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Presented By: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+)

Economic Profile of Central America

Leonidas Murembya

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This lecture will be live streamed.

Dr. Murembya Will provide an overview of the economy of Central American countries, including but not limited to the population trend, the development policies, and important economic sectors in the region. Specific topics include factors of population change, historical event that shaped the development trajectory of the region, actual development policies and their effectiveness, as well as sectoral analysis such as tourism, agriculture, and others.

Leonidas Murembya is an Assistant Professor of International Development (sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America), as well as performing evaluation of social research for the Economics Department at Michigan State University. Dr. Murembya is also an Economic Specialist for the State of Michigan, where he works with economic and workforce development agencies throughout the state of Michigan providing them with crucial economic data and analysis to make informed decisions.

This is the fifth of a six-lecture series. The subject of the series is Central America: Coffee to Caravans. The next lecture will occur May 20, 2021. The title is: The Struggle to Survive in Central America: A Portrait of Life from a Grassroots, Human Rights Perspective. Learn from well-known experts about an array of interesting subjects, with an interactive Q&A period following each lecture.

Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the lecture will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the first session.
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  • $10 day pass. $35 for the 6-lecture series.

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