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Vice President of Bolivia at the University of Economics, Prague

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7.4.2014

The Center for Latin American Studies of University of Economics in Prague in collaboration with the Department of Political Sciences of Faculty of International Relations, cordially invite you to a lecture of the Vice President of Plurinational State of Bolivia Mr. Álvaro García Linera. The lecture will be held on Monday, April 7th April at 18:00 in RB 101 at the University of Economics, Prague.

 The topic of the lecture is “State and Economic Transformation in Bolivia today” and it will be followed by discussion with students.

Álvaro Marcelo García Linera is a Bolivian politician and current Vice President of the Multinational State of Bolivia.

He was born in Cochabamba and graduated from San Agustín High School. Then, he studied at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City and became a mathematician. He studied sociology in Bolivia. After his release he worked as a university professor, political analyst, and news commentator. He was a well-known academic, known for his support of indigenous and left-wing political movements in South America.

He wrote a monograph about the different political and social organizations that were a part of the political rise of the MAS and other indigenous factions, Sociología de los Movimientos Sociales en Bolivia (Sociology of Social Movements in Bolivia), which was published in 2005. He was elected vice president as the running mate to Evo Morales in the 2005 presidential elections.

In 2010 he received a Honoris Causa from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires

The topic of this lecture is “State and Economic Transformation in Bolivia today” and it will be followed by discussion with the students.

The lecture will be in held Spanish with simultaneous translation into Czech.

For further information please contact us at clas@vse.cz

We look forward to your participation. We believe that this course will be of great benefit for you.

Center for Latin American Studies