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Sunday, May 25, 2014

For Bain & Company:

Let me introduce myself: I am a writer, author and university Lecturer. 

I am a Doctor in History, and I have earned my degree from  the University of California, Los Angeles in 2009.
My research and teaching interests focus on food development and food technology transfers from Europe into Latin America and the United States.  I am particularly interested in understanding global trends in nutrition, and how food companies they promote continuity and change. I am currently working on my second book about how trade and technology have changed for the good human food sources, focusing mostly on organic food and a very special type of agriculture.

                                              May 19, 2014 LOS ANGELES, CA


                                                                   Olga Magdalena Lazin-Andrei

UCLA Visiting Scholar, Education Department
PROFMEX – R&D Director, Published Author

Web page:


2004 - 2012 UCLA Visiting Scholar, Department of Education
2003 - 2004 UCLA Post Doctoral Scholar, History
2001 ----- Ph.D. in History, UCLA
1996     M.A. in History, UCLA
1990 B.A. in Philology, Babes-Bolyai University    

Professional Experience: 1990 – present  PROFMEX (the Consortium for research on Education) – R & D Director  at UCLA.

Book: Decentralized Globalization:
(sole author) Free Markets, U.S. Foundations, and the Rise of Civil  and Civic Society from Rockefeller’s Latin America to Soros’ Eastern Europe

published in Spring 2007, by UCLA and the University of Guadalajara Press
UCLA Program on Mexico, PROFMEX, and Juan Pablos Editores.


Second Book:
The Positive and Negative Sides of Globalization. Lados Obscuros y Brillantes de la Globalización, 
Co-author, James W. Wilkie, Universidad de Guadalajara, UCLA, 2011


Third book sole author:   Rise of the American Model for Philanthropy, 
2001, Online:

Online Publications:

Book presentation:
At the Convention Center, Los Angeles, May 20 -23, 2012. Book Fair, Los Angeles Convention Center, California.

Academic Competence: 

Latin American History; Health Systems  in Latin America: 
Regional project on Coordination of Research Policies with the Latin American Countries: American Culture and History: Latin America and Its People, Constitutional History; Social and Political Philosophy of the Unites States, History of Free trade Blocs in Global, and Regional Perspective: NAFTA, Macroeconomics: Climate Change
Governance & Health 
Human Rights
Race & Ethnicity
Social Determinants of Health-Southern California
Comparative Free Trade Blocs Analysis; History of Globalization; Philosophy of  Individualism; Philosophy of Film & Hollywood Culture; Ancient and Modern History; Creative Writing; Creating Thinking; U.S. History; the Age of Revolutions, Elitelore, and Folklore: Critical Thinking; Marxism; Capitalism, American Pragmatism; Feminism; Ethics; Environmental Studies; Asian Philosophy and Religion; Religious Studies (East and West); Aesthetics; Philosophy and Literature.

Languages:     Polyglot Speak Read Write
English          
French          
German    
Hungarian              
Italian          
Latin      
Persian;              
Romanian          
Spanish          

ESL Teacher: City of Long Beach.


Online:  1990 -- 2012

Dr. James W. Wilkie, UCLA Professor of Globalization History and Policy Studies
President, PROFMEX 
1242 Lachman Lane, Pacific Palisades, CA, 90272
Cell (310) 454-8812, office 206-8500

Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres, UCLA Professor of Education
Professor of Social Sciences and Comparative Education
Social Sciences and Comparative Education (SSCE) Division Head, 
Director, Paulo Freire Institute
Tel 310 455 1090

Dr Peter Lowenberg, PROF. Chairman international Psychoanalitic Association
449 Levering, Los Angeles, Ca 90024-1909
Tel; 1 (310) 471 3039

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. Ronald E. Hellman, CUNY Professor of Sociology 
Director, CUNY Center for Science and Society in the Americas
City University of New York
365 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10016
Tel. (516) 477-4011

Rafael Rodríguez Castañeda, Professor
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Eucaliptos 59
Izcalli del Bosque
Naucalpan, Edo. de México 53278 Mexico
Tel 011-52-55 53 73 14 05 

Teaching Experience:

History Lecturer: UCLA, California State University, Cal State University Long Beach, Cerritos College, Santa Monica College, West LA College, and El Camino College.

2014         History 161 – UCLA, Spring Quarter
Latin American Social History Survey Course, Co-taught with Dr James W Wilkie

Syllabus link:

2011       UCLA Extension, Topics in Latin American History,  
Summer Quarter & Winter Quarter

2010   “Women and Globalization,” Upper Division Women’s Studies 
Course 401I California State University, Long Beach, Spring Semester

2009   “World History Since 1500,” Upper Division History Course,
Course 380 at California State University, Long Beach, Spring Semester

2008   Course 301, History: The Individual, the Family and the 
Community, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, for 7 years, every semester.

