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CHS guest lecture - ELINE VAN OMMEN (University of Leeds): 'Nicaragua Must Survive: Sandinista Revolutionary Diplomacy in the Global Cold War' (book talk)

When:Mo 18-12-2023 16:00 - 17:30
Where:Room T12 & online

This guest lecture is organized by the Centre for Historical Studies

Moderator: Clemens Six


Nicaragua Must Survive tells the story of the Sandinistas' innovative diplomatic campaign, which captured the imaginations of people around the globe and transformed Nicaraguan history at the tail end of the Cold War. The Sandinistas' revolutionary diplomacy went far beyond elite politics, as thousands of musicians, politicians, teachers, activists, priests, feminists, and journalists flocked to the country to experience the revolution firsthand. Eline van Ommen argues that the Sandinistas’ diplomacy was remarkably effective, propelling Nicaragua into the global limelight and allowing the revolutionaries to successfully challenge the United States' role in Central America.

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