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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Maite Morales, a Ph.D. candidate in History, will examine how carnival and festivals were transformed into sites of state control that defined Cuba's socialist culture during the second decade of the Revolution.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Deuxieme Maison 353

CRI Visiting Scholar Nelson Jaime Santana will analyze the causes and consequences of the rising numbers of Cuban professionals and managers who have relocated in Santiago de Chile.

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Venue:FIU Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St., Miami

Virtuoso pianists and Cuban brothers Orlay Alonso and Orlando Alonso present an immersive experience that places the audience at the center of the "Golden Era" of Cuban music and entertainment of the 1940s and 1950s.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This book by Drs. Alejandro Portes and Ariel Armony traces the history of Miami's rise and the simultaneous emergence of a highly diverse but contentious ethnic mosaic. The existential threat to the future of the city posed by a rising ocean makes Miami a key case study for the pros and cons of present day, capitalist-led globalization.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center

The Cuban Research Institute continues its tradition of convening scholars and other persons interested in the study of Cuba and Cuban Americans by announcing its 12th Conference. The main theme of the 2019 conference will be "Cuba and Puerto Rico: Two Wings of One Bird?"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms

Several academic experts and collectors—Drs. Michael Bustamante and María Antonia Cabrera, Ramón Cernuda, and Emilio Cueto—will discuss the challenges of collecting objects related to Cuban culture, focusing on Cueto's extensive collection of Cuban documents, artworks, and memorabilia.