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Fully guided - nine nights

Tour Cuba with an IISC expert and the University of Buckingham

Following two successful tours in 2018 and 2019, the Department of Politics at the University of Buckingham is once again offering this study visit to Cuba led by Dr Stephen Wilkinson, who lectures on Latin American and Cuban Politic. Steve is Editor of the International Journal of Cuban Studies and the Director of International Institute for the Study of Cuba. Steve has been visiting Cuba since 1987, holds a PHD in Cuban Literature and has led more than twenty study tours to the island.

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University provides base for the Institute

IISC forges link with University of Buckingham 

The University of Buckingham has joined forces with the International Institute for the Study of Cuba to further research, academic cooperation and an evidence-based understanding of Cuba, its history, politics and culture.

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Playa Girón - a microcosm of catastrophe and the blueprint of subsequent failure.

Evaluating the Bay of Pigs invasion 60 Years on

This paper, originally written in 2001, analyses the evidence and argues that the US failure at Playa Girón can be read as a microcosm of US policy towards Cuba in the subsequent 60 years. It concludes that not only was the invasion a catastrophe in the short term, its effect in Cuba and the US was to guarantee that US aims would be frustrated for long afterwards.

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A series of talks from the Cuban capital

Perspectives on Covid from Havana

Like the rest of the world, Havana and Cuba have just completed the first full year of Covid 19.  It has done so with the full force of the U.S. embargo on its neck, including additional measures enacted by the Trump administration and so far not modified or removed by the Biden administration.  What has Havana been like the past year?  What is it like now? What have been the major challenges and achievements?

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Dates for your diary 29 April and 12 May

Cuba, the economy and China: IISC seminars at the University of Buckingham

The IISC, in collaboration with the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Buckingham, in the UK continue their research seminars this Spring with two international speakers.

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Seminar on Race by Havana expert

Cuba Forum hosts first seminar live from Cuba

The Cuba Forum based at the University of Nottingham has arranged its first research seminar to be held live over conferencing software FROM CUBA on 23 March 2021 .

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