A new history course this semester can be counted toward a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies! The course is slated to be offered again during the fall semester 2016.
Digging Through the National Security Archive: South American “Dirty Wars” and the United States Involvement
Professor Diego Armus
Mondays 1:15 pm – 4:00 pm in Kohlberg 230
This course offers a critical examination of 1970s Southern Cone Latin American military dictatorships focusing on the making of coups d’état; the successful imposition of neoliberal economic agendas by military-civilian alliances; daily life under state terrorism; national security doctrines; and memories of the so-called “Dirty Wars”. As a research oriented course, the second half of the semester will be devoted to a rigorous exercise of investigation focused on the relations between those Latin American dictatorships and the United States using the National Security Archive and other primary sources.