Historian to lecture about power, social movements in Ecuador


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A history professor and Ecuadoran university president will speak Oct. 16 at the University of Louisville about social movements and power in Ecuador.

    Enrique Ayala Mora will give the free, public talk about “Social Movements, Authoritarian Regimes and Caudillismo in Ecuador” at 4:30 p.m. in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. The event is the 18th annual Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture, offered by the Latin American and Latino studies program within the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Ayala Mora is president and dean of the history faculty at Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar in Quito.

    He also has been editor of a journal about modern Ecuadoran history, editorial committee member of UNESCO’s nine-volume “The General History of Latin America” and a consultant for the United Nations University in Tokyo. He is a member of the Association of Historians of Latin America, Association of Historians of Ecuador and the Society of Latin American Studies in Great Britain.

    Ayala Mora also will speak in Spanish to a language class at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in Belknap Academic Building 239A and in English about Latin American politics and society to a class at 11 a.m. Oct. 17 in Ford Hall 407.

    For more information, contact Tricia Gray at 502-852-3309 or tricia.gray@louisville.edu or check http://louisville.edu/latinamericanstudies/news/18th-annual-lals-heritage-lecture.


    EDITORS: Enrique Ayala Mora’s photo is attached.


    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.