The International Studies Public Forum (ISPF) presents

"The Cold War at a Community Level: The U.S. Peace Corps in Chile and South America During the 1960s"
with Fernando Purcell, Assistant Professor and vice-chair, History Department, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)

Thursday, March 3, 2011
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Social Science Plaza A, Room 1100

Fernando Purcell is assistant professor and the vice-chair of the History Department at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). He holds a PhD in History from the University of California, Davis, where he specialized in United States History. His research interests include the impact of Hollywood movies in Chile during the twentieth century and, more recently, the experiences of US Peace Corp volunteers in Chilean urban and rural communities during the 1960s. The latter seeks to analyze the role and involvement of non-state Latin American actors in the Cold War. He has published books, chapters and articles on several topics and edited, with Alfredo Riquelme, the forthcoming book Ampliando miradas. Chile y su historia en un tiempo global. Fernando Purcell has received research grants from UCMEXUS and FONDECYT and was also recipient of the Faculty Enrichment Program scholarship from the Canadian Government. He also serves as International Contributing Editor for the Journal of American History.

Co-sponsored by the History Department and the Multi-Campus Research Group on World history.

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