El dragón y el Unicornio: A Book Presentation by Alejandro Carrillo

Join us for a reading and conversation with Mexican writer Alejandro Carrillo Castro, who will be presenting his book THE DRAGON AND THE UNICORN.

Alejandro Carrillo Castro is a distinguished scholar, diplomat and author. THE DRAGON AND THE UNICORN is a cultural, sociological, historical, and economic essay that offers a vast and convincing panorama and a deep reflection on the different models of social organization. The issue addressed is the emergence of Western civilization, that is, history in terms of a matriarchal organization, represented by the Dragon, and those that concern the patriarchal order, symbolized by the Unicorn.

Dr. Carrilo Castro's thesis is how women, in Greek civilization, were the center of all family situations and power. In this regard, says Carlos Fuentes in his prologue that "What doubt could there be that the first refuge of the first human being was his mother?" And how this organization is transformed, in the Western civilization, in a patrilineal power where the father has become the center of the political, economic, sociological and cultural world?

This essay is the result of an investigation of more than 25 years that began when Carrillo Castro read "The forgotten language" of Erich Fromm, author whom he met because he was a friend of his father Alejandro Carrillo Marcor.

When 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm on Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Building Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road (1st floor)
Contact Organization LAS (Latin American Studies)
Fees Free