Institute of the Americas


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Seminar: Leadership in the Cuban Revolution - The Unseen Story

Start: May 13, 2015 5:30:00 PM
End: May 13, 2015 7:30:00 PM

Antoni Kapcia (Nottingham) - Most conventional readings of the Cuban Revolution have seemed mesmerised by the personality and role of Fidel Castro, often missing a deeper political understanding of the Revolution’s underlying structures, bases of popular loyalty and ethos of participation.

The Globalisation and Latin American Development (GLAD) Lecture 2015: Latin America five years after the storm: economic and social challenges

Start: May 21, 2015 5:00:00 PM
End: May 21, 2015 7:00:00 PM

Juan Carlos Moreno Brid (National Autonomous University of Mexico-UNAM)- Latin America's golden years of 2003-08, marked by high growth and major reductions in poverty were abruptly cut short in 2009 by the adverse effects brought about by the international financial crisis.  Today, five years after that storm, What are the region's economic and social perspectives  and the main challenges that it faces in its far from fulfilled quest for development?