Talk: "Revisting the Cuban Missile Crisis" by Dr. Virginia Garrard-Burnett
Mon, February 11, 2013 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Dallas, Texas
The Department of History,
The College of Liberal Arts, and
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.