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February

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Venue:MDC Wolfson Campus, Building 7, Room 7128, 300 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL

Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago will present his new book, "Cuba en la era de Raúl Castro: Reformas económico-sociales y sus efectos."

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

Cristóbal Díaz-Ayala will present his latest book, "¡Oh Cuba hermosa! El cancionero político social en Cuba hasta 1958."

March

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 370

Lecture by Dr. Emilio Bejel, Distinguished Professor of Latin American Studies of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California at Davis.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL

Dr. Emilio Bejel will present his latest book, "José Martí: Images of Memory and Mourning."

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Venue:GL 100 (across from the Green Library), FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

CRI will premiere a film about the work of the Cuban-American painter Humberto Calzada, written and directed by Anabel Leal and Reinaldo Cruz.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB 1100

Lecture by Dr. Galina Bakhtiarova, Associate Professor of Spanish at Western Connecticut State University.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) will hold a symposium on "The Cuban Diaspora in the World."

April

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center

Cuban blogger and independent journalist Yoani Sánchez is scheduled to speak at FIU at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013. All available tickets to this event have been distributed. The event will be webcast live in English and Spanish on http://sites.fiu.edu/yoani/. The lecture will also be broadcast live on Univisión America stations throughout the nation, including 1140 AM in Miami. Follow the conversation on Twitter via #FIUyoani.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

Three guest speakers will lead the discussion on the main problems, approaches, and methods in contemporary research on immigration and transnationalism. This event is by invitation only; those interested in attending should email Aymee Correa (correaa@fiu.edu).

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB Hall, Justice Courtroom, Room 1009

Antonio G. Rodiles, Director of Estado de SATS in Havana, will lecture on the current situation and approaching democratic transition in Cuba.

May

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Professor Duanel Díaz Infante will talk about the major opposition between sugar and revolution throughout Cuban history.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

The Cuban scholar and attorney Emilio Cueto will examine the music inspired by the city of Santiago de Cuba, based, among other sources, on the Díaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection at FIU.

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Venue:Miami-Dade Fair Expo Center, Coral Way and SW 112th Avenue, Miami

CRI will lead FIU's participation in CubaNostalgia, a three-day event showcasing Cuban life, customs, and heritage.

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

The Cuban Research Institute continues its tradition of convening scholars engaged in the study of Cuba and its diaspora. The Ninth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies will be the largest ever. The final program is now available.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Ballroom

CRI invites you to a screening and discussion of the classic film about the Cuban diaspora, "El Súper" (1979), directed by León Ichaso and Orlando Jiménez Leal, based on a play by Iván Acosta.

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

Former CRI Associate Director Uva de Aragón reviews the film "El Súper," noting that it captures the story of Cuban exiles who arrived in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Venue:Maiersdorf Conference Center, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will host the international conference, "Cuba: Myth and Reality—Culture, History, Politics," with participants from Israel, Cuba, and the United States.

June

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Venue:University of Bern, Switzerland; Instituto Cervantes and Colegio de España, Paris, France

The Universities of Bern in Switzerland and Cergy-Pointoise in France will hold an International Colloquium to honor the Cuban writer and artist Severo Sarduy on June 5-8, 2013.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

Professor Gilberto Conill Godoy will analyze the reconfiguration of Cuban identity through musical practices in Miami.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 370

This panel discussion will examine the issue of whether Cuba is geared toward a transition from the point of view of ideology.

July

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Venue:FIU College of Business, Special Events Center, Room 232

A conversation with Cuban dissident and independent journalist Guillermo Fariñas.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, College of Business, Special Events Center, Room 233

This open discussion among FIU experts and the community will serve as the first step in planning for FIU's participation in Cuba, once federal and state laws allow exchange and the FIU Board of Trustees deems it appropriate.

August

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Venue:Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel, 1601 Biscayne Blvd.

