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18:30 - 19:30 25 March 2014

Transnational Americas: Latin American Perspectives on Recent Trends in Pan-American Migration


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Maxine Molyneux, UCL Institute of the Americas, is a political sociologist specialising in Latin America. She has written widely on development theory and policy, citizenship and rights, social policy, social movements and gender inequality. Her current research is on Latin American social policy with a particular focus on the recent efforts to reduce poverty in the region. She joined UCL in June 2012 as Professor of Sociology and Director of the UCL Institute of the Americas.

Inaugural lecture by Professor Maxine Molyneux:

By 2050 it is estimated that one quarter of the US population or 100 million persons will be of Latin American descent. In recent years some 14 million migrants left Central America to make the often dangerous journey to 'El Norte'. This lecture examines the character of recent trends from a Latin American perspective and considers the social, political and economic consequences of migration.


Tessa Rickards
+44 (0)20 7679 1346 | t.rickards@ucl.ac.uk


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