The Armed Left in Latin America, Europe and the USA

Origins and diffusion of the revolutionary New Left wave

9DECEMBER - 10DECEMBER 2014
Madrid
Symposium

Coord.: Alberto Martín Álvarez (Instituto Mora, México), Eduardo Rey Tristán (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)
Org.: École des hautes études hispaniques et ibériques (Casa de Velázquez, Madrid), Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Instituto Mora, México
Coll.: Xunta de Galicia, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad

Conference venue:
Casa de Velázquez
C/ de Paul Guinard, 3
28040 Madrid

Presentation

The Armed Left in Latin America, Europe and the USA. Origins and diffusion of the revolutionary New Left wave
The main goal of the workshop is to reflect on the processes of emergence of the waves of political violence and in particular, the wave of the New Left (1960-1996) in  Latin America, Europe and the United States. We will focus on its origins and development and also on the processes of transnational diffusion that are associated with the emergence of the waves in general and of the different organizations that appeared in this wave in particular.
The workshop will be opened by a lecture of sociologist David C. Rapoport, the author of the four waves theory of violence, who will reflect on the wave of the New Left fifteen years after the appearance of his first work on the topic. Also, the event will feature international experts on this matter. They will address issues such as the role of the Cuban revolution as a triggering event of the wave, and especially the processes of ideological and political diffusion of this event to different latitudes and organizations in the ensuing decades.
This meeting is part of a broader agenda around  the  transnational dimensions of political violence in this historical period, developed by the Revolutionary New Left. International Research Network on Political Violence.

Program

Tuesday 9th, December

9h00-14h00 
Presentation

CONFERENCE

David. C. RAPOPORT
University of California
Reflections on the Third Wave 15 Years Later

SESSION 1
TRANSNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF REVOLUTIONARY VIOLENCE. RESEARCH AGENDA

15h30-18h30 
SESSION 2
CUBA'S ROLE IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAVE

Dirk KRUIJT
Utrecht Universitet
The Cuban Connection: The Departamento America and the Latin American Revolutions

Eduardo REY TRISTÁN
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
The beginnings of the revolutionary wave in Latin America, 1960-1967. Reflections on the influence and adaptation of the Cuban model in Guatemala, Venezuela and Peru

Lindsey CHURCHILL
University of Central Oklahoma
Apoyamos la lucha del Pueblo Uruguayo: Cuban Perceptions of the Tupamaros and the Left in Uruguay

 
Wednesday 10th, December

09h30-14h00  
SESSION 3
TRANSNATIONAL DIFFUSION AND DEBATES

Luca FALCIOLA
Università Cattolica di Milano
Transnational Frames of Injustice: the New Left Criticism of State Repression in Italy, France, and the USA

Alberto Martín Álvarez
Instituto Mora, México
Revolutionary violence as a self – reinforcing process: The role of the Guatemalan FAR on the origins of the Salvadoran ERP

Daniel KAISER and Holger MARCKS
Goethe University (Frankfurt)
Black Liberation and New Left Militancy: A Case of Transmission through Cross-Type Diffusion

Eudald CORTINA  ORERO
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
The Third World and the debate on the armed struggle in the Frente Popular de Liberacion (Spain, 1958-1965)

Guido PANVINI
Università della Tuscia
The legitimization of Latin-American guerrilla warfare in the Italian Radical Catholicism and in the Extra-parliamentary Left Wing

15h30-19h00

Petra TERHOEVEN
Georg-August-Universität (Göttingen)
Terrorism as Third Front. Anti-Imperialism and Transnational Radicalization of the New Left in Italy and West Germany during the 1960s and 1970s

Final debate - conclusions

CONFERENCE
Yvon LE BOT
École des hautes études en sciences sociales
Sortir de la violence révolutionnaire par le mouvement social?