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CIPR Post-Doc Moira MacKinnon Speaks at NASA

October 15th, 2010

As part of several events closing out National Hispanic Heritage Month at Tulane University, CIPR Post-Doc Moira MacKinnon in coordination with the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, presented a talk at the NASA Stennis Space Center in South Mississippi on Wednesday, October 14 titled ‘€œThe Historical Roots of Democracy: Chile, Argentina and the “Social Question”, 1900-1930.”

NASA engineers, members of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Naval Research Station, the U.S. Armed Forces and more attended to learn about how the Chilean and Argentine Congress dealt with social conflict by passing social legislation at the beginning of the 20th century, the focus of Dr. MacKinnon‘€™s presentation.

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The Stennis Space Center is one NASA‘€™s ten field centers in the country and home to America‘€™s largest rocket engine text complex, where all space shuttle main engines are tested and proven flight worthy.