Events in UCIS
Monday, October 30
Thomas W. Walker
One Scholar’s Half Century Affair with Nicaragua
Amy Knapp Room - Hillman Library G74
Monday, October 30, 2017 4:00pm – 5:15pm
Reception to follow
Thomas W. Walker is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Director Emeritus of Latin American Studies at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Before retiring, he taught courses on “The Government and Politics of Latin American,” “Revolution in Latin America,” and “Latin American Political Thought.”
Dr. Walker is both a Brazilianist and a Central Americanist. He did his dissertation research in Brazil and has published a couple of articles and one book about the politics in that country: (with Agnaldo Sousa Barbosa) Dos Coroneis a Metropole: Fios e Tramas da Sociedade e da Politica em Ribeirao Preto no Seculo 20(Palavra Magica, 2000)
Regarding Central America, he is the author, co-author or editor of ten books, two of which are now in their sixth editions: Nicaragua: Emerging the Shadow of the Eagle, co-authored with Christine Wade and Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion and Change, co-authored with John Booth and Christine Wade. In 1984, 1989/90, and 1996, Walker served on international delegations that observed Nicaragua’s national elections. With those experiences, he was later invited to be part of the Carter Center’s teams, which observed the 2004 presidential recall referendum in Venezuela and the 2006 National elections in Nicaragua. Walker has delivered over 185 guest lectures at
institutions of higher education around the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
Special Thanks to Dr. Ariel Armony, Vice Provost for Globa Affairs
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