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Conference: Transnational Citizenship Across the Americas

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Transnational Citizenship Across the Americas
A one-day conference at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Friday, March 26, 2010 / 9AM – 6PM Alexander Library, Pane Room, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey
The conference aims to examine how increasing transnational migration in the Americas have produced shifting boundaries of citizenship – not only in the US, but perhaps more so in sending countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Suggesting the necessity of a transnational approach to the study of the impact of migration on the institutions and practices of citizenship, this conference seeks to contribute to the ongoing debates about the changing relationships between migrants and states.
PROGRAM 9:00-9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks Panel I: Diasporic and Transnational Citizenship (9:15-11AM) Moderator: Kathy López, LHCS/History, Rutgers University Discussant: Robyn Rodriguez, Sociology, Rutgers University GEORGES FOURON, Africana Studies, SUNY, Stony Brook The Construc…

U.N. Peru Social Agenda: A discussion entitled "Social Agenda in Latin America" with Former President of the Republic of Peru Dr. Alejandro Toledo.

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Social Agenda in Latin America
As part of the Current Affairs Series, the United Nations University Office at the UN Headquarters New York (UNU-ONY) is organizing a discussion entitled "Social Agenda in Latin America" with Former President of the Republic of Peru Dr. Alejandro Toledo.
Dr. Toledo will talk about the evolving social, economic, and political landscape in Latin America. The focus of his discussion will be the development of a new "Latin America Consensus". The basis of this consensus is a new social agenda developed by 20 former Latin American Presidents at the Global Center for Development and Democracy that focuses squarely on poverty alleviation, access to education and nutrition, health care, low cost energy, strengthening democratic institutions, and bridging the digital divide. Dr. Toledo will also discuss the state of political relations within Latin America and with other regions.
The United Nations University Office in New York (UNU-ONY) Current …