New Perspectives on the Americas

In 2014-15 Americas Forum will host a series titled New Perspectives on the Americas — each session will feature the author of a recently published book that aims to change our understanding of key issues in the Americas. Some are written by Georgetown authors, others by scholars of other universities. In every case, focus will be a conversation with another leading author-scholar, that will open to include audience participation. 

All sessions will be Thursday evenings, 5 pm, ICC 662.

20 November 2014, will feature Gregory Orfalea, Writer-in-Residence at Westmont College and author of Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra’s Dream and the Founding of California, in conversation with John Tutino, Georgetown University and author of Making a New World: Founding Capitalism in the Bajío and Spanish North America.

Subsequent sessions: 
19 March 2015, Denise Brennan, Georgetown University and author of Life Interrupted: Trafficking into Forced Labor in the US, in conversation with Patricia Zavella, University of California, Santa Cruz. 

26 March 2015, Monica Prasad, Northwestern University, author of The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty, in conversatiion with Timothy Wickham-Crowley, Georgetown University

9 April 2015: to be announced

16 April 2015: Bryan McCann, Georgetown University, author of Hard Times in the Marvelous City: From Dictatorship to Democracy in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro, in conversation with Brodie Fischer, University of Chicago.