LAPE/ Revolucion Democratica TALK Challenging Education System and the Economic Model: conversation about Chile post 2011
Speakers: Giorgio Jackson, ex-student leader of Chilean student movement 2011 Professor Gabriel Palma, University of Cambridge 29/11/2013 at 18:00 Room 728 at the Institute of Education, University of London.
Giorgio Jackson (26) is a former student leader from Chile and current candidate in the elections later in November for Revolución Democrática (RD). He will visit London just after the elections, and at that time he will be -most probably according to available polls- an elected MP, representing a new generation of activists and politicians entering to the formal political arena. Giorgio was part of the student leaders of 2011 social mobilizations, which claimed for equal access to public, just and good quality education, impacting on the political agenda at high level and putting education at the core of the public debate in the ongoing presidential campaign in the country.
Gabriel Palma is Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University. D. Phil in Economics, 1979, Oxford University. PhD (by incorporation) Cambridge University, 1985. Phil in Political Sciences, 1988, Sussex University. During the seventies, he worked in Allende's government, both in the National Planning Office as well as part of the board of Chuquicamata Copper Company. His research interests predominantly focus on two areas: the economic history of Latin America, and the political economy of recent economic reforms in Latin America and Asia.