Upcoming Events

Oct 02, 2014 12:00 PM, 457 Schermerhorn Extension

Mexican Mondays

Join us for the next Mexican Mondays meeting, a series hosted by the Center for Mexican Studies and the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures to discuss new publications, current affairs, and more.

October 2: Caterina Pizzigoni, “In the Church and at Home: Approaches to Saints in Early Latin America”, Americas South Seminar. 

Oct 02, 2014 12:10 PM, 457 Schermerhorn Extension

In the Church and at Home: Approaches to Saints in Early Latin America

Speaker: Caterina Pizzigoni, Columbia University 

This event is part of the Americas South Seminar: Dominant, Residual, and Emergent Political Forms.

Oct 02, 2014 7:00 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

What’s Left of the Left: Latin American Left in the 21st Century

Speaker: Tony Spanakos, Montclair State University

Oct 03, 2014 12:15 PM, International Affairs Building Room 802, 420 West 118th St.

The Growing but Vulnerable Middle Class in Latin America: Expansion, Values, and Preferences

Speaker: Michael Penfold, Director for Public Policy and Competitiveness at CAF Development Bank of Latin America and Associate Professor at IESA Business and Public Policy School in Caracas 

During the past decade, Latin America has experienced a rapid growth of its middle income sectors. This phenomenon has brought back the light to the impact the middle class can have in economic growth, political development and social change. Nevertheless, there is still much ambiguity and confusion to how the middle class is currently quantified and measured. Most studies focus on the income factor and lack concrete evaluations of the values and preferences of the Latin American middle classes, which could notably contribute to understand them more deeply. The present study attempts to quantify the magnitude of this phenomenon using income as a factor, as well as the subjective determinants of the sense of belonging to the middle class and various value dimensions that characterize it.


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