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

February 21, 12-1 pm PST 
Lecture at GHI West (201 Moses Hall)
Speaker: Albert Manke (GHI West Tandem Fellow; Senior researcher at the Center for Inter-American Studies at Bielefeld University)

GHI West Tandem Fellow Albert Manke will speak about “Small States and Secondary Actors in the Cold War: Entanglements Between Europe and Latin America” during a lecture at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley. The lecture is co-sponsored by GHI West and by the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at UC Berkeley.

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 about 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. The GHI West Tandem Fellowship are made possible through the generous support by the Volkswagenstiftung.