Cuba Studies

2020 May 20

Elections 2020: Implications For US-Cuba Relations

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Virtual

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Speakers: Dr. Margaret E. Crahan, Columbia University; Prof. Philip Brenner, American University; Prof. William Leogrande, American University

Moderator: Prof. Arturo Lopez-Levy, Holy Names University

The Columbia University Cuba Program of the Institute of Latin American...

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2020 May 01

The Cuban Economy in the Context of COVID-19

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Zoom Webinar

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Speaker: Carmelo Mesa-Lago, Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Economics and Latin American Studies, University of Pittsburgh

Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics; Professor of African and African American Studies; Chair, Cuba...

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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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