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CLAS MA Capstone Symposium

Please join us for the culminating event for our 2016 MA students: the Capstone Symposium. The presentations will be held Thursday, June 2, beginning with breakfast at 8:30am and concluding with a lunch reception at 12:30pm. Please see the time schedule for the presentations below. 
8:30  Breakfast
9:00  Welcome Remarks by CLAS Director, Rodolfo Dirzo
9:10  U.S. Intervention in Chile: Evasion of Responsibility and Denial of Justice - Adriana Baird
9:30  Responsible Business, the Environment, and State Sovereignty: The Nicaraguan Canal - Allie Ballesteros
9:50  Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Problems: The Waorani Case - Mary Boyer
10:10  Formal Environmental Education for Students in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: Ecological Knowledge as a Partial Proxy for Environmental Literacy - Amelia Farber
10:30  Examining the Link Between Public Funding of Political Parties and the Representation of Women in National Parliaments - Magdalena Fitipaldi
10:50  *10 minute break*
11:00  Invisible Cages: Life in Mexico for the Wives of Braceros (1942-1964) - Julieta Luévano
11:20  “A Nasty Piece of Corporate Business”: The Creation of Honduras as a Banana Republic - Jessica Milligan
11:40  Unveil the Forgotten History: The Chinese Presence in Brazil During the 19th Century- Jin Wu
12:00  Closing Remarks by Rodolfo Dirzo
12:10  Lunch Reception



Thursday, June 2, 2016. 08:30AM


Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row


Center for Latin American Studies


(650) 725-0383


Breakfast and Lunch Provided