El Nuevo Herald highlights some of the main themes of the Eleventh Conference in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies, including the economic and political changes that have taken place in U.S.-Cuba relations since December 17, 2014.
FIU historian Michael J. Bustamante shares his ideas about reading and teaching about the Island's history before and after 1959.
Vicky Jassey, a Ph.D. candidate at Cardiff and Exeter Universities in the United Kingdom, will conduct research on gender and batá drumming in Cuba, with a particular focus on the burgeoning role of women batá drummers.
Dr. Jorge Duany will lecture about the evolving relationship between the Cuban diaspora in Florida and Cuba.
The conference will consist of 45 panels with more tan 200 presentations by scholars and students from throughout the United States and other countries.
The Cuban Research Institute continues its tradition of convening scholars and other persons interested in the study of Cuba and Cuban Americans. The main theme of the 2017 conference will be "Beyond Perpetual Antagonism: Reimagining U.S.-Cuba Relations."
Dr. Uva de Aragón reviews the book, coordinated by Dr. Carmelo Mesa-Lago, on small independent businesses in Cuba, presented by CRI at Books in Books in Coral Gables.
Valentina La Rosa, a graduate student from the University of Bologna, will conduct research on the linguistic attitudes of Cubans in Miami.
The Miami Herald reports on the growing number of Puerto Ricans who are moving to Florida, due to the lingering economic crisis on the Island.
CRI Director Jorge Duany discusses the implications of changing U.S. policy toward Cuban migration.