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 - 2013

- Spring 2013 Lecture Series -

Lecture: "Defying the wind of change: Portugal, Rhodesia and South Africa, 1961-1980,"
by Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses, Historian

Wednesday, 17 April 2013, 12 noon, in LARTS 397D – CAS Dean's Conference Room, UMass Dartmoouth

Event free and open to the public

Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses
Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, the MA & PhD Program in Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies and Theory, and the Black Studies Program announce a lecture, “Defying the wind of change: Portugal, Rhodesia and South Africa, 1961-1980,” by Prof. Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. in LARTS 397D, parking lot 7 (visitor parking). Free and open to the public.

When war in Angola began in 1961, Portugal found itself short of friends and allies. As violence spread to other Portuguese colonies, the Lisbon government, led initially by Salazar and then by Caetano, relied more and more on aid and advice from Rhodesia and South Africa. With time, the evolving relationship between the three countries would lead to the constitution of Exercise ALCORA, which some commentators view as an actual alliance. This lecture examines the origins, course, and consequences of ALCORA for the three countries in question, as well as Angola and Mozambique.

Filipe Ribeiro de Meneses is Professor of History at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is the current FLAD/Brown Michael Teague Professor of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at Brown University. He is the author of, among other works, Salazar: A Political Biography (2009), and is currently researching the links between Portugal, Rhodesia and South Africa in the 1960s and 70s.

For further information, please contact 508.999.8255 or melissa.costa@umassd.edu.

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