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Oct. 21, 2008

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LA CROSSE, Wis. – Latin American expert Ramon Daubon, Ph.D, a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow who is spending a week at Viterbo University, will discuss “Globalization and the Collapse of the Washington Consensus” on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on campus.

“Daubon is one of the top experts on issues related to aid in Latin America,” said Jesús Jambrina, assistant professor of world languages at Viterbo University.

Daubon is the president of the Esquel Group in Washington, D.C., and an Associate at the Charles Kettering Foundation.

A native of Puerto Rico, Daubon has published extensively on topics about Latin America and the Caribbean and the connection of economic and social development with democracy and the culture of civic engagement.

The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program was established in 1973 to encourage the flow of ideas between the academic and non-academic worlds and to help students see the relationship between their education and their future lives. During weeklong visits to campuses across the nation, Fellows participate in a dialogue with students and faculty in formal and informal venues from classrooms to coffee shops to career counseling sessions, student dorms and dining halls, with time for answering questions, forming friendships, and exploring ideas in depth.

By their own example, Fellows demonstrate that successful leaders in business, government, non-profit organizations—wherever—command a good understanding of people in our own and in other cultures, ethics, and history, an understanding based on the rich knowledge that is the core of the liberal arts education.

Fellows are successful executives, journalists, diplomats, writers, government officials, lawyers, judges, entrepreneurs, ethicists, environmentalists, futurists, political analysts, scientists, and other professionals. Fellows are selected on the basis of personal enthusiasm for the goals of the program, interest in young people, a willingness to share their lives and expertise, and the ability to listen as well as to talk.

Daubon’s visit is being coordinated by the Latin American Studies program at Viterbo University.


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