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Speaker to teach lessons from 1746 earthquake

April 6, 2012

Charles Walker posterCharles Walker, professor of history and the director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at the University of California at Davis, will visit the NIU campus April 10 and April 11.

Walker will deliver a lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, on “Natural Disasters and Society: Some Lessons from the 1746 Earthquake/Tsunami in Lima, Peru.”

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, he will lead a seminar on “Kill the Puka Kunkas (Red Necks): Violence in the Túpac Amaru Rebellion, 1780-1783.”

Both will take place in Room 121 of the Latino Center, 515 Garden Road.

Sponsors include the Department of History, the Graduate Colloquium Committee, the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the Genocide and Human Rights Institute.

For more information, call (815) 753-1531 or email [email protected].