Join LAS for pizza and a talk

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Tuesday Feb 20, 2018
Neill Hall (formerly Humanities Building) 216

Join us in Neill 216 for an Almuerzo for a talk by Eric Mosinger, Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies and Political Science.

"Rebel Leadership Struggles"
Why did the FSLN split up? In 1975 and 1976, after fifteen years of struggle against Nicaragua’s Somoza regime, the Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional (FSLN) split into three factions, ostensibly over ideological and strategic differences. This outcome is puzzling, as splintering weakens rebels, who already face daunting odds against a militarily stronger state. My research shows that the FSLN’s divisions did not result from ideological differences, but rather from the changing composition of the FSLN’s recruitment. The resulting leadership disputes tore apart the FSLN.

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty and Parents and Families

Sponsored By: Latin American Studies

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