Speaker: Charles Walker
This presentation examines why young people joined the Shining Path movement in Peru in its. This presentation examines why young people joined the Shining Path movement in Peru in its base, the city of Ayacucho. It probes the tactics used by this Maoist party to entice recruits and the motivations for these young people. Understanding the social base of this insurgency helps illuminate a brutal armed conflict from 1980 1992 that cost the lives of at least 70,000 people.
Charles Walker is professor of history and director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas at the University of California, Davis. His books include the graphic history, Witness to the Age of Revolution The Odyssey of Juan Bautista Tupac Amaru with the artist Liz Clarke, The Tupac Amaru Rebellion , Shaky Colonialism The 1746 Earthquake Tsunami in Lima, Peru and its Long Aftermath Smoldering Ashes Cuzco and the Transition from Colony to Republic, all translated into Spanish.
He is currently a visiting fellow at Princeton University.
Moderator Dr. Jorge Marcone , Professor I Spanish & Portuguese
November 18, 20217:00PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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