Former Honduran president to join panel discussion on democracy in Latin America

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Ricardo Maduro Joest, former president ofHonduras, will join a group of distinguished scholars of Latin American politics to discussDemocratic Governance in Latin Americaat4:15 p.m.Thursday (April 12) in theHesburghCenterauditorium at the University of Notre Dame.

The speakers will discuss the present condition of democratic regimes inLatin Americaand suggest reasons for optimism or pessimism in the region.

Maduro served as president ofHondurasfrom 2002 to 2006, the sixth president to be elected since 1982, when democratic elections replaced more than a decade of military rule.Under his presidency,Hondurasnegotiated and ratified the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement.

With Maduro on the panel will be Kenneth M. Roberts, professor of government atCornellUniversityand author ofDeepening Democracy? The Modern Left and Social Movements inChileandPeru; Deborah J. Yashar, professor of politics and international affairs atPrincetonUniversityand author ofContesting Citizenship inLatin America: The Rise of Indigenous Movements and the Post-liberal Challenge; and Jaime Ros, professor of economics at Notre Dame and author ofDevelopment Theory and the Economics of Growth.

_ Contact: Kelly S. Roberts, publications and communications manager at the Kellogg Institute, at 574-631-9184 or _

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