Instructor Info:
Name: SILVER, LARA
Office Telephone:
Email: lsilver@mail.ubc.ca
Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
 HIST 311 101Lecture1 Wed16:0019:00
 HIST 403B 101Seminar1 Wed12:0014:00

Memoirs and What's Missing:

We will look at memoirs and biographies to examine some of the leading individuals during tumultuous episodes of international history and assess their contribution to international relations. A few examples include Harry Truman and the use of the atomic bomb, Fidel Castro and his response to the Bay of Pigs, and John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their co-authoring of the song Imagine.

FullHIST 403K 201Seminar2 Wed14:0016:00

In 2019W, the topic for HIST 403K, 201 is Canada-USA relations. The seminar examines Canada-US relations from the 1930s to the present day to obtain an expansive view of bilateral bliss and the uncomfortable aspects of 'sleeping with an elephant.' In particular, we will look at the relationships between the presidents and prime ministers in addition to the broader frameworks of bilateral and multilateral diplomacy.