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Peru Scholars to Teach Students at the U of W

May 15, 2011 7:14 AM | News

By David Klassen

Two distinguished scholars from Peru will be teaching at the University of Winnipeg for the next two weeks.

Dr. Teofilo Altamirano is a visiting professor from Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, and is a principal investigator with the Centre for Social, Economic, Political and Anthropological Research. Dr. Altamirano’s course focuses on Migration and Human Rights along with host Professor Ross McCormack.

Dr. José Luis Renique is currently in the Department of History, Lehman College and the PhD Program in History at Graduate Center, New York. Dr. Renique’s course will examine the evolution of Human Rights in Latin America as a fundamental dimension of the process of democratization initiated in the 1980s.

The two were invited by U of W Prof. Ross McCormack, director of the Global College Institute for Cultural and Political Studies of the Americas, and will teach more than 100 students during their time here.