Ray Wimer, professor of retail practice in the Whitman School, was interviewed for the International Business Times piece “Can JC Penny Perform a Magic Act As It Emerges From Bankruptcy?” Wimer, an expert on the retail industry, says that the…
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.