Lecture: "El papel de los intelectuales en la transición a la democracia en México/The Role of Intellectuals in the Transition to Democracy in Mexico"
Wed, April 4, 2012 • 4:00 PM • 2nd Floor Conference Room, Benson Latin American Collection, SRH Unit 1
Journalist Jacinto Rodríguez Mungía will discuss the role of intellectuals in the transition of the Mexican political system to democracy after political domination by the Partido Revolucionario institucional (PRI), which governed Mexico for more than 70 years. Rodríguez's research is partly based on the discovery of files left behind by PRI officials in the 1970s. His findings helped to reveal critical relations of power between the PRI and other institutions which had been originally denied by the Mexican intellectual elite.
A practicing journalist who has gained a national reputation for his writing on Mexican politics and the press, Jacinto Rodríguez currently works as coordinator of the program Prensa y Democracia at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He lectures on journalist rights, the press and politics in Mexico, and the role of Mexican intelligence in Mexico's dirty war of the 1960s and 1970s.
Presented in Spanish with simultaneous English translation.
For more information, contact Paloma Diaz.