Events

    2020 Nov 12

    El efecto Mariel: Before, During, and After presents PLUMA Y PLUMERO: PALABRAS Y PAPELES DE REINALDO ARENAS PRESENTED BY RENÉ CIFUENTES

    11:00am


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish. To register, click here.

    Speaker: Rene Cifuentes, escritor y fundador de la revista "Mariel"

    Desde su llegada a Nueva York como refugiados en 1980, Reinaldo Arenas y René Cifuentes formaron una íntima y jocosa amistad que duraría hasta los últimos años del...

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    2020 Nov 10

    The Uneven Racial and Ethnic Impacts of COVID in Latin America

    12:00pm to 1:20pm


    This event is part of a virtual series. To register, click here.

    Speakers: Veronica Figueroa, Profesora Asociada del Instituto de Asuntos Públicos, Universidad de Chile; Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Senior Fellow at the Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law, Stanford University; Marcia Castro, Andelot Professor of Demography; Chair, Department of Global Health and...

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    2020 Nov 05

    Libertades literarias: Afrolatinoamérica escribe. Conversación con Nancy Morejón

    2:30pm to 3:30pm


    This event is virtual and will be held in Spanish. To register, click here.

    Speaker: Nancy Morejón, Cuban poet, critic, and essayist
    Moderated by: Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Director of Graduate Studies In Spanish, Harvard University

    Coordinado con el seminario "Libertades literarias:...

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    2020 Oct 30

    The Resurgence Of The Right: Evaluating The Impact Of The Trump Policies On The Opinion Towards Cuba And Its Government Within The Cuban Diaspora Of South Florida

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Guillermo J. Grenier, Professor of Sociology and Chair in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University; Qing Lai, Associate Professor Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University
    Moderated by: Alejandro...

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    2020 Oct 15

    The Mariel Effect: Social and Racial Tensions in South Florida in the Wake of the Boatlift

    11:00am


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Julio Capó, Jr., PhD, Associate Professor, Department of History and Deputy Director, Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab, Florida International University; Antonio López, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of English, George Washington...

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    2020 Oct 01

    In-House Open House

    6:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Join us as we welcome our new faculty director, Steven Levitsky!

    Professor Levitsky will be joined by Marcia Castro, co-chair of the Brazil Studies Program and Alejandro de la Fuente, chair of the Cuba Studies Program to discuss ongoing and upcoming initiatives in three priority areas for 2020-21: challenges to democracy, the impact...

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    2020 Sep 18

    Seeing Things as They Are: Annotating African in Cuban Art

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz, 2020-2021 Mark Claster Mamolen Fellow at the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute and the Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University

    The lecture will cover a global debate on Western representations of...

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    2020 Sep 17

    CHC's El efecto Mariel Series - Before, During, and After: The Exile Community Responds: Solidarity and Stigmatization

    11:00am


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speakers: Siro del Castillo, Human Rights Advocate and Community Leader on Immigrant Issues; Danielle Clealand, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Mexican American and Latino Studies, University of Texas at Austin; Monika Gosin, PhD, Associate Professor...

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    2020 Aug 13

    CHC Mariel Webinar Series - The Boatlift Unfolds: Perspectives from both sides of the Florida Straits

    11:00am


    This event is virtual and a portion will be presented in Spanish. To register, please click here.

    Join us for the second in our webinar series addressing the antecedents, unfolding, and aftermath of the 1980 Mariel Boatlift. In this program, panelists will offer unique perspectives on the unfolding...

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    2020 May 20

    Elections 2020: Implications For US-Cuba Relations

    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Virtual

    This event is virtual. To register for this event, please click here

    Speakers: Dr. Margaret E. Crahan, Columbia University; Prof. Philip Brenner, American University; Prof. William Leogrande, American University

    Moderator: Prof. Arturo Lopez-Levy, Holy Names University

    The Columbia University Cuba Program of the Institute of Latin American...

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    2020 May 01

    The Cuban Economy in the Context of COVID-19

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Zoom Webinar

    The recording of this event can be found here

    Speaker: Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh

    Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies; Chair, Cuba...

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    2020 Feb 28

    CANCELED: The Resurgence of the Right: Evaluating the impact of the Trump policies on the opinion towards Cuba and its government within the Cuban diaspora of South Florida

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, Room S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Guillermo J. Grenier, Professor of Sociology and Chair in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University

    Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University

    The work presents the results of the most recent Cuba Poll, (November 2018) and compares the details with the opinions compiled by the research...

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    2019 Oct 04

    Music Workshop / Síntesis: Una visión de la herencia musical afro-cubana

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Library Theater in McKinlock Hall (Leverett House) 25 Mill Street, Cambridge MA 02138
    Image of Sintesis

    Síntesis is one of the emblematic ensembles of contemporary Cuban music, due to the richness, variety and conceptual structure of their sonic style. Sintesis music pioneered the fusion of Afro-Cuban musical traditions with contemporary jazz and rock in the late 1970s. They are among the most recognized and popular...

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