Chicago Boys

chicagoboysMonday, February 27, 6:30 p.m.
King Juan Carlos Center Auditorium, 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

The first installment in 2017 of the Indocumentales film and conversation series about migration will be presenting award-winning documentary film by Carola Fuentes and Rafael Valdeavellano  Chicago Boys: After the 1973 coup which brought Augusto Pinochet to power, a group of Chilean economists were given the power to turn Chile into a laboratory for the world’s most radical neo-liberal experiments….

Following the screening, an interactive discussion with guest speakers, Paul Hoeffel and Marcial Godoy, will examine the connection between economic policies and migration historically and in the present day.

Marcial Godoy-Anativia is a sociocultural anthropologist and the Managing Director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University. He is co-editor, with Zeynep Gambetti, of Rhetorics of Insecurity: Belonging and Violence in the Neoliberal Era (NYU Press, 2013). He is also Editor, with Jill Lane, of e-misférica, the Institute’s trilingual online journal. From 2000-2007, he worked in the Program on Latin America and the Caribbean and the Program on International Collaboration at the Social Science Research Council. His publications include “Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Middle East Studies in the Aftermath of 9/11,” “We Are Living in a Time of Pillage: A Conversation with Carlos Monsiváis,” and Ciudades Translocales: Espacios, flujo, representación—Perspectivas desde las Américas, co-edited with Rossana Reguillo (ITESO, 2005). In 2003, he co-edited a special issue of Estudios migratorios latinoamericanos, entitled “Los flujos translocales en las Américas.” Marcial also serves on the Board of Directors of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).

Paul Hoeffel is currently the Director of the New York-based Rain Barrel Communications, a consultancy focused on development and social justice issues. Beginning in Chile during the popular movement of Salvador Allende, Paul worked for several years as a correspondent in Latin America and the Caribbean. He joined the United Nations in the 1983, and left the Organization in 2007 after serving as Director of the UN Information Centre in Mexico. He joined the cabinet of former Nicaraguan foreign minister Miguel d’Escoto, during his presidency of the General Assembly in 2008/9 serving as his speechwriter and communications advisor.  Paul recently returned to New York after working for five years in South Africa.


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