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Alex Paterson, Gretta Chambers and Principal Heather Munroe-Blum speak with Carlos Monsiváis before the Mini-Beatty Lecture entitled The Other North America

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum welcomes the audience to the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada's annual conference

Acting Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Will Straw, welcomes the audience to the opening night of the Are We American? Canadian Culture in North America conference

Jesús Pérez-Magallón, Professor and Chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies, introduces Carlos Monsiváis

Mexico's leading cultural critic, Carlos Monsiváis, speaks about The Other North America

Carlos Monsiváis

Carlos Monsiváis, Will Straw, Jesús Pérez-Magallón and Edgardo Flores Rivas

Susana Vargas Cervantes, the Mexican liaison for the Are We American? conference, poses a question to "Monsi"

Carlos Monsiváis and Jesús Pérez-Magallón

Edgardo Flores Rivas, Consul General of Mexico in Montréal, thanks Carlos Monsiváis for his lecture

Will Straw invites the audience to the opening evening cocktail

Carlos Monsiváis poses for photos after the Mini-Beatty Lecture


The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, in Association with the Centre for Developing Area Studies and the Department of Hispanic Studies were pleased to welcome Carlos Monsiváis (writer, journalist and Mexico's leading cultural critic) to McGill.

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          This lecture was made possible by a grant from the Beatty Memorial Lectures Committee