By Kirsten Sehnbruch and Harley Shaiken | Breaking the ground for a new series from CLAS connecting Berkeley with experts from Latin America in live video conferences. The featured topic for this semester: inequality.
By Mathias Poertner| Examining the causes and consequences for democracy and the economy of the huge increase in income inequality over the past 30 years with Ricardo Lagos and Robert Reich.
By Erica Hellerstein | Growing global discontent with the status quo, triggered by rising rates of economic inequality, has played a major role in framing the political discussion.
By James Gerardo Lamb | Talking about the policy underpinnings of and possible responses to economic inequality in Chile and the United States with Berkeley professor and prominent economics blogger Brad DeLong and Oscar Landerretche, a professor at the Universidad de Chile.
By Andrés Schipani | Explaining the "low-skill trap," political scientist Ben Ross Schneider describes how workers in unequal societies have little opportunity or incentive to improve their job skills and contribute more to economy.
By Wendy Muse Sinek | Looking at the roots of domestic insecurity in Central and Latin America, Princeton's Deborah Yashar argues for a more detailed view of the role of drug trafficking.
By Ernesto Muñoz-Lamartine | Talking about his country and his role in its history, Ricardo Lagos, President of Chile from 2000-2006, shares his vision for his country's future.
By Jean Spencer | Asking why are the city councils of major cities in Brazil generally so much lighter-skinned than their constituents? Thad Dunning describes some experiments to find out why.
By Harley Shaiken | Traveling with Fernando Botero's Abu Ghraib exhibition travels from its home in Berkeley to Santiago's Museo de la memoria, and changes the conversation about human rights and art when it arrives.
By Christopher Edley | Protecting human rights and the role of art and the law in doing so: Christopher Edley, the Dean of the Berkeley Law School, speaks as part of the opening of the Abu Ghraib exhibition in Santiago.
By Anthony Fontes | Spinning out the concurrent stories of El Fish, a small-time gang member, and Otto Pérez Molina, the ex-general and now president of Guatemala, with Berkeley student Anthony Fontes.
By Luiz Ruffato | Writing about the sprawling megalopolis of São Paulo with award-winning author Luiz Ruffato, who was the Distinguished Brazilian Writer in Residence at UC Berkeley in Spring 2012.