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March 2018

5 March: Sarah Snyder, From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy

March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessop West G.03, Upper Hanover St
Sheffield, S3 7RA United Kingdom
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5 March: Sarah Snyder, From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy Click here to register your attendance The 1960s marked a transformation of human rights activism in the United States. At a time of increased concern for the rights of their fellow citizens—civil and political rights, as well as the social and economic rights that Great Society programs sought to secure—many Americans saw inconsistencies between domestic and foreign policy and advocated for a new approach.…

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April 2018

23 April: Jason Parker, Mad Men in the Tropics: The USIA and the Accidental Birth of the ‘Third World’

April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Jessop West G.03, Upper Hanover St
Sheffield, S3 7RA United Kingdom
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23 April: Jason Parker, Mad Men in the Tropics: The USIA and the Accidental Birth of the 'Third World' DOWNLOAD THE ABSTRACT The Cold War superpowers endeavored mightily to “win hearts and minds” abroad through what came to be called public diplomacy. Many of the target audiences were on the conflict’s original front-lines in Europe. However, other, larger audiences resided in areas outside Europe then in the throes of decolonization. Among the latter, for all the blood and drama of…

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