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October 16, 1998

"1898-1998, Spain and the Americas: Multiple Perspectives" is Topic of a Symposium at the Geonomics Center for International Studies at Middlebury College on Oct. 30-31

The Geonomics Center for International Studies at Middlebury College will host a symposium, "1898-1998, Spain and the Americas: Multiple Perspectives," on Oct. 30-31. The symposium, which will consist of a lecture and two panel discussions, will focus on the first century after the end of the Spanish empire and the consolidation of the United States' influence in the Americas.

All events are free and open to the public and will take place in the library of the Geonomics Center for International Studies on Hillcrest Road off College Street (Route 125).

Professor of Political Science Javier Corrales of Amherst College will begin the symposium with the keynote speech, "The Spanish-American War of 1898 and Inter-American Cooperation, Then and Now," on Friday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. Corrales specializes in the domestic and international politics of Latin America. He recently co-authored an article on inter-American cooperation that will be published by International Studies Quarterly. Corrales is also working on a book on populist partiesí success in implementing market reforms.

On Saturday, Oct. 31, there will be two panels discussions covering a wide variety of topics.

At 10 a.m., the first panel will address subjects ranging from how the Spanish-American War was portrayed at home to the emergence of an Hispanic identity as the notion of geographical boundaries continues to disappear. The panelists will be Juan Maura, professor of Spanish at the University of Vermont, and three members of the Middlebury faculty: Timothy Spears of the American literature and civilization department; Gloria Gonzalez-Zenteno of the Spanish department; and David Bain of the English department.

At 4 p.m., the second panel will discuss an equally diverse range of topics, from Hispanic anti-Americanism at the turn of the century to 100 years of ecological transitions. The panelists will be Araceli Tinajero of the Spanish and Portuguese department at Yale University, and three members of the Middlebury faculty: Roberto Veguez of the Spanish department; David Napier of the anthropology and art departments; and Stephen Trombulak of the biology department.

For more information please call Gloria Gonzalez-Zenteno of the Middlebury College Spanish department at 802-443-5074.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, Oct. 30

4 p.m. Keynote lecture: "The Spanish-American War of 1898 and Inter-American Cooperation, Then and Now," Professor of Political Science Javier Corrales of Amherst College.

Saturday, Oct. 31

10 a.m. Panel Discussion 1: "1898-1998, Spain and the Americas: Multiple Perspectives." Panelists: Juan Maura, professor of Spanish at the University of Vermont, and three members of the Middlebury faculty: Timothy Spears of the American literature and civilization department; Gloria Gonzalez-Zenteno of the Spanish department; and David Bain of the English department.

4 p.m. Panel Discussion 2: "1898-1998, Spain and the Americas: Multiple Perspectives." Panelists: Araceli Tinajero of the Spanish and Portuguese department at Yale University, and three members of the Middlebury faculty: Roberto Veguez of the Spanish department; David Napier of the anthropology and art departments, and Stephen Trombulak of the biology department.