Tuesday, February 20, 2024 3:30pm
About this Event
1300 Memorial Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146https://humanities.as.miami.edu/public-programs/lectures/index.html #UCreate
You are invited to attend a lecture titled: “Inventing Hemispheric Solidarity: The Pan-American University, the United States, and Miami”
Center for the Humanities, Institute for the Advanced Study of the Americas (UMIA), Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC), Department of History, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Emilio Bacardí Moreau Chair in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.
This lecture examines the early history of the University of Miami to understand higher education’s role in shaping U.S.-Latin American cultural and economic relations during the first half twentieth century. Specifically, it traces the history of the “Pan-American University”—a decades-long quest to build an educational institution embodying the principles of hemispheric understanding—to explore Miami’s attempt at becoming a “gateway to the Americas,” a hub for hemispheric trade and culture.
Steven P. Rodríguez is a PhD candidate in history at Vanderbilt University and scholarly acquisitions editor at Vanderbilt University Press. He holds a BA in history and philosophy from The College of New Jersey, an MA in history from Brandeis University, and an MA from Vanderbilt University. His work has been supported by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, the Goizueta Foundation, and the Tinker Foundation. His article, “Education is the Precursor to Commerce: Pan-Americanism and Inter-American Education," was recently published in Diplomatic History. In addition to his work as a scholar-editor, Steven serves as a host for the New Books Network, an author-interview podcast.
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