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Richmond Students Co-Present Conference Paper with Richmond Professor in Switzerland

Patricia Olle Tejero (a senior in International Relations), Katherine Arnold (a Study Abroad alum) and Dom Alessio (Professor of History and Dean of International Programmes) presented a jointly researched and written paper on “Micronesia’s Spanish, German and American ‘Lakes’” at the 22nd New Zealand and Pacific Studies Association conference. The conference was held in Lugano, Switzerland. The paper examined the near total omission of Spain’s role in the region, its sale of the East Indies to Germany (marking the beginning of the Second Reich) and the significance of later US control in the region (from nuclear testing to its continuing military bases).

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