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 located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.