Latin American and Iberian Studies
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Latin America and the Cold War
July 5 - 17, 2009


  1. “What We Now Know and What We Should Know: New Trends in Research for Teaching the Cold War in Latin America” -  Gilbert Joseph (Department of History, Yale University)

  2. “US Solidarity with Nicaraguan Struggle for Social Justice” -  Chris Schweitzer (Director, New Haven/León Sister City Project)

  3. “Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit: Perspectives on the Cuban Missile Crisis” -  Philip Brenner (American University) Download Word Document, Download PowerPoint Presentation

  4. “Américas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature 2009”

  5. “Mexico and the Cold War: The International Context of ‘the Perfect Dictatorship’” -  Halbert Jones (Historian, Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State, Ph.D.- Harvard University)

  6. “Operation Condor Declassified: A Case Study in International Terrorism” -  Marian Schlotterbeck (Ph.D. student, Department of History, Yale University)

  7. “The Children of La Llorona – 15 Years after the Silence of Neto” a film by director Luis Argueta

  8. “Nicaragua’s Cold War Legacy: An Educator’s Experience” - Maria Valentin (Scarsdale High School)

  9. “Depictions of the Latin American Cold War through Film: Resources for the Classroom”

  10. “The Mushroom and the Tropics: Fear and Politics in Cold War Puerto Rico” -  Manuel Rodríguez-Vázquez (University of Puerto Rico- Río Piedras)

  11. “The Cold War impact on the US Immigration policy towards Latin Americans” -  Alba Hesselroth (Adjunct Professor of International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Latin American Politics, Lewis University)

  12. “Teaching about Latin America and the Cold War in the 9-12 classroom” -  John Cooper (Social Studies Department, Glastonbury High School)

  13. “The Latin American Center for Advanced Musical Studies (CLAEM) at the Instituto Di Tella: the Latin American Musical Avant-Garde Music Close to the Nadir of the Cold War” -  Sebastian Zubieta (Music Director, Americas Society, New York City)

  14. Resources, Conclusions and Evaluations


The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale