Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of geography and the environment in the Maxwell School, was cited in The Washington Post opinion article “America’s maps are still filled with racist place names.” Monmonier, an expert on the history of cartography and map…
Writer Carlos Fuentes cancels April 14 University Lectures engagement
Writer Carlos Fuentes cancels April 14 University Lectures engagementMarch 26, 2003Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes has cancelled his April 14 engagement to appear as a University Lecturer. The University Lectures engagement is one of a number of U.S. appearances cancelled by Mr. Fuentes in protest against U.S. actions in Iraq.
Fuentes, regarded as one of Latin America’s most distinguished literary figures, was to have lectured on the subject of “The Creative Spirit as a Force of Humanism.” While respecting his decision to withdraw from this program, the University regrets not being able to bring the voice of Carlos Fuentes and his perspective on contemporary society to our students and faculty, particularly in this time of international crisis.