Events

    2021 Dec 01

    Globalizing Patient Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Finance in the Americas

    4:00pm to 5:30pm


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    Speaker: Stephen Kaplan, Associate Professor of Political Science and Economic Affairs, George Washington University

    This book explores how China’s state-led capitalism affects national level governance. China, as the world’s largest saver, has more than doubled its overseas banking presence since the 2008 global financial crisis...

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    2021 Nov 19

    Book Presentation: Ediciones El Puente and the Gaps of the Cuban Literary Canon - Post-revolutionary cultural dynamics

    12:00pm


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    Author: María Isabel Alfonso, Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at St. Joseph’s College 
    Discussant: César A. Salgado, Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Graduate Adviser in the Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin
    Moderated by: Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams...

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    2021 Oct 15

    ALARI Seminar Series with Nohora Arrieta: Poéticas amargas: estéticas y políticas de la plantación de azúcar en Brasil y el Caribe (1990-2018)

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


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

    Speaker: Nohora Arrieta Fernandez, 2020-2021 ALARI Research Associate; PhD Candidate in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies, Georgetown University; CLS/Mellon Dissertation Completion fellow (2020-2021)

    La plantación de azúcar ha sido una...

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    2021 Sep 28

    Rethinking Malaria in the Context of COVID–19: Malaria Governance, Integrated Service Delivery, Training & Capacity Building for Malaria

    Repeats every day until Wed Sep 29 2021 .
    9:00am to 11:30am

    9:00am to 11:30am


    This event is virtual, to register click here.

    In keeping with a longstanding academic tradition, multidisciplinary perspectives from diverse stakeholders and discussants will be offered in a neutral and inclusive learning environment during this 2-day, public webinar. Q&A will be available during portions of the proceedings for broader engagement. Together, we will identify and discuss actions—including some of...

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    2021 Sep 24

    Guantánamo, Cuba and the Arts

    12:00pm


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    Speaker: Esther Whitfield, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies at Brown University
    Moderated by: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies, Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Chair, Cuba Studies Program

    This paper proposes...

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    2021 Sep 09

    COVID-19 Vaccine development and deployment: The Cuban case

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Speaker: Dr. Vicente Vérez Bencomo, Director of the Finlay Institute of Vaccines
    Moderated by: Marcia Castro, Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Dr. Vicente Verez Bencomo is a scientist with a nationally and internationally recognized trajectory. He is a Chemical Engineer from the “Lomonosov” Institute in Moscow, State Doctor from the University of Orleans (France, 1983), Doctor Honoris causa from the Canadian University of Quebec in Montreal and Member of...

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    2021 Jul 26

    The Pandemic is Not Only a Viral Event

    Repeats every day until Tue Jul 27 2021 .
    8:00am to 4:00pm

    8:00am to 4:00pm


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    In the field of health practices enlivened by the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the emergence of variants of the SarsCov-2 virus, the lack of sufficient vaccines and the uncontrolled infection in Brazil, the response to the pandemic has depended on the participation and production of researchers from various areas and the involvement of community leaders in the social response. The objective of this international seminar, the...

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    2021 May 21

    Art, Activism, Censorship: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera

    12:00pm


    This event is virtual. To view the recording, click here

    Speaker: Tania Bruguera, artist and activist
    Moderated by: Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Director, Cultural Agents Initiative; Karina Ascunce González, Harvard College '22; Co-President of Cuban-American Undergraduate Students Association (CAUSA); Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert...

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    2021 May 10

    Belmont World Film presents the Cuban film AGOSTO. New England Film Premiere

    7:30pm


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    A Cuban teenager, the primary caretaker for his beloved grandmother, develops his first crush during the summer of 1994, when the collapse of the Soviet Union and the ensuing shortage of food, supplies, and electricity compel people to make the perilous journey to the US by boat. Set in the director's rural hometown of Gibara and loosely based on his...

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    2021 Apr 16

    Art, Activism, Censorship: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera

    12:00pm

    Speaker: Tania Bruguera, artist and activist
    Moderated by: Doris Sommer, Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures; Director of Graduate Studies in Spanish, Harvard University; Karina Ascunce González, Harvard College '22; Co-President of Cuban-American Undergraduate Students Association (CAUSA); Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, Harvard University

    Presented in collaboration...

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    2021 Mar 26

    Book presentation Cuban Memory Wars: Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile

    12:00pm to 2:00pm


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    Speaker: Michael J. Bustamante, Assistant Professor of History at Florida International University
    Discussant: María de Los Angeles Torres, Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois in Chicago
    Moderated by: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of...

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    2021 Feb 26

    IAP-UAM Lecture Series with Manuel Barcia: "The Yellow Demon of Fever: Fighting Disease in the Nineteenth Century Transatlantic Slave Trade"

    12:00pm to 1:00pm


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    Speaker: Manuel Barcia, Chair of Global History, University of Leeds
    Moderated by: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African an African American Studies; Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center...

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    2021 Feb 04

    El efecto Mariel: Before, During, and After. Diplomacia por la Libertad: Embajador Ernesto Pinto en conversación con Leticia Callava

    11:00am


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

    Speakers: Embajador Ernesto Pinto-Bazurco Rittler, Abogado, escritor y antiguo Jefe de la Misión Diplomática del Perú en Cuba; Leticia Callava, Periodista y activista
    Moderated by: Elizabeth Cerejido,...

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