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

General Programming

  • Paul Katz, Heyman Center Fellow, 2018-2019
  • Registration required. See details.
  • First come, first seated
  • Free and open to the public

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During the Cold War era, an array of new economic, cultural, religious, and military ideas circulated among Latin America’s ruling elites and conservative middle classes. Against a backdrop of vertiginous social change, these concepts drove new forms of repression within and across the countries of the region, and they continue to shape its societies today. Unlike the region’s revolutionary movements, however, Latin America’s fundamentally transnational counterrevolution is only starting to be treated as a distinct and multivalent object of study. This two-day conference will help consolidate a deeper understanding of the role that transnational right-wing networks played in molding authoritarian ideologies and practices during Latin America's Cold War.

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.