Williams College political science professor James Mahon gives a lively OLLI talk Wednesday, August 21 at 3pm entitled, “A New Mexico?”
The talk will be held at the Berkshire Museum, located at 39 South Street (Route 7) in downtown Pittsfield, Mass.
As part of OLLI’s 2019 Distinguished Speakers Series Professor Mahon will discuss how the landslide victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in July 2018 promised a new beginning—but the new president faces entrenched interests and difficult problems, including a few he has made for himself.
James E. Mahon, Jr. is the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Political Science at Williams College. Professor Mahon teaches courses on political economy, comparative politics, Latin American politics, U.S.- Latin America foreign relations, and Cuba. He has authored various works on taxation and financial flows in Latin America, political economy, and comparative social inquiry. His current research examines fiscal politics and the reform of the state in Latin America.
Admission is $10 for OLLI at BCC and Berkshire Museum members, and $15 for the general public. Admission is free to Berkshire Community College students and youth 17 and under. Preregister via the link below or call 413.236.2190. Tickets will also be available at the door on a space available basis.