The Falklands Debacle: A Forty-Year Retrospective
Sovereignty disputes over territories in the South Atlantic date back centuries. They have been the source of diplomatic protests and threats, daring military incursions and forced evictions. After brewing for over two centuries, the case regarding competing sovereignty claims between Argentina and Great Britain over the Falklands/Malvinas and adjacent islands finally erupted in outright war with significant losses of men and ships on both sides. This talk will explore the history of the dispute and the ultimate war.
Mark Szuchman took his doctorate in Latin American history at The University of Texas, Austin. He has been a professor in the departments of history at the University of Miami, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the National University of Uruguay, and is Professor Emeritus at Florida International University. His publications – five books and over forty articles – focus on Argentina, urban and family history in Spanish America. He has been the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Progam, The Social Science Research Council, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others.