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Visiting professor to NMSU to speak about Chiapas uprising

When the indigenous Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico, revolted on Jan. 1, 1994, the transnational solidarity movement that emerged changed the way we understand local, national and global politics, said Thomas Olesen, a visiting professor at New Mexico State University from Aahus University in Denmark.

Olesen has been studying the uprising in Chiapas since February 1999 as part of his doctoral research. He will present the preliminary findings of his study, "Long-distance Zapatismo: the Making of a Transnational Political Project?" at noon Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Breland Hall Room 333.

The lecture is last in a series of presentations by the government department that are intended to bring faculty, students and the public together and encourage a healthy exchange of political ideas and topics, said Neil Harvey, an associate professor of government at NMSU.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call Harvey at (505) 646-3220.

Chris J. Minnick
Nov. 21, 2000