economy of Dignity." The Free University in Amsterdam will publish the book as an indigenous people's research publication, he said.

"It is important for students to obtain a global view and a more complete understanding on issues such as human rights, immigration, economics and free trade," Matias-Cruz said.

The lecture is free and open to the public. There will be a question/answer session at the conclusion of Matias-Cruz's presentation. The Center for International Education sponsors the lecture series.

For more information on the Global Issues Lecture Series, contact call (254) 710-4531.

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