Discussion: The Legacy of Fidel Castro

The death of Fidel Castro on November 25, 2016 marked the end of one of the world’s most influential people. Leaving behind a legacy mired in international sanctions, political imprisonments, human and civil rights abuses while simultaneously achieving universal healthcare, the right to employment for the Cuban people and close to a 100% literacy rate. Described by many as a dictator, he was also hailed, as Richard Gott described him, as a “world hero in the mould of Garibaldi” for many people of the developing world.

Book Presentation /Lecture: Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic

Book presentation and reception with Dr. Jennifer Palmer (UGA, Department of History), who will discuss her book Intimate Bonds: Family and Slavery in the French Atlantic (The University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). See the symposium website for details.

Sponsored by: Department of History, the Office of the President, the Program in World History and Cultures at Georgia State University, and The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence at Emory University.

Lecture: Taking the Courts to the Fields: Native Jurisdiction, Judicial Violence, and Agrarian Conflict in Colonial Oaxaca

Keynote address by Dr. Yanna Yannakakis (Emory University, Department of History), part of the graduate symposium “Research and Evidence: Cities in the Global South.” For details, see the symposium web site.

Sponsored by: Department of History, the Office of the President, the Program in World History and Cultures at Georgia State University, and The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence at Emory University

Symposium/Conference: Research and Evidence: Cities in the Global South

A graduate conference sponsored by the Georgia Latin American and Caribbean Studies Initiative. Includes four panels showcasing original research by UGA, Emory, and Georgia State graduate students in history. Features a keynote address by Dr. Yanna Yannakakis (Emory University), 2:45 pm – 4:00 pm, and a book talk by Dr. Jennifer Palmer (UGA) 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm in Rm. 137.  Program available here.

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