May 14, 2012
The 2009 Coup in Honduras: National Identity and the Threat of History
Monday, May 14, 2012 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: Cyber Cafe, Cherrington Hall
The Department of International Development, Inter-American Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, and Latin American Students Association are pleased to invite you to a lecture on Monday, May 14, 2012 by Dr. Dario A. Euraque, Professor of History and International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. Between June 2006 and September 2009 he served the Honduran government as the Director of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History (IHAH), an autonomous agency of the Honduran state. Working closely with the Ministry of Culture, it is charged with protecting, conserving, and researching the cultural heritage of the country, including UNESCO designated world heritage sites. Dr. Euraque was ousted as Director of the IHAH in the aftermath of a civilian-military coup against President Manuel Zelaya Rosales that began on June 28, 2009.
After his illegal dismissal, in late 2010 he completed his memoirs and a documentary about his experiences in the government of President Manuel Zelaya Rosales. The memoir is entitled, El golpe de Estado del 28 de junio del 2009, el Patrimonio Cultural y la Identidad Nacional de Honduras [The Coup of June 28, 2009, Cultural Heritage, and National Identity of Honduras]. These are available on-line via Dr. Euraque’s web page: http://www.trincoll.edu/~euraque/.
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