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Pair to speak at Wofford

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2009-04-13

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Wofford College presents a rare doubleheader for students and the public when editor Robert Cox and professor Jeremy Black speak on campus on Monday, April 20.

Cox will speak first, with a brief presentation followed by a book signing in the Papadopoulos Building beginning at 2:30 p.m. He edited an English language newspaper, the Buenos Aires Times, from 1976-1983. That was the time of Argentina's "dirty war" when an estimated 30,000 people disappeared during a government-led campaign to root out insurgents.

Cox, who has received numerous honors during his career in journalism, is now a senior editor for the Post & Courier in Charleston, S.C. His son has written a book, “Dirty Secrets, Dirty War” (Joggling Board Press, 2008) that tells the story not only of those difficult years in Argentina, but also describes the inspirational courage of his father. Copies of “Dirty Secrets, Dirty War” will be available for purchase. The continuing education program in the office of alumni and development is sponsoring this event, which is free and open to the public. Questions may be addressed to Charlie Gray or Juanita Pesaro at 864-597-4186.

At 4 p.m. in the Olin Teaching Theater, Professor Jeremy Black, history department visiting lecturer from the University of Exeter in England, will speak on the topic "Could the British Have Won the American War of Independence?"

Black is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is the author of more than 70 books, especially on military history and 18th century British politics and international relations.

Dean David Wood has invited the participants in the first Roger Milliken Faculty Development Seminar Abroad and Wofford students in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program to enjoy a dinner and discussion with Cox at 5:30 p.m. in the AAAS Room of the Burwell Building. A limited number of seats for guests are available. To make a dinner reservation, please call Janella Lane at 864-597-4184.