Jose Manuel Puente

Professor of the Public Policy Centre at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) in Caracas. Visiting Lecturer. Blavatnik School of Government. University of Oxford. 2014-2016. Visiting Lecturer University of Salamanca. 2016-2017. B.A. in Economics, Universidad Central de Venezuela - UCV (1994); Msc. in Public Policy and Administration, London School of Economics (1997); Msc. in Public Policy in Latin America, University of Oxford (1998). D.Phil (2005), University of Oxford. His areas of academic interests are: Political Economy, Public Finance and Budgeting, Social Expenditure and Venezuelan Macroeconomics. During this term in the University of Oxford he has been working in a project on: The Venezuelan Economy in the Stage of Collapse. A Historical and Comparative Analysis.    

Gustavo Hirsch

MSc Latin American Studies, 2017-18

I am a Brazilian lawyer with a specialisation in international relations. I am interested in Latin American politics, geopolitics, history, economy, sociology, music, and literature. Before coming to Oxford, I practiced patent law and civil law in Rio de Janeiro; then studied international relations at IUPERJ, where I wrote a paper on the Brazilian foreign policy toward Africa. I also worked at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) as international advisor in the Graduate Institute of Engineering (COPPE).

Andre Blackburn

MSc Latin American Studies, 2017-18

I hail from the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, where I received all of my schooling. I hold a BA in Spanish and History (First Class Honours) and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations, both of which were awarded from the University of the West Indies. I worked as an English-language assistant in Bogotá and Bucaramanga, Colombia for 2 years.  There, my passion for Latin American culture, history and people deepened. For the last 4 years, I worked at the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Trinidad & Tobago as the executive assistant to the Ambassador. For my extended essay, I wrote about the disparity of LGBT legal rights between Latin America and the English- Speaking Caribbean, which I discovered may be attributed to the framing processes used by LGBT social movements as well as political opportunity structure in each region. I hope to continue to expand my knowledge on Latin America and gain some on-the-ground experience working with NGOs that deal with minority rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

Talk by Chairman Stan Shih on Si-nnovation Island & Eastern Si-vilization

Tuesday, 26 June, 2018 -
14:30 to 15:30
Said Business School (Lecture Theatre 4), Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP

Chairman Shih will talk about Taiwan’s role as the manufacturing centre of the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. He will discuss the future of this industry and what is Taiwan’s next step.


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