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Lecture: Cuba in the Americas: New Developments and Possibilities

Publication date: Mar 4, 2014 4:13:00 PM

Start: Mar 27, 2014 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 27, 2014 7:00:00 PM

Location: UCL-Institute of the Americas, 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PN


Raul Rodriguez (Universidad de La Habana) -This presentation will look at Cuba´s foreign policy in the western hemisphere. It will examine the implications of recent changes in the continent for Cuba’s place in the region, including the rise to prominence of left and centre-left governments and developments in US politics.

Raúl Rodríguez Rodríguez is a professor/researcher and currently Deputy Director of the Center for Hemispheric and United States Studies at the University of Havana. Prof Rodríguez holds a M.A. degree in 20th century history and international relations and a Ph.D. in History from the School of History and Social Sciences at the University of Havana and a degree in English from the Higher Institute of Foreign Languages. At the University of Havana, he teaches introductory and postgraduate courses on U.S. history and he has co-authored syllabi and taught courses (in English) on Cuban history and the history of U.S.-Cuban relations to U.S. undergraduate students from the University of North Carolina, American University and University of Alabama on semester programs at the University of Havana since 2004.

Prof Rodríguez has been a visiting scholar and guest lecturer in Canadian, U.S. and Latin American universities since 2002 on topics related to Cuban Foreign Policy and US-Cuba/ Canadian Cuban relations and his most recent publications include Convergence and Divergence in United States and Canadian Cuba Policy post 1959: A Triangular Comparative Analysis in International Journal of Canadian Studies no 37, 2008; and Las relaciones Estados Unidos-Canadá en el contexto regional de América del Norte in Estados Unidos: Una mirada en el siglo 21, edited by Jorge Hernández (Havana: Editorial Ciencias Sociales, 2009); Canada,Cuba and the United States as seen in Cuban Diplomatic History 1959-1962 (Working Papers Series, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 1/10, Harvard University) and Canada and the Cuban Revolution: Defining the Rules of Engagement (Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, Volume 16, Issue 1, Spring 2010). 

Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.