History Department
History Department

Lecture: "Cuba and the Sino-Soviet Dispute"

Tue, March 5, 2013 | Jones Hall, University of St. Thomas, 3910 Yoakum, Houston, TX 77006

7:30 PM

Dr. Jonathan Brown
Dr. Jonathan Brown

The University of St. Thomas History Department will host Dr. Jonathan C. Brown, Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin and Distinguished Visisting Professor, United States Air Force, for the 2013 B.K. Smith Lecture on "Cuba and the Sino-Soviet Dispute."

At the height of the Cold War in the 1960s, the Soviet Union, the Peoples’ Republic of China, and revolutionary Cuba would seem to have been steadfast allies in the struggle against what they called “Western Imperialism.”

However, unity of purpose did not characterize the tripartite relationship between these three socialist regimes in the 1960s. The PRC and the USSR developed a long-simmering rivalry that split the socialist countries into two hostile encampments. Cuba, isolated from its allies, attempted to create its own path independent from both the Soviet Union and Communist China.

Dr. Jonathan C. Brown has published four single-authored books. Three of these books have been translated and published in Latin America and one has been translated and published in Chinese. His first book on Argentina, published by Cambridge University Press, won the Bolton Prize.

Brown also edited a collection of essays on workers and populism in Latin America and co-edited books on the Mexican oil industry and on Argentine social history. He is currently writing a book on the Cuban Revolution.

Free and open to the public. Parking available for $2 in Moran Center, Graustark and West Alabama. For more information, contact 713-525-3195 or history@stthom.edu.

Sponsored by: University of St. Thomas History Department

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