Human Rights in the Atlantic World and Beyond
The 2016 Great Lakes History Conference will be held at the L.V. Eberhard Center on the Grand Rapids campus of Grand Valley State University on October 21 & 22, 2016. The theme of the 2016 conference is: Human Rights in the Atlantic World and Beyond.
To address this history and its legacy, our keynote speaker will be Héctor Tobar, author of the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestseller Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle that Set Them Free. Mr. Tobar’s work examines the evolving and interdependent relationship between Latin America and the United States. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, Mr. Tobar writes for the Los Angeles Times and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Irvine.