El Efecto Mariel: Before, During, and After


Thursday, July 9, 2020, 11:00am

This event is virtual. To register, please click here.

Speakers: Michael Bustamante, PhD, Assistant Professor of History, Florida International University; Jeanine Navarrete, PhD, Independent Scholar; and Mirta Ojito, Journalist and Author

Moderator: María de los Angeles Torres, PhD, Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago 

Introductory remarks by Elizabeth Cerejido, PhD, Chair, Cuban Heritage Collection; and Alejandro de la Fuente, PhD, Chair, Cuba Studies Program, DRCLAS, Harvard University

Join us for the first in a series of webinars and virtual programs that will address the antecedents, unfolding, and aftermath of the 1980 Mariel boatlift, upon its 40th anniversary. By bringing together multiple, interdisciplinary perspectives on this historic event, the series aims to frame Mariel not in the past, but in the present, underscoring its enduring relevance and legacies.

Presented in collaboration with Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami.