Sidore Lecture Series Presents “Latin America and Its Discontents”

January 26th, 2012 by Elizabeth

Joseph S. Tulchin

PLYMOUTH, N.H.— The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State University will present Joseph S. Tulchin, visiting scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts.

This year’s Sidore Lecture Series focuses on the growing gap between the world’s rich and poor. The speakers hope to inspire audiences to think about the various forms of poverty that plague societies around the world, while sharing concrete solutions.

Speaking on Latin America and Its Discontents, Tulchin will discuss inequality and citizen security in Latin America, the major tectonic changes that have taken place in Latin America since the end of the Cold War, and how inequality and insecurity are further exacerbated by these changes. His in-depth focus on a Brazilian case will highlight the importance of public policies that deal with the economic divide.

Tulchin is a Latin American scholar who has published research on hemispheric security and international affairs, citizen security and police reform, reducing inequality and the governance of cities.

The author of more than 100 scholarly articles and 70 books, Tulchin is currently writing a book on United States’ relations with Central America.

The next speaker in the series will be sociology, anthropology and criminology professor Paul Leighton, speaking on The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Inequality, Corporate Power and Crime. Leighton will speak at 7 p.m. March 12.
The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series was established at PSU in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the University each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time.  A reception follows each presentation.

Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.