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January

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

FIU's Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Cuban Research Institute, together with the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will hold a post-secondary faculty seminar on Cuba in Miami.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This book by Drs. Alejandro Portes and Ariel Armony traces the history of Miami's rise and the simultaneous emergence of a highly diverse but contentious ethnic mosaic. The existential threat to the future of the city posed by a rising ocean makes Miami a key case study for the pros and cons of present day, capitalist-led globalization.

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Deuxième Maison 353

This lecture by John Vertovec discusses how new state policies and regulations in Cuba shape opportunities, challenges, and economic behaviors in unequal ways for a diverse group of self-employed people.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center

The Cuban Research Institute continues its tradition of convening scholars and other persons interested in the study of Cuba and Cuban Americans by announcing its 12th Conference. The main theme of the 2019 conference will be "Cuba and Puerto Rico: Two Wings of One Bird?"

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Graham Center Ballrooms

Several academic experts and collectors—Drs. Michael Bustamante and María Antonia Cabrera, Ramón Cernuda, and Emilio Cueto—will discuss the challenges of collecting objects related to Cuban culture, focusing on Cueto's extensive collection of Cuban documents, artworks, and memorabilia.

Panel Discussion | The New Cuban Constitution: What Changes, What Stays the Same

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, RDB 1009

A group of legal and historical experts examines the main amendments to Cuba's magna carta, scheduled to be approved in a referendum on February 24, 2019.

March

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

This volume, edited by Drs. Michael J. Bustamante and Jennifer L. Lambe, brings together new historical research with comparative and methodological reflections on the challenges of writing about the Cuban Revolution.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library 220

Three distinguished scholars—Drs. Matthew Casey, Jorge Giovannetti, and Andrea Queeley—will examine the social and economic impact of migrants from Haiti, Jamaica, and other West Indian islands to Cuba during the first third of the 20th century.

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Venue:Books and Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Grounded in extensive and rigorous multisited research, this book by Dr. Jorge L. Giovannetti-Torres examines the different migration experiences of Jamaican, Leeward, and Windward Islanders, along with the transnational processes of labor recruitment and the local control of workers in the plantation.

April

Cuban Heritage Festival and Public Humanities Symposium

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Together with the Wolfsonian's Public Humanities Digital Lab, CasaCuba will sponsor a two-day event about the historical and cultural significance of objects related to Cuba, as well as conservation techniques to preserve objects for posterity.