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Transnational Counterrevolutions: Ideas and Practices of the Right in Latin America’s Cold War

November 9, 2018 @ 1:45 pm - 7:30 pm

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Transnational Counterrevolutions:

Ideas and Practices of the Right in Latin America’s Cold War

Columbia University, November 9-10, 2018

Sponsored by the Columbia History Department, the Columbia Institute of Latin American Studies, the Columbia Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought, the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, and the Janey Program at the New School for Social Research.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (Jerome Greene Hall 101, Columbia Law School)

1:45 – 2:00            Welcome and Opening Remarks

2:00 – 3:45            Panel 1: The (Transnational) Caribbean Counterrevolution

Jennifer Lambe (Brown University). “The Communist Closet: Secrecy, Sexuality, and Ideology in the Cuban Cold War.”

Aaron Coy Moulton (Stephen F. Austin State University). “Counterrevolutionary Synergy: A Caribbean Basin Anti-Communist Network, 1947-1952.”

Michelle Chase (Pace University). “Cuban Anti-Communism from the Caribbean to the Congo, 1960-65.”

Discussant: Eric Zolov (Stony Brook University)

3:45 – 4:00            Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:45            Panel 2: Infrastructures and Relationships in the Southern Cone

Patrice McSherry (Long Island University). “Operation Condor: The Organization of Transnational State Violence.”

Paul R. Katz (Columbia University). “A Pericentric Approach to the Superior War Colleges of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s.”

Mila Burns (Lehman College, City University of New York). “Between Coups: Brazil and Chile Relations Before Allende and After 1964.”

Discussant:  Pablo Piccato (Columbia University)

6:00 – 7:30            Keynote 1: The European Democracies and the Brazilian Dictatorship: The Case of Great Britain. João Roberto Martins Filho (Federal University of São Carlos)




November 9, 2018
1:45 pm - 7:30 pm


Jerome Greene Hall 101, Columbia Law School
435 W 116th St,
New York, NY 10027 United States