Small States and Secondary Actors in the Cold War: Entanglements Between Europe and Latin America

Lecture | February 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Albert Manke, GHI West

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West. Pacific Regional Office of the Germany Historical Institute Washington DC, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

What kind of relations could small states and secondary actors establish with each other during the Cold War? To which extent were they able to overcome ideological boundaries and/or superpower dominance? Based on archival research in Cuba and the Czech Republic and extensive exchange with colleagues specialized on Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe, Albert Manke will provide an overview of transnational entanglements between states on both sides of the Atlantic.

Albert Manke is a senior researcher at the Center for Inter-American Studies at Bielefeld University, Germany. He completed his PhD thesis on the history of the Cuban revolution at the University of Cologne, where he was a principal investigator at the Global South Studies Center. As GHI West Tandem Fellow, he examines Chinese migrant networks in the Americas., 510-643-4558