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Colloquium with Philip Travis, April 30

Taking a closer look at propaganda and the U.S.-Contra War

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement
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Philip Travis, Ph.D., visiting history instructor.

Philip Travis, Ph.D., visiting history instructor.

April 20, 2015

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Philip Travis, Ph.D., visiting history instructor, is the guest presenter for the next colloquium at EOU Thursday, April 30.

His discussion of “The Terrorism Label: Propaganda and the U.S.-Contra War,” begins at 4 p.m. in Ackerman Hall, Room 210. A reception follows and the event will be streamed live at https://new.livestream.com/eou/events/3747597.

Travis will look back to the 1980s and the United States’ conflict with the Sandinista-led Nicaraguan government. His research demonstrates the use of terrorism as a label by examining the Reagan administration’s attempt to use a global terrorism crisis to overcome the Vietnam Syndrome and shift prevailing attitudes over its conflict with Nicaragua.

Travis is currently working on a book that emphasizes the Reagan administration’s conflict with Nicaragua through the lens of counterterrorism and propaganda.

A list of related resources provided by Pierce Library is available for more in-depth information on this topic. Visit http://library.eou.edu/colloquium.

For more information on the colloquium series call MJ Heather at 541-962-3316.