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Cuba: Today and Tomorrow
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Jorge I. Domínguez, an acclaimed Cuba and Latin America scholar at Harvard University, discusses potentially transformative changes taking place in Cuba. Following opening remarks by New School president David E. Van Zandt, Mr. Domínguez analyzes recent developments in Cuba and their implications for the country’s economy, governance structure, political system, and international relations.
Jorge Domínguez is Harvard University’s Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, vice provost for international affairs, special advisor for international studies to the dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, and chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.
Mr. Domínguez has written and edited many books on Cuba, including Cuba hoy: Analizando su pasado, imaginando su futuro; Cuba: Internal and International Affairs; Cuba: Order and Revolution; Debating U.S.-Cuban Relations: Shall We Play Ball?; La política exterior de Cuba (1962–2009); Reinventing the Revolution: A Contemporary Cuba Reader; The Cuban Economy at the Start of the Twenty-First Century; To Make a World Safe for Revolution: Cuba’s Foreign Policy; and U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 1990s. He has also written numerous articles on domestic and international politics in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Domínguez is former president of the Latin American Studies Association and former board chairman of the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities. He serves on the editorial boards of Political Science Quarterly, Foreign Affairs en español, Cuban Studies, Foro internacional, and Istor and is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy. He was the series editor of the Peabody Award–winning Public Broadcasting System television series Crisis in Central America.
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The New School
The New School was founded in New York City in 1919 as a bastion of intellectual and artistic freedom. Today, it is a leading university offering some of the nation's most respected programs in design, liberal arts, the performing arts, and social and political science. Students from across the country and around the world enroll in The New School's diverse degree, certificate, and continuing education programs, enjoying small class sizes, superior resources, and renowned faculty of artists, scholars, and professionals who practice what they teach. The New School's founding mission was to create a place where global peace and justice were more than theoretical ideals. To this day, New School students participate in programs that strive for academic excellence, technical mastery, innovation, and engaged world citizenship.