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11/19 – Professor Chazkel Moderates “Dialectics of Disaster: Earthquakes and State Formation in Latin America”

Tracing the cases of three nations in the Andes — Argentina, Chile, and Peru — this talk reveals how natural disasters were key sites for state formation over the twentieth century. By looking at changing disaster, expectations of rebuilding, and capacities of action, this talk brings into view the importance of disasters as sites for thinking and remaking the political. Taking episodes of crisis seriously but moving beyond the episodic approach common to current accounts, it develops a comparative history of governance after disaster along the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Mark Healey, University of Connecticut
Amy Chazkel, Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
Mauricio Font, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies

DATE: Monday, November 19, 2012, 4PM
LOCATION: The Graduate Center, Room 9204/05
365 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street)

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