Action Speaks!

AS220, October 11, 2006

photo: Viera Levitt

1933, Roosevelt’s Good Neighbor Policy

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's anti-interventionist shift in Central and South America aimed to ease authoritarian relations. Today, with Latin-American leaders thumbing their noses at US aid, it's not just the US deciding who's friend or foe. Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Center for International Development at Harvard University; Greg Grandin, author of Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism; and Charlotte Dennett and Gerard Colby, co-authors of Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil, will discuss cultural stereotypes, fair trade, and the new face of foreign relations.
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