Latin American historian to speak at WFU

An expert on Cuban history will present a lecture titled “The United States and the Democratization of Latin America” on Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. in Room 145 of Greene Hall at Wake Forest University.

The speaker, Louis A. Pérez Jr., is the author of many books on Cuba’s history, nationality and identity. Most recently, he published “Winds of Change: Hurricanes and the Transformation of Nineteenth-Century Cuba” in 2001 with the University of North Carolina Press.

Among many other journal publications, he also wrote the World Book Encyclopedia entry on Cuba in 1998.

Pérez is the J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently, he is working on a research project exploring the sources of Cuban nationality and identity.

There will be a discussion and reception after the presentation. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 336-758-4905.

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