2008   “Women in World History,” Upper Division History 380, 
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fall Semester 

2007     Assistant Professor; “Mexico Since 1910,” UCLA Upper Division         Course History 171, 
UCLA Extension (UNEX), Spring Quarter

      “Health Systems in Latin America: A Comparative Perspective”: 
Santa Monica College, Summer Quarter

History 8B – History Instructor, Summer & Fall Quarters with Ingrid FEY.

2007 – to date The United States and the World 
Director Research & Development

2006 Lecturer: “History of Latin America,” Upper Division Course  
“History of Mexico,” Upper Division Course 
Santa Monica College, Summer Quarter, & Fall

2005 “History of the Americas,” Lower Division History 8.1  
Cerritos College, Winter Quarter

UCLA Teaching Assistant
Experience:  Department of History: Lecturer 20 years.

Managing Editor-in-Chief:

PROFMEX Web Journal

Articles Authored & Book reviews:

2010   Lydia's Open Door: Inside Mexico's Most Modern Brothel, 
University of California Press, by Patty Kelly, 2008.  On under olazin & In  H_NET Reviews on books upon Latin America. 

2009 Conference, Mexico and The World: Online articles:

2002     “How to Improve Heath Services in Tijuana.”  “Expansion del Papel del Instituto Nacional de Migración de México (INAMI) y Establecimiento de Un ‘Think Tank” Dedicado a Mejorar la Calidad de Vida en La Gran Los Angeles-Tijuana,”
(México, D.F.: INAMI, 2002), Chapter 5.

2001 “History and Components of Globalization,”  Healthcare, Education and Telecommunications, in Statistical Abstract of Latin America 37
 (Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center Publications),  pp. xxiv-xxvii.

2000a     “Romanian Globalization Theory and Its Impact In Latin America - The Neopopulist Discourse,” 
UCLA Historical Journal, Issue 19, pp. 12-34.

2000b Book Review  of Crafting the Third World: Theorizing Under-development in Brazil (Stanford University Press, 1996)
 by Joseph Love,” Mexico and the World  5:2

1999 “Mexico as a Linchpin for Free Trade in the Americas,” in Statistical Abstract of Latin America, Vol. 31:2, pp. 1173-1203. (Co-author James W. Wilkie)

1999a “Mexico and Romania Compared,” in Mexico and the World, edited by James W. Wilkie (México, D.F.: PROFMEX-ANUIES), pp. 206-233. Also in Mexico and the World  6:1

1999b   “Globalización Fast-Track  y el Surgimiento de Áreas de Libre Comercio (ALC) y Corporaciones Transglobales (CTG) Virtuales”, in México frente a la Modernización de China,  ed. Oscar M. González Cuevas (México, D.F.: Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Unidad Azcapotzalco), pp. 307-359.
(Co-authored with James W. Wilkie)

1996 “Bloques Emergentes de Comercio Internacional:
Comparación |Entre el Área de Libre Comercio de América del Norte y la Unión Europea,” Carta Económica Regional, Universidad de Guadalajara, No. 48,  May-June, pp. 29-36.

1995a “NAFTA and The European Union Compared,” in Statistical Abstract  of Latin America, Vol. 30;1,  pp. 1205-1230. 

1995a “México Como Punta de Lanza para el Libre Comercio en las Américas,” in Ajustes y Desajustes Regionales,  eds. Jesús Arroyo Alejandre y David E. Lorey (Guadalajara y Los Angeles: University of Guadalajara y UCLA Program on Mexico), 47-112.
(Co-author James W. Wilkie) 

1985 “Originality and Stereotypes,” Nord, Baia Mare, Romania, Jan, p. 3.

1984 “Confessions,” Nord, Baia Mare, Romania, January 1, p. 5.

Books online and hard-copy:
 A. Libros de PROFMEX en Línea
 1. La globalización se descentraliza:
     Libre mercado, fundaciones, sociedad cívica y gobierno civil en las regiones del mundo (2007)  on and Kindle
     Por Olga Magdalena Lazín. Prólogo de James W. Wilkie
     Ver también Serie B
 2. La globalización se amplia; 2013, on and Kindle
     Por James W. Wilkie y Olga Magdalena Lazín. Prefacio de Rafael Rodríguez Castañeda
     Ver también Serie B                              

Course Readers Edited:

As Lecturer at UCLA:

2010         Immigration to the U.S. and Gender: UCLA, History 160B

2002         Women in Global Perspectives, Course reader, Gender Studies, 401I CSULB

Women in History: Globalizing Women and Gender Studies in History, California State University, Dominguez Hills

2001   Frontiers in Elitelore, UCLA History 169

1999         Elitelore Issues, UCLA

1995   Issues in Elitelore and Folklore, UCLA History 169

Research Awards: 

UCLA International Studies Overseas Programs

1999-2000 UCLA Travel Grant to Conduct Research on “Reconstructing the Legal Framework for Civil Society in Romania: The Mexican Model.”

