Road Scholar Program
June 16 - 22, 2013
MEXICO AT THE CROSSROADS: THE PAST AND ITS FUTURES
Mexico’s one-party authoritarian regime, which ruled the country from 1929 until 2000, spanned all aspects of Mexican life, leading Mario Vargas Llosa to call it the “perfect dictatorship.” Our program will trace this single party rule from its roots in the revolution of 1910, through its gradual loss of radicalism to the eruption of large-scale protests in 1968 and subsequent smouldering dissidence leading to the regime’s fall in 2000, and paradoxically its astonishing resurgence in the 2012 presidential election. Against this backdrop, expert lecturers will examine issues of U.S.-Mexico relations, immigration, religion, gender roles, the drug trade, cinema, music and dance, geography and much more. Participants will examine rare Mexican manuscripts and imprints of the UCB Bancroft Library, and take a special trip to the delightful town of Sonoma to tour its historic mission and visit an acclaimed vineyard created by Mexican immigrants. Other stimulating activities are planned.
Program Anchor: Alex Saragoza
At the University of California, Berkeley, Alex Saragoza has served as Chair of the Center for Latin American Studies, Director of International Programs, Director of the University of the California Study Center in Mexico City and is currently a professor of history in the Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies, where he regularly teaches a course on Mexican migration. He is currently a member of the US - Mexico Forum, a joint program between the Center for Latin American Studies and the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico. Saragoza's most recent publication is Mexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic that encompasses the political, economic and social history of Mexico.
Fees & Accommodations
• Accommodations, meals, classes, and all field trips including Sonoma are $845 inclusive.
• This year, only 6th floor single rooms are available (no doubles). Men's and women's restrooms are "down the hall."
• Classes, accommodations, and dining services are located in Berkeley's historic International House on the UC Berkeley Campus. Excellent cafeteria meals offer choices to please any palate.
• I-House features a café and library. Shops, bookstores, museums, and libraries are walking distance, 2-4 blocks away
• Parking is $114 for the week. Extend your stay for $65 per night, including meals.
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By phone: 1-800-454-5768 (9am-9pm EST)
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