My Travels to America & Seminars, Conferences, and References

Travel and Research___________________________________________


Europe                            Americas


Austria: Sept 1991                                  Canada: Oct 1992, Nov 1995

Belgium: Sept 1995                                 Mexico: Yearly, 1992–

Bulgaria: Sept 1992                                                  

England: Jan and May 2001                            

France:   1991-1992                                USA: October 1992–

Hungary: 1991, 1992, 1995                      Guatemala, January 1999     

Romania: Yearly, 1992–                         Costa Rica, March 1999

Russia: June 1993                                           

Spain: March 1992

Switzerland: June-July 1994

Turkey: July 2000



Dr. James W. Wilkie, UCLA Professor of Globalization History

and Policy Studies

Chair, UCLA Program on Mexico

President, PROFMEX

1242 Lachman Lane, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272

Tel. cell (310) 454-8812, office 206-8500



Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres, UCLA Professor of Education

Director, UCLA Latin American Center

UCLA, Bunche 10343, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-6859

Tel. (310) 825-4571, Fax (310) 206 6859

E-mail: and/or


Dr. Aida Mostkoff-Linares, Professor of Latin American History

Santa Monica College

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628

Tel: (310) 434 4597



Dr. Catherine Komisaruk, Professor of Latin American History

California University of Long Beach, CA90840-0106      

Tel: office (562) 985 8759, home (562) 961 7745



Dr. Jesús Arroyo Alejandre, Professor and Dean, School of Economics

University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Tel: (011-52-33) 36-33-54-45



Dr. Iván T. Berend, UCLA Professor of East Central European History

Director, UCLA Center for Eastern Europe and Russian Studies

UCLA, 6343 Bunche Hall,405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tel. (310) 825 1178

E-mail: iberend


Dr. Richard Weiss, UCLA Professor of U.S. History

UCLA Bunche Hall 7256, 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tel. (310) 825 1779



Memberships: TripAdvisor – Senior Writer


American Historical Association


American-Romanian Academy of Science and Arts


American-Romanian Foundation (California Tax-Exempt Organization)

        Founding Member and Chair of Board of Directors, 1997–

         President, 1997—


Conference on Latin American History


Feminist Majority Foundation (Founder of Feminist Alliance, UCLA Chapter)


Institute for the Study of Gender in Mexico


Northern California Translators Association (NCTA)


PROFMEX–Consortium for Research on Mexico

                  Board of Directors, 1997—


Holmby Park Advisory Board, Beverly Hills, 2001–



Conferences, Seminars Presentations and Invitations:


2014 Moderator: UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and the Social Security Project

UCLA Faculty Center on the topic:



9:30-11:30 at the Faculty Center



2001 Conference on “Latin American Literature and Education,” Mexico City,

June 17-24, Paper: “The Challenge of Globalization, Civil Society in  

Latin America and Canada.”


2001 Conference on “Urban Poverty Worldwide,” Toluca, State of Mexico,          

        November 6-9, Paper: “Marginalization of Women in the Labor Force.”       

2000 Conference Organizer, “Technological Knowledge and Women’s

         Role in the Global Advocacy Networking,” UCLA, June 4


2000 PROFMEX-UCLA Conference on “Mexico and Public Policy,” Paper:

“The Mexico NGO Sector and the Role of Women.” Morelia,

Michoacán, Mexico, Sept. 14– 23.
TV Interview: Noticiero Canal 13 de Televisa Broadcast to Mexico/USA


1999 UCLA Colloquium in European History and Culture,

October 16, Paper: “Globalization of Civil Society:

The Open Society Fund in East-Central Europe–International Philanthropy”


1999 Organizer, PROFMEX-Guanajuato Conference on Innovative Ideas for Mexico’s Development,” Paper “The Role of Transnational NGOs in Developing Civil Society in Mexico,” Guanajuato, April 14-19.


1999 Organizer, UCLA Seminar on “Globalization and Romania’s      

         Transylvanian Region,” sponsored by U.S. Small Business Association, July 7


  • UCLA History Annual Conference on Women’s History, March 17,

Paper: “The Politics of Gender During the Period of Socialism”


1997 Romanian Academy Conference on “Civil Society ,” Cluj Napoca,

Romania, June 15, Paper: “Civil Society and the Transfer of the

Mexican-U.S. Model to Romania,”


1997 Romanian Civic Academy Conference on “Rebuilding Civil Society,”

Sighet, Maramures, Romania, June 22, Paper: “The Deliberate Distraction

Of Romania’s Civil Society after 1947 by the Ceausescu Dictatorship”


  • UCLA Colloquium on Romania, June 17, Paper:

“The Emerging Romanian Informational Infrastructure”


1996 UCLA Colloquium in European History and Culture,

       October 16, Paper: “Civil Society and the Mexican Adaptation  

        of the U.S. Philanthropic Model”


1995 The American-Romanian Academy of Science Annual Meeting,

         University of Reno, January 12 – 17. Moderator: “Session on Culture”;

Paper: “Orwell’s ‘1984’ and Life Under ‘Big Brothers’ Stalin & Ceausescu”


1994 PROFMEX Policy Seminar for Managing the Greater El Paso-Ciudad

         Juárez Metropolitan Area, El Paso, March 14-15. Paper:

“Simplifying U.S.-Mexican Visas”


1994 Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute, Invitee as International Observer

 of the Mexican Presidential Election, Mexico City, August 19-22. 1994 PROFMEX Conference on “Experiences of De-statification”

Mexico City, August 23, 1994, Paper: “NAFTA and EU Compared.” 

Documentary Research for Holocaust movie by Janos Hasullyo. jstarmanband@   &

About Drolgalazin

Dr. Olga Lazin is a prolific Author. A UCLA graduate in History, Dr Olga is a Professor of American Constitutional and Globalization history at CSUD. She is also a published author and History Lecturer. Read her eye-opening books, download here: You can access and download her books at: In Hard copy: Globalization is Decentralized: Easter Europe and Latin America Compared, Civic And Civil Society, Foundations And U.S. Philanthropy, published 2016 Author HOUSE, USA. Book: She has been teaching History at UCLA, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Cal State University Long Beach, as well as University of Guadalajara (UDG) and University of Quintana Roo, in Mexico for over 26 years. Her specialty is History of Food, Globalization of technology, food History, and the American Constitution. As a hobby, she is practicing permaculture. Her radio show is accessible 24 hours a day at: FACEBOOK: OLGA LAZIN DROlga Lazin Twitter; @olgamlazin Instagram; #lazinolga E-mail;
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