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NYU's King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center Hosts Lectures On U.S.-Latin American Relations, Spanish Photographer Salgado, Beginning Oct. 20

October 15, 2009
N-89, 2009-10

New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center will host a series of lectures on U.S.-Latin American relations and Spanish photographer Sebastião Salgado beginning October 20. All lectures, which are free and open to the public, take place at the Center (53 Washington Square South, between Thompson and Sullivan Streets) and begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 212.998.3650 or visit

The events have been organized by James Dunkerley, who holds the Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations at NYU this fall. A professor at the University of London, Dunkerley’s published works include: Power in the Isthmus. A Political History of Modern Central America (1988); The Pacification of Central America. Political Change in the Isthmus, 1987-93 (1994); and Warriors and Scribes: Essays on the History and Politics of Latin America (2000).

  • Tuesday, October 20 Lecture: “William Walker and his ‘American Empire’ in Nicaragua, 1855-1857” Michel Gobat, an associate professor of history at the University of Iowa, takes us back to a quite extraordinary episode in U.S.-Latin American relations that it is both singular in its sheer idiosyncrasy and yet unnervingly familiar as a precedent for similar expansionist enterprises in the 20th century.
  • Tuesday, November 3 Lecture: “The Photography of Sebastião Salgado: Toward a Polity of the Planet” Parvati Nair, a professor of Hispanic Cultural Studies at the University of London, has worked primarily on Spanish cultural studies and is the author of a forthcoming major study of the Spanish photographer Sebastião Salgado. In this talk, she will reconsider the parameters for understanding the work of this remarkable contemporary photographer.
  • Tuesday, November 17 Lecture: “Andrés Bello and the Role of Scholarship in Nation-Building” Andres Bello, author of the Chilean Civil Code and founder of the Universidad de Chile, has often been celebrated or dismissed as a conservative without much attention to the ‘non-heroic’ tasks of building republics in the 19th century. The lecture, delivered by Dunkerley, will review Bello’s record as a post-colonial intellectual comparable to that of Albert Gallatin, the longest-serving U.S. treasury secretary (1801-1814) and an NYU founder.

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