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Program of the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE)


ASCE will meet at FIU's College of Law on September 15–17, 2022, under the general theme of "Cuba—What Is Happening? Plus, Cuba and the Environment." For the Thirty-Second Annual Meeting of the Association, the ASCE Board has opened the agenda to papers on all aspects of the Cuban economy and the social/economic system.

Visiting Scholar Will Document Galician Identity in Cuba and Miami


Dr. Estíbaliz Santamaría Cadaval will conduct a year-long study of the historical archives of the Casa de Santa Marta de Ortigueira en Miami, a mutual aid society established by descendants of Galician immigrants in Havana in 1928 and reestablished in Miami in 1972.

FIU in the News | FIU’s Frost Art Museum Announces Forthcoming Exhibition on Cuban Landscapes


"In the Mind's Eye: Landscapes of Cuba" is a groundbreaking exhibition that assembles 19th and 21st century works by U.S. and Cuban artists to explore race, colonialism, nationalism, and the intertwined dynamics of the two nations. The exhibition will feature more than fifty works from distinguished institutions and private collections throughout the United States.

Upcoming Events

RESCHEDULED | Weapons of Mass Migration: Insights & Lessons from U.S.-Cuban Relations, 1965–Present

08/24/2022 01:00 PM

Drawing upon findings from her book, "Weapons of Mass Migration," Dr. Kelly M. Greenhill will offer a detailed exploration of the strategic manipulation of threatened and actual population movements in pursuit of political, economic, and/or military ends. Among other topics, she will explore the 2021 Cuban-Nicaraguan visa-free travel deal, recent migration talks between the U.S. and Cuba, and the markedly increasing number of Cuban migrants seeking to enter the U.S. via the Mexican border.

In-Person Book Presentation | Celia en Cuba (1925–1962)

08/26/2022 07:00 PM

In this book, Cuban music researcher and producer Rosa Marquetti Torres reconstructs the beginnings and development of the career of the most universal of Cuban singers, Celia Cruz. The book is based on an exhaustive investigation in multiple media, including the press of the time, interviews and testimonies, as well as texts by the singer, found in archives and sources in Cuba, other Latin American countries, and the United States.

Virtual Book Presentation | Color, Race, and Racialization in America and the Caribbean

09/14/2022 12:00 PM

Edited by Drs. Consuelo Naranjo Orovio and Miguel Ángel Puig-Samper, this volume examines the relations between colonialism and racism in various fields, such as medicine, literature, the natural sciences, theology, the history of slavery, visual culture, gender studies, and miscegenation. It proposes to show how the ideological resources of social control and racial superiority were built and functioned, along with resistance to discrimination and stigmatization of Afro-descendants.

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