Historian Louis A. Pérez Jr. to speak Oct. 17 about ‘cultural context’ of Cuban Revolution

Louis A. Pérez Jr.
Louis A. Pérez Jr.

Louis A. Pérez Jr., the J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History and director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will visit campus Monday, Oct. 17.

Pérez first will lead a 10 a.m. seminar on “National Character Reconsidered: The Cuban Case” in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center.

At 7 p.m., he will lecture on “The Cultural Context of the Cuban Revolution” at the Center for Latino & Latin American Studies, 515 Garden Road.

Both events, part of Latino Heritage Month, are free and open to the public.

October’s Pérez visit is sponsored by the Graduate Colloquium Committee and the Center for Latino & Latin American Studies. Call (815) 753-1531 for more information.

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