1997-1998 UCLA Travel Grant to Conduct Research on “Women and Civil Society in Mexico”

1996               Latin American Center Fieldwork Award

Professional achievements:

2010 Reproductive Health & Women’s Rights in Mexico, Paper Presentation. Moderator on Research & Advocacy panel, UCLA School of Law, March
12th. Organizer

2010           The Economic Policy of Immigration, Paper presentation, Conference in Mazatlán, Universidad Autonoma de    Mazatlán, June 23-25, MX

2010 PROFMEX-UCLA Conference Organizing Committee, 
Paper presented:
Barriers to Reproductive Rights in the U.S. A. & Mexico Morelia, State of Michoacán, September 19-25.

2010 Co-Conference Organizer: “Women in Film, Hollywood”, Paper presentation, 
UCLA, May 1998

1997--2010 Director, Globalization Studies, UCLA Latin America Center

1999 PROFMEX Conference Organizing Committee, 
“Mexico and the World,” Paper Presentation, Morelia, State of Michoacán, December 8-15 //mexworld/issue6/art1

1994-- PROFMEX Director, NAFTA-European Integration

1993-- Organizer, NPPOs GLOBAL-Program for Legally Facilitating the Flow of U.S. - Based Tax Exempt Funds to Not-For-Private-Profit 
Organizations Worldwide. Conferences held in:
Belgium, Hungary, Romania, 1995
Hungary, Romania, Switzerland, 1994
France, Russia, Spain, 1993

1993   Chief of Project, Establishment of PROFMEX Office at the Institute  of Latin American Studies, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow June 15-26.

1992 Director NAFTA - European Integration Studies, based in France and Mexico. February 20-December 15. 

1991 PROFMEX Organizer, “Mission to Analyze De-statification in Eastern Europe, September 15 – October 12.

1990 Latin Language Professor, Cluj, Romania

California faculty Association, 2001.
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-
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:

2013                     UCLA  “The Addictive Personality and Its Cure”, Sept 15
       UCLA Faculty Center, Eucalyptus Room

2010   UCLA Conference, School of Law, “Reproductive Justice in U.S. and Mexico:
Is Machismo Winning?”, March 12-15th, UCLA Los Angeles, CA 

2009 Conference on “Latin American Literature and Education,” Mexico City, June 17-24, Paper: “The Challenge of Globalization, Civil Society in   Latin America and Canada.”

Since 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, EPA Courses at UCLA: English for Academic Purposes, Full-time. Lecturer/Instructor.

2001 Conference on “Urban Poverty Worldwide,” Toluca, State of Mexico,            
       November 6-9, Paper: “Women in the Labor Force, Equal Pay”

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,” Organizer, and also Paper:
“Reproductive Politics & The Role of Women in Mexico” 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

2002 UCLA History Annual Conference on Women’s History, March 17,
 Paper: “The Politics of Gender in Mexico”

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  Civic Academy Conference on “Rebuilding Civil Society,”    Sighet, Maramures, Romania, June 22, Paper: “The Deliberate Detour  Of Romania’s Civil Society after 1947 by the Ceausescu Dictatorship” 

1996 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.”

1994 Romanian Internet Learning Workshop.  Miercurea Ciuc, Romania, April 29, Paper: “Ironies and Complexities of Redefining Civil Society In East-Central Europe.

  1993  Mexico City University (UAM-A), September 18, paper: 
 “Accelerating the education of Young Women in Mexico: A 
 Development Imperative. ” 

Member: American Historical Association.

Travel and Research___________________________________________

Europe                              Americas

Austria: Sept 1991         Canada: Oct 1992, Nov 1995
Belgium: Sept 1995 Mexico: Yearly, 1991-- 
Bulgaria: Sept 1992
England:  Jan and May 2001, 2009
France:    1991-1992 USA: October 1992--
Hungary:  1991, 1992, 1995 Guatemala, January 1999
Romania: Yearly, 1992--           Costa Rica, March 1999
Russia: June 1993           Caracas, Venezuela  2009
Spain: March 1992
Switzerland: June-July 1994
Turkey: July 2000 - 2009



International History Constitutional History 
Modern Latin American History Colonial/Imperial History (Spanish and Portuguese Empires)
Globalization The Green Revolution (2)
Development – Growth of Civil Society and NGOs Science and Technology
Development – International Trade and Economic Relations International Economic Relations 

My research and teaching interests focus on food development and food technology transfers from Europe into Latin America and the United States.  I am particularly interested in understanding global trends in nutrition, and how food companies they promote continuity and change. I am currently working on my third book about how trade and technology have changed for the good human food sources. (digitized on

2013 – present: Passionate Women Online – BlogTalkRadio Show host

On Social Media:

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