Visitors and Speakers

Visitors from Cuba (2007-2013) include:

  • Miguel Barnet, Writer, Novelist, Ethnographer
  • Eduardo Torres Cueva, Historian and Director of the José Martí National Library
  • Gladys Marel García, Ethnographer
  • Orlando García, Historian
  • Sergio Giral, Filmmaker
  • Patricia González, Biologist
  • Rafael Hernández, Political Scientist
  • Oilda Lanier, Historian
  • José Viera Linares, Former Diplomat
  • Dannys Montes de Oca, Art Curator
  • Nancy Morejón, Poet
  • Leonardo Padura, Novelist
  • Tomás Fernández Robaina, Sociologist
  • Eduardo “Choco” Roca, Artist
  • Rafael Rojas, Historian and Writer
  • Gloria Rolando, Filmmaker
  • Zenaida Romeu, Musician
  • José Vega Suñol, Historian
  • Teatro de La Luna, Theratre Troupe
  • Oscar Zanetti, Historian

The Cuba Speaker series has also hosted scholars of Cuba to speak on a number of themes, including Ada Ferrer on the impact of the Haitian revolution in Cuba; Ann Marie Stock on new media; Ariadna Prats on gender in the nineteenth century; Emilio Bejel on sexuality in Cuba; John Kirk on Cuban medical internationalism; Dennis Merrill on tourism in Cuba; Saul Landau, presenting his new documentary “Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up”; Rafael Rojas on Cuban literature; Deborah Evenson on labor law in Cuba; and Philip Brenner on Cuba-United States relations.

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