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

Date: 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 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. What may be said about Cuba’s future that does not require guessing the name of its next president?

jidJorge I. Dominguez is the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico and chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He is the author or editor of books and articles on domestic and international politics in Latin America and the Caribbean. A past president of the Latin American Studies Association and a past board chairman of the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities, he currently serves on the editorial boards of Political Science QuarterlyForeign Affairs LatinoaméricaCuban StudiesForo internacional, and Journal of Cold War Studies. He was series editor for the Peabody Award-winning Public Broadcasting System television series Crisis in Central America. His current research focuses on the international relations and domestic politics of Latin American countries.