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: http://www.olgalazin.com
USA , HU & RO
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.
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,
At the Convention Center, Los Angeles, May 20 -23, 2012. Book Fair, Los Angeles Convention Center, California.
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
ESL Teacher: City of Long Beach.
Online: http://ww.profmex.org/contact.html 1990 -- 2012
Dr. James W. Wilkie, UCLA Professor of Globalization History and Policy Studies
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 @history.ucla.edu
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
Izcalli del Bosque
Naucalpan, Edo. de México 53278 Mexico
Tel 011-52-55 53 73 14 05
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
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.
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 Amazon.com 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 Amazon.com and Kindle
Por Olga Magdalena Lazín. Prólogo de James W. Wilkie
Ver también Serie B
2. La globalización se amplia; 2013, on Amazon.com 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
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
2010 Reproductive Health & Women’s Rights in Mexico, Paper Presentation. Moderator on Research & Advocacy panel, UCLA School of Law, March
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,
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
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” http://www.olgalazin.net/articles.html
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___________________________________________
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 Smashwords.com)
2013 – present: Passionate Women Online – BlogTalkRadio Show host
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