Latin America’s Place in World History: The Example of the Panama Canal

Wednesday, March 29nd, 2023, 3:30pm
Mather House, Room 100

Dr. Marixa Lasso is the Executive Director of Panama’s Center for Historical, Anthropological and Cultural Research AIP. In this talk, Dr. Lasso will discuss Latin America’s place in world history, namely, the Panama Canal.

Dr. Lasso is the author of the books Myths of Harmony: Race and Republicanism during the Age of Revolution, Colombia 1795-1831 (Pittsburgh University Press, 2007) and Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal (Harvard University Press, 2019). Erased: The Untold Story of the Panama Canal, won the Friedrich Katz Prize for the History of Latin American and the Caribbean 2020 from the prestigious American Historical Association and the William Leo Grand Prize for relations between Latin America and the United States. She has also held fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Wenner Gren Foundation. In 2016 Lasso was the Sheila Biddle Ford Fellow at Harvard’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

This talk is presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University.