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September 15, 1998

Conference on U.S.-Latin American Relations To Be Held at Library

"Challenges to Peace in the Americas since 1898," a major conference tracing the impact of the political and cultural relations between the United States and Latin America since the Spanish-American War will be held at the Library of Congress on Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The conference is sponsored by the University of Maryland and the Hispanic Division of the Library.

Location: Mary Pickford Theater, Third Floor, Madison Building

SESSION"The Historical Underpinnings of Foreign Intervention"
Lester Langley, University of Georgia
Sylvia Hilton, Universidad Complutense, Madrid
Julio Ramos, University of California, Berkeley.

Location: Mary Pickford Theater, Third Floor, Madison Building
"Legacies of Intervention: The Past as Prologue"
Lars Schoultz and Louis A. Perez Jr., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Francisco Scarano, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Location: Mumford Room, Madison Building, Sixth Floor
"Intervention and Conflict Resolution in the Age of Globalization"
Margaret E. Crahan, Hunter College, City University of New York
Fernando Cepeda, Ambassador of Colombia, Organization of American States
Dana Priest, The Washington Post

"Beyond the U.S.-Latin American Paradigm"
Margaret Keck, Johns Hopkins University
Edward Dosman, Center for International and Security Studies, York University, Canada

Following the last session, panelists and the audience will discuss the challenges to long-term peace in the Americas.

Sponsoring organizations for the conference are the University of Maryland's College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American Studies Center, Africa and the Americas Committee, Comparative Literature Program, University Honors Program, American Studies Program and College Park Scholars Program; Library of Congress Hispanic Division; Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area; Latin American Studies Program, American University; Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University; Department of Political Science, Catholic University of America; Department of History, Trinity College; Department of Modern Languages, Howard University; and the Embassy of Spain.

For further information see the "World of 1898" Web page at or the conference Web page at

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PR 98-144
ISSN 0731-3527

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