year CLAS sponsors an outstanding group of visiting scholars.
The group ranges from area specialists to public
intellectuals and practitioners. Visiting scholars give public
talks and participate fully in the intellectual life at CLAS.
Lagos was the president of Chile from 2000 until January
2006. The leader of the Coalition of Parties for Democracy,
he reformed the constitution,
deepened democracy, and led Chile's significant progress
on social and human rights reforms. Lagos
left the presidency with historically high approval ratings.
to his presidency, Lagos
served the United Nations in numerous capacities and
was a leader of the Chilean opposition to Pinochet’s
the Aylwin and Frei
administrations, he served as Minister of Education
and Minister of Public Works, respectively.
Lagos leads Democracia y Desarrollo, a foundation
he helped create, and is president of the Club of Madrid,
an association of former presidents.
Echaveste is a Lecturer in Residence at Berkeley’s
Boalt Hall School of Law and the co-founder of the Nueva
Vista Group, a consulting firm that works with nonprofit
organizations, associations and corporations on such issues
as immigration, health care, telecommunications, labor
and finances. From 1998 to 2001, Echaveste served as assistant
to the president and deputy chief of staff to President
Bill Clinton. She also specialized in international issues
related to Latin America. From 1997 to 1998, Echaveste
was director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White
House and the administrator of the Labor Department’s
Wage and Hour Division from 1993 to 1997.
Coronell Castañeda, Colombia
Daniel Coronell began his career in television and print
journalism, he has received Colombia ’s most prestigious
awards for news programming—the Premio Nacional
de Periodismo Simón Bolívar and the
India Catalina prize—several times. Coronell is also
the founder of Notícias Uno, Colombia’s
most watched weekend news program on public telelvision. Notícias
investigative reporting on controversial topics. In addition,
Coronell is a columnist for the news magazine Semana and
has been a professor of journalism at the Externado, Javeriana,
and Los Andes universities in Bogotá. Before coming
to Berkeley, Coronell was a John S. Knight Senior Research
Fellow at Stanford University.
Kirsten Sehnbruch is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies, UC Berkeley, where she
is teaching a course on Latin American labor markets.
She worked as a consultant to the Chilean government on
a range of issues related to the labor market, the new unemployment insurance and the pension system. Her book “The
Chilean Labor Market: A Key to Understanding Latin
American Labor Markets” was
published by Palgrave
Macmillan in September 2006. Sehnbruch’s
research interests focus on labor policies in Latin
America, labor and social policies in Chile, and on
applications of Amartya Sen’s
Capability Approach. She originally received her PhD
from the University of Cambridge. Currently, Sehnbruch
is writing a book on Chile’s
recent development process with Professor Gabriel
Palma of Cambridge University.
website for her publications.
Adams received her degrees from the University
of Cambridge and the University of Essex,
was a postdoctoral research
fellow at the Department of Sociology at
the University of California at Berkeley, and
an assistant professor of sociology in Hong Kong
for five years. She is currently writing
a book for the University of
Texas Press, Art and Human Rights:
Women against Pinochet, focusing on the mothers of
the disappeared and shantytown women in Pinochet's
Chile and their protest through art. Her work
has appeared in Sociological Quarterly, The Journal
of Contemporary Ethnography, Qualitative Sociology,
Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Forum,
Sociological Inquiry, and the Journal of Comparative
Eaton is Associate Professor at the Naval Postgraduate
School in Monterey, California. A political scientist
by training, Dr. Eaton is interested in political
institutions and comparative political economy.
He is the author of Politicians and Economic
Reform in New Democracies and Politics
beyond the Capital: The Design of Subnational
Institutions in South America. Currently
Dr. Eaton is conducting research on police reform
and on the relationship between decentralization
and security in Latin America.
Goldfrank, University of New Mexico
Goldfrank returns to the University of California
after having received his M.A. and Ph.D. from
Berkeley’s Department of Political Science.
He is currently an assistant professor of political
science at the University of New Mexico. Goldfrank’s
research interests include participatory democracy,
social movements, political parties, and urban
politics. He has published extensively on Latin
American leftist politics. Most recently, Goldfrank
has co-edited and written two chapters for, The
Left in the City: Participatory Local Governments
in Latin America. The Left in the City has
also been translated into Spanish and Italian.
White is a doctoral student at the University
of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa researching
investment rationale in Africa and Latin America.
In addition to being a UCT lecturer, he is a researcher
at the South African Institute of International
Affairs. White has published on themes ranging
from South-South co-operation to business practice
and economic reform in Africa, Asia and Latin
America. He has been a member of working groups
in government and the private sector, and has
collaborated with embassies, think-tanks and
academic institutions worldwide. Most recently,
White edited the book, Is
there an Economic Orthodoxy? Growth and Reform
in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
DeSando is a doctoral candidate in Anthropology
at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Her dissertation Aesthetics
and Citizenship: Women and Cultural Policy in Cuba examines
how citizenship and feelings of belonging in Cuba
are affected by the way that everyday life, development
discourse and government policy combine to define
who is a good citizen. This study is based on fieldwork
with the women’s programs
of a community development project in Havana and
from training classes for cultural development
workers at the Ministry of Culture. Desando is
also writing on food and tourism
in Cuba. After completing her doctorate she hopes
to examine the links
between development organizations, the state and
local AfroPeruvian women’s groups in Peru.