The Cuban Research Institute is happy to announce that the winner is Daniel Zengotita, a master's degree student in Religious Studies at FIU.
In an op ed for "El Nuevo Herald," journalist Olga Connor salutes FIU's initiative to build a global information center about Cuba, based on education, research, public discussion, and the arts.
Several graduate students will represent FIU at the academic gathering, "New Voices in Cuba Studies," to be held at Harvard University.
"Havana Habibi" looks at the cross-cultural exchange and intermigration between Africa, Cuba, and the United States; examines what it means to be a Cuban belly dancer in revolutionary Cuba as well as the diaspora; and travels through time, geography, and space to tell a human story of healing, transformation, empowerment, liberation, and identity through the sensual metaphor of belly dancing.
In this illustrated lecture, researcher and music collector Ramón Gómez will review the artistic life of the Cuban singer Celia Cruz, focusing on her role as a performer of bolero music, and sharing images and boleros recorded by Celia throughout her glorious career.
This comparative analysis by Drs. Elaine Acosta González, Florencia Picasso Risso, and Valentina Perrotta González examines the public policies and social programs toward the aged population in three different countries.