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Preludes to Change: Conflict and Transformation in Latin America - Chile

Speaker: Dr. Denisa Jashari
Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 6:00PM

What are the conditions that give rise to change in a nation? In this series of webinars, scholars from across North Carolina will explain the circumstances that led to transformations in Latin America during the 20th century. From radical populist revolutions in Cuba and Nicaragua to the subversive coup d'états in Chile and Guatemala, we will learn how militaries, guerrilla fighters, and foreign governments all use violence to enact change - with vastly different results in each country. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of the lasting impacts of these historical conflicts that still affect these countries today.

While this series focuses on NC Latin American Studies and NC World History high school standards, teachers of all subjects and grades are invited to attend. CEU's are available! Email Corin Zaragoza at for more details.

The Coup D'État of 1973 in Chile
Dr. Denisa Jashari from UNC Greensboro will be leading this webinar on the Coup d'état of 1973. Dr. Jashari is a historian of modern Latin America focusing on twentieth-century Chilean urban and social history. She is currently working on her book manuscript tentatively titled, Cartographies of Conflict: Political Culture and Urban Protest in Santiago, Chile, 1872-1994. Using a spatial lens, the book traces the contested physical, conceptual, and geographical place of the urban poor through periods of social reform, revolution, dictatorship, and neoliberal democracy. Dr. Jashari teaches courses on colonial and modern Latin America, urban history, revolutions and counterrevolutions, and the Cold War.