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Book launch: 'Reagan: American Icon' (I.B.Tauris, 2016) with author Iwan Morgan

Start: Dec 1, 2016 6:00:00 PM

Book launch: 'Reagan: American Icon' (I.B.Tauris, 2016) with author Iwan Morgan
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Is CARICOM Sustainable? Assessing the (Youth) Participation Deficit

Start: Dec 7, 2016 5:30:00 PM

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The Canadian Arctic in Print: Arm Chair Travels of a Map Curator

Start: Dec 12, 2016 6:00:00 PM

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Dr. Philip Hatfield (British Library) - Searching for Arctic trade routes, the Northwest Passage and other supposed routes like it, has captured the imagination of Scottish, English and other European sailors since at least the sixteenth century. Explorers such as Sir Martin Frobisher, Sir John Ross, Sir James Clark Ross and Dr. John Rae have scouted routes, conducted experiments and encountered diverse peoples on their journeys. In turn their work has had a profound impact on the Arctic and shaped the world around us. The history of this exploration is recorded in striking manuscripts, maps, printed books and photographs that are held in collections across the United Kingdom and Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World is an account of this history of exploration as told through these works. This talk, then, is both an Arctic history and a story of travelling through the writing of others, beautifully illustrated by those who travelled to and lived in the Arctic. 

IHR Latin American History Seminar Series: Imperial rivalries, insurgents and spies: Britain and Spain during Latin American Independence

Start: Dec 13, 2016 5:30:00 PM

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Gregorio Alonso (Leeds) - The aim of this paper is to unravel some of the less well-known dimensions of British and Spanish policies towards Latin America in the 1810s and 1820s. The central role played by Latin America in the complex diplomatic, economic and political relationships between both colonial powers will be explored by focusing on the activities and schemes devised by the agents and informants working for them.

Outsiders and Separation of Powers in Latin America

Start: Dec 13, 2016 6:00:00 PM

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Miguel Carreras (UC Riverside) - In the last 25 years, nine outsider candidates won presidential elections in Latin America. Outsiders are candidates with little political experience running for new parties. This reality presents a dual puzzle, which is the focus of this talk.
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