Texas Tech hosts the 2017 Charles L. Wood Agricultural History Lecture

The 23rd annual lecture features history professor Cecilia Tsu as presenter.

Cecilia Tsu

Cecilia Tsu

WHAT: Texas Tech University will host the 23rd annual Charles L. Wood Agricultural History Lecture, a tribute to late Texas Tech history professor Chuck Wood. Held since 1985, the lecture has featured the nation's top agricultural and western historians.

Cecilia Tsu, associate professor of history at the University of California, Davis, will present the 2017 lecture, "Refugees and the Agrarian Dream: The Politics of Resettlement in the 1980s."

Tsu's research examines the evolution of the Southeast Asian refugee resettlement policy and its intersection with the rise of modern conservatism in the United States during the 1970s to the 1980s.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 17)

A reception will precede the lecture at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Student Union Building, Escondido Theatre

CONTACT: Catharine Franklin, assistant professor, Department of History, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-6847 or catharine.franklin@ttu.edu


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