CRI Lecture Series

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Jorge Domínguez at the 20th anniversary of CRI's foundation, 2011

The Cuban Research Institute (CRI) frequently invites leading scholars and writers to address themes relevant to the study of Cuba and Cuban America. These lectures offer an opportunity for students and faculty as well as members of the greater Miami community to engage with prominent Cubanists. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Over the years, CRI has sponsored numerous presentations by renowned experts on Cuban and Cuban-American affairs, including the following:

  • Holly Ackerman, Duke University
  • Antonio Aja Díaz, University of Havana
  • Nara Araújo, University of Havana
  • Ruth Behar, University of Michigan
  • Margalit Bejarano, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Emilio Bejel, University of California, Davis
  • María Brito, artist
  • Madeline Cámara, University of South Florida
  • Daína Chaviano, writer
  • Javier Corrales, Amherst College
  • Miguel Coyula, University of Havana
  • Emilio Cueto, independent scholar
  • Alejandro de la Fuente, Harvard University
  • Cristóbal Díaz Ayala, Fundación Musicalia
  • Haroldo Dilla, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Santo Domingo
  • Jorge Domínguez, Harvard University
  • Susan Eckstein, Boston University
  • Carlos M.N. Eire, Yale University
  • Carlos Estevez, artist
  • Javier Figueroa, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
  • Víctor Fowler Calzada, Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba
  • Coco Fusco, Parsons The New School for Design
  • Lisa García Bedolla, University of California, Berkeley
  • Roberto González Echevarría, Yale University
  • Lillian Guerra, University of Florida
  • Jorge Gutiérrez, National Botanic Garden of Cuba
  • Rafael Hernández, Temas magazine, Havana
  • Evelyn Hu-Dehart, Brown University
  • Catherine Krull, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
  • Roberta Lajous, former Mexican ambassador to Cuba
  • María Luisa Lobo Montalvo, writer
  • Kathleen López, Rutgers University
  • Humberto López Morales, Real Academia Española de la Lengua, Madrid
  • Eduardo Manet, writer
  • Luis Martínez-Fernández, University of Central Florida
  • Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz, Stanford University
  • Ana Menéndez, writer
  • Carmelo Mesa-Lago, University of Pittsburgh
  • Carlos Alberto Montaner, independent journalist and writer
  • Matías Montes Huidobro, University of Hawaii
  • Robin Moore, University of Texas, Austin
  • Manuel Moreno Fraginals, Florida International University
  • Consuelo Naranjo Orovio, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid
  • Concepción Otero, University of Havana
  • Ramona Oviedo Prieto, National Herbarium of Cuba
  • Leonardo Padura, writer
  • Michael Parmly, former Chief of Mission, U.S. Interests Section, Havana
  • Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Miami Dade College
  • Silvia Pedraza, University of Michigan
  • Louis A. Pérez, Jr., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Omar Everleny Pérez, Temas magazine, Havana
  • Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, Columbia University
  • Pedro Pérez-Sarduy, writer
  • Enrique Pineda Barnet, Higher Institute of Art, Havana
  • Antonio José Ponte, Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana, Madrid
  • Alejandro Portes, Princeton University/University of Miami
  • Olga Portuondo Zúñiga, University of Oriente, Santiago de Cuba
  • Gerald E. Poyo, St. Mary's University
  • Yolanda Prieto, Ramapo College
  • José Ignacio Rasco, St. Thomas University
  • Yeidy M. Rivero, University of Michigan
  • José Conrado Rodríguez, Santa Teresita de Jesús Parish, Santiago de Cuba
  • Rafael Rojas, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, Mexico City
  • Carlos A. Romero Méndez, Central University of Venezuela
  • José Ruiz Elcoro, Miami City Ballet
  • Enrico Mario Santí, University of Kentucky
  • K. Lynn Stoner, Arizona State University
  • Jean Stubbs, University of North London
  • Zoé Valdés, writer
  • Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Archdiocese of Miami
  • Oscar Zanetti, University of Havana