Syracuse University School of Architecture Dean Michael Speaks offers his thoughts on the passing of I.M. Pei at the age of 102. I.M. Pei was one of the most important architects of the second half of the Twentieth Century. Significantly,…
Knight to speak on Mexican Revolution Dec. 10
Alan Knight, professor of history of Latin America at Oxford University, will speak Friday, Dec. 10, at 4 p.m. in 032 Eggers Hall on “The ‘Cosmic Revolution’: The Mexican Revolution (1910-2010) in Comparative Global Perspective.”
This year, the Mexican Revolution turns 100. Among the many possible perspectives on this major event, one is outward-looking, global and comparative. This lecture, involving a breakdown of the main sociopolitical components of the Mexican Revolution (1910-40), evaluates it in light of other major world revolutions and will argue that, without being a simple carbon copy, it bears comparison with discernible elements of contrasting revolutions, including bourgeois revolutions, like the French; socialist revolutions like the Russian, Chinese and Cuban; and nationalist revolutions, like all of the above and more.