Latin America's view of United States is topic of global studies forum

Latin America's view of United States is topic of global studies forum
August 30, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

The Global Studies Forum at Benedictine University will present “Beyond the Washington Consensus: The View from Latin America” featuring Aline Helg, Ph.D., from 12:30-3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 10 in Krasa Center Rooms A, B and C. Helg is a professor of history at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Previously, she taught at universities in Colombia and at the University of Texas. She is the author of countless articles, two books on Colombia and one on Cuba. Her book, “Liberty and Equality in Caribbean Colombia,” won the John E. Fagg Prize from the American Historical Association. Helg’s book, “Our Rightful Share: The Afro-Cuban Struggle for Equality,” won the Wesley Logan Prize from the American Historical Association, the Elsa Goveia Award from the Association of Caribbean Historians and the Gordan K. Lewis Memorial Award from the Caribbean Studies Association. This book has been translated into Spanish and French. The Global Studies major at Benedictine University combines the school’s unique cultural heritage sequence with courses from a number of disciplines to provide students with an understanding of the forces that are shaping the world and prepare them to act as responsible citizens in the 21st century. For more information about the Global Studies Forum, contact Tonia Rucker at (630) 829-6250.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.