James Henderson, professor of international studies at
Carolina University, will give a presentation in Spanish about
contemporary Colombia on Monday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Wall Building
317. The presentation will also include a screening of several public
service announcements from Colombian television. The event is free and
open to the public.
"The program's theme will be the attempt to cultivate good
citizenship in contemporary Colombia, as observed in the nation's
commercial television," said Henderson, a leading scholar of Latin
American history and culture.
Henderson recently released Modernization in Colombia: The
Laureano Gómez Years, 1889-1965, a new book which traces the social and
economic development of Colombia during the era of controversial
political leader Laureano Gómez. The book was published by the
University Press of Florida.
Henderson joined the Coastal faculty in 1986. He earned a
bachelor's degree in history from Centenary College of Louisiana, a
master's degree in history from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D.
in Latin American history from Texas Christian University. Before
coming to Coastal, Henderson was a faculty member at Grambling State
University in Louisiana. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and has
written numerous books and scholarly articles on Latin American history
and culture, including A Reference Guide to Latin American History.