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Story of a death foretold: the coup against Allende, 11 September 1973

@ CES-Coimbra, Sala 1 - November 14, 2013 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

A seminar by  Oscar Guardiola-Rivera.

The “Story of a death foretold: the coup against Allende, 11 September 1973”, which is the title of Guardiola-Rivera forthcoming book, is used in order to propose that it is time to recover the memory of the 1960s-1970s – not in terms of melancholia but in terms of political creativity and activism – as a time of militancy and production of transformative knowledge from the south, as such memory is particularly relevant for the times of crisis and inability to act.

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera teaches international law and globalization at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is recognized as a leading young voice on Latin American philosophy, law and politics. Mr. Guardiola-Rivera has served as an aide to the Colombian congress and is the cofounder of a think tank devoted to politics, human rights and conflict resolution.
Among his publications are: Story of a Death Foretold. The Coup Against Allende, 9/11/1973. London: 2013; What if Latin America Ruled the World? Bloomsbury 2010; El Fin del Capitalismo. Bogotá/Miami: Siglo del Hombre, 2010; Being Against the World: Rebellion and Constitution London: Routledge, 2008; (with Dussel, E. Grosfoguel, R. Maldonado, N., Henry, P. et al.) The Decolonial Turn. Berkeley and Los Angeles, UC Press, 2007; (with Mignolo, W., Quijano, A., et al.) Coloniality of Power, Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press, 2006.

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