Vice-President of Bolivia at VŠE

28 Mar

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

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

Álvaro Marcelo García Linera is a Bolivian politician and the 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. Later, he worked as a university professor, political analyst, and news commentator. He is 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 lecture will be in held Spanish with simultaneous translation into Czech.