Events

    2019 Apr 12

    The Scroll and the Revolution: The Dilemmas of Writing about the Jews of Cuba

    12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Behar ImageSpeaker: Ruth Behar, University of Michigan

    Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History at Harvard University; Director, Afro...

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    2019 Apr 11

    Chucho Valdés: Narrativas Musicales

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Leverett Library, 25 Mill Street

    Chucho Valdes 1Speaker: Chucho Valdés, composer and pianist

    A través del diálogo entre el pianista y compositor Chucho Valdés y el Prof. Yosvany Terry, Narrativas Musicales ahondará en la vida y obra artística de Valdés, su concepción del Jazz y la música en general, sus contribuciones a la...

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    2019 Feb 15

    Havana's Noise and Rhythm: Understanding Afrocubaneity

    12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Location: 

    104 Mt. Auburn Street 3R, Seminar Room

    Speaker: Pablo D. Herrera Veitia, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

    What is it like to be Afro-Cuban today? After more than a decade’s experience as an Afro-Cuban rap music producer, this is the question at the core of Herrera Veitia’s doctoral research in social anthropology. His presentation will explore how becoming a Hiphop practitioner vested him with a profound interest in the future of urban Afro-Cuban music in Havana. Following the question ‘What is Afro-Cubaneity?’ he argues that understanding what Afro-...

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    2018 Oct 19

    Reflections on Cuban Visual Arts: Race, Politics, and Institutional Development

    12:00pm

    This panel explores how Cuban visual arts constitutes an important platform to understand a wide range of historical and current socio-political issues. The presenters reflect on topics such as the relationship between figurative art, race, and nation, the transcultural dynamics of Cuba’s concrete art, the contributions of monographs to existing historiography, and the role of the Cuban Art Foundation in the development of national arts and society.

    “Concrete Cuba”
    Abigail McEwen, associate professor of Latin American art history at the University of...

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    2018 Sep 14

    Cuba Studies Program: Radio Wars Not Cold Wars: Political Dissidence and Transnational Clandestine Broadcasting

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speaker: Alejandra Bronfman, Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, at the University at Albany-SUNY

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

    Cuba was a center of the Caribbean “radio wars” of the...

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    2018 May 24

    LASA Book Presentation: The Cuban Economy in a New Era: An Agenda for Change Toward Durable Development

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Location: 

    AC Hotel Barcelona Forum, Sala Barcelona, Passeig del Taulat, 278, Barcelona, Spain

    Introductory remarks by Alejandro de la Fuente, Chair of the Cuba Studies Program, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics and Director of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard University.

    Cuba’s economy has grown hardly at all during Raúl Castro’s presidency (2006-2016), hit by the economic collapse of its Venezuelan partner and burdened by a legacy of decayed infrastructure, a bankrupt sugar industry, and stagnant agriculture. This book diagnoses the ills that afflict Cuba’s economy and examines possible economic policy...

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    2018 Apr 25

    Book Presentation: The Cuban Revolution as Gospel: Jose Angel Toirac and Robert Glück present "Parables"

    4:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The Communist Party in Cuba purveyed images of Fidel Castro that borrowed from Christian iconography in order to “sell” Fidel. Cuban artist José Angel Toirac and Bay Area writer Robert Glück present their recent collaboration, the artist book Parables. Parables gathers photos from magazines and newspapers like Granma, the mouthpiece of the Communist Party. It repurposes the Cuban Revolution as a Gospel, a new religion with a new scripture. Fidel performs the life of Christ, from his childhood in Nazareth to his ascension into Heaven. Toirac and Glück will...

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    2018 Apr 20

    "Traders Without Borders”: the Transnational Networks of the Illegal Slave Trade to Cuba

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    Speakers: Marial Iglesias Utset, Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard University and Manuel Barcia, University of Leeds

    Moderator: 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

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    2018 Mar 06

    Arsenio and Bebo

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Holden Chapel, Harvard Yard

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    Speaker: Ned Sublette, composer, musician, record producer, musicologist, and author

    Moderator: Yosvany Terry, Director of the Harvard Jazz Band

    Tresero / bandleader Ignacio Arsenio Travieso Scull (1911-1970), whose stage name was Arsenio...

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    2018 Mar 02

    Capitalists of Misery: Shantytown Networks and the Cuban Revolution, 1950-1963

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

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    Speaker: Jesse Horst, Sarah Lawrence College

    Challenging the notion of a "great divide" between Republic and Revolution this talk traces contentious interactions between shantytown leaders in Havana and government officials who sought to relocate them. As disputes...

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    2017 Dec 01

    Cuba Studies Program: Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

    The Cuba Studies Program Seminar Series presents Ambassador Jeffrey Delaurentis, Former Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Cuba; Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School

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