Preliminary Program of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy on August 1-3, 2013.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 110

Lecture by Antonio G. Rodiles and Amelia María Rodríguez Cala.

September

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 445

All FIU students are invited to discuss the creation of a new student organization to promote Cuban and Cuban-American studies.

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

This multimedia presentation will discuss the analytical and interpretative framework for Dr. Luis Martínez-Fernández's new book on the Cuban Revolution.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library, Room GL 220

After analyzing the Spanish migration process in Cuba, Dr. Consuelo Naranjo Orovio will focus on the main economic activities of this community, as well as the creation of regional centers and mutual aid associations, and the Spanish casinos founded by the immigrants in various provinces of the Island.

October

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Venue:Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami

The Cuba Study Group and Miami-Dade College, in association with the FIU Cuban Research Institute, cordially invite you to this conference, which will explore Germany's experience with reunification at the end of the Cold War and consider how its lessons may be applied to an eventual process of reconciliation among Cubans.

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Please join us for the presentation of the latest book by CRI affiliate, Dr. Erik Camayd-Freixas. Cosponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Center.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Ryder Business Building, Room 140

Dr. Nora Gámez Torres will examine the emergence of alternative and oppositional values in Cuban society through an analysis of contemporary popular music.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

This lecture will examine the main currents in the Cuban poetry of Alfonso Camín, his contributions to "Criollismo" during the first half of the 20th century, and his fundamental role as the father of Afro-Cuban poetry.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

FIU's Frost Art Museum will host a major exhibit on Cuban art since the nineteenth century.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

Cuban-American artist Humberto Castro executes an artistic journey across the Antilles in an ever transforming exhibition that conceptually circumnavigates the islands of the Caribbean.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

Afro-Cuban works from the Frost collection highlight the rich symbolic legacy of the syncretism and rituals born of traditional Yoruba religion and Catholicism in Cuba.

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Venue:Casa Bacardí del Instituto de Estudios Cubanos y Cubano-Americanos de la Universidad de Miami

La Asociación Nacional de Educadores Cubano-Americanos (NACAE) y el Instituto de Investigaciones Cubanas (CRI) de la Universidad Internacional de la Florida los invitan al homenaje a Uva Hernández-Catá y a las mujeres cubanas del exiliio.

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

In this book, based on her own experiences and her brother's letters, Mercedes Sarduy pays homage to Severo Sarduy and to the families that were involuntarily separated.

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Venue:Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353

This lecture will present the results of a historical research project designed to identify the structural and organizational components of African thought present in the way of making and conceiving music in Cuba and the Americas.

November

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Organized by FIU's Cuban Research Institute and cosponsored by the Department of Politics & International Relations, this symposium will bring together scholars and pollsters to examine the changes and continuities in Cuban-American voting patterns.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

One of Manuel Mendive's outdoor performance processions, with actors, dancers, and musicians, is a reflection on the importance of water for African, Asian, and Western religions.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

This exhibition is a multi-faceted effort that explores Manuel Mendive's visual and performance work while delving into the themes of religion, nationalism, and memory.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

In her work, Dr. Concepción Otero argues that El Vedado became not only the center of Havana but of Cuba itself. Please join us for this book presentation and panel discussion.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

Cosponsored by the Frost Art Museum and the African & African Diaspora Studies Program at FIU, a panel of experts will analyze the influence of African customs and religious practices on today's Cuba.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL422

In this lecture, José I. Ramírez discusses his experiences as a 15 year old arriving in the United States via Operation Pedro Pan, the challenges and defining moments he faced until reunited with his family four years later.

December

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Venue:Wolfsonian FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco will discuss her recent work as well as trends in the contemporary art world.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 220

In this lecture, Michael E. Parmly will challenge audience members to consider for themselves what are the current U.S. interests in retaining the status quo in Guantánamo, against the background of evolving Cuban nationalism.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center Concert Hall

This year, CRI is pleased to present its concert in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the prolific Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona. All available tickets have been distributed for this event.