February 17, 2009 · The New School, New York, United States
A panel discussion in celebration of the release of the book Dignity and Defiance: Stories from Bolivia’s Challenge to Globalization.
This book is a powerful, well-crafted, eyewitness account of Bolivia’s rebellion from below, put together by the Democracy Center. Readers will find compelling first person accounts of Bolivia’s historic water revolt; of a massive Shell-Enron oil spill and its aftermath; of a nation’s battle to control its oil and gas; and of one people’s dramatic and successful challenge to the policies of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Here too is the story of those seeking out globalization’s opportunities, from indigenous weaving communities to emigrants.
Graduate Program in International Affairs (The New School) presented in collaboration with The Democracy Center (San Francisco, United States /Cochabamba, Bolivia), co-sponsored by the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) and the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).