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Paradoxes of Global Inequality

The American Institute of Levinassian Studies (AILS) is happy to present the second of its 2017-2018 lecture series, “Alterity in Question: Paradoxes of Global Inequality: Trump, DACA, and NAFTA” on January 11 at the Alliance Française de Los Angeles.

The discussion will be led by Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda who is the Founding Director of the North American Integration and Development Center and an Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.

The lecture, “Alterity in Question: Paradoxes of Global Inequality: Trump, DACA, and NAFTA” will take a critical and analytical look at policies concerning DACA and NAFTA and their political implications on immigration and international trade. On the theme of questioning alterity, Professor Hinojosa will also address questions on what he deems America’s “dangerous” other which may be a product of illegal immigration and unfair trade agreements like NAFTA and TPP. This discussion will also delve into the questions of a nation’s ethical responsibility and altruism involved in receiving immigrants, with a Q&A and reception to follow.

Born in Mexico and raised in Chicago, Hinojosa-Ojeda received a B.A. in Economics, a M.A. in Anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Chicago. He has written many articles and books on the political economy throughout the world, specifically focusing on trade, investment, and migration relations between the US, Mexico, and Latin America. Professor Hinojosa has a lot of experience with policy research through his positions at the World Bank, the InterAmerican Development Bank, and the White House Council of Economic Advisers. The UCLA professor founded the North American Integration and Development Center at UCLA in 1995 in hopes to develop more innovative research projects concerning globalization and development.

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