Thursday, May 2, 2019
6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Watch on Watson's YouTube Channel. Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street, Room 101
This event is the keynote presentation of the conference Nicaragua 1979-2019: The Sandinista Revolution After Forty Years
To register, please go to the conference registration page.
In his keynote presentation Ambassador Quainton will be reflecting on the difficulty of managing two conflicting and contradictory policies towards the Sandinista Revolution: on the one hand the State Department's search for a negotiated outcome to the Central American crisis and on the other the White House's commitment to regime change in Nicaragua. He will explore the problem of analyzing and credibly reporting on an emotionally charged and highly nuanced situation against the background of Cold War politics and assumptions.