Since his election in 2007, Daniel Ortega has gradually restored autocratic rule to Nicaragua. This April, a student rebellion quickly gained the support of much of civil society and organized business. Ortega’s security forces responded by shooting hundreds of protesters. The international community reacted with outrage, but so far Ortega stands tough even as the economy spirals downward. Prof. Feinberg, who recently visited the country, will address the question: What can be done to avoid a deepening tragedy for the long-suffering Nicaraguan people?
About Our Speaker
Richard Feinberg is a professor of international political economy at UCSD’s School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS). Dr. Feinberg has enjoyed a distinguished career as diplomat, policy advisor, corporate consultant, university professor and author of over 200 books and articles on international relations. His four decades of engagement with United States foreign policy spans government services — in the White House, Department of State and Department of the Treasury — numerous Washington-based public policy institutes, the Peace Corps in Chile and, now, academia.
Feinberg is an authority on U.S. foreign policy, multilateral institutions (IMF, World Bank, NAFTA) and summitry (APEC, Summitry in the Americas, G-8). He is an expert on trade and investment, globalization, democratization and non-governmental organizations.
Feinberg is a currently non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He holds a Ph.D. in International Economics from Stanford University and a B.A. in European History from Brown University.
6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration and Refreshments
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Presentation and Q&A
AMN Healthcare Board Room
12400 High Bluff Drive,
San Diego, CA 92130
Free for SDWAC Members and GPS Students
$10 for Non-Members
Seating is limited, so early registration is recommended!
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