Public seminar: The market as master or servant? Cuba’s attempt at a new ‘middle way’

In this paper, Dr Wilkinson examines the problems of the Cuba's centrally planned economy from the point of view of the classical liberal economists, Freidrich Hayek and Ludwig von Mises, and argues that they would see the recent policy changes as a tacit admission that Cuba's command economy is a failure. However, they would also warn the Cuban government that by hanging on to an interventionist role, this bold new experiment is doomed to fail as well.

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Public Seminar and Book Launch: Cuba’s Cultural Policy

JOIN Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, author of the new book: To Defend the Revolution Is to Defend Culture: The Cultural Policy of the Cuban Revolution, for an evening of discussion and debate about the achievements of the Cuban revolution ion the cultural sphere.

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Travel to Cuba with the IISC: Medical study tour October 2015

BEGUILING Cuba and its world-renowned Health Service is the focus of this professional study tour organised by the International Institute for the Study of Cuba in conjunction with the Cuban Ministry of Public Health and Old Havana Ltd. (ATOL. 9627)

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Book launch and seminar- Roots and Flowers: The Life and Work of the Afro-Cuban Librarian Marta Terry González

Authors Abdul Alkalimat and Kate Williams will talk about their new book, which introduces readers to 1) the role of Afro-Cubans in Cuban history and culture, particularly in the 20th century, and 2) librarianship in the context of the Cuban revolution. Considering these two related subjects through the life and work of Marta Terry, Cuba will serve as an example for other Africans in the Americas and for all library workers in times of social change.

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“NO ES FACIL”: EVERYDAY LIFE IN CUBAN SOCIETY DURING THE SPECIAL PERIOD

Public seminar: “NO ES FACIL”: EVERYDAY LIFE IN CUBAN SOCIETY DURING THE SPECIAL PERIOD

This “No es Facil” Special Period seminar brings together a range of academics from different disciplines, all experts on Cuba, who will discuss the issues faced by ordinary Cuban citizens who, for well over a decade, courageously attempted to navigate their way though such a hostile economy.

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Should Cuba be on the list of terror states?

The designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism has been a contentious issue from the start. The fact that Cuba has been a victim of terrorism itself and ironically form the United States, has meant that this has been a source of deep resentment in Havana. However, the hurt is more than moral, economically too, the inclusion of Cuba on the so-called 'terror list' has meant that foreign banks have been severely fined in the US for dealing with the island to the extent that they have pulled out of dealing with Cuba altogether. This has added enormously to the financial burden placed on the Cuban economy.

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