The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2011

Book Presentation: "Carlucci Versus Kissinger: The U.S. and the Portuguese Revolution"

by Bernardino Gomes and Tiago Moreira de Sá

September 19, at 1:00 p.m. in the Woodland Commons, Conference Room 1, parking lot 7A

Event free and open to the public

Dr. Ramon Tasat

The Department of Political Science, Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture and the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announce a book presentation of Carlucci Versus Kissinger: The U.S. and the Portuguese Revolution by Bernardino Gomes and Tiago Moreira de Sá. The event—free and open to the public—will take place on Monday, September 19, at 1:00 p.m. in the Woodland Commons, Conference Room 1, parking lot 7A. Light refreshments will be served and the book will be available for purchase.

The book, published by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, evaluates the impact of American actions in the final outcome of the transition from an authoritarian regime to democracy in Portugal. To that end, extensive research was carried out, both in the US and in Portugal, privileging primary sources and unpublished archival materials.

“Bernardino Gomes and Tiago Moreira de Sá provide an important scholarly contribution with their study of U.S.-Portuguese relations, a subject that has been neglected by the discipline of American diplomatic history.” –Lubna Z. Qureshi, author of Nixon, Kissinger, and Allende: U.S. Involvement in the 1973 Coup in Chile.

Bernardino Gomes is a political science graduate of the University of Louvain, Belgium; he was Head of Policy Planning staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Chief of Staff under Mário Soares, Portugal’s former Prime Minister and two-term President. He was also Administrator of the Luso-American Foundation (FLAD) and Advisor at the Institute for National Defense, among other duties. He is presently a researcher at the Portuguese Institute for International Relations (IPRI), a think tank.

Tiago Moreira de Sá, Ph.D. in Modern and Contemporary History from ISCTE-Lisbon University Institute, is Visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Social and Human Sciences and a researcher at the Portuguese Institute for International Relations (IPRI) at the New University of Lisbon. He is the author of Os Americanos na Revolução Portuguesa [The Americans in the Portuguese Revolution] and Os Estados Unidos e a Descolonização de Angola [The United States and the Angolan Decolonization], as well as of several peer-reviewed journal articles.

This event is sponsored by the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD).

For further information, contact Melissa Costa at 508-999-8255 or e-mail melissa.costa@umassd.edu.

 

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