Hispanic Heritage Month Presents: Guatemala's Civil War & The Trial of Rios Montt
Date and TimeTuesday, September 17, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
- Kirkhof Center » RM 2204 PERE MARQUETTE
Andrew Schlewtiz will provide background on Guatemalan civil war, Gen. Rios Montts part in that war, and subsequent human rights reports. He will also lead a discussion regarding the war crimes trail amid context of Guatemalan debate over justice and reconciliation. Andrew J. Schlewitz is an assistant professor of Latin American Studies at Grand Valley. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala from 1984-88, a Fullbright scholar in Guatemala and returned to that country in 2009, 2010, and 2011. This past summer he served as a civil society organization observer in the Organization of American States General Assembly in Guatemala.