Reflections on a Childhood Spent with a Feminist, Revolution-Minded Mother

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 4:07pm -- lwhite

The 2017 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, April 19 when Peter Andreas presents personal reflections fromhis new book, Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution. Rebel Mother is an intimate true story of a boy on the run with his Mennonite-turned-Marxist-revolutionary mother, as she abducts him to South America in search of the revolution.  Throughout the book, Andreas impressively re-creates the settings and conversations that took place in Chile and Peru in the early 1970s. 


Peter Andreas is the John Hay Professor of International Studies. He joined the Institute in the fall of 2001, and holds a joint appointment with the Department of Political Science. Previously, Andreas was an academy scholar at Harvard University, a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, and an SSRC-MacArthur Foundation Fellow on International Peace and Security. He holds an MA and PhD in government from Cornell University and a BA in political science from Swarthmore College. Andreas is the author, co-author, or co-editor of ten books and has also written for a wide range of scholarly and policy publications.

A wine and cheese reception is held at 5:30 pm, followed by the salon at 6:00 pm. Free for members; $10 for non-members. Seating is limited; call 401-847-0295, ext. 112 for reservations or register online below.

This spring’s Salon Series is generously sponsored by our Community Partner, MICHAEL HAYES.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm