UCL Institute of the Americas


Che: Man, Myth, and Legacy

09 October 2017, 5:30 pm

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UCL Drayton House B20 Jevons Lecture Theatre, 30 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AX

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50 years after his execution, this seminar, chaired by Dr. Paulo Drinot (Senior Lecturer in Latin American History, UCL Institute of the Americas and editor of Che's Travels: The Making of a Revolutionary in 1950s Latin America) explores some of the many facets of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's extraordinary life and legacy.


  • Professor Dirk Kruijt, Utrecht University, author of Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America: An Oral History
  • Professor Elizabeth Dore, University of Southampton, author of Cuban Lives: What Difference Did a Revolution Make?
  • Richard Gott, Journalist and Historian, author of Cuba: A New History
  • Dr Helen Yaffe, LSE, author of Che Guevara: The Economics of Revolution
  • Dr James Scorer, University of Manchester, on 'Man, myth and sacrifice: graphic biographies of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara'
  • Nikolaos Souslous, UCL, on 'Che and violence'.

This event is convened by Dr. Emily Morris, UCL Institute of the Americas Honorary Research Fellow.