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GCC Film Series

Fall 2021

The CHABSS Global Commitment Committee and the Film Studies Program invite you to join us in screening and panel discussion of "Chile Rising."

Event Details

Tuesday, November 16, 5:30-8:00 pm

FREE. MARK 103 or Zoom (advance registration required for Zoom link)

"Chilean students have taken over schools and city streets in the largest protests the country has seen in decades. The students are demanding free education, and an end to the privatisation of their schools and universities. The free-market based approach to education was implemented by the military dictator Augusto Pinochet in his last days in power. The protests are causing a political crisis for Sebastian Pinera, the country's president. But what are the underlying issues driving the anger? As the demonstrations in Chile coincide with protests erupting globally, Fault Lines follows the Chilean student movement during their fight in a country plagued by economic inequality."
Scene from film Chile Rising

 Image credit: Fault Lines.

 Headshot-Dr Cynthia Chavez Metoyer  

Dr. Cynthia Chávez Metoyer, Professor of Political Science, joined the CSUSM faculty ranks in 1994. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Arizona University.  Dr. Chávez Metoyer’s teaching interests include Latin American Politics, particularly the role of women in development.  Her books, Women in the State in Post-Sandinista Nicaragua, and Women Legislators in Central America (co-authored with Michelle Saint-Germain), address the political and economic roles of Latin American women. Dr. Chávez Metoyer served as an international election observer for the Nicaraguan elections in 2001, 2005, and 2011.

Dr. Chávez Metoyer has served in a number of leadership capacities since her arrival to campus, including President of the Latino Association of Faculty and Staff, Academic Senator, Department Chair of Political Science, Interim Program Coordinator of Women’s Studies, and Chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee.  Additionally, Dr. Chávez Metoyer spearheaded the original campus project to honor César E. Chávez with a statue and plaza, and coordinated the 20th anniversary celebration of the statue last spring.  Dr. Chávez Metoyer chaired the Hispanic Serving Institute (HSI) Taskforce III, during which time CSUSM applied for and received HSI designation. Dr. Chávez Metoyer has been a faculty mentor since her arrival in 1994.

Dr. Chávez Metoyer is the founding Faculty Director of the University Office of Internships (June 2015). She has worked closely with Academic Senate to develop an academic internship policy for the University and has worked to establish policies and procedures necessary to expand quality internship opportunities to CSUSM students.  Dr. Chávez Metoyer served as Interim Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President of Diversity, Educational Equity and Inclusion for eight months (June 2016-January 2017).
 Headshot - Dr Paola Ometto  

Dr. Paola Ometto is an Assistant Professor of Management in the College of Business Administration at California State University San Marcos. She is passionate about how businesses navigate global environments and the current demand for being more environmental sustainable and socially just. She also researches how communities and institutional factors impact entrepreneurship and corporations. Prior to joining CSUSM, she received her Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Organization at Alberta Business School (University at Alberta) and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from FGV-EAESP (Sao Paulo - Brazil). She has her work published at Research in the Sociology of Organization, Business & Society, and Journal of Social Responsibility. She has presented her work at the Academy of Management Conference and European Group of Organization Studies.

 Headshot-Dr Xiaoye She


Dr. Xiaoye She is currently an Assistant Professor of Political Science at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). Her area of expertise is in political economy of development with a regional focus on East Asia and the Pacific. Her current research explores the linkages between national development strategies and international development cooperation in emerging economies from the Global South, together with the resulting structural changes in the global and regional order. Her most recent work includes a just published scholarly monograph titled Understanding Local Agency in China’s Policy Reform, and two forthcoming book chapters on China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Indonesia’s South-South Cooperation strategies. She has published her previous work with Routledge, International Studies Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, and E-International Relations

Before joining CSUSM she has taught at University at Albany (SUNY) and University of Hartford. She also served as a Women & Public Policy Fellow at the New York State government. She teaches courses in international political economy, comparative public policy, global governance and global development, East Asian and Chinese politics, as well as political science research methods. Her interests as a teacher-scholar includes developing and applying simulations and other active learning pedagogies, as well as guiding undergraduate research through her ongoing research projects. 

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