ELIANE KARP-TOLEDO, VISITING SCHOLAR AT SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Today, the participation of indigenous peoples has profoundly changed the socio-political challenges facing Latin American democracies. Indigenous organizations and a new generation of leaders have matured into political actors that formulate public policies aimed to guarantee their peoples economic, social, and political inclusion in the democratic process. In recent years, there have been numerous significant changes in indigenous activism and successes in influencing State policies, particularly in the Andean States where Indigenous Peoples continue to take on greater roles in challenging their respective democracies.
Eliane Karp-Toledo has been teaching in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University from 2006-2009 where she has specialized in Andean Ethnohistory, The Inca State, Indigenous Rebellions and Resistance as well as Indigenous Peoples of South America and their Politics of Ethnicity in today’s democracies. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at Stanford, where she is working on her book project to offer concrete proposals to improve Latin American Policy Agenda with direct implications on the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples to “The Common Good” and the “Rule of Law”. From July 2001-July 2006, she was Peru’s First Lady, supporting her husband’s work through the creation of a National Commission for the Andean, Amazonian and Afro-Peruvian Peoples. Prior to that, she had been working with the World Bank specializing in the measurement of the social impact of development programs on poor beneficiaries in Latin America and Africa. She is presently member and Director of the Global Center for Democracy and Development, headquartered in Lima. Today, she continues to address issues of social and ethnic inclusion through her blog http://elianekarp.blogspot.com and contributions to newspapers around the world.
MARCH 8, 2013, 1:15 - 2:05 P.M.
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