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Bolivia and Latin America: New Actors for New Times
May 22, 2008 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Institute for Policy Studies, the Washington Office on Latin America, and the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns cordially invite you to a seminar
Bolivia and Latin America:
New Actors for New Times
Reverend Michael J. Gillgannon
Missionary Priest of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
Archdiocesan Director of Campus Ministry for the Archdiocese of La Paz, Bolivia
As Bolivians remain deadlocked over constitutional reform, with ethnic and regional divisions at the fore, President Evo Morales, Vice President Alvaro García Linera and all nine departmental prefects (governors) will face recall referenda on August 10. Please join us for a wide-ranging discussion of the ongoing political contest in Bolivia and its implications for the region.
Rev. Michael J. Gillgannon is the Founder and Director of Campus Ministry for the Archdiocese of La Paz, Bolivia. He also serves as Chaplain to the State University of La Paz and the La Paz Teachers’ College. Ordained in 1958, Fr. Gillgannon began his career in campus ministry in 1962 at Western Missouri State University. In 1966, he served on the advisory committee of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Conference for the post-Vatican II reorganization of Catholic Campus Ministry in the United States. Since 1974, he has worked as a missionary priest in La Paz, serving as Pastor of San Antonio Parish, as Archdiocesan Director of Pastoral Planning, and as National Chaplain for Bolivian Campus Ministry.
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