May 3, 2001 - 4:00 PM
Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Prof. Gleijeses has published extensively on the U.S. response to crises in Latin America and Africa. His most recent book is Shattered Hope: The Guatemalan Revolution and the United States, 1944–1954 (Princeton University Press, 1991). His new book, Conflicting Missions: Havana, Washington and Africa, 1959–1976, will be published this fall by the University of North Carolina Press. It is based on extensive research in the Cuban archives (including those of the Central Committee, the armed forces and the Foreign Ministry) and in the archives of the United States, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Federal Republic of Germany and the former German Democratic Republic, as well as on interviews with more than 160 protagonists from the United States, Cuba and Africa. Professor Gleijeses recently participated in an international conference in Havana on the occassion of the 40th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs (Playa Girón) conflict.