Cuba in the 21st Century: Programme

Conference: Cuba in the 21st Century


International conference Programme

Held on 17th April 2012

Woburn Suite
(Rooms 22-26 ground floor)
Senate House
University of London,
Malet St.,
London WC1E 7HU



9.30am. Registration

10.00am. Welcoming address

Professor Maxine Molyneux, Director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas (invited).

10.15am. Panel 1.

Cuba in the World, Foreign Relations and Challenges in the New Century

Chair/discussant: Dr Sonia Trigueros, University of Oxford

Dr Ken Cole, International Institute for the Study of Cuba
‘Progress in Cuba: The Regional Dimension’

Dr Bernadet Lehoczki, Institute for International Studies, Corvinus University of Budapest
‘Sino-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century’

            Professor H. Michael Erisman, Indiana State University
‘Brain Drain Politics:  The U.S. Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program’

11.45am Coffee

12.00 noon. Keynote address

Professor Carlos Alzugaray Treto, University of Havana
‘Cuban Foreign Policy in the era of economic reform’

1.00pm. Buffet Lunch

2.00pm. Panel 2.

The Domestic Scene: Change and/or Continuity?

Chair/discussant: Dr Stephen Wilkinson, International Journal of Cuban Studies

Dr Emily Morris, Institute for the Study of the Americas,
‘Updating the Cuban model:  Economic hazards ahead?’

Luis Pérez-Simon, University of Cambridge,
‘Révolución Redux: On the Normative Guidelines and the Theoretical Framework of Cuban Cultural Politics after the VI Cuban Communist Party Conference – An Ideological Debate’

Dr Stephen Ludlam, University of Sheffield
Legitimacy and political culture in Cuba’s economic reform strategy

3.30pm. Coffee

4.00pm. Keynote address

Dr. Rafael Hernández, Revista Temas
‘Cuba: In transition to what?’

5.00pm closing remarks

5.30pm Wine reception