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Lisa Mills: “Author Meets Readers” with Laura Macdonald – Violence, Gender and Human Rights in Latin America

April 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location:Irene's Pub (885 Bank Street)

Author Meets Readers invites Carleton students and the community to join an informal discussion on new books published by members of the Carleton University Faculty of Public Affairs.

About the Books:

Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Subnational Structures, Institutions, and Clientelistic Networksedited by Laura Macdonald and Tina Hilgers, examines how violence is no longer primarily perpetrated by states against their citizens, but by a variety of state and non-state actors struggling to control resources, territories, and populations.

The Limits of Trust: The Millennium Development Goals, Maternal Health, and Health Policy in Mexicoby Lisa Mills, investigates the reasons why Mexico did not meet the Millennium Development Goal of reducing maternal mortality by 75%. Efforts by feminist groups and local governments fell short because of systematic failures to ensure the trustworthiness of the health care system.

About the Authors:

Laura Macdonald is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University.

Lisa Mills is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University.

Laura and Lisa will be joined by Marie-Josée Massicotte, Associate Professor, Political Studies at University of Ottawa and Rachel Vincent, Direct of Advocacy and Media, Nobel Women’s Initiative for a short panel Q&A.

This event is part of the Ottawa International Writer’s Festival.


You can also listen to SPPA Director Graeme Auld interview faculty member Lisa Mills on her research, published recently in the book The Limits of Trust: The Millennium Development Goals, Maternal Health, and Health Policy in Mexico.