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… Read more about Jorge I. Domínguez

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 relations… Read more about Alejandro de la Fuente

104 Mount Auburn Street, 4R, Cambridge, MA 02138
p: +1 (617) 495-8508
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… Read more about Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

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… Read more about Dialogues and Challenges in the Study of the African Diaspora in Latin America

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 religions and folklore. Nevertheless, her… Read more about LYDIA CABRERA IN TRANSLATION

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… Read more about Afro-Cuban Musical Traditions: Lukumí Bàtá Concert

2017 Apr 14

Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen: Film Screening + Discussion

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Ed Portal, 224 Western Ave., Allston

Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a free screening of Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen, a compelling, fast-moving film about an exciting genre of music and dance! Highlighting the musical styling of rumba in New York City, the film follows ordinary people and famous musicians through the dances, drums, and clave rhythm of the genre. Learn more about the vibrant Afro-Cuban culture of the city and rumba's African and Andalusian origins. The screening will be followed by a conversation with its director Aristides Falcon-Paradi.

For more information and registration please click … Read more about Rumba Clave Blen Blen Blen: Film Screening + Discussion

2017 Apr 05

La Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí y su Sistema de Bibliotecas Públicas: de los Inciertos Orígenes al Mundo Actual de las Tecnologías (1901-2016)

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

S216, 1730 Cambridge Street
Speaker: Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas, Director of Cuba’s National Library José Martí

This talk will be in Spanish.

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Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas is the Director of Cuba’s National Library José Martí. He is also a prolific… Read more about La Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí y su Sistema de Bibliotecas Públicas: de los Inciertos Orígenes al Mundo Actual de las Tecnologías (1901-2016)

2017 Mar 10

Field Notes Gathered by Ears

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-030, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Yosvany Terry, Lecturer on Music and Director of Jazz Ensembles

Moderators: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, and Director, Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University and Jorge I. Domínguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; Chair, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies… Read more about Field Notes Gathered by Ears
2017 Feb 07

Tuesday Seminar Series: Post-Fidel, Post-Raúl: Key Underlying Themes for Cuba’s New Future

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216, 1730 Cambridge Street

**Please note, this seminar will be held in CGIS South, S-216**

Speaker: Jorge I. Dominguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government, Harvard University

Moderator: Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Department of Government, Harvard University

Fidel Castro died in November 2016. Raúl Castro, 86-years-old in June 2017, has said he will step down as Cuba’s president in February 2018.… Read more about Tuesday Seminar Series: Post-Fidel, Post-Raúl: Key Underlying Themes for Cuba’s New Future

2017 Feb 06

Measuring God in Earth: A Discussion on Ana Mendieta’s Work

5:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room S-020 1730 Cambridge Street

Speakers: Tania Bruguera, installation and performance artist; Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study, Harvard University, and Carrie Lambert-Beatty, Professor of History of Art and Architecture and Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

Reception to follow the event
 
2017 Mar 31

Cuba Studies Program: The 'Liberal Moment' of the Revolution: Early Educational Reforms in Revolutionary Cuba

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S-216 (Resource Room), 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Rainer Schultz, PhD, Director of the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA), Cuba Divisional Center in Havana 

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

Jorge I. Domínguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Department of Government; … Read more about Cuba Studies Program: The 'Liberal Moment' of the Revolution: Early Educational Reforms in Revolutionary Cuba

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