NYU will host Álvaro García Linera, vice president of Bolivia, for “Building Bolivia’s Political Progress Over 10 Years,” a lecture followed by discussion with NYU’s Jorge Castañeda, on Wed., Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Eisner and Lubin Auditorium.


García Linera has been vice president to Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president, since 2006. A mathematician, sociologist, former leader with the Ejército Guerrillero Tupaj Katari (Guerilla Army Tupaj Katari, or EGTK), and former political prisoner, he is author of numerous books, including Identidad boliviana: nación, mestizaje y plurinacionalidad (Bolivian Identity: Nation, Mestizaje, and Plurinationality, 2014), Plebeian Power: Collective Action and Indigenous, Working-Class and Popular Identities in Bolivia (2014), and Geopolítica de la Amazonía: poder hacendal-patrimonial y acumulación capitalista (Geopolitics of the Amazon: Landed-Hereditary Power and Capitalist Accumulation, 2012).

Castañeda, a Global Distinguished Professor at NYU, served as Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2003.

Reporters wishing to attend must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu. Photo ID required for entry. Space limited to availability.

Entry for the general public is a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8686 or email lb155@nyu.edu. Photo ID is required for entry.


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