“Perón in Exile” Conference - Monday, February 9 - Tuesday, February 10
On February 9th and 10th the Hoover Institution in coordination with the Center for Latin American Studies will host an international bilingual conference on Juan Domingo Peron in Exile based on the Peron papers at the Hoover Archives. General Perón, the dominant figure in 20th and 21st century Argentine political life, was exiled from 1955 to 1973. During this period he maintained an active correspondence with all his followers in Argentina, developed new political programs, and named supporters who kept alive his Peronista movement despite constant military opposition. In creating a powerful movement based heavily on organized labor support, the peronist party was able to emerge triumphant again with the return of Peron to power 1973. Despite his death a year later, and a return to military governments from 1976 to 1983, the Peronist movement remained the most important political force in the nation and again became the dominant national party in 1989 and from then until today it remains in power, with the current president of Argentina Crisitina Fernandez de Kirschner being the latest Peronist to hold office. This conference will explore the crucial period in Peronist history when it appeared that the movement was at its nadir. It will examine the how and the why Perón succeeded in keeping his movement alive and advancing the power of his party, despite his own exile.
9:00am to 5:00 pm
Room 101 Lou Henry Building, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
1. Claudio Belini (Universidad de Buenos Aires).
Controversias en torno a los legados económicos del Peronismo
2. Fernando Devoto: (Universidad de Buenos Aires).
El peronismo, enigmas y problemas
3 Mariano Plotkin: (Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero/IDES)
Perón en el exilio: en busca de la legitimidad perdida. Textos y contextos
4. Frank Moya Pons, President of the Dominican Academy of History
El rastro de Perón en República Dominicana.
5. Fabian Bosoer (Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero)
Betrayal and loyalty in the Peronist canon (1955-1965). The "cursed" Teisaire figures and Vandor
6. Julio César Melon Pirro. (Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, CEHIS, Universidad Nacional del Centro, IEHS.)
Entre la proscripción y la legalidad. El peronismo entre 1955 y 1965
Center for Latin American Studies, Bolivar House, Stanford University
Guest Speaker: Torcuato Di Tella: Argentine Ambassador to Italy & Professor of Sociology, Universidad de Buenos Aires