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2003-04 Ashley Lecture: Dr. Carlos Escudé

The End of History and the Just War - "a neomodernist manifesto"

Monday, March 22, 2004, Peterborough


Trent University’s 2003/04 Ashley Fellow Dr. Carlos Escudé will be discussing “The End of History and the Just War - "a neomodernist manifesto" as this year’s Ashley Lecture on Tuesday, March 23 at 5 p.m. in the Lady Eaton College Pit.

All are welcome to attend and admission is free of charge.

Trent is pleased to welcome Dr. Carlos Escudé, who began his tenure with Trent and Otonabee College on February 2; he is likely the most distinguished political theorist in Latin America.

The Ashley Fellowship is funded by a bequest from the late Professor C.A. Ashley, longtime friend of Trent University and an enthusiastic proponent of the role that the informal contacts of college life can play in the academic pursuits of the University.

Dr. Escudé holds a Ph.D. from Yale in Politics, though most of his work is historical, including books on Argentine foreign relations during the 1940s and the history of nationalism in Argentine education. Dr. Escudé is the originator of the concept of "realismo periferico" in Argentine foreign relations - a term that most middle class Argentines recognize. He has held, among many important distinctions, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and has published 12 books, including a novel that was widely read in Argentina. In addition, he was the director and principal author of a recently published fourteen-volume history of Argentine foreign relations.

Dr. Escudé is also the architect of Argentina's most important series of foreign policy shifts in the twentieth century. Appointed advisor to the Foreign Minister in 1991, Dr. Escudé coined the popularly used phrase "relaciones carnales" to describe Argentina's dealings with the US, but also led Argentina's withdrawal from the non-aligned movement and spearheaded the shift toward military and economic cooperation with the US, a first for Argentina.


For further information on the Ashley Lecture, please contact the History Department, 748-1011, Ext. 1575.

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