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January

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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.

February

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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?"

Collecting Cuba: A Conversation with Emilio Cueto

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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.