When: October 22, 2011
From: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Title: When Good Intentions Fuel More Corruption: Market Reforms and Crony Capitalism in Latin America and Russia
Speaker: Dr. Luigi Manzetti
Corruption and crony capitalism have come to dominate the economies of many Latin American countries and Russia. Correspondingly, the development of democracy in these societies has been slow and painful despite the development of market reform in both regions. Professor Manzetti will examine how these seemingly contradictory forces have played out, with particular attention on Russia, Argentina and Chile.
Dr. Luigi Manzetti is Associate Professor of Political Science and has been the Director of Latin American Studies at Southern Methodist University. He specialilzes in issues that include governance, corruption and market reforms in Latin American. He is the author of several books including Privatization South American Style (Oxford University Press), Political Forces in Argentina (Praeger), and The IMF and Economic Stabilization (Praeger). Professor Manzetti has been a consultant for the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United States Information Agency, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Cost for the Lecture: CIR Members – $15 each
Non-Members & Guests – $20 each
Full-time students (25 or under) with appropriate identification enrolled at area high schools and colleges are welcome to attend the International Lecture Series for free.