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Naomi Wood discusses her book 'Mrs. Hemingway'

Start: May 15, 2014 6:00:00 PM
End: May 15, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Mrs Hemingway by N Wood (Picador/Viking, London 2014)
Today, Ernest Hemingway is remembered as one of the most gifted writers of the twentieth century. But he was also married to four extraordinary women: Hadley, Pauline, Martha and Mary. Told in four parts, Naomi Wood’s new novel Mrs. Hemingway tells the story of what it was to love – and be loved by – one of the most famous writers in the world. Set against the backdrop of Roaring Twenties Paris and into Cold War America, Mrs. Hemingway recovers each woman from Hemingway’ shadow, and gives a touching and balanced account of life with ‘Ernesto’.

Political Discussion Forum: The EZLN, 20 years after: Origins and impact on the Mexican society

Start: May 22, 2014 6:20:00 PM
End: May 22, 2014 8:30:00 PM

The EZLN, 20 years after: Origins and impact on the Mexican society
In 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) declared war on the Mexican government; this was a strong declaration of opposition against the Mexican political system and the capitalist establishment. It was also a fierce call from the indigenous people for their legitimate right to exist. For the last 20 years, the Zapatista movement has had a strong influence over several political and social issues. The UCLU Mexican Society is pleased to invite you all to discuss what has happened with the movement during this time and to listen to our three guest speakers introducing the discussion:

Seminar: Selwyn Strachan on 'The Grenada Revolution: Its Impact on the Caribbean Region'

Start: May 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: May 27, 2014 7:00:00 PM

UCL-Institute of the Americas (UCL-IA) is delighted to host Selwyn Strachan, founding member of Grenada's New Jewel Movement (NJM) and a central figure in the People's Revolutionary Government (PRG). Selwyn will discuss the significance of the Grenada Revolution (1979-1983) in the light of its profound impact on the wider Caribbean region.

Iwan Morgan on 'Ronald Reagan Movie Star' - UCL Festival of the Arts

Start: May 28, 2014 6:30:00 PM
End: May 28, 2014 7:30:00 PM

Ronald Reagan Movie Star
Future US president Ronald Reagan made 53 Hollywood movies from 1937 to 1965. He is conventionally remembered as a limited actor out-starred by a chimp in Bedtime for Bonzo (1951). Iwan Morgan (UCL-Institute of the Americas) offers a contrary perspective. The films Reagan made in 1940-1942 suggested he was destined for real stardom but war service interrupted his momentum. On his return in 1945, Warner Brothers did not know how best to use him and placed him in some poor movies that were box-office poison. Thereafter it would not risk him in prestige projects. Champ? Chump? Chimp? Politics beckoned.

Book Launch: Sexual Violence During War and Peace: Gender, Power and Post-Conflict Justice in Peru

Start: May 29, 2014 5:00:00 PM
End: May 29, 2014 7:30:00 PM

King’s International Development Institute and UCL Institute of the Americas (UCL) invite you to celebrate the publication of a new book by Dr Jelke Boesten (IDI). Jelke will be joined by commentator Dr. Pilar Domingo (Overseas Development Institute) for a discussion of the book and broader themes of gender, violence and human rights.
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