An interdisciplinary group of scholars will discuss the causes and consequences of the 1980 exodus from Cuba to the United States, including issues of political education, nationalism, sexuality, immigration policy, literature, and the changing composition of the Cuban enclave in Miami.
Dr. Jorge Duany will present a paper on the Cuban-American community at the international conference, "Reshaping (G)local Dynamics of the Caribbean: Relations and Disconnections," sponsored by the Universities of Hannover, Bremen, and Heidelberg in Germany.
A panel discussion on the book "La Florida: Five Centuries of Hispanic Presence" at the Tampa Bay History Center will feature coeditor Rachel May, CRI Director Jorge Duany, Jane Landers, and Gary Mormino.
Pavel Telička, a member of the European Parliament for the Czech Republic, will discuss the ongoing negotiations for a new bilateral treaty between the EU and Cuba, including the most sensitive aspect of this diplomatic process: the issue of human rights and Cuban civil society.
In this illustrated lecture, Cuban dancer and choreographer Irene Rodríguez will discuss how her company is blending flamenco with Cuban rhythms, and is bringing together tradition and modernity to an international genre.
The Hon. Dr. Ralph Everard Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, will speak about "The US-Cuba Accord: How the Caribbean Paved the Way."