History Department
History Department

Talk: "Revisting the Cuban Missile Crisis" by Dr. Virginia Garrard-Burnett

Mon, February 11, 2013 | Dallas, Texas

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Prof. Garrard-Burnett
Prof. Garrard-Burnett

The Department of History,
The College of Liberal Arts, and

Host Committee:
Josiah & Susan Daniel  |  Lee & David Thompson

invite you to a talk by and discussion with

Virginia Garrard-Burnett, Ph.D.
Professor of History
The Unversity of Texas at Austin

Monday, February 11th, 2013
Noon to 1:00pm

The Belo Mansion, 2101 Ross Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75201
Haynes and Boone Ballroom

“Revisiting the Cuban Missile Crisis”

The Cuban Missile Crisis was thought to be the closest the world had ever come to nuclear war, although in later decades many came to see the crisis as an example of geo-political gamesmanship between two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. This talk explores how new types of historical records--such as declassified CIA documents and Soviet records--tell us about what really happened during those 13 days in late October, 1962. Professor Garrard-Burnett is the author of Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit: Guatemala Under General Efraín Ríos Montt, 1982-1983 (Oxford University Press, 2010) and is currently co-editing the Cambridge History of Religion in Latin America with Paul Freston.

$25 per person

RSVP by Monday, February 4, to Courtney Meador at 512-471-5491 or cmeador@austin.utexas.edu.

Please send your payment by check, made payable to “UT Austin,” to: Courtney Meador, UT Austin History Dept., 1 University Station B7000, Austin, TX 78712. Please note “Feb. 11 Event” on the memo line.

Sponsored by: Department of History, notevenpast.org, The College of Liberal Arts

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