Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Contemporary Mexico: 1968 to Present


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Tuesdays, January 14, 21 & 28; February 4 & 11, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Alex M. Saragoza, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Ethnic Studies, UCB
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Professor Saragoza will examine the challenges facing Mexico from its pivotal political crisis in 1968 up to the election of current president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. He’ll pay close attention to the demise of decades of one party rule and its turbulent political consequences. But every political shift has context, and in Mexico there are crucial social, cultural, gender, family, cinematic, and even musical changes at work. Professor Saragoza won’t neglect them, and he’ll also deal with the current issues affecting Mexico’s relations with the United States. Trade, immigration, border tensions, and drug trafficking will get full attention. Can Mexico prosper, and can we get along with our neighbor? Let’s see if OLLI and Professor Saragoza have some answers.


Event Details

Date: 2020-01-14

Start time: 10:30 a.m.

End time: 12:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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