This year we have seen new economic and political problems emerge in different areas of the world. In this course, experts will give us the background for these problems and bring us up to date.
What's Next for Putin's Russia?
Robert Moser, author of Unexpected Outcomes: Electoral Systems, Political Parties, and Representation in Russia, will give an update on the Russian political and economic situation under the new leader. An assistant professor, Department of Government, University of Texas, Austin, he is co-editor of Russian Politics: Challenges of Democratization. Dr. Moser has written on Russia for World Politics, Comparative Politics, and Electoral Studies.
Robert L. Hardgrave Jr.
India, Pakistan, and the Bomb: Dangers and Opportunities in South Asia
Conflicts over Kashmir, as well as economic opportunities in the area, will be discussed by Robert Hardgrave, an expert on the subcontinent. He is Professor of Government and Asian Studies, the Lousann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor of the Humanities, University of Texas, and author of many books including India: Government and Politics in a Developing Nation.
Raul L. Madrid
The Changing Face of Latin America
Raul Madrid will go behind the scenes in South America to explain some of the recent problems there. After receiving his Ph.D. degree at Stanford, Madrid joined the Department of Government, University of Texas. A book, Retiring the State: The Politics of Pension Privatization in Latin America, is in progress. Dr. Madrid has done political research throughout South America.
Greater China and the New Millennium
In his lecture, Steven Lewis will give an up-to-date report on the political and economic ramifications in both Taiwan and Mainland China at the turn of the century. Project Director, Transnational China Project, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Dr. Lewis recently received a Ph.D. degree at Washington University. He has taught in China.