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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

 

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The Paul André Feit Memorial Lectures Series at Baruch College 

Since 2008, the Feit fund has been sponsoring lectures and events on topics related to Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

Spring 2014 lectures and events:

Lecture: “La mujer en la obra de Juan Bosch” (In Spanish)

Date: Tuesday, March 4

Time: 6:00-7:15 pm   Room: NVC 6-210

Professor Beatriz Peña (Queens College/CUNY)

Dr. Peña teaches Spanish and Latin American literature at Queens College/CUNY.

 

Lecture: “Elections in Chile”

Date: Monday, March 24

Time: 11:10 am-12:25pm   Room: TBA

Dr. Patricio Navía (NYU) will examine politics in contemporary Chile. He is Assistant Professor at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. He is a professor of political science at the Instituto de Ciencias Sociales, director of the Magíster en Opinión Pública and founding director of the Observatorio Electoral.

 

Field trip: Spanish Repertory Theater

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014

Play “El amor en los tiempos del cólera” based on the novel by Gabriel García Márquez.

 

The 5th Annual Paul André Feit Memorial Lecture

Greg Grandin:  Who Aint A Slave:  Herman Melville's Paradox of Freedom and Slavery in the Americas

Date: Thursday, April 10

Time: 2:30pm   Room: NVC 3-160

 

Greg Grandin is the author of a number of prize-winning books, including most recently Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City (Metropolitan 2009).  A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History, as well as for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Fordlandia was picked by the New York Times, New Yorker, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and NPR for their “best of” lists, and Amazon.com named it the best history book of 2009.  Grandin is also the author of Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Empire (Metropolitan 2005), The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America During the Cold War (University of Chicago Press 2004), and Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation (Duke University Press, 2000), which won the Latin American Studies Association’s Bryce Wood Award for the best book published on Latin America in any discipline. With Gil Joseph, is edited A Century of Revolution, also published by Duke University Press. A professor of history at NYU and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Grandin writes on US foreign policy, Latin America, genocide, and human rights.  He has published in The New York Times, Harper’s, The London Review of Books, The Nation, The Boston Review, The Los Angeles Times, and The American Historical Review.  He has been a frequent guest on Democracy Now! and has appeared on The Charlie Rose Show.  Grandin also served as a consultant to the United Nations truth commission on Guatemala and has been the recipient of a number of prestigious fellowships, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

R.S.V.P — modern.languages@baruch.cuny.edu

 

Lecture: “Contemporary Argentinean Theater”

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Time: 4:10-5:25 pm   Room: NVC 4-165

Susan Berardini (Pace University)

Professor Berardini will discuss the works of Argentinean women playwrights and their role in the development of 21st- century Argentinean drama.

 

For information or to apply for support for lectures and events, faculty and Student Clubs may contact Prof. Elena M. Martínez, Director of the Paul André Feit Memorial Lectures at Baruch (Elena.Martinez@baruch.cuny.edu). To apply, please send a one-page description of the event and a budget request.