Cuba

Jorge I. Domínguez

Jorge I. Domínguez

Vice-Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University
Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Dept of Government (FAS)

Co-Chair, Cuban Studies Program

Professor Jorge I. Domínguez continues to work on Cuba’s domestic and international politics and economics. With

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Room K216, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
p: +1 617-495-5982
Alejandro  de la Fuente

Alejandro de la Fuente

Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics
Professor of African and African American Studies, FAS
Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute

Co-Chair, Cuban Studies Program

A historian of Latin America and the Caribbean who specializes in the study of comparative slavery and race

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104 Mount Auburn Street, 4R, Cambridge, MA 02138
p: +1 (617) 495-8508
2017 Nov 03

Cuba Studies Program: Las cooperativas no agropecuarias dentro de la actualización del modelo económico cubano

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

**Please note this event will be conducted in Spanish**

Speaker: Dayrelis Ojeda Suris, Centro de Estudios de la Economía Cubana, Universidad de La Habana, Asociación Nacional de Economistas y Contadores de Cuba

Dayrelis Ojeda Suris

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2017 Oct 13

Cuba Studies Program: Politica social en Cuba: Oportunidades y retos

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

**Please note this event will be conducted in Spanish**

Speaker: Dayma Echevarría Leon, Centro de Estudios de la Economía Cubana, Universidad de La Habana

La Dra. Echevarria abordará los principios y principales etapas de la política social cubana desde 1959 y profundizará en las dimensiones de salud, educación y empleo para ofrecer un análisis de los principales logros en cada ámbito así como los principales desafíos que el país enfrenta en la actualidad. La Dra Echevarría ofrecerá recomendaciones para las

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2017 Oct 23

The Harvard Cubans. Film screening and Q&A with Director.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS S-010 (Tsai Auditorium), 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Cubans (Los cubanos de Harvard) is a documentary film produced by the Cuba Studies Program and directed by Danny González Lucena. Following the premiere screening of the film, a question-and-answer session will be held with the director. Please note the 58-minute film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Reception to follow.

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Under Trump’s revised policy, black Cubans will get left behind, again

June 29, 2017

BY ALEJANDRO DE LA FUENTE

As President Trump announced the administration’s new policies on Cuba, I worried that Afro-Cubans would be the main losers. They have been losing for some time. The timid economic reforms implemented by the Cuban government in the past two decades have resulted in a growing gap between those with access to capital and those without it.

This gap is not color blind. Because access to capital depends on monetary flows from the overwhelmingly white Cuban-American community, black Cubans lack the resources to participate on equal

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Can Trump Compete With Obama on Cuba?

June 27, 2017

By JORGE I. DOMÍNGUEZ

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — “Effective immediately, I am canceling the last administration’s completely one-sided deal with Cuba.” Thus said President Trump on June 16 in Miami to wildly enthusiastic applause from the remaining veterans of the failed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. Yet, in practice, Obama administration policies toward Cuba remain in effect. President Trump has set up political, bureaucratic and diplomatic bargaining for months to come.

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2017 Apr 08

Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

8:00am

Location: 

CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

Graduate students from the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard and Afro-Colombian graduate students from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invite peers to the first annual Afro-Latin American Graduate Student Conference. The signature themes of the conference are intersectionality; activism in academia; and race, racism, and blackness in art and literature. The conference will examine the dialogues and discourses that inform black political forms, expressive culture, aesthetic ideologies, transnationalism, transculturation, and ethno-racial identity formations in the

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2017 Apr 07

Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

8:00am

Location: 

Dudley House, Lehman Hall 201, 53 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA

Graduate students from the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard and Afro-Colombian graduate students from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invite peers to the first annual Afro-Latin American Graduate Student Conference. The signature themes of the conference are intersectionality; activism in academia; and race, racism, and blackness in art and literature. The conference will examine the dialogues and discourses that inform black political forms, expressive culture, aesthetic ideologies, transnationalism, transculturation, and ethno-racial identity formations in the

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2017 Apr 21

LYDIA CABRERA IN TRANSLATION

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Marial Iglesias Utset: Translating Cultures: Lydia Cabrera’s Liminal Worlds; Erwan Dianteill: The French Translation of El Monte (2003): Genesis, Difficulties and Reception of a Cuban Classic; Patricia González Gómez-Cásseres, and Ivor Miller: Translating Lydia Cabrera’s La lengua sagrada de los ñáñigos.

Lydia Cabrera’s two decades of ethnographic research among Afro-Cuban communities produced an extraordinary body of publications on Afro Caribbean

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2017 Apr 15

Afro-Cuban Musical Traditions: Lukumí Bàtá Concert

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Join the Harvard Ed Portal for an incredible evening with some of today’s greatest players and singers in the Afro-Cuban bàtá tradition! Afro-Cuban bàtá masters from across the country join Harvard's own Director of Jazz Bands Yosvany Terry in a concert and celebration of Cuban tradition. You won't be able to keep from dancing to this percussive, dynamic music! This concert is co-sponsored by the Cuba Studies Program, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies; the Harvard University Center for African Studies; the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center; the

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