TITLE: Constitution-Making in the Western Hemisphere (English)
SPEAKER: Jack Rakove, Jose Carlos Chiaramonte, Alfredo Avila Rueda, Manuel Chust Calero
EVENT DATE: 2010/11/19
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 95 minutes
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Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo Valenzuela hosted the third of three panels on "Creating Freedom in the Americas, 1776-1825." Participants are historians from the U.S., Latin America, and Spain. Presentations by the panelists are discussed by commentators and by the audience. (English language version).
Speaker Biography: Jack Rakove an American historian, author, professor at Stanford University, and Pulitzer Prize winner.
Speaker Biography: Jose Carlos Chiaramonte is the director of the Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana, Facultad de Filosofia y Letras, Universidad de Buenos Aires. He is one of the hemisphere's most preeminent scholars on constitutionalism and its sources in political philosophy, and author of numerous articles and books.
Speaker Biography: Alfredo Avila Rueda is an author and professor of history at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Speaker Biography: Manuel Chust Calero is professor of history at the Universidad Jaume I, Spain.