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Center for Latin American and Border Studies to present lectures

The New Mexico State University Center for Latin American and Border Studies will bring discussions on the development of the Americas and a rebellion in a Mexican convent to the university campus in October.

pment, Democracy and Security in the Americas" will be presented by Joe Foweraker, director for the Centre for Mexican Studies and professor of government at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. The speech is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Hardman Hall Room 106.

Margaret Chowning, a professor of Latin American history at the University of California at Berkeley, will speak on "Rebellion in the Convent: Why the Nuns of La Purisima Concepcion (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico) Defied the Bishop and Doomed the Convent" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in Milton Hall Room 171.

Foweraker does research on comparative politics in Latin America, popular movements and the democratization process. His books include "The Struggle for Land: A Political Economy of the Pioneer Frontier of Brazil," "Making Democracy in Spain: Grassroots Struggle in the South" and "Popular Mobilization in Mexico: The Teachers' Movement 1977-87."

Chowning specializes in Colonial Latin America, modern Mexico and Latin America in film. She has published "The Management of Church Property in Michoacan, Mexico, 1810-1856: Economic Motivations and Political Implications" and "The Contours of the Post-1810 Depression in Mexico: A Regional Perspective."

For more information call the center at 505-646-6814.

The Center for Latin American and Border Studies works to stimulate scholarship on Latin America, encourage excellence in academic programs related to Latin America, and provide outreach to schools and the public on Latin America.