Revisiting the Cuban-American Vote: A Symposium
|Venue:||FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion|
In November 2012, a large proportion of Cuban Americans voted for President Barack Obama. Estimates of the exact number of voters differed from one poll to another. Some of the findings of these polls were inconsistent with one another, depending on their methodology, particularly on their sampling frames. Yet, most experts agree that Cuban-Americans have substantially shifted their electoral preferences over time, with an increasing proportion favoring the presidential candidates of the Democratic Party. Still, the majority of the Cuban-American electorate is affiliated with the Republican Party.
The main purpose of this meeting is to examine the changes and continuities in Cuban-American voting patterns. The symposium will bring together a stellar cast of FIU and guest scholars and pollsters with a special interest in this topic.
Dr. John Stack, Executive Director, School of International and Public Affairs, FIU
Dr. Jorge Duany, Director, Cuban Research Institute, FIU
Dr. Rebecca Mae Salokar, Chair, Department of Politics & International Relations, FIU
Dr. Astrid Arrarás, Department of Politics & International Relations, FIU
Dr. Danielle Pilar Clealand, Department of Politics & International Relations, FIU
Dr. Rodolfo de la Garza, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
Dr. Susan Eckstein, Department of Sociology, Boston University
Dr. Eduardo Gamarra, Department of Politics & International Relations, FIU
Dr. Lisa García Bedolla, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Guillermo J. Grenier, Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies, FIU
Dr. Mark Hugo López, Pew Hispanic Center
Dr. Darío Moreno, Department of Politics & International Relations, FIU