Juan E. Méndez Award Winner: Reagan’s Gun-Toting Nuns by Theresa Keeley
Theresa Keeley's important and wonderfully detailed book Reagan's Gun-Toting Nuns: The Catholic Conflict over Cold War Human Rights Policy in Central America (Cornell University Press, 2020), is the winner of the 2020 Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America.
This is the twelfth year of this prestigious award. The award is supported by the Duke Human Rights Center@the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Human Rights Archives at the Rubenstein Rare Books and Manuscripts Library.
Reagan's Gun-Toting Nuns is a deep dive into a formative period in human rights, Central American history, and the role of the faith community, in particular the Maryknoll order, on US policy. Keeley will accept the award via a Zoom event that is open to the public.
Register in advance for this webinar: https://duke.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2rP_ahOdSk-31HKDN15U8w