"The Americasí Idylls: The Quest for an Elusive Continental Ideal"
A lecture by
Ricardo Luna, Former Ambassador to Peru
A Distinguished Visiting Scholar,
Jay I. Kislak Fellow at the Kluge Center
Luna will talk on the efforts of thinkers and leaders from North America and Latin America to develop a de
finition of a single Western culture across the Northern and Southern hemispheres.
The ideal of a single hemispheric identity has captivated thinkers and statesmen for more than two centuries with shifting trends in thought. Preconceptions will be examined in hemispheric identity as Luna seeks to demystify stereotypes. Luna served as Peruís ambassador to the United States from 1992 to 1999. He was the Peruvian ambassador to the United Nations from 1989 to 1992, and ambassador to the Court of St. James, London, from 2006 to 2010.
Thursday, December 8, at 4:00 PM
Location: LJ 119, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington DC
For more information, contact the Kluge Center at (202) 707-3302. Request ASL and ADA accommodations five days in advance at 202-707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.
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