Dr Olga Lazin's Blog


September 4, 2013


UCLA Visiting Scholar, Education Department


10811 Ashton Ave APT. #101, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90024

Tel. (310) 208 4422

Cell: (310) 633 3676
E-mail: olazin@ucla.edu

Citizenship: USA

Web page http://www.olgalazin.com

My expertise is providing access to academics and students to learn American Language, that is Academic American at UCLA. I have been teaching ESL at Cal State Dominguez Hills, and History at UCLA, for the past 21 years. I respond to and follow through on requests received at UCLA, the Education Deparment, by helping students enroll into ESL Programs at PROFMEX, Consortium for Research & Development, based in Westwood, Los Angeles.

Education &

2004 – 2013 UCLA ESL Education International Stds
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

ESL Teacher
Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Long Beach. City of Long Beach.

Proficient in:
American, Spanish; French; Latin; Italian, Romanian, and Hungarian.

1992 – 2012 – PROFMEX (the Consortium for research on Education) – R & D Director at UCLA.

Book (sole author): Decentralized Globalization:
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.

Also my digitized books:


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

Online: https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fww.profmex.org%2Fmexicoandtheworld%2Fvolume17%2F2spring2012%2FLaglobalizacionseamplia.pdf

Online http://www.profmex.org Publications

3. Rise of the American Model for Philanthropy, book 2010

Digitized online: http://ww.profmex.org/mexicoandtheworld/volume6/1winter01/us_decentralized_model.html

4. BOOK PPRESENTATION, at the Convention Center, Los Angeles, May 20 -23, 2012. Book Fair, Los Angeles Convention Center, California.

Academic Competence: ESL,
Constitutional American History, Race and Ethnicity in American Society, Latin Culture in Multicultural Los Angeles, Regional project on Coordination of Research Policies with the Latin American Countries: American Culture and History: Constitutional History; Social and Political Philosophy of the Unites States, History of Free trade Blocs in Global, and Regional Perspective: NAFTA, Macroeconomics: Climate Change
• Gender
• Governance & Health
• Human Rights
• Immigration to the United States
• Race & Ethnicity
• Social Determinants of Health in Southern California
• Urbanization
Critical Thinking; Marxism; Capitalism, American Pragmatism; Feminism; Ethics; Environmental Studies; Asian Philosophy and Religion; Religious Studies (East and West); Aesthetics; Philosophy and Literature; 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 Since The early Settlements; Elitelore, and Folklore.

Editor-In-Chief: PROFMEX http://www.profmex.org

Online: http://ww.profmex.org/contact.html 1990 — 2012

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.

2013 ESL American For Academic Purposes; Cluj-napoca Bolyaj University, ROMANIA

2012 History 161 – UCLA, Spring Quarter, Race and Ethnicity in the United States, Co-taught with Dr James W Wilkie
Syllabi links attached here: http://calstatela.academia.edu/DROLGALAZIN/Papers

2011 UCLA Extension, Topics in American History, Summer and Winter Quarters, Winter Quarter, 2011

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 in American History, 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 “Mexico Since 1910,” UCLA Upper Division Course History 171, UCLA Extension (UNEX), Spring Quarter

2007 “Health Systems in Latin America: A Comparative Perspective”: Summer Quarter

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 Experience: Department of History: LECTURER

2007 History 8B – Teaching Assistant, Summer & Fall Quarters

Managing Editor-in-Chief: of PROFMEX Web Journal

2007 – to date The United States and the World http://www.profmex.com Director Research & Development

Competence: English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses. We provide language instruction for academic study in American universities. How to get the KAPLAN Exam.

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: http://ww.profmex.org/mexicoandtheworld/volume2/2spring97/emergingworldtrade.html

b. http://www.olgalazin.com/articles.html

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
Online: http://www.isop.ucla.edu/profmex/volume5/2spring00/00Lazin1.htm

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 Online: http://www.isop.ucla.edu/profmex/volume6/1winter01/01lazin1.htm

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. (online http://www.profmex.org)

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)

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)

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

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

Course Readers Edited: LECTURER

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

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

2001 Women in History: Globalizing Women and Gender Studies in History, California State University, Dominguez Hills

1999 Elitelore Issues, UCLA

2002 Frontiers in Elitelore, UCLA History 169

1995 Issues in Elitelore and Folklore, UCLA History 169

Research Awards from 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
http://www.profmex.com //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 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

Memberships: California faculty Association, 2001.

American Historical Association

UCLA – Faculty Women Center 2013.

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:

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.”

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:
“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

2003 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 Historiacal Association.

Languages Spoken and Written

English speak, read, write
Romanian speak, read, write
French speak, read, write
Spanish speak, read, write

German speak
Latin read, write

Hungarian speak, read, write
Persian; speak
Italian speak, read, write

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, 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


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
E-mail: james.wilkie@att.net

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
E-mail: catnovoa@aol.com
Tel: (310) 455 1090

Dr. Jesús Arroyo Alejandre, Professor and Dean, School of Economics
University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Tel: (011-52-33) 36-33-54-45
E-mail: jesusarr@cucea.udg.mx

Dr. Iván T. Berend, UCLA Professor of East Central European History
Director, UCLA Center for Eastern European 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


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