Latin America's Encounter with the Cold War Focus of Lecture

March 18, 2013

The University of New Mexico Latin American Iberian Institute and Department of History present Gilbert Joseph, Farnham Professor of History and International Studies at Yale University, for his presentation, "In from the Cold: Latin America's New Encounter with the Long Cold War," on Tuesday, March 19, from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. in the History Commons Room, Mesa Vista Hall 1104 on the UNM campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Joseph's interest in the topic stem both from his scholarship and from his personal conviction. In the 1980s he participated or led several interfaith delegations to Nicaragua, one of which gave rise to "Witness for Peace."

On Wednesday, March 20, Joseph leads a discussion, "Historical Editing: Academic Journals, Academic Essay Collections, Academic Book Series," in the same location, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. He has served on the board of historical journals in Mexico, Venezuela, the United Kingdom and the United States, and was editor, alongside Stuart Schwartz, of the Hispanic American Historical Review from 1997 to 2002.

Recent essay collections for which he served as editor include The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke, 2002); In from the Cold: Latin America's New Encounter with the Cold War (Duke, 2008); and A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence during Latin America's Long Cold War (Duke, 2010).

He currently co-edits with Emily Rosenberg the academic monograph series "American Encounters: Global Interactions" for Duke University Press, with more than 50 titles to date.