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PLACA presents: Alan Knight

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The ‘Cosmic Revolution’: The Mexican Revolution (1910-2010) in Comparative Global Perspective This year, the Mexican Revolution turns one hundred. Among the many possible perspectives on this major event, one is outward-looking, global and comparative. This lecture, involving a breakdown of the main sociopolitical components of the Mexican Revolution (1910-40), evaluates it in light of other major world revolutions, arguing (against some revisionist theses) that it belongs in this rare category (it is, in other words, a ‘real’ ‘social’ revolution); and that, without being a simple carbon-copy, it bears comparison with discernible elements of contrasting revolutions - including ‘bourgeois’ revolutions, like the French; ‘socialist’ revolutions like the Russian, Chinese and Cuban; and ‘nationalist’ revolutions (all of the above, and more).

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.