Events

    Discussion Panel El Pasado Mío / My Own Past: Afrodescendant Contributions to Cuban Art

    Location: 

    The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Harvard University

    Speakers: Gertrudis Rivalta; Juana Valdes; Elio Rodríguez; Alberto Lescay, Cuban artists
    Moderated by: Alejandro de la Fuente, Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute; Chair Cuba Studies Program, Harvard University; Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz, Tanner-Opperman Chair in Honor of Roy Sieber, Indiana University

    Conversation with some of the Cuban artists featured on the exhibition El Pasado Mío / My Own Past: Afrodescendant Contributions to Cuban Art at The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of...

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    El Pasado Mío / My Own Past: Afrodescendant Contributions to Cuban Art

    Location: 

    The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art, Harvard University

    Inauguration of exhibition El Pasado Mío / My Own Past: Afrodescendant Contributions to Cuban Art

    This exhibition proposes a new approach to Cuban art through a historical reconstruction built from and through the production of artists of African heritage. The exhibition provides a critical framework for deconstructing dominant narratives about Cuban art and tells stories that have been left out of Cuban art the canon. The exhibition incorporates key examples of art and artists who are taking on colonial history, identity, and slavery in their work...

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    A Conversation with Harvard University Jazz Master in Residence Gonzalo Rubalcaba

    Location: 

    Leverett Library Theater, 8 Mill St, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Gonzalo Rubalcaba, multi-Grammy© Winner, pianist and composer was already a young phenom with a budding career in his native Cuba when he was discovered by Dizzy Gillespie in 1985. Since, Piano & Keyboard Magazine selected him in 1999 as one of the great pianists of the 20th century, alongside figures such as Glenn Gould, Martha Argerich and Bill Evans; won two Grammys and two Latin Grammys, and established himself as a creative force in the jazz world.

    Yosvany Terry, Senior Lecturer on Music / Director of Jazz Bands, is an internationally...

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    ALARI Seminar Series with Ofelia Lopez: "After the Skin: Representing Race in Cuban Literature (1882-1991)"


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

    This presentation explores literary representations of racial mixture in the Cuban literary production from the colonial era and the Special Period in Time of Pace (1990), a period of severe economic crisis resulting from the collapse of the Soviet Union. Through critical examination of the national...

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


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


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


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


    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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    Guantánamo, Cuba and the Arts


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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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    COVID-19 Vaccine development and deployment: The Cuban case

    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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    The Pandemic is Not Only a Viral Event


    This event is virtual, to view click here.

    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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    Art, Activism, Censorship: A Conversation with Tania Bruguera


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    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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