The Ohio State University at Newark

Dueñas to Discuss Latin American Historical Significance

NEWARK, OH, April 17, 2018— So much information—and misinformation—floods our airwaves daily that the historical roots of contemporary problems are easily lost. This is why historians like Alcira Dueñas, Ph.D., associate professor of Latin American history at The Ohio State University at Newark, struggle to restore their field to the service of truth, peace and humanity. Without an understanding of past relations, it is impossible for the public to make the best decisions for future ties between our nation and the rest of the hemisphere.

Dueñas will talk about the importance of Latin American history as part of the Faculty Talks Outside the Box lecture series. She will show why Latin American history matters by discussing how a historical perspective on current events involving Latin America is crucial in order to avoid distortions rendered as truth. The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 24 at 11 a.m. in the Norman R. and Alethea E. Sleight Community Room # 264 of the John. L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, 1219 University Drive, at The Ohio State University at Newark.

During Faculty Talks Outside the Box, Ohio State Newark professors discuss recent research in their fields as it relates to our community. All talks are free and open to the public.

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