Intensive Seminar on Cuba

Image: mapa-cuba.png

The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) will offer an intensive no-credit seminar on Cuba during the spring semester of 2013–14. The seminar will provide a panoramic and interdisciplinary view of Cuba's geography, history, economics, politics, and culture, from pre-Conquest times to the present. It will be taught by distinguished FIU experts and other guest lecturers in three modules, each lasting two weeks. The seminar will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

The lectures will be in both English and Spanish, depending on the lecturer's preference. Those enrolled in the seminar will have ample opportunity to participate, interact, and discuss the assigned materials with the lecturers and other class members. The registration fee will be $495 for the entire seminar, or $200 for each module. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the seminar.

To register for the seminar, please contact Paola Salavarria at (305) 348–1991 or The deadline for registration is January 15, 2014.


Module 1: Cuba's Archaeology, Geography, and History

  • Monday, February 3, 2014
    "Cuba's Indigenous Heritage," by Prof. José Antonio García, independent scholar (lecture in Spanish)
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2014
    "The Geography of Cuba," by Dr. Jennifer Gebelein, Department of Earth & Environment, FIU (lecture in English)
  • Monday, February 10, 2014
    "The Colonial History of Cuba," by Dr. Sherry Johnson, Department of History, FIU (lecture in English)
  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    "Cuban History During the Twentieth Century," by Dr. Luis Martínez Fernández, Department of History, University of Central Florida (lecture in Spanish)

Module 2: Cuba's Politics, Economy, and Diaspora

  • Monday, February 17, 2014
    "Cuban Politics," by Dr. Frank Mora, Latin American and Caribbean Center, FIU (lecture in Spanish)
  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014
    "The Cuban Economy," by Dr. Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, Department of Economics, FIU (lecture in Spanish)
  • Monday, February 24, 2014
    "The Cuban Diaspora: Socioeconomic Aspects," by Dr. Jorge Duany, Director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU (lecture in Spanish)
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    "The Cuban Diaspora: Cultural Contributions," by Dr. Uva de Aragón, former Associate Director, Cuban Research Director, FIU (lecture in Spanish)

Module 3: Cuban Literature, Art, Architecture, and Music

  • Monday, March 3, 2014
    "Historical Overview of Cuban Literature," by Dr. Santiago Juan-Navarro, Department of Modern Languages, FIU (lecture in Spanish)
  • Wednesday, March 5, 2014
    "Mapping Cuban Art: A Survey of Defining Moments in the Development of Modern and Contemporary Cuban Visual Art," by Elizabeth Cerejido, independent curator and scholar (lecture in English)
  • Monday, March 10, 2014
    "Cuban Architecture," by Prof. Marilys R. Nepomeche, College of Architecture + the Arts, FIU (lecture in English)
  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014
    "Cuban Music," by Cristóbal Díaz Ayala, independent scholar (lecture in Spanish)

Para ver una versión en español de este anuncio, pulse aquí.

Application Information